Ediscreation's Firebird LPS - Another splash for CAS audiophiles

CKKeung

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Ediscreation Audio has been in business in Hong Kong for nearly 10 yrs, a branch of N&E Audio.

Edison Wong, the designer-owner is a friend of mine. He is an electrical engineer by training and worked parttime for his audio products in the past.
Now that the business of Ediscreation is thriving so rapidly, he has quitted his job and is working fulltime for his own company.

I wrote a brief review about his excellent audiophile switch on WBF in Dec 2020 (#5 of ) and now a group of WBF members are using the switch very happily.

Edison makes several models of LPS for a few years already. They are good but competition in those price ranges are high.

Now I have to disclose Edison's newest creation - a flagship grade LPS named Firebird :

The Firebird LPS chassis is cnc from a billet of aluminium alloy. It's sturdy & heavy! There are several isolated internal compartments and additional vibration-modulating materials are applied onto the circuit boards.
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It's a bit bigger than the other LPS models of Ediscreation.
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The dc voltmeter on the front looks pretty, and its lighting can be switched off.
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They are stackable because of the 4 round pillars.
Each Firebird can supply up to three devices of the same DC voltage.
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We tested the Firebird in two systems :
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We compared it to another well-known brand and Edison' lower LPS model.
I am confident to say that Firebird belongs to the top three audiophiles LPS in the market.
:D

In my friend Kahw's system it supplied a Cybershaft OP21 10M clock and two audiophile switches.
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The Firebird by its own has elevated Kahw's CAS system to one of the two Best CAS I have ever auditioned.
All hifi factors such as quietness, resolution, dynamics, freq extensions ...etc are improved but most importantly the musicality also breaks new ground.
It's quite unbelievable that a single LPS can affect a whole audio system so much!
:cool:
 
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The Firebird is not mentioned on the Ediscreation website.

It's because Firebird LPS is new and Edison's original plan was to debut it at the coming HK Hi-end Audio & Visual Show in August.

However when we friends of Edison borrowed it for home tests, all of us were reluctant to return it to him.
It's already selling like hot cakes before the Show.
:p

In HK there isn't any sale tax and shipping cost. The msrp of Firebird is less than usd2.5k.
Not cheap but Firebird can supply 3 components so the performance/cost ratio is actually quite high, considering that it's a very top LPS.

IMHO Firebird is a perfect partners of CAS components such as routers, switchs, NAS ...etc.
All WBF brothers who employ CAS systems please keep a close eye on this Ediscreation Firebird LPS.
You will not be disappointed for sure!
;)
 
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I was there, the improvement brought by the firebird LPS is huge! Ordered immediately:)
 

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The clash of the Titans :

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I was asked by frds in HK and several WBF members to do this comparison.

Left : Paul Hynes, the gold standard.
Right : Ediscreation Firebird, the challenger.
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Both are heavy and nicely built!
However I don't like the dc cables of Paul Hynes.
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I compared them by supplying a Cybershaft OP21 10M clock, which in turn supplied a CH Precision C1.1 dac.

IMHO in general they are on par but with diff sonic characters.
Paul Hynes is brighter (in the good sense).
Firebird is darker (also in the good sense).

Personally I will choose the Firebird, because I will use it for my CAS system. It's cheaper too.
YMMV.
;)
 
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BTW the original spikes of the Firebird is a limiting factor of its sonic performance.

My frd Kahw and I are very happy after replacing them with the Audio Replas RSI-M6 spikes.

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You can try any audiophile footers/spikes on the Firebird, as long as the screws are M6 size.
;)
 
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Thank you CK.
I’m using Ikigai Kangai DC cable.
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I think Firebird will have more extension with better feets as you recommend….
 

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The clash of the Titans :

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I was asked by frds in HK and several WBF members to do this comparison.

Left : Paul Hynes, the gold standard.
Right : Ediscreation Firebird, the challenger.
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Both are heavy and nicely built!
However I don't like the dc cables of Paul Hynes.
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I compared them by supplying a Cybershaft OP21 10M clock, which in turn supplied a CH Precision C1.1 dac.

IMHO in general they are on par but with diff sonic characters.
Paul Hynes is brighter (in the good sense).
Firebird is darker (also in the good sense).

Personally I will choose the Firebird, because I will use it for my CAS system. It's cheaper too.
YMMV.
;)
Who can like Paul Hynes CC cables ?. They are incredibly stiff and difficult to handle.
 

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