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    I use a Laufer Teknik Memory Player. It’s the latest version and I output via AES EBU into my Soulution DAC. It beats my Soulution player and is an absolute delight.
    Expensive though.. 52K

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    Quote Originally Posted by jussy1254 View Post
    I use a Laufer Teknik Memory Player. It’s the latest version and I output via AES EBU into my Soulution DAC. It beats my Soulution player and is an absolute delight.
    Expensive though.. 52K
    Hello Jussy,
    I like the MP too.
    The Hong Kong dealer has only the lower model MP16 as demo but it's already excellent when pairing with a Totaldac D1-Six dac.

    Pls try a small trick : remove the top plate to allow and disconnect the chassis fans. The resulting improvement is surprising!
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    Something for your friend to try before buying different PSes - try grounding the negative poles of all PSes to a single ground point & from there to mains ground.
    So ground the outer barrel of all SMPS DC plugs.
    This will eliminate most leakage currents
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    Quote Originally Posted by jkeny View Post
    Something for your friend to try before buying different PSes - try grounding the negative poles of all PSes to a single ground point & from there to mains ground.
    So ground the outer barrel of all SMPS DC plugs.
    This will eliminate most leakage currents
    Is there a “device” or adapter or connector that would make this easy? I have three devices to connect.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brucemck2 View Post
    Is there a “device” or adapter or connector that would make this easy? I have three devices to connect.
    Use star washers that fit over the barrel of the SMPS DC plug - you can weave (or solder) stranded wire in this star washer - bring all 3 wires coming from the 3 SMPSes together into the ground pin of a mains plug.

    But be careful that your mains plug earth connection is secure & not likely to connect to the live pin - I would remove the P & N pins from this mains plug to ensure this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brucemck2 View Post
    Is there a commercially available one you’d recommend?
    You might try an Sbooster and jury-rig a ground wire.

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    It appears that I have left things dangling a bit.

    My quest has ended for now

    Roon rock + fanless QNAP NAS
    Naim Unifi Core
    Aurender W20

    Ethernet ground isolator thingy

    In the end, I have regressed back to Vivaldi Transport after more than 10 years climbing the computer Audio / file as source ladder.

    Steve - I was the guy back in the mid noughties that u helped to put the M-Audio Transit into an Apogee Big Ben clock as interface between PC & DAC.

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    The potential music/sonic gains of digital playback without a disc transport were certainly very intriguing. Even when I was using an Ayre C5xe MP to play physical discs and a Linn Akurate to play files from a QNAP NAS, I’ve always thought physical discs still sounded better, more alive, more drive, more… analog and musically involving… I realized from the learning and experimenting the entire ripping, storage, and playback of digital files was that everything made a difference. Windows rips better sounding files than Mac, WAV sounds better than FLAC, and I hated WiFi router between storage and playback.
    Fast forward a couple of years and I ended up with CH D1/C1. I thought the dCS Vivaldi stack sounded just a bit better overall but I didn’t want to mess with that many components, and the CH combo sounded just fine to me so I went that route. For file playback I ended up with a Melco NAS (finally no WiFi router in signal transferring!), Acoustic Revive LAN isolator, and Audioquest Ethernet cable. However playback through physical discs still sounded better. Files in my system just sounded staler and not as open and exciting musically.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zbub View Post
    The potential music/sonic gains of digital playback without a disc transport were certainly very intriguing. Even when I was using an Ayre C5xe MP to play physical discs and a Linn Akurate to play files from a QNAP NAS, I’ve always thought physical discs still sounded better, more alive, more drive, more… analog and musically involving… I realized from the learning and experimenting the entire ripping, storage, and playback of digital files was that everything made a difference. Windows rips better sounding files than Mac, WAV sounds better than FLAC, and I hated WiFi router between storage and playback.
    Fast forward a couple of years and I ended up with CH D1/C1. I thought the dCS Vivaldi stack sounded just a bit better overall but I didn’t want to mess with that many components, and the CH combo sounded just fine to me so I went that route. For file playback I ended up with a Melco NAS (finally no WiFi router in signal transferring!), Acoustic Revive LAN isolator, and Audioquest Ethernet cable. However playback through physical discs still sounded better. Files in my system just sounded staler and not as open and exciting musically.
    In my experience this lack of dynamics & liveliness in computer audio playback is mostly to do with CM noise, current leakage issues & the leakage currents being shunted to ground experiments I suggested upthread are very worthwhile.

    I use battery power in my devices & it has always sounded as good as & better than CD playback but even so common mode noise seemed to be getting through the USB connection & when a high speed USB isolator was used it brought another bit of clarity & aliveness to the sound.
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    Quote Originally Posted by zbub View Post
    The potential music/sonic gains of digital playback without a disc transport were certainly very intriguing. Even when I was using an Ayre C5xe MP to play physical discs and a Linn Akurate to play files from a QNAP NAS, I’ve always thought physical discs still sounded better, more alive, more drive, more… analog and musically involving… I realized from the learning and experimenting the entire ripping, storage, and playback of digital files was that everything made a difference. Windows rips better sounding files than Mac, WAV sounds better than FLAC, and I hated WiFi router between storage and playback.
    Fast forward a couple of years and I ended up with CH D1/C1. I thought the dCS Vivaldi stack sounded just a bit better overall but I didn’t want to mess with that many components, and the CH combo sounded just fine to me so I went that route. For file playback I ended up with a Melco NAS (finally no WiFi router in signal transferring!), Acoustic Revive LAN isolator, and Audioquest Ethernet cable. However playback through physical discs still sounded better. Files in my system just sounded staler and not as open and exciting musically.
    Many people have found that "everything" makes a difference with computer-driven audio, and it is certainly true for USB. Not so much for Ethernet. This is why I have moved away from USB designs and focused on Ethernet, as well as the desire to eliminate the driver nuisance of USB.

    Yesterday I did a study of USB versus Ethernet. Here are the results:

    http://www.audiocircle.com/index.php?topic=155232.0

    Steve N.
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