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  1. I've had a couple of small issues with Studio I would with hindsite categorize as my oversight rather than app bugs, and Damien's customer service guys guided me straight to the solution. Customer service did the same for me in 3.5 as well. My expectations for problem solving, then, have little to do with where issues are resolved--on a forum or from customer service or even who resolves them--but only if they are resolved clearly and promptly. By that measure, they've done well--I have zero complaints. More importantly for me, I continue to be impressed with SQ--to th
  2. My music collection is small (under 10,000 tracks) relative to so many of you, and that may partially explain how quickly switching from 3.5 to AS went, but yesterday I installed Studio and was in and playing music with no hiccups in under ten minutes. The analysis piece went on for perhaps an hour. 40gig of RAM probably helped this and the install, but I can't be sure. I then scanned around the screens and icons and found where things were and, since it was somewhat familiar, I poured a stiff one and sat back to listen. It didn't take long to hear differences vs 3.5. Imaging was
  3. There areAS posts regarding loud hum in Iso transformers. One solution called for tightening the bolts, among other suggestions...I suggest this because one of my units is within two feet (though low sitting and nearly out of sight) and I near nothing from it. My second one does emit a low level hum, heard within 2 feet, so it sits in a wood cabinet and does not affect the listening experience. I did try connecting my Ayre amp to it (1k Topaz) and heard a noticeable hum loud enough that it did effect my listening experience. Not sure this is of much help as load may not be relevant in your ca
  4. You might try one Topaz with an inexpensive plug-in strip for both the router and LPS switch--just a thought--then compare to SQ using separate Topaz units as you've described. You might end up with a Topaz available for duty in another part of the system. Wherever it ends up, your system has a lot of excellent pieces so I bet it sounds great whatever you do.
  5. I do recall reading that others have tried the combo PS Audio Regenerator and Topaz (with a simple plug in strip--see John Swenson in Uptone's forum on this site for more); if I better understood how these units worked--enough to offer an opinion--I would, but I can say look on Audiogon forums, too, if you haven't for a similar discussion. In a somewhat relevant comment, replacing the outlet on the Topaz, the outlet on the wall, the power chord (mine was connected internally with a couple of screws) to the wall and its plug each made a welcome difference. There have been a million words
  6. I assume you mean by benefit you mean SQ. If so, I use two Ultra Isolator Noise Suppressor Topaz units one for most of the front end equipment (preamp, and DAC and uR--Topaz 91001-31 .75kVA, .0005pF) and another at the source (Topaz 91097-32 .75kVA, .0005pF) for the iMac as source, an eR, and a phone company router and modem. I found that they made a nice difference in SQ and clarity and do act, per John Swenson, as surge and noise protectors. I also use a B&K Precision 1604a Iso that plugs into the Topaz 91001 at the back end. (Both are on dedicated lines on dedicated circuits from the
  7. View Classified Ingress Engineering RollerBlocks 2 sets Two sets of three RollerBlocks--polished aluminum "cups" with ball bearings--used for component and speaker isolation. These are the Level 3-7075 RollerBlocks made by Ingress Engineering Products in Canada. These worked very, very well under the Yggy DAC, Ayre Pre and Ayre Amp in my system. It made me realize just how essential vibration control/management is to great sound. Each cup contains small markings from use but I cannot see that they change ball-bearing movement. Price
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    Two sets of three RollerBlocks--polished aluminum "cups" with ball bearings--used for component and speaker isolation. These are the Level 3-7075 RollerBlocks made by Ingress Engineering Products in Canada. These worked very, very well under the Yggy DAC, Ayre Pre and Ayre Amp in my system. It made me realize just how essential vibration control/management is to great sound. Each cup contains small markings from use but I cannot see that they change ball-bearing movement. Price new now for these on Ingress's site is $199 CAD--$158 US per set. Asking $90 for each set of 3 RollerBlocks, $170 for both sets if purchased at once. Prefer PayPal and will not ship other than to US addresses.

    180.00 USD

  9. View Classified Ghent Gotham DC Cable .3meter Ghent Audio GAC4/1 11301 UltraPro Star Quad DC(JSSG360). Length is .3 meters. 2.1m tio 2.1m. Oyaide Plugs. Used between LPS 1.2 and UltraRendu to great effect--balanced, clear and clean in my system. $79 new shown on Ghent's site now. $55 including shipping and PayPal. Shipping in USA only please. Seller jas Date 02/20/21 Price 55.00 USD
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    Ghent Audio GAC4/1 11301 UltraPro Star Quad DC(JSSG360). Length is .3 meters. 2.1m tio 2.1m. Oyaide Plugs. Used between LPS 1.2 and UltraRendu to great effect--balanced, clear and clean in my system. $79 new shown on Ghent's site now. $55 including shipping and PayPal. Shipping in USA only please.

    55.00 USD

  11. View Classified Ghent6a and Supra8 Ethernet Cables Three ethernet cables for sale: (in order of pictures above) 1. Ghent ETO2 Belden 1303a CAT 6a JSSG 360 with Metz Connectors. Type T568B 1 meter. New $70. Asking $40.00. 2. Supra Cat 8 half-meter. $25.00 3. Supra Cat 8 one meter. $30.00 $95 for the batch. I'm done testing cables for awhile; it's a snow day here in Dallas so am cleaning out the cable closet. see DC cables also posted today. Due to weather, I may not be able to ship until later this week.
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    Three ethernet cables for sale: (in order of pictures above) 1. Ghent ETO2 Belden 1303a CAT 6a JSSG 360 with Metz Connectors. Type T568B 1 meter. New $70. Asking $40.00. 2. Supra Cat 8 half-meter. $25.00 3. Supra Cat 8 one meter. $30.00 $95 for the batch. I'm done testing cables for awhile; it's a snow day here in Dallas so am cleaning out the cable closet. see DC cables also posted today. Due to weather, I may not be able to ship until later this week.

    95.00 USD

  13. View Classified Ghent DC Cables (two types and lengths) Two DC cables for sale both bought from Ghent in the last year. Canare is shown as the left picture, Neotech on the right. 1. Neotech 16 AWG UPOCC Solid Conductor 7N DC-7N16c JDSSG 360 Dual Shielding. Half-meter, 2.1G to 2.1G. New price is $99, asking $60.00 2. Canare DC-4S6(360) (JSSG360) 1 meter. 2.5G-2.5G. Star Quad with Oyaide Plugs. $51 new, asking $30.00 For me in my system, the Canare maybe sounded slightly better between the LPS 1.2 and UR. I moved my eR clo
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    Two DC cables for sale both bought from Ghent in the last year. Canare is shown as the left picture, Neotech on the right. 1. Neotech 16 AWG UPOCC Solid Conductor 7N DC-7N16c JDSSG 360 Dual Shielding. Half-meter, 2.1G to 2.1G. New price is $99, asking $60.00 2. Canare DC-4S6(360) (JSSG360) 1 meter. 2.5G-2.5G. Star Quad with Oyaide Plugs. $51 new, asking $30.00 For me in my system, the Canare maybe sounded slightly better between the LPS 1.2 and UR. I moved my eR closer to the DAC, making this cable too long for the new installation. Due to weather, I may not be able to ship until Thursday or Friday this week. Price shown is for both, but will sell separately.

    90.00 USD

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    Sort Kones

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    Selling an assortment of Sort Kones: One AC Sort Kone... $45 Two BC Sort Kones... $120 (for the pair) These work best in groups of threes or fours. I do not seem to have the original boxes.

    165.00 USD

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