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  1. Well my computers in the shop with Bios issues. But I will send pictures of My SSDs. Two Micron 100GB P300 SLC Sata 3;'s! They are wonderfully musical. I read a few years back about how SLC sounds best. I also found serious isolation to improve the sound. Each of them sits on a single Mad Scientist Audio Tungsten Carbide Blackpod Nano footer. I brace them so they balance on a single point. Noticeably more involving sound in all ways. 1 is my music system boot drive with Jplay femto, Audiophile Optimizer 3, Process Lasso, and Fidelizer 8.6. I have also found bracing them further with a solid metal block, copper bar stock, further kills any vibration in them. Also pure current unfettered 5v of DC to each one from a Cuinas Audio super cap power supply. Awesome, beats my uptone 1.2 and puts out at 4A or more of current. It runs both Microns and a JCAT femto USB card. You can hear the difference each of those improvements made. Just wish they had a 500GB version. One of these days I will just buy a 200GB. That is as largest thy make, but they are a couple hundred refurbed. Other priorites at the moment and I can just barely make do with those two. I got the 100GB for less than 1 bill for both. They are magic. I would love to hear someones idea on the next best way to go to get substantially more storage space for my music Happy Listening, Jgwtriode t
  2. You could contact Cuinas Audio in Northern Ireland. Their Supercap ISO PS is pretty amazing! I have compared it with an LPS 1.2 Lets just say to be PC here it will surprise you. But its cable of delivering well over 4 to as much as maybe 5A of current! I can run 2 SSD drives and my JCAT from one 5V unit and it doesn't even get warm. I beleive John Kinney can do and is planning on releasing much higher voltage models. Or you could series 2 of his 12 Volt models. His prices are quite reasonable. jgwtriode
  3. Really! Interesting perhaps when you run all Ifi stuff the Galvanic first gives the best results. I can assure you that may not be universally true with other brands. In my Case, when I ran the Galvanic in front of my W4S Recovery Reclocker, I couldn't engage the inline filters on My JCAT Femto USB card. The Galvanic pulls to much current. So I tried a novel idea; run the reclocker first, then the Galvanic 3. This setup sounded noticeably better. Whether it was just being able to enable the filters on the JCAT, or more, I don't know but not only was noise floor and grain reduced but music had a bit more flow, detail, focus and a slightly improved sense of staging! I no longer run that setup but I point this out because there are definetly situations where the Galvanic first is not the best solution. Experiment for yourself is the obvious caveat here!
  4. Try whichever you like! The main point is that in a very high resolution system you can hear that it makes a difference. And carefully positioned you can accomplish that with just one foot! But to do so it has to be rigidly braced. I do use a hard very slightly compliant puck in top under the brace to prevent any extraneous extra vibration being added. And finally I shim till it's as tight as I fit as possible. Just saying...it's worth trying! Photo showing system and music ssd drives done this way with a Mapleshade brass footer and the other a blackpod tc nano! Happy Listening
  5. On another 1.2 tangent. Vibration isolation. Does the 1.2 benefit from such? Yes it does. With a brass Mapleshade original 3 pt brass under the 1.2 that powers my JCAT Femto USB you can hear a bigger difference than running a silver occ/ oyaide 2.1 mm DC cable! I have already done similar things under my computers System boot SSD drive and my Music files SSD. They are braced in the computer chassis so that they can sit on a single foot or cone. I have found the Mad Scientist TC Blackpod Nanos to work best. The difference on lps 1.2' is about 1/3 of what I heard on the SSD's with same brass footer. Those differences easily doubled with the Blackpod footer in each instance. I don't have another blackpod to run under the 1.2 at the moment but expect when I get another the same level of improvement. It's all about squeezing every ounce! Happy Listening James
  6. Your most welcome and I am still happily enjoying the Black Magic USB Cable! jgwtriode
  7. Absolutely. Check out Mad Scientist Audio USB! Although there was a hornet's nest over the post I did regarding it. Anyway check it out and draw your own conclusions. Your also welcome to PM me! But I ve had enough ignorance and pseudoscience bandied about to share anymore than this! Happy listening!
  8. And there ya go my point is proved! But you were one hell of a rider back in the days of U.S. Postal!
  9. And there ya go my point is proved! You were one hell of a rider back in the days of U.S.Postal! Those were the days when following the Tour was truelly exciting!
  10. I appreciate the science but after 35 + years, and some high frequency loss; of listening to and playing with high end I do have a very good sense of what sounds right and a decent grounding into why it does. There are a few knowledgeable individuals out there with more resources and time than I have who relentlessy listen to STUFF! I call, text, and occasionally borrow equipment. Studying and arguing the science rarely results in allowing me to chose better equipment. Reviews help, but recommendations help more. Yes subjective evaluations from audiophiles I trust. One individual who completely modified my DAC has been invaluable and is the most thourough, driven and relentless in terms of just simply listening and trusting his ears. By following and working from his base of experience my system has been transformed significantly at least eight times over the last 3 months. Following, reading and debating science has only seved as a basic starting point! Some faith, trust, risk, and expectation has to be acted upon and implemented. In the end it either improves it or it doesn't. You can ABX it all you want, but that is neither reasonable nor practical in my system. I have found many odd things that aren't supposed to make any difference that do in fact make a difference. For example; I am right now learning how much of a difference proper isolation of components can make. That includes all the way up the chain to even solid state drives, within the computers case. Seperate from that of the case isolation and coupling. I would have just said humbug to most of this 3 months ago! Properly isolating SSD drives is far more significant to SQ than improving the power supply. I wont argue it I will simply state it easy to hear the difference it makes! I just don't understand why people who claim to be interested in the quality of sound are so unwilling to open their ears. Skoff, snicker, smirk, belittle, demean, condescend, and arbitrate the facts. 'Just the facts Ma'am,' says Joe Friday! Happy listening(LISTEN!!!!!!!) Bye!
  11. At the risk of being politically incorrect the black magic sounds better, at least in my system then the iso regen/lps 1.2 with said cable; or for that matter any other cable I have with or without the Isoregen/ lps 1.2. The isoregen/lps 1.2 is noticeably better than using an Ifi Galvanic 3 with iso switched off. I even found prior to about 20 hours of burn in the black magic sounded best with an uptone PCUSB into the Isoregen followed by Black Magic! Yes tried it both into and out of. Out of Iso Regen was better. Cables compared. STD USB printer. Ifi blue USB 3. Ultra HiFi peyreasude, probably spelling it wrong,. An older hand built silver wire USB. Audioquest Carbon and my DiY Neotech 6/9 OCC silver/gold. That is also order of preference least to most prior to Black Magic. Unscientific, of course but I knowy system and trust my ears. In my system they each sounded different. The Blackmagic on it's own was the clear winner. As a note my USB port is a JCat Femto/uptone lps 1.2! Pardone me for creating a hornet's nest. But I trust what I hear and I listen to music not science. All facts are spun. Left, right, alt or maybe on a turntable or CD spinner. Happy listening!
  12. And there we go...full circle! Try it...that was all I was suggesting! I have no affiliation other than I find some of Mad Scientist's products particilarly effective! Simply sharing my listening experience with them. And of course suggesting there is a cable out there which doesn't require extra isolation and reclocking to acheive maximum performance! Happy listening!
  13. At the risk of being politically incorrect their are two solutions. Uptone is the first one. They have a device that does the job at least as nicely and no power issue. Second their is USB cable out there which sounds better than any recovery reclocking and/or Galvanic isolation.... just running straight to the DAC out of a JCAT Femto/LPS 1.2! If you want more info message me. I will happily share my experience having run all these devices in my system and finding the best solution. YMMV! Happy Listening
  14. The cable is simply better without the iso Regen/ lps 1.2 after it burns in. This is based on running it with and without! Not just comparing to another cable with the Iso Regen!
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