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Feel free to join the club for all Farad Super3 users. Your listening impression and sharing on different audiophile device is welcome!!!

 

With great help from customer of Giesemann Clock, we have contact with Mr. Mattijs from Farad and become one of the dealer to sell ranges of Farad new products, coming this year. 

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Amp: Goldmund 27+ EVO Preamp, Goldmund 29M Power Amp, Goldmund AC-Curator

DAC: CH Precision C1.1 Digital Convertor,  Studer D19 DAC, Wadia 2000 DAC

Digital: Mutec MC3-USB,  AfterDark. Giesemann OCXO 10M Master Clock Giesemann EVA 

Playback: Goldmund PH3 Phono Amp, Linn LP12, Studer A807 VU MKII Open Reel

Network Switch:  AFTERDARK. PROJECT CLAYX BUFFALO BS-GS2016 CASCADE X GIESEMANN OCXO BLACK MODERNIZE EDITION x Farad Super3 LPS

Dealer: UpTone Audio, Gustard, Farad Power Supply, Cybershaft, Thixar, DELA

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Hi! Mitch751,

 

Thanks for your interested. We shall prepare a maunal guide with step by step modification for Mutec MC-3+USB. I will make it as simple as possible, we planned to design a new back plate for Mutec MC3-3+USB, to install an additional  GX16-2pin DC port with Carbon Fiber board. This design can cover the IEC open hole, so it will be looks really nice afterwards.

 

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Thanks for your good advices. 

 

Have a nice weekend.

 

Best Regards,

Adrian

AfterDark. 

Amp: Goldmund 27+ EVO Preamp, Goldmund 29M Power Amp, Goldmund AC-Curator

DAC: CH Precision C1.1 Digital Convertor,  Studer D19 DAC, Wadia 2000 DAC

Digital: Mutec MC3-USB,  AfterDark. Giesemann OCXO 10M Master Clock Giesemann EVA 

Playback: Goldmund PH3 Phono Amp, Linn LP12, Studer A807 VU MKII Open Reel

Network Switch:  AFTERDARK. PROJECT CLAYX BUFFALO BS-GS2016 CASCADE X GIESEMANN OCXO BLACK MODERNIZE EDITION x Farad Super3 LPS

Dealer: UpTone Audio, Gustard, Farad Power Supply, Cybershaft, Thixar, DELA

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Hello 

 

We tried the LT3045 modules, it is not good for Mutec MC3-USB. It sound dry and digital. So, the modification will not included the LT3045 inside the Mutec. There will no extra circuit for regulators, so the DC input for modification will be preset at 6V-6.08V. 


Last 2 days, we are trying with different voltage on Mutec, the best sounding is around 6V. We are asking Farad if 6V is possible for this group buy. 
 

Thanks.

 

Best Regards,

Adrian

AfterDark.

 

Amp: Goldmund 27+ EVO Preamp, Goldmund 29M Power Amp, Goldmund AC-Curator

DAC: CH Precision C1.1 Digital Convertor,  Studer D19 DAC, Wadia 2000 DAC

Digital: Mutec MC3-USB,  AfterDark. Giesemann OCXO 10M Master Clock Giesemann EVA 

Playback: Goldmund PH3 Phono Amp, Linn LP12, Studer A807 VU MKII Open Reel

Network Switch:  AFTERDARK. PROJECT CLAYX BUFFALO BS-GS2016 CASCADE X GIESEMANN OCXO BLACK MODERNIZE EDITION x Farad Super3 LPS

Dealer: UpTone Audio, Gustard, Farad Power Supply, Cybershaft, Thixar, DELA

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On 5/30/2021 at 4:46 PM, Iving said:

 

 

 

1. 6.3V reported OK by some e.g. @mourip; however, some users who have modded their MC3+ USB caution V overload - suggesting (on good authority from Mutec?) 6.3V is at or over "fry" threshold e.g.:

https://www.head-fi.org/threads/the-diyrs-cookbook.781268/page-76#post-13531120

https://audiophilestyle.com/forums/topic/16801-mutec-mc-3/?do=findComment&comment=737468

 

2. Some users report the SMPS/LPS mod is even better with the USB board removed. Can you do this as a variation? Seems unclear whether V is then 5V.

 

For existing Mutec MC-3+ USB owners

 

3. Any indication of price for AfterDark mod [with nice backplate] please? Is it contingent on simultaneous purchase of special edition Farad 3 PS? Buyer pays outbound shipping of Mutec  - then AfterDark ships Farad+ modded Mutec back in same box? This could amount to a few weeks for outbound and return shipping alone.

 

4. The swap idea is confounded with a "New for Old" problem presumably.

 

For buyers willing to buy a new Mutec MC-3+ USB

 

5. Mutec warranty affected by AfterDark mod?

 

Thanks

 

Hi Iving, 

 

Thank for your information.

 

1. We shall make it 6.0V, as per Mattijs from Farad. This will provide the best performance with the Super Capacitor.

 

2. The USB is quite easily to remove as module. The voltage will remain the same as 6V.

 

3. We are designing the final version for modifcation, we keens to adds Ultimate RUBY Mica Triplets ˜3 units and Duelund Silver Foil JDM Audio bypass capacitor to fine tune the sounding on Mutec MC-3+USB. AfterDark. AudiophileMAT Carbon Fiber board will add inside the chassis for EMI protection, we make sure it looks good Ïnside". EMI Absorber material from KEMET etc. So it will be real upgrades for audiophiles. 

 

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Duelund JDM Silver Foil Audio Capacior for power section 

 

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Triple Ruby MICA Caps

 

4. We can source some new unit from Mutec in Germany 

 

5. The warranty willl void after the mod.

 

Best Regards,

Adrian

AfterDark.  

Amp: Goldmund 27+ EVO Preamp, Goldmund 29M Power Amp, Goldmund AC-Curator

DAC: CH Precision C1.1 Digital Convertor,  Studer D19 DAC, Wadia 2000 DAC

Digital: Mutec MC3-USB,  AfterDark. Giesemann OCXO 10M Master Clock Giesemann EVA 

Playback: Goldmund PH3 Phono Amp, Linn LP12, Studer A807 VU MKII Open Reel

Network Switch:  AFTERDARK. PROJECT CLAYX BUFFALO BS-GS2016 CASCADE X GIESEMANN OCXO BLACK MODERNIZE EDITION x Farad Super3 LPS

Dealer: UpTone Audio, Gustard, Farad Power Supply, Cybershaft, Thixar, DELA

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45 minutes ago, Iving said:

 

Thank you for these specific answers. I'm interested as a customer. As an option, are you still thinking of modding existing units. We send you our Mutec MC-3+ USB. You mod and send back with a new Farad PS? Cost of mod (and Farad) done this way? Thanks

 

Hi! Iving, 

 

The exisiting unit can be send back to us, after the modification, we can ship with the new Farad PS in same shippment. We are sourcing more Ultra RUBY MICA from Japan, very limited supply from Yazaki san.  This MICA capacitors are very good tweak for sound tuning. This can apply to DC power, power amplifiers into the binding poles.   

 

The Ultra RUBY MICA background information: 

https://jeffsplace.positive-feedback.com/yazaki-sans-ultimate-ruby-mica-capacitor-mod-for-the-spec-rsa-m3-ex-real-sound-amplifier-part-2/

 

We have choice of Single unit, Double and Triplets

 

 

Amp: Goldmund 27+ EVO Preamp, Goldmund 29M Power Amp, Goldmund AC-Curator

DAC: CH Precision C1.1 Digital Convertor,  Studer D19 DAC, Wadia 2000 DAC

Digital: Mutec MC3-USB,  AfterDark. Giesemann OCXO 10M Master Clock Giesemann EVA 

Playback: Goldmund PH3 Phono Amp, Linn LP12, Studer A807 VU MKII Open Reel

Network Switch:  AFTERDARK. PROJECT CLAYX BUFFALO BS-GS2016 CASCADE X GIESEMANN OCXO BLACK MODERNIZE EDITION x Farad Super3 LPS

Dealer: UpTone Audio, Gustard, Farad Power Supply, Cybershaft, Thixar, DELA

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1 hour ago, Mjw21a said:

Will it be possible to order this as a "kit" from you Adrian?  I'm loathe to be without my MC3+USB for any period of time is all.

 

Hi Mjw21a,

 

The "Kit set" can be prepared too, if you have solder station at home. We can supply all the materials, carbon fiber connections plate, GX16 DC sockets, Duelund silver wires, Audio Note solder + Farad Super 3 LPS Special Edition for DIYers. We just measured the BOX of Farad, it will fit all the items inside the original box. This kit set would be handy for DIYers to enjoy the upgrade process. 

 

So, we can use the Mutec without leaving it. 

 

There is some guideline written by SwissBear to de-assembly the Mutec MC-3+USB. 

 

Thanks.

 

Best Regards,

Adrian

AfterDark. 

Amp: Goldmund 27+ EVO Preamp, Goldmund 29M Power Amp, Goldmund AC-Curator

DAC: CH Precision C1.1 Digital Convertor,  Studer D19 DAC, Wadia 2000 DAC

Digital: Mutec MC3-USB,  AfterDark. Giesemann OCXO 10M Master Clock Giesemann EVA 

Playback: Goldmund PH3 Phono Amp, Linn LP12, Studer A807 VU MKII Open Reel

Network Switch:  AFTERDARK. PROJECT CLAYX BUFFALO BS-GS2016 CASCADE X GIESEMANN OCXO BLACK MODERNIZE EDITION x Farad Super3 LPS

Dealer: UpTone Audio, Gustard, Farad Power Supply, Cybershaft, Thixar, DELA

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1 hour ago, Iving said:

 

Thanks

 

Well - my decision about AD mod vs. DIY mod. is pending. Partly dependent on prices.

 

I presume you have already demonstrated the advantage of the MICA capacitors for DC. Do you use them elsewhere in your product range.

 

Have you tried them on power amp binding posts (per your link)? What is your verdict.

 

 

Hi! lving,

 

We are designing AD mod. There will be two options. For the MICA capacitors, we used them the speaker connection on amplifier as below: 

 

Thanks for your interest.

 

Best Regards,

Adrian

AfterDark.

 

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Amp: Goldmund 27+ EVO Preamp, Goldmund 29M Power Amp, Goldmund AC-Curator

DAC: CH Precision C1.1 Digital Convertor,  Studer D19 DAC, Wadia 2000 DAC

Digital: Mutec MC3-USB,  AfterDark. Giesemann OCXO 10M Master Clock Giesemann EVA 

Playback: Goldmund PH3 Phono Amp, Linn LP12, Studer A807 VU MKII Open Reel

Network Switch:  AFTERDARK. PROJECT CLAYX BUFFALO BS-GS2016 CASCADE X GIESEMANN OCXO BLACK MODERNIZE EDITION x Farad Super3 LPS

Dealer: UpTone Audio, Gustard, Farad Power Supply, Cybershaft, Thixar, DELA

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Today, we just finished the socket design with carbon fiber in 3mm for Mutec MC-3+USB. 

 

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Amp: Goldmund 27+ EVO Preamp, Goldmund 29M Power Amp, Goldmund AC-Curator

DAC: CH Precision C1.1 Digital Convertor,  Studer D19 DAC, Wadia 2000 DAC

Digital: Mutec MC3-USB,  AfterDark. Giesemann OCXO 10M Master Clock Giesemann EVA 

Playback: Goldmund PH3 Phono Amp, Linn LP12, Studer A807 VU MKII Open Reel

Network Switch:  AFTERDARK. PROJECT CLAYX BUFFALO BS-GS2016 CASCADE X GIESEMANN OCXO BLACK MODERNIZE EDITION x Farad Super3 LPS

Dealer: UpTone Audio, Gustard, Farad Power Supply, Cybershaft, Thixar, DELA

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1 hour ago, R1200CL said:

…..and pictures the other side ?

 

@AfterDark.

Why not use a 4 pin connector in order to easy terminate a start quad DC cable ?

 

Hi R1200CL,

 

This can be change with 4 pins connector too. So you can double run the DC cable x 2 to the Mutec. 

 

Have a nice weekend.

 

Best Regards,

Adrian

AfterDark. 

 

 

Amp: Goldmund 27+ EVO Preamp, Goldmund 29M Power Amp, Goldmund AC-Curator

DAC: CH Precision C1.1 Digital Convertor,  Studer D19 DAC, Wadia 2000 DAC

Digital: Mutec MC3-USB,  AfterDark. Giesemann OCXO 10M Master Clock Giesemann EVA 

Playback: Goldmund PH3 Phono Amp, Linn LP12, Studer A807 VU MKII Open Reel

Network Switch:  AFTERDARK. PROJECT CLAYX BUFFALO BS-GS2016 CASCADE X GIESEMANN OCXO BLACK MODERNIZE EDITION x Farad Super3 LPS

Dealer: UpTone Audio, Gustard, Farad Power Supply, Cybershaft, Thixar, DELA

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5 minutes ago, R1200CL said:

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Example of a starquad cable. 

 

Hi! R1200CL,

 

The 4 pins version can be customize, made to order for audiophile.

 

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Best Regards,

Adrian 

AfterDark. 

Amp: Goldmund 27+ EVO Preamp, Goldmund 29M Power Amp, Goldmund AC-Curator

DAC: CH Precision C1.1 Digital Convertor,  Studer D19 DAC, Wadia 2000 DAC

Digital: Mutec MC3-USB,  AfterDark. Giesemann OCXO 10M Master Clock Giesemann EVA 

Playback: Goldmund PH3 Phono Amp, Linn LP12, Studer A807 VU MKII Open Reel

Network Switch:  AFTERDARK. PROJECT CLAYX BUFFALO BS-GS2016 CASCADE X GIESEMANN OCXO BLACK MODERNIZE EDITION x Farad Super3 LPS

Dealer: UpTone Audio, Gustard, Farad Power Supply, Cybershaft, Thixar, DELA

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Hi! mitch751,

 

Thanks for your interested. The modification service for Mutec MC-3+USB is avaliable next week.

 

To celebrate the corporation with Mr. Mattijs from Farad, AfterDark and Farad will give out FREE one set of AfterDark. AudiophilleMAT Forest Series 1 for every purchase of Farad Super3. The special offer is for purchase from audiophilestyle's member only. 

 

Farad Super3 Purchase Link

 

Free Gift Code: FREEMAT

 

Limited offer only while stock last. 

 

Have a nice day.

 

Best Regards,

Adrian

AfterDark. 

 

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FREE 1 set of AfterDark. AudiophileMAT Forest Series 1 

 

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The set will included one wooden board on the left and set of 4 Wooden Block made from Pterocarpus Indicus, very high density and sounds really good on Farad Super 3. 

 

 

 

Amp: Goldmund 27+ EVO Preamp, Goldmund 29M Power Amp, Goldmund AC-Curator

DAC: CH Precision C1.1 Digital Convertor,  Studer D19 DAC, Wadia 2000 DAC

Digital: Mutec MC3-USB,  AfterDark. Giesemann OCXO 10M Master Clock Giesemann EVA 

Playback: Goldmund PH3 Phono Amp, Linn LP12, Studer A807 VU MKII Open Reel

Network Switch:  AFTERDARK. PROJECT CLAYX BUFFALO BS-GS2016 CASCADE X GIESEMANN OCXO BLACK MODERNIZE EDITION x Farad Super3 LPS

Dealer: UpTone Audio, Gustard, Farad Power Supply, Cybershaft, Thixar, DELA

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  • 2 weeks later...

Hi! Mjw21a,

 

Thanks for your message. We are using the Farad Super3 with our Giesemann OCXO clock. We found that the separation, texture, and details is extreme good on Farad Super3. So, we changed all the power supply to Farad now. 

 

We are pleased to informed that we are having promotion on Farad Super3, it will come with FREE AfterDark. AudiophileMAT 1 set per every purchase of Farad Super3. 

 

 

Free Gift Code: FREEMAT

 

Have a nice weekend.

 

Best Regards,

Adrian

AfterDark. 

Amp: Goldmund 27+ EVO Preamp, Goldmund 29M Power Amp, Goldmund AC-Curator

DAC: CH Precision C1.1 Digital Convertor,  Studer D19 DAC, Wadia 2000 DAC

Digital: Mutec MC3-USB,  AfterDark. Giesemann OCXO 10M Master Clock Giesemann EVA 

Playback: Goldmund PH3 Phono Amp, Linn LP12, Studer A807 VU MKII Open Reel

Network Switch:  AFTERDARK. PROJECT CLAYX BUFFALO BS-GS2016 CASCADE X GIESEMANN OCXO BLACK MODERNIZE EDITION x Farad Super3 LPS

Dealer: UpTone Audio, Gustard, Farad Power Supply, Cybershaft, Thixar, DELA

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Just now, Mjw21a said:

@AfterDark.Can I confirm the DC plug size needed for your clocks? Is it the 2.1 or 2.5mm? Just asking as I'm currently upgrading my 2.5mm Level 1 umbilical for a Level 2. If the 2.5mm Level 1 will fit the Emperor Double Crown then I can source without an additional umbilical.

 

Hi! Mjw21a,

 

The Giesemann Clock is 2.1mm plug. So, please change the plug to 2.1mm. Very important to have best contact for power supply.

 

Best Regards,

Adrian

AfterDark. 

Amp: Goldmund 27+ EVO Preamp, Goldmund 29M Power Amp, Goldmund AC-Curator

DAC: CH Precision C1.1 Digital Convertor,  Studer D19 DAC, Wadia 2000 DAC

Digital: Mutec MC3-USB,  AfterDark. Giesemann OCXO 10M Master Clock Giesemann EVA 

Playback: Goldmund PH3 Phono Amp, Linn LP12, Studer A807 VU MKII Open Reel

Network Switch:  AFTERDARK. PROJECT CLAYX BUFFALO BS-GS2016 CASCADE X GIESEMANN OCXO BLACK MODERNIZE EDITION x Farad Super3 LPS

Dealer: UpTone Audio, Gustard, Farad Power Supply, Cybershaft, Thixar, DELA

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