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  1. I have already posted all of the photos that I have. The heat sink was never removed during the modification. There are photos elsewhere in this thread of what is under it. You could probably do a search for Melco S100 and find them fairly easily. Sorry, but I don't know the answer to this question. Pink Faun did the modification, and those kinds of technical details are not a concern of mine. There was some discussion in the pages immediately after my posts by more technically-oriented people. You may be able to find the answer there.
  2. You may recall that I found the older Finisar to sound thin due to a recessed midrange when used on my SOtM and modified Melco switches. The fullness of the Planet Tech was more important to me than any increased clarity from the Finisar. The newer Finisar has the fullness of the Planet Tech with clarity that exceeds the older Finisar. The nature of the change is similar to what I experienced when moving to Apacer RAM, although to a lesser degree. My only reservation has been the occasional passage of music that sounds a bit edgier than I would prefer. (Think searing Jimmy Page guitar on Nobody's Fault but Mine.) I am hoping to calm things down a bit by using a coiled 5m fiber cable. After listening more last night, I have decided to keep the new Finisar in my system. I was very fond of the Planet Tech, but they sound congested when I listen to them now. The difference is quite obvious. In my system, the Startech and Planet Tech sounded good out of the box. The new Finisars were harsh and unlistenable, so I have been playing music 24/7 for the past 5 or 6 days to burn them in. They started calming down after 48 hours and have continued improving gradually ever since. I spent about 2 1/2 hours listening on Saturday night and another hour on Sunday night without experiencing any fatigue.
  3. I simply asked you a polite question and offered a few suggestions that could potentially be appealing. I have no reason to know your profession or what you read or anything about your audio system. I was merely trying to be helpful. I'll refrain from doing so in the future.
  4. These are the latest and greatest Finisar transceivers: https://optical.communications.ii-vi.com/optical-transceivers/ftlf1318p3btl I am burning in a pair now, so I am not prepared to make any detailed comments. I was not fond of the previous Finisar SFP to which you are referring and chose to stay with the Planet Technology SFP. If I am able to work through the issue of some unwanted glare and harshness, which may dissipate with more time, a longer cable, or attenuators, then the newest Finisar SFP will be my transceiver of choice.
  5. Have you looked into the possibility of replacing the gateway from your ISP with an ARRIS SB8200 modem and Ubiquiti EdgeRouter? Have you turned off wifi on your router and connected your access points to the router with fiber? VLANs provide additional small benefits. These are inexpensive, high value tweaks documented by Nenon and confirmed by many others.
  6. View Classified Synergistic Research Galileo UEF USB Cable I am the original owner of this Galileo UEF USB cable. The length is 2 meters, giving you the flexibility to move your DAC farther from components that emit RF/EMI. I am selling because I have upgraded to the latest SX model. The Galileo UEF USB can be described as being detailed, yet smooth. It has great transparency and texture without sounding clinical. Extremely resolving with pinpoint imaging, authoritative bass, outstanding tonality, and fast transients. Simultaneously accurate and musical. If the above description aligns with your listening preferences, you will love this cable. Sale includes original box, gold and silver tuning bullets, and grounding cable. The filter has always been enclosed in its protective sleeve and is in like new condition. The cable will arrive in a Galileo SX box, which how Synergistic sent it to me. Seller auricgoldfinger Date 06/16/20 Price 1,295.00 USD Category Cables  
  7. Time Left: 11 days and 22 hours

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    I am the original owner of this Galileo UEF USB cable. The length is 2 meters, giving you the flexibility to move your DAC farther from components that emit RF/EMI. I am selling because I have upgraded to the latest SX model. The Galileo UEF USB can be described as being detailed, yet smooth. It has great transparency and texture without sounding clinical. Extremely resolving with pinpoint imaging, authoritative bass, outstanding tonality, and fast transients. Simultaneously accurate and musical. If the above description aligns with your listening preferences, you will love this cable. Sale includes original box, gold and silver tuning bullets, and grounding cable. The filter has always been enclosed in its protective sleeve and is in like new condition. The cable will arrive in a Galileo SX box, which how Synergistic sent it to me.

    1,295.00 USD

  8. Double Helix litz cables are best for IEMs. For headphones, solid core wire gives far better performance. My best cables have 16 solid-core 24 AWG wires with an aggregate 12AWG for the cable.
  9. @Nenon can probably find a way when he modifies his Buffalo switch. @RickyV, too. 😉
  10. Do you have the same make and model of power cord powering both Farads? BTW, if you're inclined, giving the cables a JSSG360 treatment will enhance them even further.
  11. Definitely something to be very proud of. Happy listening!
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