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Nsxturbo

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  1. Here’s my version 3 of Nenon’s unregulated LPS powering my Taiko DC/ATX and my Asus WS-621 Sage. Still breaking in and obviously, some bypass cap differences, Mundorf Supreme silver/golds and Jupiter copper foil beeswax. All of these were ones I happened to have on-hand. Also one Mundorf 47000mF AG with the 2- 47000mF HC’s. Plus the Saligny mosfet rectifier. My impression after listening to version 2 for a couple of weeks, falls inline with Nenon’s description. Version 2 was super fast and wonderfully resolving but without any digital glare. I really loved it. Initially version 3 was a bit disappointing because it definitely lacked the high frequency detail of version 2, but Wow, the bass had such weight, timber and authority and the soundstage was both wider and deeper! The more it broke-in and the more my ears adjusted to it, the more I thought there was no going back! I’m hopeful when the full complement of V-cap bypass caps arrive, that I’ll regain some of the additional “sparkle” that version 2 had. All-and-all, I couldn’t be more pleased with how well the Taiko DC/ATX with Nenon’s spec’d LPS are performing. My system has never sounded better. It’s nice to have such a resolving system that any new tweak is easily discernible.
  2. This is the best distillation of why I’ve been an audiophile for over 30 years and why listening music has played such a supportive role throughout the emotional ups and downs of my life! It is truly essential to my wellbeing. Thank you for such a thoughtful post. You have made my day! I plan on allocating my next system upgrade funds to PGGB.
  3. Hi Nenon, For those of us willing to purchase the Mundorf 15.5AWG wiring, will you still be offering the preferred capacitor selection for the unregulated power supply? For some of us, we are willing to outlay the additional funds rather than compromise the performance. We early adopters, who already invested in all the Taiko Extreme clone components, and have realized sonic performance surpassing of all of our prior DIY Music Server builds, are hoping to extract as much performance as we can. I figure if I can get 90% or more of the performance of Emile’s masterpiece, for less than half it’s total cost of entry, I’m still doing great!
  4. Wow Nenon, I did not see this coming! Quite an interesting development and sounds like a real game changer. I can imagine the improved dynamics this will bring. Good times ahead!
  5. Looks promising Nenon. I will be in for sure. The extra room and full-size PCI slots are great. 2021 is going to be an awesome DIY year!
  6. Great to hear. I look forward to it!
  7. As usual, anxiously awaiting your findings and optimizations Nenon! Also quite interested in what your collaboration with Taiko will yield for DIYer’s. (Hopefully, some full-size case and passive cooling options for Sage 621E owners 😉)
  8. I’d be in for 1 for sure, maybe 2. Can you direct me to which XO board I would need, the isolation transformer board if needed and I’m assuming I could use the: TWTMC-STS-FSDO-F to derive 2-square outputs at 25Mhz? I’ll then add my order to the shared spreadsheet. Thanks, Todd
  9. Thank you for this observation. I just adjusted the voltage in the Buffalo switches to 10v and concur with your findings, a smoother more natural presentation with no lacking in the dynamics. Also, I observed an improvement in imaging with slightly better depth and separation.
  10. View Classified Uptone ISO Regen $225 Shipped in US Selling my ISO Regen for $225 including PayPal and Priority shipping in the Continental US. It has been sitting unused for awhile because It was not needed in my current system. I am the original owner and all the original packaging, manual and accessories are included! Thanks for looking, Todd Seller Nsxturbo Date 10/30/20 Price 225.00 USD Category Digital to Digital Converters
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    Selling my ISO Regen for $225 including PayPal and Priority shipping in the Continental US. It has been sitting unused for awhile because It was not needed in my current system. I am the original owner and all the original packaging, manual and accessories are included! Thanks for looking, Todd

    225.00 USD

  12. Yes, the screw driver is included. I forgot to add it to the photo.
  13. This listing is completed.

    • FOR SALE
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    For sale is my lightly used LPS 1.2 that is in as-new condition and includes everything that came with it when I purchased it new! I’m selling it for $300 including Priority shipping through PayPal within the Continental US. Only selling it because I replaced it with a higher current LPS I built to run my multiple Buffalo switches. Thanks for looking, Todd

    300.00 USD

  14. Uptone LPS 1.2 $300 includes shipping in US View Classified For sale is my lightly used LPS 1.2 that is in as-new condition and includes everything that came with it when I purchased it new! I’m selling it for $300 including Priority shipping through PayPal within the Continental US. Only selling it because I replaced it with a higher current LPS I built to run my multiple Buffalo switches. Thanks for looking, Todd Seller Nsxturbo Date 10/29/20 Price 300.00 USD Category Power Supplies / Power Products
  15. Sure does! Thanks for the help bacillus.
  16. Ok I’ll admit I’m kind of shooting in the dark here, but does any DIYer know what brand this capacitor is? There is no name on it just the logo.
  17. Blackmorec, What a wonderful post to wake up to this morning! I’ve been experimenting with some home built linear power supplies and they’ve made really stunning improvements. So I’ve been wondering, what makes supplies from the likes of Sean Jacobs LPS,s so much better? Well, I think you’ve distilled it in an amazingly eloquent way! It is not such an easy task to translate what we audiophiles hear into words, but I think you really captured the essence of the changes your DC3/DC4 LPS’s have brought to your system. Congratulations on getting one step closer to what all of us music lovers are seeking! I also am equally intrigued at the last noted observation. That your hearing the same improvements on locally played files. I wonder if somehow there is less noise leaked back through the AC lines to your Statement? You would think that if your network were totally disconnected from your Statement and also disconnected from the mains, you would achieve a similar result? These are some of those mysterious observations that boggle our senses but all of us who have been at this a long time have experienced. Those, “What the heck” confounding observations. Cheers, Todd
  18. Thought I post a quick Buffalo BS-GS2016 clock replacement observation to the other datapoints posted here. I recently inquired about having Lars at New Class-D change the frequencies of some Neutron Star clocks I’ve had for years to 25Mhz to put them to use in my stable of Buffalo switches. I was pleasantly surprised that he said, no fee just shipping to and from him. I collected the 3 I have and started to box them up and realized one was already 25Mhz, Nice😊! I decided to start with my POE version BS-GS2016 because of Nenon’s warnings about how hard it was to remove the stock clock. Well my hot air SMD station actually got it off with not to much trouble. Please take into consideration, my photo is one of the initial experimenting stage, just to get it up and running to see if the difference was easily noticeable. So it is not the most beautiful work😉. I’m currently using the companion New Class-D 12v power supply to power the Neutron Star clock, and I use an MP Audio 5amp 10 parallel LT-3045 regulated power supply for the switch. I’m using 2 more LPS powered Buffalo switches before this last switch and I run optical fiber into the PCIe StarTech PEX1000SFP2 card in my Taiko Extreme copied server. Well Let’s just say I’m quite pleased how the modded switch sounds! It is just better in every possible description of musical performance. For anyone who has used really good master clock like the Mutec or Cybershaft, it is the same type of improvement. Just more organic, better flow, better precision, noticeably more refined across the audio spectrum. I’m quite happy to stream from Qobuz for hours. Really much more musically satisfying. (Still not quite as good as playing the same track from the VROC drive and a small but notable step further behind playing the same file from the Optane drive with no network connection, which still remains the most resolving playback on my current setup.) Hopefully, I’ll be able to get a Pink Faun clock in the not to distant future for comparison. In the meantime, it’s always nice to be able to repurpose existing equipment that was sitting unused and get such a musically satisfying improvement to my current system😃.
  19. Thank you for the first hand confirmation Ray. As usual with power supply’s, “Mo Current is Better”
  20. Thanks for all the pertinent answers Nenon. Pretty much clarified everything. I look forward to your Dave impressions, given what I know about the kind of source you’’ll be feeding it with😉. Btw, I still prefer my Decware SE84UFO25 2w/ch SET amp with very select tubes, than the Dave rca outputs directly driving my 115db/w Orphean horns. Given your custom SET’s, should give me a great data point!
  21. For the last week I haven’t been able to reach Sean Jacobs website. this is the error I get: 404. That’s an error. The requested URL was not found on this server. That’s all we know. Is anyone else having the same issue? or have an alternate method of reaching him? I’m itching to build a new power supply for my Chord Dave. BTW, does anyone know the current requirements for the +15, -15v and the separate 5v for the Dave?
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