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post #1 of 376
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Documentary video

Part1 (Preparing): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c1TCS0RanCY
Part2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=itMb0AyWWrA
Part3: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kPoe9Lt7bzQ
Part4: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Btt6nLIIfT4
Part5 (Listening): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lq9RSqU6gN0

3rd system complete, audio hobby complete: http://www.head-fi.org/forums/showpo...&postcount=349

Update 3rd system

3rd audio system Part1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZD7eNNh-BSg
Dissecting Valhalla interconnect: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DFRptbOtJu8
3rd audio system Part2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vR5ESUubJZU

Pictures: http://www.head-fi.org/forums/showth...205316&page=16



Update 2nd batch

Part1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O2XT_Jx6bCE

Part2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6KAz5vLV2_E

Pictures: http://www.head-fi.org/forums/showth...33#post2718733



Videos of 1st batch


No audio

Part1a: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JHPYjJs7GMk
Part1b: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P1edo6Wg8C8
Download link (save to harddrive)



Audio and subtitles

Part2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XgsR4TiBwug
Download link (save to harddrive)


Part3: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=38x9mtCY0-U
Download link (save to harddrive)




Pictures (stills from video part1)

























































post #2 of 376
PLEASE BE CAREFUL WHEN USING ERS PAPER!!!

The edges are conductive. This is no joke. I have personally fried (as in smoke coming out) a circuit board because the edge of the ERS shorted out the circuit. I see in the pricture you have the edges exposed onto the circuit board. Also ERS may leave conductive shavings around if they flake off the edge.

There is a lot of benefit to ERS since it is basically like an active shield.
But for cables you also do not need to cover the whole thing.
post #3 of 376
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by AC1
The edges are conductive. This is no joke. I have personally fried (as in smoke coming out) a circuit board because the edge of the ERS shorted out the circuit. I see in the pricture you have the edges exposed onto the circuit board. Also ERS may leave conductive shavings around if they flake off the edge.
I have the edges covered with scotch tape and elevated a few mm from the circuit boards. I am more worried about the paper burning up than the component, since ERS paper costs more than what I paid for Power Plant. Benchmark DAC1 costs little more. PS Audio GCC-100 amp has short-circuit protection (I had many soldering shorts when tweaking it, it's great, it just gives error message when trying to turn it on instead of getting fried).
I have had no problems with the paper after 10 days. It's great for Nordost Valhalla cables since they don't have any shielding, it gave deeper bass.
post #4 of 376
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Originally Posted by Patrick82
I have the edges covered with scotch tape and elevated a few mm from the circuit boards. I am more worried about the paper burning up than the component, since ERS paper cost me more than what I paid for Power Plant.
Ok just be careful.
I had all my edges taped, etc. But tape does tend to unstick on the sheets before as well and just be careful of small exposures.

You also so not need to use that much for most things. For cables a winding of it and it can be a not very dense winding is more than enough (yes I have tested this out for myself and other people as well).
post #5 of 376
For some reason, I feel really dirty for looking at this.
post #6 of 376
Awesome.
post #7 of 376
Thread Starter 

Part2

Videos

DOWNLOAD part2 74 MB (00:10:48) Audio and subtitles


You can also stream it here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XgsR4TiBwug
post #8 of 376
Are you going to stick any of it inside your PC?
post #9 of 376
Could you upload part 1 to YouTube as well?

I love your comment: "Damn, my light is broken... too extreme tweaking." That and "I hope it don't explode now."
post #10 of 376
post #11 of 376
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Wodgy
Could you upload part 1 to YouTube as well?
Part1a: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JHPYjJs7GMk
Part1b: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P1edo6Wg8C8


Quote:
Originally Posted by Tachikoma
Are you going to stick any of it inside your PC?
I don't have enough of it left, I only bought half of what I needed because I was afraid it wouldn't be worth it. If I had known the truth I would have bought a couple hundred while it was on sale. Then I could cover the walls and make myself clothes of it.
post #12 of 376
Fugly
post #13 of 376
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Best tweak ever, for any price!

Crazy paper, it's the best thing I have ever bought. I hear very quiet sounds deep into soundstage and they are very clear, it doesn't sound like it comes from the recording, but it does!

ERS Paper is better than power conditioning because it doesn't reduce any dynamics, it does NOTHING wrong! It just gives a blacker background.

I have also noticed that not only is the bass deeper, but the highs are more extended as well, even with 192kbps mp3. But with WAV the highs are as crazy as the bass! I need to upgrade my mp3's to WAV...

The improvement went up to 2 million on my 1-10 scale.

__________________________________________________ ______

My upgrades

Levels higher

1 = Noticeable improvement
10 = Night and day

July 2005

Valhalla power cord for Krell KAV-500i = 15
High Current Ultimate Outlet between wall and Power Plants = 5
QuickSilver on everything = 15?
QuickSilver on fuses = 2
MultiWave II+ for source = 5
xStream Statement between wall and Power Plants = 60
44.1 kHz to 768 kHz = 5
MultiWave II and II+ for amp = 20
Solid-Tech isolation = 100
QuickSilver GOLD upgrade = 5
Valhalla between wall and Power Plants + hardwired = 60
Hifi-Tuning Gold fuse = 1
Nordost Solar Wind 1 conductor + remove PCB = 220
Nordost Valkyrja 1 conductor = 140 (360 compared to Stefan AudioArt)
PS Audio GCC-100 = 200?
Cary 303/300 as transport for DAC-1 = 500
Modded Valhalla power cord (2+2+1) for DAC1, and computer as transport (Valhalla and Power Plant) = 5000
Computer to Cary transport. From 2 to 1 Power Plant. 2 conductor Valhalla power cord for amp. Extra isolation step. Cary from 3 to 0 isolation = -200 (less detail but more neutral?)
Valhalla digital XLR = 5?
Valhalla power cord 2 to 1 conductor for DAC1 = 100
Valhalla power cord 3 to 2 conductors for Cary = 5
Valkyrja internal wiring for CD player = 5
Valkyrja speaker cable hardwire into PCB = 380
Valkyrja input signal wire for amp, from 24 AWG to 22 AWG = -3
Modded Valhalla interconnect 1 conductor = 1 000 000
Brilliant Pebbles Mini = 0.05
Bypass fuses amp = 80
Bypass fuses Cary transport = 2?
Shortening Valhalla power cords = 1
Disconnecting ground of DAC1 = 0.5?
Valhalla power cord 2 to 1 conductors for Cary = 5
Valhalla power cord 3 to 2 conductors for wall = 1
4step to 5step isolation for DAC1 = 1200
Hardwired into Power Plant = 5?
ERS Paper full coverage = 2 000 000

October 2006

Numbers are only accurate when based on the order the upgrades were made.
post #14 of 376
Quote:
Originally Posted by Patrick82
The improvement went up to 2 million on my 1-10 scale.
Classic.
post #15 of 376
Thread Starter 

Huge soundstage

I suspected soundstage was bigger as well, even when I listen to trance music with a narrow soundstage. All those subtle ambient sounds are now very clear and it makes soundstage sound huge.

I tested with 'Lord Of The Rings - Return Of The King' and now the sounds come from outside my window instead of inside my room.

The improvement in soundstage size was bigger than when going from K501 to K1000. Everything comes from further away and is clearer than before!!
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