Jump to content
IGNORED

The development of Project ClayX Mutec MC-3+USB x Farad Super3 Black Modenize Edition


Recommended Posts

AfterDark. is introducing the new collection called Project ClayX. This project will provide the modification service and sound tuning for audiophile gears. The most demanding Mutec MC-3+USB is the latest development to improve performance with Giesemann OCXO 10M Master Clock. To improve the sounding of Mutec MC-3+USB, one of the best upgrade is replacing the switching power supply with highest quality Linear Power Supply (LPS). The Meanwell SMPS power supply is required to removed. 

 

The Project ClayX Black Modernize will include belows:

  1. Upgrade the YAZAKI san Ultimate Ruby MICA Capacitor x 3 Triplets to optimise the DC power sections
  2. Upgrade the Duelund Coherent Audio Capacitor JDM Pure Silver Foil for sound tuning 
  3. Duelund Silver Audio Grade Cable (Double run inside Mutec MC-3 + USB)
  4. Custom made AfterDark. AutophileMAT Carbon Fiber Shielding for EMI and Anti-Shock dumping material for Duelund Capacior 
  5. Modification and install GX16 4 pins DC socket with Carbon Fiber Backplate    
  6. KAMET EMI Shielding materal apply on CPU at the middle
  7. AfterDark. Continental Triple Crown CFS Copper Duelund DC Cable 0.8m (4 Wires Farad GX16 4 pins Editon) for sound optimisation 
  8. Farad Super3 LPS SE (Optional Upgrade) 

 

DIY Kit Set x Elite Upgrade will included the belows: 

  1. Duelund Silver Audio Grade Cable x 4 wires 15cm  for double run
  2. Duelund Coherent Audio Capacitor JDM Pure Silver Foil for sound tuning x 1 unit
  3. Custom made Carbon Fiber for modification and install GX16 4 pins DC socket with Carbon Fiber Backplate  x 1 unit
  4. KAMET EMI Shielding material for CPU section  x 1 unit
  5. AfterDark. Continental Triple Crown CFS Copper Duelund DC Cable 0.8m (4 Wires Farad GX16 4 pins Editon) for sound optimisation 
  6. Farad Super3 LPS SE (Optional Upgrade)  

 

 

Purchase Link

 

 

FACE.thumb.jpg.bf24e3c9c7f1487cc4780dded29a3046.jpg

 

It is easy modify the output pins located on the main motherboard. It requires some solder work to allow the Mutec to connect directly with 6V Linear Power Supply. It takes some time, but it is worth to upgrade them. It transfroms a really good Mutec MC-3+USB to another levels. 

 

1433666893_SwitchingPowerSupply.thumb.jpg.fdb441f82d19133bff841c5e07bb0585.jpg

The switch power supply is located on the left section of motherboard.  

 

The procedure to deassemply the switch power supply: 

  1. Remove the top cover
  2. Remove the all the BNC Screw-In ring at the back of Mutec MC-3+USB
  3. Remove the XLR connector releave laver at the back
  4. Remove the screw on the motherboard 
  5. Unsolder the SMPS power supply, there is two pins of power pins, left one is positive and right one is negative. 
  6. Then we can free to apply modification for LPS. 

 

For advanced solder expert: The SMPS can be remove with professional de-solder station:

  1. With proper desolder tools, heating the four feet with some new solder at the pin of the motherboard, one at a time
  2. Gently separating each foot from the main board by applying a gentle lever effect. This method can remove the SMPS pin little by little, and finally remove the whole board. 

 

After remove the switching power supply, it will look like this: 

thumbnail_IMG_3936.thumb.jpg.7a99628a07e34a1e06351e7a24697383.jpg

The two pins at the bottom is DC for 6V. Left one is Positive pole, right one is negative pole. 

 

The procedure to enhance the Mutec to use 6V DC Farad Super3 LPS:

  1. This involves the remove the AC IEC
  2. Revised the Carbon Fiber Back Plate with GX16-4 DC connector to the back. The carbon fiber plate is tailor made with thickness of 3mm and fit the orginal window really well, just slide the carbon fiber from the buttom then apply some force to the position, it will fit to the position easily. 
  3. Solder the DC Cable (Duelund Silver Cable double runs) to GX16-4 DC connector at the back
  4. Solder the DC Cable to Positive and Negative pole to motherboard 
  5. Check again the positive pole is connect as below, the pin number is mark on the supplied GX16-4 pin connectors. (1 and 3 is positive / 2 and 4 is negative) 

 

1703879780_Screenshot2021-06-10at11_23_42AM.png.ae6db3c686671928187f1c5aa7aa778a.png

 

 

image14.jpg

 

LPS.thumb.jpg.8d2fa8d4a5c5c7e0b63f669b934d7a1c.jpg

 

The Black Modernize Edition will required to send back the Mutec MC-3+USB unit to AfterDark for modification.

image12.thumb.jpg.a9cda8abe66f95777b60fc05ee82f192.jpg

 

 

 

image1.thumb.jpg.739c82dffc250b0ec6e99da8c574cede.jpg

Three unit of YAZAKI san Ultimate Ruby MICA Capacitor in parallel (Hand Made by Yazaki san in Japan, Limited Edition for AfterDark.) 

 

image10.thumb.jpg.17d033c6e99488b4849fd16723cdab18.jpg

Duelund JDM Audio Capacitor - Pure Silver Foil (Hand Made in Demark) 

 

image3.thumb.jpg.21d87177a9b8bf694c3b2a84ece298a6.jpg

Double run on Duelund Silver Cable for DC connection

 

image11.thumb.jpg.e74a7e9a9e356763475bb884cb7456ac.jpg

Custom made 3mm Cabon Fiber / Two layers for EMI shielding and provide anti-shock platform for Audio Grade capacitor. 

 

image8.thumb.jpg.ceecb562dbcf7f712cdb1ce34fe7875a.jpg

 

 

image4.thumb.jpg.45624a6f9c1e047a59c1b400f78a2386.jpg

 

The YouTube and listening impression will perfrom next week. 

 

1084771345_AfterDark.LEGOFB.JPG.ca2fb44954a7f19d237c3909c889284a.JPG

 

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

DAC: Goldmund 21D Convertor Mono Block x 2 

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

Playback: Goldmund PH3 Phono Amp, Linn LP12, Rovox PR99 MKII Open Reel

Digital Player: AfterDark. Rosanna Network Bridge x Roon Bridge OCXO Edition x JS-2

Dealer: SMSL, Gustard, Cybershaft, Pachanko Studio, UpTone Audio, Waversa, DELA

Link to post
Share on other sites

Hi Adrian,

I followed the Farad Super3 Purchase Link in your other recent post. There is no option for “The Black Modernize Edition will required to send back the Mutec MC-3+USB unit to AfterDark for modification.” Please can you post “how it works” and price for Mutec mod by AfterDark?

Will this mod option be independent of purchase of Farad Super 3 6V Special Edition for Mutec MC-3+USB?

Incentive for customers buying both?

😁

Thanks

My digital system is wired ethernet (RedNet/Dante) but strictly offline. I don't download or stream music from the internet.

System here

Link to post
Share on other sites

Adrian,

 

We are all waiting for an announcement about pricing for the Mutec Mod.   Any news on the horizon?

 

As Iving suggested, will there be a collective price for sending you their mutec for the mod, plus the Farad, plus the cable?

 

Regards Cazzesman

Link to post
Share on other sites

I think something which could be an interesting proposition for some is offering a bundle of a brand new Mutec MC3+USB + Super Farad 3 fully modified and covered by warranty. If I didn't already have mine this would have been tempting. It would be good to get such a bundle into the hands of reviewers  ;)

Link to post
Share on other sites
14 hours ago, Mjw21a said:

I think something which could be an interesting proposition for some is offering a bundle of a brand new Mutec MC3+USB + Super Farad 3 fully modified and covered by warranty. If I didn't already have mine this would have been tempting. It would be good to get such a bundle into the hands of reviewers  ;)

 

Hi! Mjw21a,

 

Thanks for your comments. We included the brand new Mutec Pre-modified version to fully covered by warranty. We will have new option for DIYers to purchase the Kitset and done the simple modification at home. while another version is more complicated which require to send the unit to us for modification. 

 

Quite excited, we have a one customer already brings his Mutec to us after reading the details today.

 

Thanks and have a nice evening.

 

Best Regards,

Adrian

AfterDark. 

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

DAC: Goldmund 21D Convertor Mono Block x 2 

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

Playback: Goldmund PH3 Phono Amp, Linn LP12, Rovox PR99 MKII Open Reel

Digital Player: AfterDark. Rosanna Network Bridge x Roon Bridge OCXO Edition x JS-2

Dealer: SMSL, Gustard, Cybershaft, Pachanko Studio, UpTone Audio, Waversa, DELA

Link to post
Share on other sites

Hello! 

 

We just received some feedback from Farad Customers to power the Mutec MC-3+USB in 6V:  

 

"This change has redefined what I thought digital audio was capable of, seeming to remove a layer of noise I wasn't previously aware was even there allowing more fine detail to shine through. "

 

" entire tonality of instrumentation has become more real and lifelike with great body to the sound and improved bass response"

 

491583245_Screenshot2021-06-20at9_46_49AM.thumb.png.818af886ce59f0a34e5087ec1cad260f.png

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

DAC: Goldmund 21D Convertor Mono Block x 2 

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

Playback: Goldmund PH3 Phono Amp, Linn LP12, Rovox PR99 MKII Open Reel

Digital Player: AfterDark. Rosanna Network Bridge x Roon Bridge OCXO Edition x JS-2

Dealer: SMSL, Gustard, Cybershaft, Pachanko Studio, UpTone Audio, Waversa, DELA

Link to post
Share on other sites

I can vouch for the fact that Mjw21a is so happy about the SQ results from AfterDark and Farad he is naming his next child Adrian Mattijs :-)

 

I might add, that like many explorers, I could well follow in his footsteps sooner rather than later.   No more next children though for me folks.   Keep up the grand work you two. 

 

Regards Cazzesman

Link to post
Share on other sites
2 hours ago, Cazzesman said:

I can vouch for the fact that Mjw21a is so happy about the SQ results from AfterDark and Farad he is naming his next child Adrian Mattijs :-)

 

I might add, that like many explorers, I could well follow in his footsteps sooner rather than later.   No more next children though for me folks.   Keep up the grand work you two. 

 

Regards Cazzesman

 

Only partially true.  We're unable to have another child.  Just makes the one we have all the more precious. 

 

I'm delighted with the Fared Super3 powering the Mutec MC-3+USB. Enough so that there's another on order for my Afterdark Emperor Double Crown.... Also a Curious cables Evolved USB cable  ;)

 

If I ever try LPS for my media PC and wireless mesh access points, they'll just be inexpensive Chinese units or otherwise those which I have spare. No more Fared Super3, especially when I'm not convinced an LPS will make much difference in these areas.

Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now


×
×
  • Create New...