It's been a good week. First I sold one of my amps (that sounded quite good, BTW).
Yesterday, I tracked down some used Naim Audio equipment I had been searching for. It's on the way to me from California now. I'll be getting...
1. Naim Audio NAC202 pre-amplifier
2. Naim Audio FlatCap XS power supply
3. Naim Audio NAPSC power supply
If you aren't familiar with Naim, they are very much into upgrading equipment via high capacity power supplies that operate far below their upper threshold, and they keep them out of the boxes where the signal path is most sensitive to noise issues.
The NAC202 has no AC power whatsoever, and requires an external source of DC power for operation. My power amp, a Naim NAP 250-2 does not supply that power for preamps (Naim's NAP200 and lower in the range do, the NAP250 and up do not). The NAC202 (as do all Naim preamps) needs a separate power supply to operate. That is what the FlatCap XS is for. It is a twin rail 24V power supply. The NAPSC adds a second level upgrade. It powers all the digital switching circuitry and lamps in the NAC202 so the FlatCap won't have to. What all this means is the noise floor gets lowered and provides a more open presentation, with better detail and more refined soundstage. IOW: it lets more of the music come through without being veiled by electronic noise.
I should have this all sometime next week. Can't wait to hear my vinyl with the new setup.
P.S. what the hell is wrong with the editing interface here. It keeps consuming paragraph breaks.