As my SR7 order is now paid by more than one year and still not delivered, I have to resume posting on Paul Hynes customer journey thread.
Below sequence show how I contacted Paul early September 2018 and how compelling, kind and responsive he was during the ordering process, until my money arrived on his account.
This is mainly to warn other potential customer of Paul Hynes about his particular way of work ...enjoy the read.
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2 oct. 2018 à 10:14
Excellent news Paul, thanks for the message, enjoy your day.
Kind regards, François
1 oct. 2018 à 16:23
Your funds transfer has arrived, thank you. I have ordered the
materials for conversion to ensure no delays.
mer. 26 sept. 18:00
The power supply is sold and I will confirm when the funds arrive.
Pleased to help.
Ok let's move forward, assume this material is sold, I will confirm
transfer once done ...money might take few days to proceed down to your account.
Thanks for your time, kind regards, François
mer. 26 sept. 17:44
Actually the total cost is £1899.71 but if you want to send £1900 that
The bank details are correct and you should have the power supply before
Ok, so total it's GBP 1'900.- that I will have to transfer to your
bank account to get those items, before December 20, 2018
* 1x SR7DRMR2XL – 2 x 12V 3A
* 2x DC6FSXL – 0.5m no terminal plugs
Your bank account is:
Barclays Bank PLC
Is all that right ?
Kind regards, François
26 sept. 2018 à 16:38
Excellent. Confidentiality is good.
The Barclays International bank transfer handling fee is 6GBP, which is
not bad for banks. They usually want an arm and a leg.
To ensure a speedy shipment I have a quote to ship via UPS Express Saver
and this will cost £108.16 including all the packaging for safe transit.
Insurance for loss or damage in transit will cost £43.55 and including
the Barclays fee of £6 the total to add to the goods cost would be £157.71
On 2018-09-26 15:14
The config match my dream and I'm a very discreet person
...indeed, I'm Swiss 😉
Let's move forward toward the full quote.
Just unclear clear yet regarding Barclay bank transfer fee, is it 6£ or 6% ?
My home address is:
Kind regards, François
mer. 26 sept. 2018 à 15:03
Sorry I made a typing error for the power supply it is actually an
SR7DRMR2XL not an SR7DRMR4XL so it fits your dream config but just
requires a new mains transformer and module modification as described in
my last e-mail.
I would be unable to add a new SR5 or SR7 custom build to the order list
with less than an approx 180 to 200 working day lead time so this
SR7DRMR2XL cancellation is your only option for before Xmas delivery.
I should add that this arrangement should remain confidential as I have
people awaiting notification of any order cancellations, several of
which have become good friends, and I do not wish to upset them.
The cost of the power supply will be :-
1 off SR7DRMR2XL – 2 x 12v 3A £1530
2 off DC6FSXL – 0.5 no terminal plugs £0212
Total Goods cost £1742
I will need a delivery address to get a shipping quote and also any
funds transfer costs should be added like paypal (4.5%) or Barclays
international transfer handling fee of 6%.
Paul On 2018-09-26 13:31
This sounds good, my dream config would be SR7DRMR2XL (2x 12V >2A) -
is that possible starting from this SR7MR4DRXL you have on hand ?
Otherwise what would be closest proxy you can build with prior
December 20 ETA ?
Also please give me a full quote for the SR7 + 2x 50cm DC6FSXL DC
leads without terminal plugs, so I know what it will cost.
Tanks and kind regards, François
mer. 26 sept. 13:20
This may be good timing on your part. I have a customer wanting to
upgrade his SR7MR4DRXL order (DRXL is the highest performance
specification in the range), which I am building at present with two 3A
rails, to a HD build with three DR 6A rails in a much larger Streacom
I will have to modify the SR7MR4 as it will require a new mains
transformer to suit your applications and I will also have to modify the
regulator modules to provide the 12v DR configuration. Lead time for
mains transformers from my transformer manufacturer is currently 30
working days to shipment so I should have a mains transformer delivered
here by mid November if I get the order in quickly. I can schedule the
modification and soak test for the third/fourth week in November and
assuming no issues along the way it should be possible to ship this
power supply during the first week in December. This still leaves plenty
of time for delivery by 20th December.
This power supply will go quickly so let me know if it is of interest.
On 2018-09-25 21:55
Sorry it took me a bit of time to come back, I had an event to
organize and attend.
Your kind feedback confirms my fear, I would have to wait till next
March before enjoying a serious power supply update for my DAC, this
is not something I want to engage on.
I'm looking for a solution ETA on December 20, 2018, so I can enjoy it
during Xmas break ...it's best holiday time in the year to enjoy my
I see that you still sell the SR5 and 160VA should be enough for my
DAC (2x 2A/12V)
I would then be interested in either one:
...but then I would like them mounted in a single chassis, as 2x224
just does not fit the width of my rack - 448mm > 445mm 😞
Could you please clarify availability of such SR5 based solutions, do
you think such supply would be available prior this Xmas ?
Kind regards, François
Date: lun. 10 sept. 2018 à 18:06
90 working days means that my build would start early February 2019 is
that right ? ...and how long to build and ship ?
PH: 90 working days will mean an early February start. It usually takes
around 7 working days to build and soak test a large Multirail power
supply. Shipment can take longer than parcel carrier quotes as none of
them have offices in the islands and we are classed as a remote area.
They use local forwarding agents who travel the islands twice a week for
deliveries and pickups. Parcels then go to the forwarding agent’s depot
in Lochmaddy where the parcel is transferred to another van for transit
via road and ferry to Inverness on the mainland where the parcel joins
the main parcel carriers system for normal transit thereafter. The
transit from here to the parcel carrier can take between 4 to 8 days
depending on the weather and the ferry schedules. You should have the
parcel by the beginning of March. SR7DRMR2 is a dual rail with two 6A (HD) regulators in cascade by
rails, so it's two separated 12V/6A outputs with 150dB rejection
SR7DRMR2XL is same as above but with silver internal wiring from
capacitors, regulator up to output connectors ?
PH: Correct but also includes Jaeger ultra low impedance DC connectors on
the chassis (designated XL connectors). The non XL build uses silver
plated XLR connectors for the DC connectors.
Size is same for both above systems: W = 224mm, H = 130mm, D = 266mm ?
PH: The SR7DRMR2 uses the SR7MR4 chassis to allow the fitting of the four
regulator modules. This measures W = 224mm, H = 130mm, D = 346mm.
Cost is £ 1,200 for SR7DRMR2 or £ 1,530 for SR7DRMR2XL, or do I miss
Need probably to add some DC cable like £ 186 for DC6FSXL ? Is it
possible to have shorter than 1m, e.g. 50cm and no terminal plugs ?
PH: You can have 50cm DC6FSXL DC leads without terminal plugs and these will
Need to add £6 for international Barklays bank transfer
Need to pay for shipment to Switzerland
Need to pay for custom tax to Switzerland
Need to pay VAT for Switzerland
PH: The SR5 power supplies are still available.
I no longer sell the regulator modules used in the SR5 and the SR7.
Paul On 2018-09-09 22:24
> Hi Paul,
> Thanks a lot for your quick reply.
> Just to clarify some of my understanding and assumption after reading
> your SR detail document:
> 90 working days means that my build would start early February 2019
> is that right ? ...and how long to build and ship ?
> SR7DRMR2 is a dual rail with two 6A (HD) regulators in cascade by
> rails, so it's two separated 12V/6A outputs with 150dB rejection
> DC-100KHz ?
> SR7DRMR2XL is same as above but with silver internal wiring from
> capacitors, regulator up to output connectors ?
> Size is same for both above systems: W = 224mm, H = 130mm, D =
> 266mm ?
> Cost is £ 1'200 for SR7DRMR2 or £ 1'530 for SR7DRMR2XL, or do I
> miss something ?
> Need probably to add some DC cable like £ 186 for DC6FSXL ? Is it
> possible to have shorter than 1m, e.g. 50cm and no terminal plugs ?
> Need to add £6 for international Barklays bank transfer
> Need to pay for shipment to Switzerland
> Need to pay for custom tax to Switzerland
> Need to pay VAT for Switzerland
> Aside SR7 custom build that no new order is taken do you still sell
> SR5 or regulator modules ?
> Looking forward to your answer, kind regards, François Le sam. 8 sept. 2018 à 18:48
>> Hi Francois,
>> The only cancelled order currently available is an SR7MR4, which I am
>> scheduled to start building in approx 90 working days. This can easily
>> be re-specified as an SR7DRMR2 or the higher spec SR7DRMR2XL if this
>> would be your preference.
>> I have attached the current SR power supply details so you can see
>> all the options and their cost. Should you wish to proceed once you have
>> read this information we can finalise the specification for your application.
>> Paul On 2018-09-06 22:22
>>> Hi Paul,
>>> I read from CA forum  that you might have SR7 cancelled order awaiting for transfer...
>>> I'm currently on the quest of an improved 2 rails 12VDC / 2A power
>>> supply solution for my DAC. Main power in my country is 230V AC / 50Hz.
>>> In case you would have something open, possibly fulfilling my needs,
>>> could please let me know what and which delivery date ?
>>> Also what are regulator options for the two rails, I read about DR is
>>> that something you still do ?
>>> In any case, thank you in advance for your reply, kind regards,
>>> François Morier
>>>  https://www.computeraudiophile.com/forums/topic/37373-the-paul-hynes-sr7/?page=16