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    Antipodes CX+EX

    I have been running the pacific 211 monos for a couple years and the regular version prior to that. I had the chance to go to the pac version due to a shipping mishap. There was a couple month gap between the amps, however I felt the pac version was quieter and more detailed than the...
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    Testing and embracing Stacore

    Im running my digital front end. MP64 and Pacific on Stacore Advanced shelves on a wood floor. I think that stacore brings big benefits in the situation where the shelf is doing all the work. II would expect the rack to add even more, however the platform alone brings a lot of performance...
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    Pacific dac: Lampizator's new top of the line dac

    I am using the stock footers on a Stacore Advanced. Have also used an HRS M3x to good effect.
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    Devore Reference

    O/ref was paired with luxman at the last dc audio show. It was one of my favorites of the show. A spectacular looking speaker.
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    What about all those SMPS?

    When a system is running well, it is so much more engaging then when it is just working ok. Id like to just set it up to be optimal all the time, so that the engagement factor is just there by design. Your observation re the ISO transformer is good info. So maybe an ISO between the...
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    What about all those SMPS?

    Sure, Absolutely. However, since many are spending big money on switch upgrades, are we really ignoring the bigger problem? How do we cut out the haze from all the 'other' stuff. That may be a better investment vs a LPS upgrade on an audiophile switch, while leaving the rest of the house...
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    What about all those SMPS?

    I guess the best methodology would be to develop an audio side and a house side of the power grid in the house. If sucessful, then one could avoid needing LPSes on all the Access Points, Firewalls, ONTs and the rest of the house - Just let this be dirty, and just focus on the audio switch into...
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    What about all those SMPS?

    Marc, You bring up a good point. The step up/down transformer at the street pole may or may not also provide isolation from the neighbor electronic pollution.
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    What about all those SMPS?

    Hi WBF So over the past year, Ive been watching all the forum talk about avoiding Switch mode power supplies in audio, in an attempt to avoid electrical noise. Numerous examples about related to ONTs, Edge Routers/Firewalls, Ethernet Switches booth Audio Grade as well as the rest of the house...
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    Dedicated audio room build thread aka The Big Dig

    How did I miss this?!? Awesome!
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    Dedicated audio room build thread aka The Big Dig

    Sweet. Did you end up using carbon in the ceiling? Id love some pics of how that all came together of you have them. How long before the room is completed, do you think?
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    FTA (Final Touch Audio) Callisto USB cable

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    FMC -- Gigafoil -- EtherRegen Question

    As I understand, the Gigafoil if an E-O-E Ethernet to optical to ethernet converter, which is essentially what the Media converters are doing on each end of the fiber. I expect that a LPS on the media converters will do the same job as the gigafoil and any residual EMI would be cleaned by the...
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    Taiko Audio SGM Extreme : the Crème de la Crème

    Can you explain more about the Tripoint NG cables? Are they a newer model of the Silver signature that come with the older Elite and Signature SE?

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