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  1. Topaz 5kVA line noise ultra-isolation transformer model 91005-31. The ultimate isolation transformer. Far superior to any power conditioner or 'audiophile' isolation transformers like Equi=Tech or Torus Power. 146dB line common mode noise suppression (for reference, Torus Power has only only 80dB CMNR). Is about as good as power being regenerated for pure clean AC power. Also will reduce a 6000 volt AC line spike to 6 milli-volts! A great protection, if you have had lightning strike problems in your area. A forum discussion on the Topaz transformers: Lightly used, in excellent working condition. This is the largest transformer Topaz makes for single phase operation, with plenty of current to power large high end amplifiers, or high power equipment. The primary and secondary are wound completely separate windings from each other, spaced apart, and individually shielded, so there's no noise coupling between the primary and secondary. The primary to secondary capacitance is only 0.005 Pico-farads !! No standard isolation transformer has this good of noise isolation, such as the Topaz transformers. The primary and secondary windings are dual 120 volts, so they can be wired for either 120v or 240 volts (input and output). This type of high power transformer should have the electrical work performed by an experienced electrician! Do keep in mind, that this transformer has large iron, and large transformers do have a little hum, when they are on, so placement outside your living/listening environment would be recommended. Normally, the transformer would be located near your electrical panel, and the power output from the transformer wired to the location of your equipment, or audio amplifiers. The transformer itself weighs 50kg, plus the weight of the shipping pallet = 70kg. This large 5000VA Topaz transformer does not come up for sale often, and is far superior to any hi-end line conditioner, because of the completely separated primary and secondary windings. This transformer is used, removed from a working environment, in perfect working condition. If shipping is required, it will be placed on a pallet and shipped via insured freight for safe arrival. All enquires welcome and will be answered in full. Palletized shipping within the EU ~ 100 EUR by DB Schenker with full insurance. No VAT or duties for EU countries. 800 EUR + shipping (I have paid $499 for the transformer, over $400 for shipping to the EU and close to $200 in import taxes, so over $1100 / 900 EUR in total; selling only 'cos I just bought the 7.5kVA model). Model specs: http://www.pacificparts.com/vends/mge/images/t1.pdf
  2. You probably could DIY sth, as the switch is very light. But no factory provision for wall mounting.
  3. No. You have to slide the PCB out. The box is a complete aluminium extrusion, with front and back panels attached to it.
  4. Just got the SOtM switch. It has the sCLK-EX clocking board installed and an extra 10M clock input. I started with taking the unit apart (as usuall ...): The promissing part is that this is not some cheap TP-Link router in disguise. It uses what seems to be their own board / PCB design. The PCB takes about 2/3 of the unit's real estate. My unit has the optional sCLK-EX clock module installed (which is stacked over the main PCB). I like the fact that they use the proper coaxial cable for the 10M clock input, terminated with a proper 50 Ohm RF connector (SMB type) on the PCB end. It shows an attention to detail one should expect from $1000+ product. The bad part is that I don't know when I will be able to evaluate the product. I'm still burried with work, so that may take 3-4 weeks. Probably other will be faster with posting their own reviews.
  5. Sad news indeed. I have last time met him in Munich. He seemed to be in a great shape, considering his age (over 80). We already made arrangements for his visit to Audio Video Show in Warsaw in November 2018 to give his famous TT setup seminar. He was exremely knowledgable on everything analog and just a lovely human beeing. I will miss him greatly. Rest in peace my Dear Friend.
  6. Forgot to add: the unit comes with the new, upgraded UpTone 7.5V/4.8A/36W SMPS (with internal ground-shunt), which is a clear upgrade over the old Meanwell PSU.
  7. SOLD UpTone Audio LPS-1. The unit comes with the new, upgraded UpTone SMPS (with internal ground-shunt), which is a clear upgrade over the old Meanwell PSU. Original box, manual are included. 10/10 condition. Price: 285 EUR + shipping + PayPal (firm) EU price via the ItemAudio UK is 501 EUR: http://www.itemaudio.co.uk/power-supplies/838-uptone-audio-lps1-ultracap.html Item ships from Poland (which is part of the EU).
  8. I've bought the Topaz 5kVA. Should I use a soft start circuits infront ?
  9. Can one use TWO identical transformers in parallel to double the VA rating ? My monos have 1.2kVA transformers EACH, so I'm thinking of getting not just one but two 5kVA units for a combined 10kVA - just for the peace of mind.
  10. Just bought the 5KV 91005-31T model. I should have it installed in 6-8 weeks. I have two identical separate dedicated power lines in my listening room - my plan is to put the transformer on one and compare.
  11. OK, problem solved: make sure you have the Use Exclusive Mode toggle checked.
  12. For whatever reason, I have problems getting my Lampi to work with Roon. I have the Roon 1.3 server installed on my Audio PC and my Lampi connected directly via USB. Win driver installed, I have no problems playing music using Jriver. When I want to play a DSF file using Roon, I'm getting the following error message: Transport: Failed to initialize the audio device. PCM files seem to be playing, although my DAC is DSD only, so I not able to check.
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