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    Advise on best path to take

    If it were my room I’d first look into the possibility of installing a new consumer unit and running a couple of dedicated radials from it Into the room. A sufficiently heavy wire gauge would give you a lot more instantaneous current and that’s what a good hi-fi system requires.
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    Advise on best path to take

    What’s on the other side of your wall sockets?
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    Magico M9 >>>>Fulfillment

    In the high-tech industry a product is considered mature when the platform on which it is built is getting old and further enhancements are no longer viable. The next step after mature is obsolete, then out-of-support. When a product is mature, R&D resources are shifted to other projects If you...
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    What does the source sound like...

    From a logic point of view, there are 3 main criteria in play......the actual recording, the recovery of the entire musical signal and the presentation of that signal. The exact same signal is going to sound different on different systems based on how that system presents the music. Imagine 2...
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    To switch or not to switch? Melco S-100 or Innuos Phoenix NET switch?

    I’m not a network guru.....quite the opposite but is does look like you’re having a network configuration issue, so the first thing to check is whether your router is actually seeing the NDS Is your router using DHCP to automatically assign IP addresses? If so, if you look at the NDS Network...
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    To switch or not to switch? Melco S-100 or Innuos Phoenix NET switch?

    May as well answer the question as the Audiophilleo is an entirely different animal. You would use an Innuos Phoenix USB to feed a DAC with optimised USB input. You would use the Audiophilleo to feed a DAC with optimized SPDIF input. Essentially the Innuos is used to optimized the USB feed to...
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    To switch or not to switch? Melco S-100 or Innuos Phoenix NET switch?

    A well run-in PhoenixNET sounds markedly better after 3 days continuous power. The unit itself takes about 100 hours to partially run-in, but those Mundorf capacitors take a lot longer and you will get a significant uplift in performance after 2-3 months. All this means is that there are 2...
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    Does Magico have a "house sound", and if so, how would you describe it?

    Hi Microstrip, I once said about an early iteration of the Wilson Watt Puppy driven by Krell that it sounded like ’big hi-fi’. I wasn’t being complementary. The system was extremely impressive but absolutely failed to involve me in the music. But these days, sound quality has moved on, but...
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    Does Magico have a "house sound", and if so, how would you describe it?

    If the tweeter on an A5 is similar to the S1MkII, then its extremely extended and energetic but that translates into huge transparency, sparkle, shimmer, purity and air. If it sounds a bit sharp/hot then you’re modifying your tweeter in order to offset something with the signal because this...
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    Does Magico have a "house sound", and if so, how would you describe it?

    Hi Morricab, actually its mostly just simple logic. If adding specialist racks, specialist mains, carpet spikes , room treatments etc bring huge improvements to sound quality, as reported here literally hundreds of times, then doing the opposite will very likely have the opposite effect. For...
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    Does Magico have a "house sound", and if so, how would you describe it?

    Hi Floyd, the problem here is definitely the loudspeaker. It is an exceptionally neutral and transparent design, so you really can’t afford to short change it when it comes to set-up. I hope you don't mind if i point out some of the shortcomings in this particular set-up. The first thing are...
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    Does Magico have a "house sound", and if so, how would you describe it?

    Hey there MF, If you‘re interested in discussing why you may have heard what you did, just say. I think there’re possibly a couple of good reasons. Curious about a few things; What’s the black box next to the Innuos? What‘s the black box next to the AV stand? What’s behind the main’s plug...
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    To switch or not to switch? Melco S-100 or Innuos Phoenix NET switch?

    Understood. Essentially the output of a switch is a highly modulated DC stream of precisely timed voltage transitions, representing the digital bits, so the quality of the DC seems to have a major influence on the stream’s resulting sound quality. Other switches, for example SoTM, Melco, AQVox...
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    To switch or not to switch? Melco S-100 or Innuos Phoenix NET switch?

    Hi Varadero Very nice additions to your system. FYI, a well run-in PhoenixNET will really start to blossom by day 3 of being continuously connected to mains. Running in will be semi-complete after around 10 days, but then you’ll hear another large hike in sound quality after about 2...
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    To switch or not to switch? Melco S-100 or Innuos Phoenix NET switch?

    Here’re the details for the Mean Well Enterprises SMPS http://www.farnell.com/datasheets/3154728.pdf

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