[FiiO M17] Dual ES9038PRO, dual THXAAA-788+, dual power supplies, 9200mAh battery, 2 volume control modes (FiiO Music App V3.1.4 Updates at 2022-09-17)
Aug 13, 2022 at 1:36 PM Post #4,351 of 4,551

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What are the main advantages of this upcoming power supply over that one which is included with M17? Does power cable will be included with new one?
I will know after I receive it for review!
In theory, more clean power and better current supply=better sound
 
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I finally kept the iFi ipower elite 15V .. after making some comparison with the standard FIIO external power supply, though it's almost impossible to make a real A/B comparison, I had the feeling the sound was maybe with something like faster with better kicks like an external THX Amp (THX887) I use usually for such target...
In real life, the M17 in enhanced audio mode with the standard is already very convincing, I am not sure it's not a "placebo" affect that I felt with a 4A power supply, the M17 could draw juice faster than with a simple 3A power supply.
I used 2 power hungry headphones like HEDDphone One and DCA Stealth.
I used 3S3P and 4S2P 18650 battery packs with M17 and RME ADI-2 and didn't hear a difference to the original supply. Battery packs are ultimate clean power you can get. So, I will stick to what I have. But I have to say, FiiO is releasing a very affordable and powerful PS for anyone that needs it. That's a real good price and looks sturdy.

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With a 12V output, that would be a good PSU for quite a few things, including iFi gear that takes a 12V input.
 
Aug 15, 2022 at 5:08 PM Post #4,356 of 4,551

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Is there some way to use an iPhone or iPad with the M17 via USB DAC mode? I'm trying to use Roon and/or Apple Music on the iPhone or iPad and send the audio through the M17. For the life of me, I cannot get this to work. I've tried using a USB-C to USB-C cable, and I've tried the Apple USB-C to USB-A adapter with a USB-A to USB-C cable. I've tried both USB ports on the M17. Nothing works. I'm guessing this isn't possible. Can anyone confirm? Thanks for any input.

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Aug 16, 2022 at 8:30 AM Post #4,357 of 4,551

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Does anyone know if the PL50 is coming to Fiio's US distributors?
 
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Does anyone know if the PL50 is coming to Fiio's US distributors?
I really wanted it, and I did not want to take the risk that they only make it in small numbers, and it doesn't make it to distributors... so I ordered from AliExpress today as soon as I saw it was available. Seems like a very reasonable price for what it is (or at least portends to be). 🤷‍♂️
 
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Super Stable! FiiO Low Noise Regulated Linear Power Supply PL50 Is Available on AliExpress Official Store!

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Power supply is always a significant factor that affects the audio system. Among them, linear power supply is born with low noise, small ripple and stable voltage output. The FiiO's low noise regulated linear power supply PL50 is not only a synthesizer of these merits, but also comes with other outstanding features.

For one thing, we specially customized a 50VA audiophile-grade toroidal transformer, made of high-quality Nippon Steel iron and high-purity oxygen-free copper wires for higher efficiency, higher precision, more stable voltage, and for higher energy output.

For another, high-quality parts were chosen for every part of the design for higher and more reliable performance – such as the Shindengen bridge rectifier, TI voltage regulator, and Nippon Chemi-Con and Rubycon capacitors.

What's more, the PL50 has been designed and manufactured according to strict safety standards. With high-standard crafting, the PL50 is exactly an excellent power supply to help create a pleasant music experience.

Keep features of the PL50 include:
--Low noise
--High precision
--High power
--Stable voltage

* The PL50 is available on our AliExpress Official Store. Click the link below to take it home right away.
https://www.aliexpress.com/item/1005004647505397.html


Best regards,
Guangzhou FiiO Electronics Technology Co., Ltd.
 
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And how or with what do I connect the M17 with the PL50??is there a connection/cable included for this pairing?

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From the product info page:

Package contents: Power supply unit*1, AC input cable*1, DC output cable*1, Manual*1
…I also found this extra image on the AliExpress product page, which shows the included DC output cable:

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