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  1. sligolad

    ISO Regen performance Improvement Cheap!

    Sad to say I had to use the Ignore button for the first time at CA....hope Ralf relaxes a bit and can see that we are all just trying out things here that do not make sense much of the time, all that is often asked is just to try it out and if it does not work for you then fine but if it leads to a better experience then great. I will leave the reasons why to others with more expertise and desire to root out the subtle effects that DC can have on digital chains.
  2. I am speaking from experience after spending 7 years wringing the neck out of USB with power supplies, cables, isolation and regeneration devices from 3 different sources including Uptone. And while all the USB items work in accumulation and gives improvement it was not until I tried playing redbook and Hires files without USB and over I2s with cheap cables (successfully used 1 metre cable) that I found the real magic in playback from both a Lampizator Big7 and Meitner MA! with mods.
  3. Find a DAC with good I2s inputs and avoid USB if you can. USB has served its purpose over recent years but is ultimately flawed even with all the add ons. It will take a while for more playback hardware to implement I2s outputs but its coming and will take off over the coming years.
  4. sligolad

    USB improvement gadgets - a survey

    I do not want to side track the thread so this is all I will say on this as Google can be your friend here. I prioritize sound quality over functionality and a NAS solution is not available yet, hopefully hacking Wireless Sd cards with micro sd slot will open up this possibility. I do not up-sample, mainly redbook direct read off SLC SD card reader/player to I2s on DAC, best sound ever.
  5. sligolad

    USB improvement gadgets - a survey

    All the above help improve USB but ultimately no matter how much money, time and effort we throw at USB it is flawed and will never be the ultimate solution. Time to get rid of USB altogether and I really mean that after 7 years of trying to get past all its issues. Playback from SLC SD cards though I2s has provided the best sound I have ever heard in digital and at a fraction of the cost. RIP USB.
  6. sligolad

    ISO Regen performance Improvement Cheap!

    Shame yourself or John did not follow through on the simple test of the passive POE setup at the start of the thread to see the positive difference as i thought you had already ordered the pieces for test some time back. Would have been good to get either a yea or nay from either of you on this simple cheap test....other reasons i guess!
  7. sligolad

    ISO Regen performance Improvement Cheap!

    I think you have taken this thread to a whole new level Cornan and I have enjoyed reading about your journey despite the usual distractions on any thread here where doubters and naysayers feed on any heavily active topic. Keep doing what you are doing and do not heed those trying to debunk or distract, all the attention shows you are making good waves here.? I am waiting on a delivery of Kemet's myself for testing so we are taking heed. Tight or loose connections are only a minor distraction on what the thread is about so I take no notice of these discussions...for the record I default to soldering. I have been distracted working on SD playback through I2s and give up on USB for the moment, but saying that good DC power and cables are still a a key feature of current experiments. Keep up the good work.?
  8. sligolad

    ISO Regen performance Improvement Cheap!

    Lets no confine this thread to just supply by the LPS 1.2 as this was never the point of the thread or was never inferred in the title, I started this thread not ever having an LPS 1.2. I stated i used the Meanwell SMPS and a Paul Hynes Linear 5v supply and still heard improvements so lets keep the focus on what the cables do irrespective of source of supply.
  9. sligolad

    Ifi crushed by cheap Chinese gear

    Wow....never seen a thread get so derailed....seems like we need a venting section or pub car park around here!
  10. sligolad

    ISO Regen performance Improvement Cheap!

    And if a $10 piece of cable helps mitigate that then that is a win in my book....which is what the thread is about!
  11. sligolad

    ISO Regen performance Improvement Cheap!

    Could not let this go...gave me a chuckle when i seen it ?
  12. sligolad

    ISO Regen performance Improvement Cheap!

    Too many projects at the moment but I finally received the CAT 8 Patchkabel 2000Mhz 1 metre from Germany, took a few weeks to get here! https://www.ebay.ie/itm/282850879626?ul_noapp=true Anyway worth the wait as it has jumped to top of the pile for all the cables tested so far, have not had a lot of time listening but as soon as I put it in I could hear the improvement. It is the most rigid of all the cables tested so far and I did not think to order 2 at the time so I could cut one open. Going to convert all DC lines in a Meitner MA1 DAC to the IBRA CAT 7 cables at 1 metre to see how they work. 3D printing some tubes to hold the cables in a coiled container for space saving and will post once the experiment is done. Already converted the Meitner to a SD Card player direct into the digital high speed differential drivers and made a big improvement in listening to redbook files, using SLC SD Cards. SD Card Player
  13. sligolad

    ISO Regen performance Improvement Cheap!

    One of the finds of the past year alright Cornan, thanks for sharing the site link as I did not realize Michael had set up a new site.
  14. sligolad

    ISO Regen performance Improvement Cheap!

    The SR7 only has 5v and 12v rails so I do not use it with the HPULN as I do not want to drop 12v down to 5v. No point in using the 5v rail into the LS-HPULN set to 5v as it would not be doing much. The SR7 already feeds the 12v on the Audio PC motherboard, a 5v rail feeds an Oven clock for the Audio PC motherboard, and a 5v rail feeds another LS-HPULN set to 1.35v for RAM on the motherboard in the Audio PC. As stated I am using a cheap Meanwell SMPS at 7.5v into another LS-HPULN set to 5v, so only a 2.5v drop and it easily beats the 5v out that i previously used from the SR7.
  15. sligolad

    ISO Regen performance Improvement Cheap!

    I can vouch for Cornan's recommendation on these supplies, big jump in performance and sound will astonish you. I went from a Paul Hynes SR7 5v supply through a full paired POE CAT8 input to my ISO Regen to now: The old Meanwell SMPS 7.5v I had from an old Regen purchase going through a paired POE CAT7 into a LS-HPULN set to 5v out then through a paired POE CAT8 into the ISO Regen and best sound ever. I was surprised at the improvement.
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