Power supply for Zen stream

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Kw6

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Power supply for Zen stream
« on: 30 Dec 2022, 12:11 am »
Hi,

I just got my new Zen stream and want to upgrade the small stock wallmart to maybe a power elite but the rating say 12v 4 amps and I need 12v 1.8 amps. Is the elite Ifi still compatible?

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Re: Power supply for Zen stream
« Reply #1 on: 30 Dec 2022, 12:30 am »
Yes the Elite is compatible. Don't think you need to spend that much though.  A lot of the guys at Head-Fi have compared the Elite to the PowerX and preferred the PowerX on the Zen and the Elite on the Neo Stream.  If your not comfortable buying the Teradak then I would look at the LHY LPS25VA from Todd a Tek Audio in Texas at $168. They are designed and built by the same people as the Jays Audio CD Transports.

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Re: Power supply for Zen stream
« Reply #2 on: 30 Dec 2022, 01:25 am »
I found one similar to the stock with same pin but 15v and 2 amps is that ok?

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« Reply #3 on: 30 Dec 2022, 01:31 am »
Good tip I will stick with PowerX 12v 2 amps. I will assume the pin jack is perfect fit for Zen products.

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Re: Power supply for Zen stream
« Reply #4 on: 30 Dec 2022, 01:33 am »
They are

Kw6

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Re: Power supply for Zen stream
« Reply #5 on: 30 Dec 2022, 02:36 am »
Ok thanks I will use the stock one still the PowerX comes in. I personally think it's good enough too!☺️

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« Reply #6 on: 30 Dec 2022, 03:19 am »
Ok thanks I will use the stock one still the PowerX comes in. I personally think it's good enough too!☺️

We use the Power X with the Qutest DAC and it made a nice improvement.  We also have a Teradak that sounds a little better but it is being used with an Uptone Regen and it really improves the sound of the Regen.  I am going to buy another PowerX for my Zen Blue V2.

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Re: Power supply for Zen stream
« Reply #7 on: 30 Dec 2022, 03:26 am »
Those Teradak LPS's are quite a steal.  The first one I bought for the Aries Mini in 2016 is still going strong and I expect the latest one with R-Core transformer will be the same way. With shipping from Ali still cheaper than the PowerX if you have the room for it.

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Re: Power supply for Zen stream
« Reply #8 on: 30 Dec 2022, 05:23 am »
We use the Power X with the Qutest DAC and it made a nice improvement.  We also have a Teradak that sounds a little better but it is being used with an Uptone Regen and it really improves the sound of the Regen.  I am going to buy another PowerX for my Zen Blue V2.

Ok thanks for sharing your experience with PowerX!

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« Reply #9 on: 30 Dec 2022, 05:24 am »
Those Teradak LPS's are quite a steal.  The first one I bought for the Aries Mini in 2016 is still going strong and I expect the latest one with R-Core transformer will be the same way. With shipping from Ali still cheaper than the PowerX if you have the room for it.

Yeah did you see my photo for a LPS I posted on other thread?

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Re: Power supply for Zen stream
« Reply #10 on: 31 Dec 2022, 07:49 pm »
Hey guys,

The aftermarket power supply is 100-120 v 50/60 hz 1.5 amp input and output is 12v with 3 amp. So this is compatible with Zen

Zen stock is 100-120 v 50/60 hz .4 amp input and 12v & 1 amp output.

Thanks!

I.Greyhound Fan

Re: Power supply for Zen stream
« Reply #11 on: 31 Dec 2022, 11:00 pm »
Hey guys,

The aftermarket power supply is 100-120 v 50/60 hz 1.5 amp input and output is 12v with 3 amp. So this is compatible with Zen

Zen stock is 100-120 v 50/60 hz .4 amp input and 12v & 1 amp output.

Thanks!

It should be.

Kw6

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Re: Power supply for Zen stream
« Reply #12 on: 31 Dec 2022, 11:07 pm »
Thanks! I saw picture of a If i Elite which has similar specs. Mine is the black box on the ground.

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Re: Power supply for Zen stream
« Reply #13 on: 31 Dec 2022, 11:08 pm »