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  1. I would be interested in the thoughts of other Statement owners on the performance benefits (if any) of separating the two boxes compared to the more convenient stack. My interest stems from my current focus on exploring relatively inexpensive ways of improving my music system’s performance by reducing the degrading affects of vibration. I listen exclusively to headphones, and so believe my priority must be draining electrical vibrations out of my system rather than dealing with structure-borne vibration, which must be negligible in my setup. I’m not sure what the feet on the Statement boxes are optimised for, but I suspect they are primarily for dealing with structure-borne vibration as I’m sure Innuos saw the Statement being used mostly in speaker systems. Even if that is the case, I’m wondering if the top box feet’s ability to drain from the chassis is better when placed on a 4cm thick bamboo shelf in my rack instead of stacked on top of the bottom box, which either way is itself placed on a similar bamboo shelf. I already have the 0.5m upgrade umbilicals (which I believe are better performing than the supplied cables, stacked or not) and have started playing around with different placement on shelves, as well as trying out under various devices 1-inch hard wood cubes and Black Ravioli pads. Taking these steps does make a difference, but it is too soon to be sure what if any permutation is a clear net gain. Any tips others can recommend would be very welcome.
  2. Release 1.4.5. Now available http://www.innuos.com/en/go/release-1-4-5 Seems to be mainly about providing extra support for native DSD to more dacs.
  3. Notwithstanding the title of this thread, why has there been so little discussion of the SR5/SR5T? Unlike the SR4, it has an audio-grade transformer, it provides more current, and is significantly less expensive and smaller than the SR7.
  4. I just received some cables from Ghent following a few exchanges to discuss my requirements. Replies were just as quick and helpful as they’ve always been. Ordered cables 31st May with express delivery, told they were dispatched last Friday, delivered to me in London 11am Monday morning.
  5. I have also had very good experiences upgrading power cords to my SR4-12, SR4T-19 and Super3 15v, but I have yet to try upgrading the IEC inlet. Has anyone had experience hearing a difference between standard and upgraded IEC inlets (e.g. one or other of the Furutech options) with any of these or similar power supplies?
  6. Can anyone report on a good experience they have had upgrading the standard IEC inlet on their power supply to one of the Furutech rhodium options?
  7. I need to buy two or three more dc cables for my various Pilot Pro battery packs, OPTO.DX and DXP-1A5DSC/DXP-1A5S units, and Chord M Scaler, and am wondering if I should take the opportunity to try one or two different cables from the Ghent DC-GAC4 Gotham cables that have served me well so far (I wouldn’t be surprised to be told to stick with the same cable). Looking at the options Ghent has available, does anyone have experience hearing how the Ghent DC-7N16C (16awg solid-core) and/or Ghent DC-7N18C (18awg stranded-core) perform in the same device compared to the DC-GAC4? I do of course realise that any feedback must come with the rider that this is all system dependent. I will be using double-regulated DXP units between my PP5s/SR4T-19 and the OPTO.DX units, M Scaler and Netgear switch, so there will never be more than 16v passing through the dc cables and most of the time not less than 12v (possibly less if and when I upgrade to the EtherREGEN). The DXP units limit things to 1.5A. Thanks in advance for any feedback.
  8. It is better explained on the standard SR4 page https://www.paulhynesdesign.com/sr4
  9. I won’t know for a while because I have some key components of my system out on loan to someone.
  10. 1.4.4 is now out http://www.innuos.com/en/go/release-1-4-4
  11. It’s a selectable voltage from 9v/12v/15v/19 (see photos)
  12. Sorry, I forgot all about that. I did try Furutech fuses in both, but have gone back to the stock fuses. As for comparing the SR4 to the Farad, I found the Farad to be a little brighter and more dynamic with the Chord M Scaler, but the Farad was delivering 15v with up to 3a while the SR4 max’d out at 12v 2.5a. Most people feel the M Scaler does better with 15v. I now have a SR4T-19, which beats both SR4 and Farad powering the M Scaler - subjectively less noise, tighter bass, more dynamic and generally more authoritative and in control.
  13. Do different voltages within the accepted range of input voltages affect how hot things get? Do they affect sound quality performance?
  14. I’m in the UK and benefitted from next working day delivery. In truth, I had actually reserved a slot a little earlier than 9th March, but only confirmed the order spec and paid on that date. I originally wanted a standard SR4-19 before learning of the turbo version.
  15. Happy to offer some impressions, but it will be a few days away as I have other things I need to focus on first and I also want to give the SR4T a few days run-in.
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