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  1. Apart from painting the Aluminium plates black (I use them as part of my "anti vibration/heat absorbing/shielding" platforms, I placed an IsoAcoustics Aperta 300 stand underneath the ALU plate. The Aluminium no longer rings like crazy. The top shelf of my network rack, which holds my ERs is also isolated from the rack by using 3 Townshend Audio Seismic Pods, which do a pretty good job of dealing with the seismic wave issue. I'm kind of using the Pods in a similar manner to your use of the roller bearings. I'm doing a bit of experimenting at the moment, though eventuall
  2. I have a number of 10mm thick Aluminium plates it was bare metal, and I remembered this post you made last year, so I painted them black on the weekend. Have noticed both of my ER temperature drop considerably. As a test tonight, I left one right side up with the rubber feet still attached, the other upside down (to see if a closer, direct contact would further reduce the temperature. Oh, by the way, the aluminium plates still have several markings & swirls underneath to help prevent standing waves (from a post you made several years ago on another AS thread regardi
  3. Item: Vinnie Rossi UltraCapacitor Power Supply Pure-DC-4EVR ; 19V (220V Input) Location: Australia Price: $AUD 1000 Item Condition: Excellent Reason for selling: Surplus Payment Method: Paypal Extra Info: 19V at 2.5A continuous output current (max), 5A transient current delivery (< 1 sec.) 220V to 240V Input. Condition is excellent. Vinnie Rossi DC to banana plug cable will be included, (120cm length), the DC cable has the centre p
  4. Item: Vinnie Rossi UltraCapacitor Power Supply Pure-DC-4EVR ; 12V (220V Input) Location: Australia Price: $AUD 900 Item Condition: Excellent Reason for selling: Surplus Payment Method: Paypal Extra Info: 12V at 2.5A continuous output current (max), 5A transient current delivery (< 1 sec.) 220V to 240V Input. Condition is excellent. Vinnie Rossi DC to banana plug cable will be included, (90cm length), the DC cable has the centre pin
  5. It is mentioned earlier in the RMAF Reader Reports thread ... just quoted the relevant Brooklyn DAC+ info from the post below.
  6. Brookyn DAC+ becomes available on the 16th, so it is about a week away. May be worthwhile waiting and then compare the Brookyn with this new + version. just a thought
  7. Tom, i have not received a note from iFi yet (still curious about the iDSD black label, but losing a bit of interest in the tour solely due to work commitments ... Sydney has a Hi-Fi show in 2 weeks, maybe i could find one at the show for a quick demo).
  8. AMR/iFI Audio ... any updates available for this tour ? thanks
  9. Oppo bdp-103 bluray player has Tidal app, i own this and tested playing Tidal, it works. a less expensive and higher quality option for just music would be the Auralic Aries Mini. It has a dac inside and you could output to your pre-amp using RCA cables. I own the Auralic Aries which is the next model up. Aries can be used via wifi or ethernet connection to your router. You can use a iphone or ipad to control the Aries software which is called lightning ds ... you can use Tidal from within this lightning ds software. Amazingly just using airplay to stream Tidal from my iPhone to
  10. Yes, my experience includes using IT's, Balanced Power supplies (up to 3000W), LPS (HDPlex 100W and Zerozone el cheapo's from eBay), Supercapacitor supplies (VR MINI, 12V and 19V), power regeneration (PS Audio P300), DIY AC and DC cables ... and I'm still learning / experimenting . The best improvements/tweaks I have experienced, have been upgrading power quality to my HiFi, then vibration/resonance control tweaks. For tweaking in other areas ... I also think that the original REGEN was superb for the money, so the ISO REGEN and LPS-1 will likely be next thing for me. TL;DR This
  11. Your welcome Rajiv. Yes, IT+HDPlex 100W is a great combo. Of the the three devices listed below, I would rank them with (1) being most important; (1) IT (2) iFi DC iPurifier (3) HDPlex The IT is essential. iFi DC iPurifier was ranked 2nd because it is great bang for buck. So, another option, is IT+SMPS + iFi DC iPurifier or IT+ iFi Power.
  12. Yes, it is an excellent site, reading it now. Have been interested in optimising power to my HiFi for just over 10 years and I'm still learning things. I think I really needed that DC Blocker Trap filter back when I owned a PS Audio P300, that thing used to hum like a banshee. I always wondered if it was DC causing this, or the wide AC voltage swings that I experienced at the time (not disrespecting PS Audio products, they make quality products and there P10 does interests me, there was just a lot of construction happening nearby when I owned the P300, the voltage sw
  13. @Cornan Thank you, I will have a read now of those links. My IT's used to be a bit susceptible to hum sometimes, I think this is due to DC riding onto the AC input. Was considering a DC blocker, but the hum problem disappeared with the reducing of SMPS in the room.
  14. TL:DR I'm not sure if it is floating secondary or grounded secondary, though I do wish I knew. I was curious and did have a quick peel under the lid (lifted the lid a few cm), though saw all these different size capacitors, one the size of a small can of Coke (200ml), and thought, mmm, there's probably stored energy in there to zap me seriously, or even something more final. Not going enjoy music if I am no longer breathing, that is, I decided to be sensible and so, left well enough alone. 10 years ago I got a couple of these (along with some high wattage Balanced Powe
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