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Originally Posted by ALRAINBOW View Post

PSU upgrades will yield improved sounds , no doubt. Even in the cpu owner supply. But you need to consider how much it will cost and how far you will go. The. Kind of hard drive matters as well as the sata cable. Putting alum foil around the stata cable helps to. There are plenty of threads on improving the CPU ,s we use. On other forums . Pm me and I can lead you to some. For me I use a nas with SS hardrive and it is networked into my dac. No CPU at all just my iPad as a controller .

Al

 

I'd like to explore that option...

post #11837 of 15491
Likewise. Thinking about the Auralic Aries to that end, possibly PWD2 with network Bridge.
post #11838 of 15491
Hold off on the Pwd , I think there might be a new model. Coming from them. And I'm sure it will be dsd and better than the pwdmkii I have. When the do have it I will upgrade for sure .

Al
post #11839 of 15491

Why go Paul Hynes when you now have this option at your disposal? :D

http://www.diyaudio.com/store/amplifier-circuit-boards/power-supplies-accessories/super-regulator-v22.html

 

Plus, I think a lab supply for $300-400 will be able to provide a triple output, with all sorts of safety features and various functions. It's not battery power though. I guess I'll be the first to experiment with one. Just don't know when that will be lol.


Edited by brunk - 2/12/14 at 9:12am
post #11840 of 15491
BRUNK I think you are on to something
As long as the specs are good enough

As I would not know but you would.
Al
post #11841 of 15491
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Originally Posted by ALRAINBOW View Post

BRUNK I think you are on to something
As long as the specs are good enough

As I would not know but you would.
Al

Yeah the specs are very good, with the most important being stability.

http://www.rigolna.com/products/dc-power-supplies/dp800/dp832/

Picked it up for $388 shipped from Tequipment.net :D

It's the same hardware as their $800 unit, just software-crippled (hackable/upgradeable) so it has some serious value. It even has the capability to adjust at the 1mV/mA resolution level, that's just crazy :tongue: 


Edited by brunk - 2/12/14 at 10:10am
post #11842 of 15491

I dunno, most decently and recently designed dac does not take power from the USB port anymore. I'll just cut the 5V line from the USB cable and call it a day. Money could probably be better spent on power regeneration/isolation transformer for your other gears :p

post #11843 of 15491
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I dunno, most decently and recently designed dac does not take power from the USB port anymore. I'll just cut the 5V line from the USB cable and call it a day. Money could probably be better spent on power regeneration/isolation transformer for your other gears :p

Yes, but you're forgetting the noise inside the PC itself that rides on everything else. If one can reduce that to a major extent, audible benefits are probable. I can hear a pretty good improvement in sound with my super high end PC rig vs. my music PC, and the main difference is that i have a TOTL PSU in it vs. a $10 PSU.

post #11844 of 15491

Oh my, power supply for your sup'd up pc... what have you got stuffed in there?

post #11845 of 15491

A (good) cup of tea drown out any electrical noise and mechanical noise that my PC made (those big red TY 140 fan) but that's just me :tongue: 

 

One day when I won't use PC for music anymore, I'd hope that streaming will advance enough by then =p.

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Oh my, power supply for your sup'd up pc... what have you got stuffed in there?

Asus Rampage IV Extreme mobo

Intel 3960X Extreme SB-E CPU

32GB 1866 RAM

Enermax MaxRevo 1300w PSU

TOTL RAID card with 16x HDDs

2x Intel SSDs

AMD 7970 GPU

CPU Watercooled, all Noctua fans elsewhere, case lined with FatMat

 

2+ years running rock solid stable :D

 

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Originally Posted by khaine1711 View Post
 

A (good) cup of tea drown out any electrical noise and mechanical noise that my PC made (those big red TY 140 fan) but that's just me :tongue: 

 

One day when I won't use PC for music anymore, I'd hope that streaming will advance enough by then =p.

Yeah, it's just a matter of time until we get a DAC with ethernet and/or 4G connectivity and interact with it through your mobile device and HDTV :L3000: 


Edited by brunk - 2/12/14 at 11:42am
post #11847 of 15491
Guys the simplistic way is to buy a Mac mini. No fan used . Put In a solid star drive there is certain models you want. And buy a better PSU for it. And you done. But you need to leave it on. Go to imperial audio website . He depicts exactly what you need.

Al
post #11848 of 15491
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Originally Posted by ALRAINBOW View Post

Guys the simplistic way is to buy a Mac mini. No fan used . Put In a solid star drive there is certain models you want. And buy a better PSU for it. And you done. But you need to leave it on. Go to imperial audio website . He depicts exactly what you need.

Al

+1 Good point. I had looked into that route before but forgot about it. For the majority, that is the way to go for sure, especially now that JRiver is available on Mac, it's that much sweeter.


Edited by brunk - 2/12/14 at 12:09pm
post #11849 of 15491
I hate Mac and take no credit. For the idea. Steve at imperial is the wizard of sound . It's all his and if you read about it in other forums it becomes apparent as to why so mNy people are using it. You can even go headless and just use the IPAD as an interface . I do not own one though. Brink I tip the hat to you. You are the wizard hear for DIY .

Al
post #11850 of 15491
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Originally Posted by ALRAINBOW View Post

I hate Mac and take no credit. For the idea. Steve at imperial is the wizard of sound . It's all his and if you read about it in other forums it becomes apparent as to why so mNy people are using it. You can even go headless and just use the IPAD as an interface . I do not own one though. Brink I tip the hat to you. You are the wizard hear for DIY .

Al

Yeah the Mac can cause a learning curve / compatibility issues, but is a serious option for anyone looking into a relatively simple setup for PC music Hifi. Aww thanks Al, I'm not a big-time guru, but I do look very hard and exhaustively at my options and find creative ways to improve things that really haven't been looked into before :)

 

I like to scrutinize every detail :tongue:


Edited by brunk - 2/12/14 at 12:18pm
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