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  1. I very much agree with that recommendation. I would like to add that you need to have a clear view of your 'strategy' in terms of DAC's input. There is no point IMO to try an S-P/DIF renderer if your DAC's S-P/DIF input does not process timing signals properly, or if it is not supposed to be the best input of the DAC. You could try an USB renderer and be very happy with that too. So 2 possible routes to the DAC: - S-P/DIF (or AES/EBU) ie synchronous protocols with your M2Tech interface or a Mutec MC-3+ USB... - USB ie asynchronous through an Allo USBridge renderer or Sonore µ-re
  2. Obviously, everyone needs to check whether his/her own DAC benefits from the S-P/DIF clock improvement. This can be done theoretically, asking the DAC's manufacturer, or empirically, trying a reclocker and evaluating for oneself whether the effect is positive of not. In the case of my DAC, which is integrated into an amplifier (Devialet), the addition of a Mutec MC-3+ USB in the chain has been reported as positive by many contributors.
  3. Thanks for this precision and renewed congrats for the tests/report.
  4. Thank you. Can I ask what was the 'Energizer' used to power the LPS-1 ?
  5. Mine is working A-Ok with a tension of 6.0V, in connexion with a Ref-10 as the maximum advised by Mutec is 6.2V.
  6. A few hypothesis to take with a heavy grain of salt, as I do not pretend to have competences in the electrical engineering field: Could it be that: a leakage current is finding its way between the two boxes (MC-3+ USB and Ref-10) in the absence of the Habst grounding cable through the common 'ground', which causes the timing signal (spread between the 'hot' and the 'ground') to be much less readable on the MC-3+ end ? in the case of installations where the grounding has been particularly well done or when the MC-3+ USB have been transformed with a LPSU, this leakage current
  7. A short update here. When I wrote my enthusiastic thread about this DigiOne, I just had spent some days listening to it on a nice system (darTZeel LHC-208 + Voxativ Zeth), which is my secondary system. And the Digione was doing very well compared to the sMS-200 I have on this system. When I returned to my main (Devialet D1000 + B&W 802D3) system early this week, I installed a new DigiOne and started listening to it. I left it some time to break in. The results on this much more detailed system are quite different from my secondary system. On this one, the transparency and detaile
  8. Hi Paul, I asked the forum admin to move the related posts to the new thread. Best, Pierre
  9. You probably need to burn your SOtM gear and enjoy it for a while before making the test... But, depending on the kind of music you are listening to, you might be missing, at some point, a kind of 'full body' which was given by the µ-rendu in the lower and medium range. This is true on certain performances of clarinette, cello, double bass , or some electric guitar / bass solos... Some people are sorting this out by adding an IsoRegen to the chain, but this is one additional PSU, and as Romaz once described, this needs to be upgraded by SOtM to have the full flavour. An
  10. Hi Mourip, Assuming that you are ordering your DigiOne with the DietPi software, which is what I recommend, the system will arrive with everything installed. The interface of the DIgiOne is simple, and is based on a web browser. So you do not have to be skilled in Linux to use it. There is only one operation to make in Linux when you receive your box, and this is to select the DigiOne output board for rendering. This requires opening a terminal on your computer, type 2 simple instructions, and select the DigiOne board in the menu. That's about it. I am prepared to make a s
  11. I will not play on words. The only thing I would disagree with in the report of Hans Beekhuyzen I pointed to is the fact that he organises an implicit hierarchy based on devices' prices, saying that only the sMS-200 Ultra is worth sitting in his number one system, whereas the DigiOne is not worth it... For someone who, like most of Mutec MC-3+ USB users (not to mention the Ref-10 users among which I am fortunate to belong), has a DAC with a good S-P/DIF or AES/EBU input, and is sensitive to the benefits of reclocking (better analog presentation of music, deeper and more assert
  12. Well, seems we have a disagreement, which is something I can live with. I am using a Paul Hynes LPSU. Please note that my main goal with this contribution was not to discuss powering of the DigiOne as such, a discussion which would be welcome in the dedicated thread for this player (https://www.computeraudiophile.com/forums/topic/37205-allo-digione/), but not so much here. I wanted to outline the nice complementarity between the DigiOne and the Mutec MC-3+ USB. IMO, the DigiOne is offering an additional value to the 'standard' network player, and this is the clockin
  13. Yes I have the stock wall wart sold with the bundle. And this PSU does not not allow to get the best results from the player. I am not the only one to have this view. You should check the review of the DigiOne: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Iey5yKd-p4. Hans Beekhuyzen is sharing this view too.
  14. Hi Everyone, I recently made the acquisition of a small player, an Allo DigiOne (https://www.allo.com/sparky/digione-player.html), which I found interesting in connection with my existing reclocker Mutec MC-3+ USB and my Mutec Ref-10. What is relatively unique with this player is the capability it has to produce a stream of music in the form of S-P/DIF in the first place, instead of producing a more common USB music stream. S-P/DIF is a synchronous protocols, which embeds, in the stream, the musical information together with the timing reference of the music. It is theref
  15. Well it's not that flexible. But it's not rigid either. With a 24" cable, I am able to connect the Ref-10 to the MC-3+ USB which is sitting right above it. This is very convenient. The look and feel of the cable is more of an industrial/scientific instrumentation than of a fancy HiFi system. But I am not looking at the cable, just listening to the benefits of the Ref-10... Hope this helps
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