The long awaited V-PSU II has arrived. As well as the IsoKinetik ISOFeet.
This is where it starts to sound interesting...and impressive.
With the PSU in place, sound is noticeably cleaner, none of that fuzziness. I can finally hear space around instruments and voices instead of a wall of sound. Dynamics are more lively. Placement is noticeable, imaging clearly improved.
Add the ISOFeet. These were kind of a b**** to install. Didn't come with instructions or anything. But clearly straight forward. I realized I needed to drill 3 tiny holes into the plinth for each foot to screw them in. Made me nervous because I didn't want to damage the table. But after some time and patience it came out quite successful.
As for the sound? In combination with the newly added PSU, it has been a fantastic and clearly audible upgrade from before. The aluminum feet allow me to accurately adjust the level of the table as well as provide improved control and stability to the table. Because of that the ISOFeet allows me to hear better soundstage depth and more clearly defined bass notes. Crunchy bass, only vinyl records can replicate.
I've come to really like the V-LPS / V-PSU II combo, I think it's a great sounding phonostage for the price and super versatile compared to what else is out there. It gets along with all the carts I've used so far quite nicely.
The ISOFeet I highly recommend for all Rega owners. There's no better way to keep your table perfectly leveled. The sound improvement is a added bonus. Just remember to remove the platter and tonearm before installing though. ;)
Groovetracer subplatter ships next week...stay tuned!
Edited by SemiAudiophile - 1/14/12 at 5:33pm