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  1. str-1

    Innuos ZENith "STATEMENT"

    New review in The Ear - http://www.the-ear.net/review-hardware/innuos-statement-network-audio-server This includes a link to separate piece by Sean Jacobs on his design of the power supply.
  2. In what range does an AC mains transformer generate emissions? Are there consumer products suitable for placing inside audio devices, power supplies etc that would deal with that without impacting negatively on sound quality?
  3. I was thinking of trying some of this paper with my Zenith SE and SR4, and eventually also the SR7 I hope to get at some point this year. Do you have any tips on how to approach finding tne right amount of paper to use and where to try it?
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    The Paul Hynes SR7

    I’ve no idea. In truth, I haven‘t actually bought anything yet as I have still to finalise the spec with Paul. An email from me seeking to do just that is waiting, no doubt along with several others, for Paul’s attention once he has the new production facilities operational.
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    The Paul Hynes SR7

    The specs you state would be met by a Paul Hynes SR4, but as you’ve posted in the SR7 thread, is that what you are looking for? Used SR7’s are rarely up for sale, so you should probably focus on the SR4, which is very good. No good to you right now, and possibly not any time this year, but if I ever get the SR7 I have almost completed the ordering of (I’ve taken over a cancelled order) I will probably sell my SR4. You could mention your interest over on the SR4 thread https://audiophilestyle.com/forums/topic/38614-the-paul-hynes-sr4-psu/
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    Innuos ZENith "STATEMENT"

    Scheduled to be included in next month’s Hi-Fi+ (out 31 Jan)
  7. If no measures were taken to reduce the rf generated by the Blu 2 fpga travelling down the bnc cables connecting to the DAVE (ferrites being the popular remedy here) it would likely sound worse in comparison to the M Scaler, which has better filtering built in.
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    Innuos Zenith SE MkII

    I have tried various Shunyata and Jorma power cables with my Zenith SE, as well as Vertere, Audioquest Thunder and Chord Sarum T cables. All improved significantly over the supplied cable, but in different ways. I am currently using a Jorma Trinity cable with it. See if you can get a loan of a cable or two to see if they do anything for your Innuos in your system.
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    Innuos Zenith SE MkII

    New firmware released - http://www.innuos.com/en/go/release-1-4-1
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    The Paul Hynes SR7

    It will be a few more months before I get my SR7 but I did have a few power cables on loan recently to try with my DAVE, Zenith SE and SR4. As Audio Bacon and @austinpopreported, the SR4 does benefit significantly from a better power cable. There were differences between the cables I tried (Shunyata Alpha HC and Delta NR, Chord Sarum T, Vertere and Audioquest Thunder) but they all allowed the SR4 to get more out of my tX-USBultra, allowing it to deliver a punchier more authorative and dynamic sound. I would expect at the very least equally impressive improvements with an SR7.
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    The Paul Hynes SR7

    @paulhynesthanks for the update. Sorry to hear about the various problems you’ve had recently and I hope things soon start falling back into place for you. Life is all about constantly changing priorities and I think those of us still on the waiting list for custom builds all fully understand that you have more important things to take care of first. Best wishes.
  12. Thanks for this update, Roy, and great to see you posting again. I am in the queue and I think I recall Paul mentioning these upgrades when I last spoke with him a couple of months ago, although at that time they were just possibilites he was thinking about. I’ve still to finalise my order so I will seek his advice on their suitability for my needs. Can I also take this opportunity to ask what spec your tX-USBultra is. I know from past posts that it will have a clock input for use with the Mutec REF 10 but does it also have upgraded internal dc wiring (copper or silver) and EVOX caps? I will soon be upgrading my tX-U for clock input (I think I’ll go for 75 ohms) and probably also the EVOX caps but I am unsure whether to upgrade internal wiring to the higher purity copper or to silver.
  13. Audio Bacon review https://audiobacon.net/2018/10/25/mutec-ref-10-master-clock-the-digital-audios-heartbeat/
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    Innuos ZENith "STATEMENT"

    I see prices now confirmed on the Innuos website.
  15. There is always a risk with these cheap adapters. I had problems with an even cheaper one (two strips with 28 different adapters for £8 - yes, I know). Even one that works is likely to take the edge off performance, so should only be seen as a temporary solution.
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