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  1. Add my voice to those who say the ER clearly sounds better powered by an LPS 1.2 than by the stock PS.
  2. I apologize for cross posting, but this belongs here as much as in the ET^2 topic. My housemate, who has been subjected to my ever-evolving stereo system over the last four years, and whose response is typically a terse "sounds good", volunteered yesterday (after hearing the EtherRegen and ET^2 for the first time the other night), "Your system sounds the best it's ever sounded -- you shouldn't change a thing ever again."
  3. To elaborate: She was also hearing the EtherRegen for the first time, so responding to both improvements.
  4. P.S. My housemate, who has been subjected to my ever-evolving stereo system over the last four years, and whose response is typically a terse "sounds good", volunteered this morning (after hearing the ET^2 last night), "Your system sounds the best it's ever sounded -- you shouldn't change a thing ever again."
  5. Not to single Amir out, but as a general comment: I've found in my 40+ year obsession w/ audio that the better your system gets, the more clearly you are able to hear the difference when you make a change or addition to that system... be it a major component like an amplifier, a mini-component such as the ISO-REGEN or the ER, or a minor one like a tube, an interconnect, speaker wire, or a power cord. Or dare I say a USB cable or an Ethernet cable.
  6. Aside: if you love the Beatles, or even if you don't, what Chet Atkins does with this song on his PICKS ON THE BEATLES album is amazing. The entire album is a neglected gem, IMO.
  7. I briefly experimented with a few, based on my notes from my Lush^2. In every case I preferred the default. It sounds so good I’m not incentivized to experiment further for the time being. But of course this topic is for discussing configurations, Presumably at some point someone will suggest one
  8. It’s true. Your product caused me to neglect my stomach. You will be hearing from my attorney tomorrow.
  9. The ET^2 arrived today and I've been listening to it for the last four hours or so. The ET^2 replaces an AQ Cinnamon in my digital chain, which is now VortexBox > generic ethernet cable > hub > generic ethernet cable > EtherRegen > ET^2 > ultraRendu > Lush^2 > ISO-Regen > Lush^2 > Lampizator Big 7 The short verdict: significant improvement. Details here.
  10. First impression -- holy expletive deleted! This is so much better than I was expecting. The ET^2 arrived this afternoon, and I've been listening nonstop for the last four hours with the default configuration. I had no real complaints re: the AQ Cinnamon, but now that I've heard the ET^2, the Cinnamon will be retired except for comparison purposes. And just to confirm I wasn't imagining things, I've swapped back and forth several times -- nothing else has changed, and I've made sure volume levels remain constant. The sound with the Cinnamon is extremely dynamic and clear, with a nice open high end. Prior to swapping in the ET^2, the only drawback I was aware of was a slight harshness at higher volumes. Of course I didn't attribute that to the Cinnamon, however with the ET^2 the dynamics and high end are unchanged, but things are warmer, more engaging, "analog" sounding, relaxed and musical. The harshess is gone, the lower midrange and bass are improved, and I am listening at higher volumes than before in a state of rapturous enjoyment. The sound stage is greatly improved, and I'm hearing tons of new microdetails and am more aware of the macro details... when singers harmonize, I'm more aware of each voice... each instrument is more clearly delineated... individual notes stand out distinctly and the sustain of piano notes and strings hover longer in the air. And I have never heard drums/percussion sound so right... the drum kit is there in front of me and I can "see" what the drummer is doing. I mentioned the lower midrange and bass a minute ago... there's some extra energy now in that region, and they are resonating in a way that is hard to describe but is quite compelling. Something I feel as much as hear. To summarize: my system, which was already superb, is now more crankable and toe-tappingly musical than before. Eventually I will experiment w/ different configurations... for now I just want to listen... and listen... and listen.
  11. Correction: the actual chain would be... VortexBox > generic ethernet cable > hub > generic ethernet cable > EtherRegen > AQ Cinnamon > ultraRendu > Lush^2 > ISO-Regen > Lush^2 > Lampizator Big 7 ...with hub also connected to a long ethernet cable running to a router at the other end of the room. That's probably more than I needed to share, but in the interest of full disclosure.
  12. Thanks Peter, the ET^2 arrives today, and I am really looking forward to it. FWIW my audio chain is currently... VortexBox > generic ethernet cable > EtherRegen > AQ Cinnamon > ultraRendu > Lush^2 > ISO-Regen > Lush^2 > Lampizator Big 7 ...with the ET^2 replacing the AQ Cinnamon.
  13. So, if I were considering purchasing a Farad Super3 for my EtherRegen (7v-12v), any opinions on which output voltage to choose?
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