Originally Posted by ben_r_
Please do. Im working on the purchase list to start building sigma 11's. But I'm still interested to hear more opinions on the LPS-1.
Ok so I've had about two days listening to Nuforce HDP/AKG K702 with their Linear Power Supply. I would say the change is very apparent. Taking away the LPS-1 from the HDP results in a less refined and spacious sound. For me, the increased depth and the added dimension to the sound of the HDP with LPS-1 makes it simply futile to listen to without as I can't go back to the standard PSU included for the reason that there just seems to be too much loss of detail and resolution. In respect, HDP stock is still amazing.
What you get with a great Linear Power Supply upgrade to my ears and is obvious to others around me are, improved separation, improved mid-range, improved all aspects of bass, improved soundstage and just overall improvement in the detail, clarity and quality of sound. The improvements just can't be counted as there are far too many!
This is to say you don't know what you are missing out on until you have heard the combination of the HDP with a Linear Power Supply. The HDP is still great without a PSU upgrade but with any decent LPS whether it be the Sigma 11 or the Nuforce LPS-1, there is to be an expected gain in sound and from Nuforce themselves said the LPS-1 will bring the HDP to entirely new heights.
***EDIT*** Added "In respect, HDP stock is still amazing."
Edited by Daeder - 2/20/12 at 11:47am