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  1. Hello I have a SPL Crimson interface which I think sounds very full and fab. But the dynamics isn't quite there. Vocals sound a bit restrained and the sound is not quite as "open" as my friends Lavry DA11 DAC. Its like transients is not there in same way. Also the Stereofield seems a little bit smaller. The SPL Crimson uses 12V DC/1,5A Mode PSU, Wall-mart type. When enabling 48v phantom power the sound dies out for a small amount of time (like a powersoak.). This got me thinking maybe the unit would benefit from a linear-type PSU? I've read that linear psu's have somewhat better specs for transient response and ripple which is paramount for audio as you may know. But why not ship the SPL Crimson with a linear PSU from the beginning then? It it due to EU's strict power policies? (linear psu's is less effective as u know). This question is relevant for all consumer gear I guess. Otherwise it must be due to internal power regulations? It's specced like this: Internal Power Supplies Audio: +/-17V, Digital: +5V and +3,3V Power Consumption 16,8 Watt So it's doing something with the current inside. Regulating them to different Volts from the 12V input. Would this type of construction even work with a Linear PSU? P.S. Recommendations for high-quality linears (under 60 USD) is greatly appreciated. Design:
  2. I'd like to understand in more theory but I see that you just go by "use what sounds best". That is what I might also do. Thank you.
  3. I appreciate your sugguestion! But It does not help me understand this. ;/
  4. Try to listen where the bass is most even in the room. In the middle of a room the bass always cuts out becuase of standing waves patterns... Use your ears and don't think "yourself" into producing music. Good luck young jedi!
  5. Clean power VS, shorter cable, vs SATA 2 drive (SATA 3 sucks I've heard)... which is most important?
  6. I have Z77 chipset, 2600k, Win2012, Everything is tight and optimized, with a USB3 PCI-E card, and just one Intel SSD. Feeding my DAC over USB (DAC has it's own power). Been changing from a Corsair hx750 and an corsair vx450w and listening to the difference. Even though the Vx450w is much less effective and older it sounds way more open and musical. The strong and muscular HX750 makes everything muddy and without snap. Am I just crazy? Ear-Fatique? Any others that have had the same experience? Monitoring: Beyerdynamic DT 880 Pro. - The HX750 shall have lower amounts of ripple and noise according to measurements. (!) Edit: (!!!) I might also get more jitter from my SSD drive according to HD Tune Pro. Could PSU affect Random Acess times on my SSD? Wow. 1. VX450W (PIC) -------------------------------------- 2. HX750W (PIC)
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