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  1. Marcin found this 2400MHz UDIMM to sound the best. http://jplay.eu/forum/index.php?/topic/2786-ram-adventures-extremely-interesting-results/page-2#entry49239
  2. I've been trying to determine the quality of the clock offered by Fidelity Audio, and it has been a struggle. Apparently, I am the first person to have asked about the phase noise characteristics of their clock. It seems they may devote more effort to their voltage regulator than Pink Faun. This 40hz data in the attached graph is from the supplier of the range of oscillators they use. Any thoughts? phfobkoogonohchd.bmp
  3. I recently bought an Arris SB8200 cable modem to replace the noisy gateway which I was renting from xfinity. (I was only using the modem features. Routing is handled by a separate Linksys router.) My goal was to get rid of the annoying fan noise that was polluting my otherwise silent office. Since my music files are stored on a NAS, I wasn't expecting to hear any change in SQ. I experienced an OMG moment when I heard a rather substantial improvement using only the SMPS that was supplied with the modem. As @Nenon has mentioned, an LPS and good quality, shielded DC cable will further improve the SQ. In my experience, the SB8200 is a relatively high value, low cost upgrade even if you only use the SMPS included with it.
  4. The SE-120 case is different. It has a grounding post on the back for people who want to earth ground the case.
  5. What exactly do you get for €2,400? Does this include a new case in addition to the improved clock? Any other internal changes?
  6. What are the two silver wires connected to for power? What kind of connector is used? EDIT: Is the PCB purchased separately? Do you happen to know the manufacturer and model number?
  7. What about this one? https://www.fidelityaudio.co.uk/c4-reference-low-jitter-clock-1548-p.asp Their signature model should be available in the next month or so. https://www.fidelityaudio.co.uk/c5-signature-low-jitter-clock-4461-p.asp This is out of my realm, so apologies in advance if they won't work for your application.
  8. That's a lot to chew on! Thanks for taking the time to put all of that information together and for sharing your thoughts.
  9. Have you looked under the hood of your S100 to understand the quality of clock being used? I'm wondering if you're considering the clock upgrade from Fidelity Audio you mentioned earlier.
  10. In case anyone wants to follow in @seeteeyou's footsteps and buy a Melco S100 at a 10% discount, here is your opportunity: https://www.fromjapan.co.jp/lp/campaign/sale/en/?utm_source=FJtop&utm_medium=allbanner&utm_campaign=FJtop_allbanner_200212_fjcp_&utm_term=200212_fjcp_
  11. I done everything but beat him upside the head to make me a finished power supply. He objects to a finished product only because it wouldn't sound as good in his opinion. Maybe @austinpop could use his high profile and powers of persuasion to convince him that he could sell a lot of units very fast if he is willing to satisfy consumer preferences.
  12. That guy is a purist and won't make a "finished" product because it wouldn't sound as good in his opinion. He is not what I would consider customer-driven.
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