Ediscreation Ultra Silent Ripper : a CAS best-buy made by Edison Wong in Hong Kong

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Following his Silent Switch OCXO, the Ediscreation Ultra Silent Ripper is another CAS best-buy made by Edison Wong in Hong Kong :

A friend of mine bought one last month. We together "opened-box" and tested ripping with different add-on gadgets.

Front :
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The back. There is a grounding-post for playing with audiophile groundboxes :
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The beautiful interior.
No wonder it's so heavy. It got a thick copper bottom plate and the transport mechanism is also encased inside a copper cage :
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The internal linear power-supply section and other circuitry are made with good components. Very neat & tidy.
But the highlight must be the OCXO clock module!
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Some CAS audiophile friends of mine asked me :
Why is the ripper a CAS best-buy in the current Era of Streaming?

My answer to them is simple :
My personal experience till today is that the sonic performance of streaming is still inferior to playback of stored files, be them being stored in a NAS or better still in the internal storage of a server.

This is true even for very hi-end servers/streamers, such as the top Innuos Statement or Taiko Extreme.
And this is true no matter how the home network path has been tweaked expertly with gadgets such as audiophile switches, optical isolation ... etc.
:oops:

In fact my personal experience is that carefully ripped files can better some of the native files, even high-rez ones of the same album bought from webshops!
Actually I always have doubt about the originality of the files carried by some of the webshops and whether these files have been remastered/manipulated or not.
:rolleyes:

On the other hands, the files obtained by ripping CDs, particularly those full-silver early edition CDs give consistently good sonic performance.

BTW tweaking the ripper can affect the sonic quality of the ripped files too.
This is NOT snake-oil!
:D

My friend and I applied different footers (original plastic spikes ; Finite Elemente footers ; Obit Audio B40) on the Ultra Silent Ripper to rip the same cd.
The sonic diff of each of the ripped files was clearly audible.
We both opined that the Obit B40 made by Obit Audio of Taiwan gave the best ripped files.
:cool:

The original hard plaster spikes of the Ripper :
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Three Obit Audio B40 were placed underneath the Ripper :
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Please do test tweaking your rippers yourselves and compare the results.
It's fun!
;)
 
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Very interesting. I appreciate the photos--looks like very well organized build. After Dark in Hong Kong has opened a forum on AS, promoting a variety of modded devices including rippers. Have you or your friends compared their rippers to this one? I have looked at After Dark website on theirs but have not ordered a ripper yet.
 

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Wow, really glad you bought it. Thanks for making this thread!

One of few CAS items that have got me excited in the last few years.

Appears you opted for the same Mundorf upgrade as in Hiendy discussion. :D
 

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Wow, really glad you bought it. Thanks for making this thread!

One of few CAS items that have got me excited in the last few years.

Appears you opted for the same Mundorf upgrade as in Hiendy discussion. :D
Several of Edison's products have options for higher grade internal components.
Worth spending more.
But I personally don't like adding Bybee filters to them.
The cheaper non-Bybee version of Ultra Silent Ripper is my choice.

BTW its internal linear power-supply is very good.
We tried it with some other famous external audiophile LPS but found it's more sensible to save the money to buy a better powercord for the Ripper.
Diff powercords did affect the sound character of the ripped files!
Very interesting!
 

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Very interesting. I appreciate the photos--looks like very well organized build. After Dark in Hong Kong has opened a forum on AS, promoting a variety of modded devices including rippers. Have you or your friends compared their rippers to this one? I have looked at After Dark website on theirs but have not ordered a ripper yet.
Yes I know about AfterDark in HK and some friends of mine are using his products.
However I personally prefer Edison's products much more.

Here is the link to the Ediscreation Ultra Silent Ripper :

 
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BTW its internal linear power-supply is very good.
We tried it with some other famous external audiophile LPS but found it's more sensible to save the money to buy a better powercord for the Ripper.
Diff powercords did affect the sound character of the ripped files!
Very interesting!
What power cords have you tried for the ripper? I have Ediscreations Dual Voltage LPS powering my server and was wondering what power cords will be good for it. tnx
 

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What power cords have you tried for the ripper? I have Ediscreations Dual Voltage LPS powering my server and was wondering what power cords will be good for it. tnx
Hi Wanshu,
It's difficult to give you a suggestion bcos of so many factors to consider : your taste, your audio system componenta, room acoustics ...etc.

I tried Acoustic Revive 18000, Vertere Redline & Vertere HB.

I guess if your LPS is for a CAS Server which usually consumes high current, a powercord with high currwnt capacity is preferred.
 

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Several of Edison's products have options for higher grade internal components.
Worth spending more.
But I personally don't like adding Bybee filters to them.
The cheaper non-Bybee version of Ultra Silent Ripper is my choice.

BTW its internal linear power-supply is very good.
We tried it with some other famous external audiophile LPS but found it's more sensible to save the money to buy a better powercord for the Ripper.
Diff powercords did affect the sound character of the ripped files!
Very interesting!
I have very good experience with Lithuanian company LessLoss. I would suggest you try the vibration control equipment footers called "Bindbreaker", which I use under all my equipment with astonishing results. Likewise, the C-MARC Entropic Processing power cables are absolutely incredible as are their passive firewalls. You owe it to yourself to dive into the LessLoss world.

Take a look here and read some of the enthusiastic User Reviews and, better yet, try for yourself. It is very addictive!
I have yet to try a single LL product that has let me down :p

 

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I have very good experience with Lithuanian company LessLoss. I would suggest you try the vibration control equipment footers called "Bindbreaker", which I use under all my equipment with astonishing results. Likewise, the C-MARC Entropic Processing power cables are absolutely incredible as are their passive firewalls. You owe it to yourself to dive into the LessLoss world.

Take a look here and read some of the enthusiastic User Reviews and, better yet, try for yourself. It is very addictive!
I have yet to try a single LL product that has let me down :p

Welcome donkeyshark to wbf.
 

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