SPDIF iPurifier

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Re: SPDIF iPurifier
« Reply #20 on: 19 Feb 2017, 11:24 pm »
You must get this right....it is not EARSD40......it is EARSD40AL......a world of difference.  The AL stands for aluminum....there is a 5 mil thick layer on top....the stuff without the aluminum sounds like polymer (plastic like).

You cut and stick on.  It has sticky backing.  You run it between all surfaces....for instance along the IFI body and bend it right angle and run it on to the power connector.  You wrap the ground part of the rca connector with it....well, it does not bend very well but even just wrapping as far as you can will do the job.

EARSD40AL available from Michael Percy Audio....no where else that I know of.

Gotcha, thanks for the explanation.

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Re: SPDIF iPurifier
« Reply #21 on: 19 Feb 2017, 11:25 pm »
 
You must get this right....it is not EARSD40......it is EARSD40AL......a world of difference.  The AL stands for aluminum....there is a 5 mil thick layer on top....the stuff without the aluminum sounds like polymer (plastic like).

You cut and stick on.  It has sticky backing.  You run it between all surfaces....for instance along the IFI body and bend it right angle and run it on to the power connector.  You wrap the ground part of the rca connector with it....well, it does not bend very well but even just wrapping as far as you can will do the job.

Thanks for that! A quick search using just EARSD40 didn't yield much. Maybe not having the AL on the end didn't help. :duh:
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Re: SPDIF iPurifier
« Reply #22 on: 24 Feb 2017, 09:27 pm »
Any more feedback on this device? The long break-in period kinda puts me off. If I got one I'd probably try to find something aside from my audio rig for the burn in.

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Re: SPDIF iPurifier
« Reply #23 on: 24 Feb 2017, 10:03 pm »
Only one person has commented about long burn in.  I found it OK right away and after mods was outrageously good.....no burn in at all in either case.  If it sounds better after 200 hours than OMG>>>>>OMFG!!!!  Mods always trump burn in.  But burn in does exist. 

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Re: SPDIF iPurifier
« Reply #24 on: 12 Mar 2017, 07:35 pm »
  It sounds VG out of the box. However just better after 200 hours. More open. Rick like the dampening idea. Rick could you post a picture of your efforts ?
 

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Re: SPDIF iPurifier
« Reply #25 on: 17 Mar 2017, 03:46 am »
I will have pics on my website on how to damp them soon.  I am also offering to mod them by removing the toslink connector and the LED that shows lock/frequency and hardwiring the power supply to the cable going into the Ipurifier (these plus the damping = major/significant improvements).  You can alternatively damp the extra power connector for better sound....but no connector sounds even better.  Damping makes the most difference and it does not void the warrantee.....so I will have close up pics on exactly what to do.

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Re: SPDIF iPurifier
« Reply #26 on: 17 Mar 2017, 07:07 pm »
I will have pics on my website on how to damp them soon.  I am also offering to mod them by removing the toslink connector and the LED that shows lock/frequency and hardwiring the power supply to the cable going into the Ipurifier (these plus the damping = major/significant improvements).  You can alternatively damp the extra power connector for better sound....but no connector sounds even better.  Damping makes the most difference and it does not void the warrantee.....so I will have close up pics on exactly what to do.


  Gee wiz what a surprise.  :roll: :lol: Just knew it was coming. Good find however, thanks.


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Re: SPDIF iPurifier
« Reply #28 on: 5 Oct 2019, 02:26 am »
Hey!

    OK, this is an old news for most here. But! I just learned about this little device a few months ago. Well, I've been out of the audio loop for awhile, I don't check out audio magazine or audio sites much these days, including this site.

    I don't remembered where I first learned about this thingy. Well, it had been out for what? 3 years now? Anyway, after some research I found that there is an iFi circle here! I've read all the posts here and was fascinated by it, this reminded me of the Genesis Digital Lens... remember that one?

   A little over a weeks ago I picked one up, used in like new condition with all accessories . So, what do I think of it? Well, I gave it a listen and yes I noticed some changes but I was mixed about it at the end. Since I got it used I have no idea how long it had been used so I have been burning it in with CD in repeat non stop for almost a week now.

   Anyway, I haven't listen to it again yet. I'll do so soon and I can write more in detail, maybe start a new review post or should I write it here?

Buddy

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Re: SPDIF iPurifier
« Reply #29 on: 5 Oct 2019, 07:02 pm »
This is a great product for use with home theater.  It reduces jitter of the Dolby Digital and DTS signals, unlike most reclockers.  I actually use two in series and its better than just one.  I use my Dynamo LPS to power it.  Great for the Blu-Ray, Cable box or Smart TV.

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Re: SPDIF iPurifier
« Reply #30 on: 8 Oct 2019, 09:03 pm »
This is a great product for use with home theater.  It reduces jitter of the Dolby Digital and DTS signals, unlike most reclockers.  I actually use two in series and its better than just one.  I use my Dynamo LPS to power it.  Great for the Blu-Ray, Cable box or Smart TV.

Hey!

     Hmmm... two of them piggybacked. That's interesting, wonder what 3 three will do. I'm using the supplied power supply, but I though about running it off the batteries since my DAC is running off batteries, but I'll have to built a voltage regulator for it.

    Anyway, after a week of breaking in I listened to it again in my system for a few hours, but casually this time though. With all the great reviews I've seen on this little thingy, I had high hope and expectation. Even after break in I'm still not sure what to think of it, but will do a more serious listening soon.

Buddy

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Re: SPDIF iPurifier
« Reply #31 on: 21 Jun 2020, 09:29 pm »
Folks, just an update:

Our SPDIF iPurifier2 just launched!

For more details, please go here:

https://ifi-audio.com/products/spdif-ipurifier2/

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Re: SPDIF iPurifier
« Reply #32 on: 21 Jun 2020, 10:05 pm »
Folks, just an update:

Our SPDIF iPurifier2 just launched!

For more details, please go here:

https://ifi-audio.com/products/spdif-ipurifier2/

I would have been so much more excited about this if it came with full-size toslink jacks, not the mini-toslink ones  :cry:

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Re: SPDIF iPurifier
« Reply #33 on: 22 Jun 2020, 10:19 pm »
I would have been so much more excited about this if it came with full-size toslink jacks, not the mini-toslink ones  :cry:

I hear you, if we could accommodate a full-sized toslink socket, we would. But in spite of it, SPDIF iPurifier2 is quite the piece of work considering its tiny enclosure :wink: