the big big PC transport thread!

Discussion in 'Computer Audio' started by Paul Staples, Jul 9, 2018.
  1. Paul Staples
    I would love everyone to contribute their thoughts, opinions and advice regarding building the ultimate PC transport device: e.g.
    transport fanless cases, (or not!)
    transport/i2s ocxo clocks,
    transport USB/EAN/COAX/OPTICAL/i2s/XLR (etc.)
    transport LPSU/SMPS
    transport mainboard ocxo clock,
    transport CPU/memory/SSD/HDD requirement,
    etc.

    ... please help me (& others) to build their own personal transport for music audiophiles everywhere - many thanks!
     
  2. Paul Staples
    hi...

    ...at what cost silence (i.e. reduced ripple)?

    the HDPLEX 400W ATX Linear Power Supply (ATX) has a rated mV of 3 - 5,
    https://www.hdplex.com/hdplex-fanless-400w-atx-linear-power-supply-with-modular-atx-output.html

    my seasonic Prime Ultra Titanium 650 Watt MPSU (ATX) has a rated mV of 10 and below,
    https://www.hardocp.com/article/2016/07/21/seasonic_flagship_prime_750w_power_supply_review/8

    the HD PLEX costs around £422 more than my Prime Ultra (smps); is the reduction of around 5mV worth the extra £422? ...would it even be noticeable in a blind audio/sound test?

    ...how great is the difference between 5 and 10 mV of ripple noise?

    many thanks in advance for all opinions offered!
     
    Last edited: Jul 9, 2018
  3. Paul Staples
    bump!!
     

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