Tweaks! Do these work?

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Nico M

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Re: Tweaks! Do these work?
« Reply #40 on: 24 Aug 2021, 06:12 pm »
Hi all,

I also do use tweaks A lot. As long as they are sensible.
I installed a low jitter masterclock in my CD player,  with it's own power supply.
Gave the digital circuit it's own 80VA toroidal transformer, with shottky rectifiers, and nichcon KG buffers.
Also i split up the power supply and divided,  so each chip got it's own regulated low noise feed. Spdif, decoder, dram etc, i removed the system clock, and gave each chip that needed it it's own low jitter clock.

The tweaks work. It changed my former mediocre Marantz CD72SE, to a really singing highend player.
Although i now use a seperate dac now, modding the player to use it as a transport,  was beneficial.
The cleaner the spdif signal enters the dac, the better it sounds...

Bluray

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Re: Tweaks! Do these work?
« Reply #41 on: 14 Sep 2021, 05:13 am »
Hi ! I am New to Audio Circle and looking forward to learn and exchange my experience in the audio hobbie.

Really enjoy using tweeks in my systems in all areas of the audio chain, cables, components, power source, room acoustics, etc. I have beeen successful with most of them and continue to try new Tweeks on a regular  basis.

Vibrations and RFI /EMF control tweeks have made the most positive impact in my systems. Shakti stones, BDR cones and shelves among are the most easy and simple ones to implement with high rate of success with careful placement and positioning of the tweaks and lots of experinting to tweak the components to my liking sound and reach synergy between all the components.
 
Good to be here !

Blackmore

Re: Tweaks! Do these work?
« Reply #42 on: 14 Sep 2021, 11:08 am »
Welcome to AudioCircle, Bluray

Phil A

Re: Tweaks! Do these work?
« Reply #43 on: 14 Sep 2021, 11:24 am »
Welcome as well!

DannyBadorine

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Re: Tweaks! Do these work?
« Reply #44 on: 14 Sep 2021, 03:03 pm »
Hi all,

I also do use tweaks A lot. As long as they are sensible.
I installed a low jitter masterclock in my CD player,  with it's own power supply.
Gave the digital circuit it's own 80VA toroidal transformer, with shottky rectifiers, and nichcon KG buffers.
Also i split up the power supply and divided,  so each chip got it's own regulated low noise feed. Spdif, decoder, dram etc, i removed the system clock, and gave each chip that needed it it's own low jitter clock.

The tweaks work. It changed my former mediocre Marantz CD72SE, to a really singing highend player.
Although i now use a seperate dac now, modding the player to use it as a transport,  was beneficial.
The cleaner the spdif signal enters the dac, the better it sounds...

Those tweaks make a lot of sense to me.  I've spent a lot of time with DAC's in recording studios and live mixing consoles.  The clocking and the clock power supply has a huge impact on the results.  Jitter is a significant problem and higher quality clocking makes all the difference.  With a good clock you can hear the image get wider and deeper.  You can hear the room sound on the drums.  You can hear the details of the reverb and delay on the vocals better.  You often hear things in recordings that you never knew were there.

Early B.

Re: Tweaks! Do these work?
« Reply #45 on: 14 Sep 2021, 03:27 pm »
The clocking and the clock power supply has a huge impact on the results.  Jitter is a significant problem and higher quality clocking makes all the difference.  With a good clock you can hear the image get wider and deeper.  You can hear the room sound on the drums.  You can hear the details of the reverb and delay on the vocals better.  You often hear things in recordings that you never knew were there.

Absolutely!!  That's exactly what I experienced when I recently acquired a master clock. What separates high-end audio is separation. Generally, the more components you have with their own power supply, the better the sound. It's expensive, though -- no way around it.