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I currently have 9 components in my system: (1) Mac Mini(1) a-RT Legato USB-to-S/PDIF convertor(1) Audio G-D DAC 19DSP (with 1704 DAC chip)(1) Tortuga Audio DIY Passive Pre-amp(1) NCore NC400 stereo amp(3) WD hard drivesI looked on this Circle but didn't find any topics covering this question: which component types will typically respond best to clean(er) power? Opinions (or experience) with the specific equipment above is great, but I am also in whether pre-amps/amps/CD players/etc. seem to respond best to the P.I. magic.Thanks, -dB
Everything else is a go, even wall warts for the HDD. Put them on one extension and plug them into a single receptacle on the Uber. Keeps their noise way down.
What do you think of the idea of using a separate series type filter (Furman, Panamax etc) on the Mac Mini, HDDs, wall-warts, etc, and using the Uber on audio components with linear supplies? Or is the isolation between outlets on the Uber good enough for this not to be necessary?My experience with power conditioning in general is that linear supplies benefit FAR more than switchers do, and the "benefit" you may get from plugging a switcher into a conditioner is to take the noise it dumps back into the line *away* from the other components. I've also found that series type filters that run the current through capacitors and inductors on a PCB choke amplifiers to death, even amps with very modest power draw like a 50 watt Naim NAIT. The so called "high-current" outlets on these filters are complete BS.
Oh YES Dave the NCore sounds great on the UBUSS, how about an AppleTv and/or Airport Express ?
Here is what the Uber does in a nutshell. It provides a syenergistic match between incoming AC and transformers attached to the BUSS. The operative word here is "transformers".
It sounds like the Uber would be a natural fit for a BPT ultra isolation transformer then. Has anyone here tried that combination?Here's what I'm thinking..... 1. plug the Uber into the wall2. plug the BPT isolation transformer into the Uber3. plug all of my audio components (with linear power supplies) into the BPT.Thoughts?
My power amps are Audio Note Quests. They are 8 watt/ch single ended triode amps and each one draws approximately 100 watts from the wall with or without music playing. They don't appear to tax my isolation transformer in current draw because the BPT is rated for 15 amps (1800W) and the dedicated circuit is also 15 amps. They sound better to me when plugged into the transformer than plugged directly into the wall. Dynamics seem unaffected either way, just much quieter coming from the transformer.Was thinking an uber might take it a step further.
I would try it both ways because quiet is good. The system I was referring to were Cary CAD572SE Mk II mono blocks and dynamics were better just with the Uber. Dynamics come in several flavors: micro as well as macro. It was a combo of the two for me. Then again, their current draw was about 220W or twice yours.Basically this is how I view audio - there are no sacred cows. Once I figured out years ago that "conventional wisdom" was mostly not wise I decided to TRY everything I could. I try every possible configuration. "Right" is what sounds best.
I don't have a great understanding of this stuff and am wondering if the amp in the link below would benefit from the UberBUSS? It has class D modules, but uses a large toroid in it's power amp section. Thoughts?I picked one up at a significant discount off retail and am in the process of breaking it in. Thanks.Mikehttp://www.micromega-hifi.com/en/products/amplifiers/ia-400
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