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  1. Was it part of the April batch? I've been told that mine, which is part of the May batch, will actually arrive at some point in June. Just checking to make sure everything checks out about the way the production and shipping calendar is meant to behave. Thanks
  2. No I did nor rule any out. I actually ordered the PH silver dc cable option along with my SR4T, before realizing, upon reading posts on this site, that that stock PH silver dc cable might not always sound the best for my purposes. That is when I decided to order the Ghent Audio version. I seem to be accumulating the DC cables, but I might soon order the SR5T too, when it becomes available, so I figure it is important that I get the DC cable part right. Btw, I have contacted @Nenon too, to see what he thinks. Thanks
  3. Thanks, but that also sounds a bit complicated, especially the DIY part. My question is: what might be the simplest way for someone like me, with almost zero DIY expertise, to get my hands on a Mundorf for my SR4T?
  4. Okay, I'm a little confused about your comparison of the Ghent to Nenon's cables. Which one of them would be ideal for my PH SR4T? I have already ordered the Ghent audio version. Are you saying that Nenon's Mundorf Silver/Gold version would sound even better than the Ghent audio version?
  5. So guys with experience and expertise in the swapping of fuses : I need ro replace two fuses in one streamer. Now since I have to figure out appropriate (best-sounding) directionality for each fuse, I am thinking that I'll have to replace them one at a time, since attempting to figure out the best sounding directionality of each of two already installed fuses has proven to be a rather messy experience for me in the past. Now I have two questions regarding this approach : 1. Is it safe, from an electrical engineering perspective to have two fuses of different makes temporarily working side by side at the same time (they both have the same specs in amperage and blow time; It is just that one fuse will be the new SR Orange fuse, and the other one would be the stock generic fuse which came with the streamer). I am assuming that it would be easier for me to detect the best sounding directionality of each of the two SR fuses, if each is working together, and one at a time, with the stock fuse which came with the streamer. 2. Now, assuming that it is safe to proceed this way, is it accurate on my part, to assume that I can figure out the best sounding directionality of each fuse using this approach, or is it better to install both SR orange fuses in the unit at once, and then attempt to figure out the best sounding directionality of each via permutations? In case I risk going off topic, let me say that the unit I am referring to (the Metrum Acoustics Ambre) belongs in the same chain of components as the SR4T I have ordered to power my Etherregen. That Etherregen feeds the Ambre in the same chain. Regarding the the SR4T itself, the question still remains what difference it would make, if I replace its stock fuse with an SR Blue, which I already have, or another SR orange, which I shall have to get. Any helpful thoughts about any of these questions would be welcome.
  6. This is helpful. Now regarding how the DC cable connects the SR4T to my Etherregen, will any combination of the regular straight or right-angled plugs work for the SR4T (I'm referring to those in the first group of DC cables on the Ghentaudio page you linked earlier)? Oh one more question : Do you find that the directionality of these fuses matters, when being installed?
  7. Thanks : I ordered my SR4T with the silver DC cable, but from what I have been reading on this thread, it appears more and more as if the copper might actually sound better. Since my unit is going to come with next month's batch, I still have the time to make the switch to copper... Of course, I could also purchase the copper version from Ghent audio which you have linked (Thanks), so that I'll have both options. I already I have 2 SR fuses in hand, one is orange, and the other is Blue. I plan to use the Orange one for my DAC (Yggy A2), and the Blue one for the SR4T, but your experience with the Blue fuse in your DAC is giving me pause... i.e. making me wonder whether it wouldn't be a good idea to get another Orange fuse for the SR4T as well. The obvious question occurring to me in this respect is whether the tuning function of these particular fuses works for Power supply units in the same way as they do for DACs. I am convinced that the Orange fuse would be the best to use with my Yggy A2, but I am no longer so sure whether the blue one would be ideal for the SR4T. I may need to experiment with the blue and orange fuses with the SR4T in order to find out what difference each makes (if any), before deciding. Thanks again for your detailed response.
  8. Nice! But If I may ask : what are the specs (amperage, and blow speed) of the synergistic research orange fuse that you used to replace the stock fuse, and also, is the DC cable you're using from Ghent audio copper or silver? Also does the SR fuse make ths SR4T sound diferent than it does with the stock fuse?
  9. One more thing: if anyone has heard both the SR4 or SR4T and the SR5, which is also going to get a Turbo make-over soon, could you share your thoughts about the delta between the 2 with the respect to the SQ they can draw from the units they're powering? I am going to use this unit (SR4T or SR5T) to power an Etherregen, and maybe an attached Sonore Optical module (that is if I should get the dual rail SR5T). The etherregen is currently being powered by and LPS 1.2, which already sounds good to my ears.
  10. I would also like to know how different the Sliver DC cable sounds from the Copper one. I originally ordered the silver DC cable with my SR4T, but it is not too late to change, as I do not think the batch that ought to include my unit has gone into production yet. The little catch is that I have a Pangea AC9SE MK II power cable (made from Cardas copper, if I'm correct) that I could use with the SR4T, and that cable tends noticeably, to tame peaky or shrill highs, and make amps sound relatively smooth and warm in my experience, so I am not sure whether it would be a great idea to also ask for a copper DC cable instead. I guess we could start by finding out how the Copper or Silver DC cable impacts the sound of the SR4T. Also, does the copper or silver wire used in a power cord impact the sound of power amps in the same way as they do the sound of LPS units?
  11. Just in case you're not asking a rhetorical question: I think it is possible to reverse the directionality of the OM and connect it to the ER using an RJ45 copper cable. It is even possible to use two OMs connected via fibre in the same chain, with each other side connected via RJ45, either to a router, or to the ER. I personally wouldn't connect an OM using either approach, as they do not suit my particular needs, but I wouldn't be surprised other enthusiasts are already using one or the other configuration.
  12. Yes, it is connected by fiber.
  13. Sorry if this issue has been addressed before, but how well does the Opticalmodule respond to different power supply units? I am currently using mine with the SGC 5v LPS unit, and the OM itself is hooked up to an etherregen. I'm just wondering whether using a different LPS unit on the OM could help boost the SQ of the grid, however little. I have to insist that I really see or hear nothing particulalry wrong with the way the rig sounds at the moment. I just want to know whether one can improve the SQ even more by swapping power supplies on the OM, as one can by swapping PS units on the Etherregen.
  14. I suspect I'm a little behind the curve on this one, but I just noticed that there is an "optical rendu for roon," which is distinct and different from the optical rendu "proper," and even priced differently. I cannot help asking what the differences between the two versions might be, although I've only ever used my micro, and ultra- rendus for Roon, and I suspect it might be the same way if I were to purchase an optical rendu... Given that there are hardly ever any "free lunches" in this and most businesses, I would like to know exactly what I might be sacrificing if I were to purchase an "optical rendu for roon" instead of the optical rendu "proper" in order to save me a couple of hundred $$$. I'm sorry for asking so late, especially, if this question has been addressed previously somewhere, as I am sure it already has. I just became aware of the existence of the "Optical rendu for Roon." Thanks
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