It's so Ethereal

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Re: It's so Ethereal

Unread post by CN211276 » Mon Jan 13, 2020 9:24 am

Fretless wrote:
Mon Jan 13, 2020 12:55 am
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=n95pGUQTvOk

Here is Hans Beekhuyzen's video review (in English)
Thanks. I note that there is no UK seller or plug options.
I set a course just east of Lyra
And northwest of Pegasus
Flew into the light of Deneb
Sailed across the Milky Way

Sonore microRendu/MCRU PS, AQ J-bug, AQ Carbon, Chord Mscaler-Qutest/MCRU PS, Geistnote Apogee, NVA BMU, P90SA, A80sMk2, Phono 1, SSP Mk 2, TSCS, TIS mk2, Cube 1s, Atacama stands, Rega Planar 3, Denon DL-110, Grado SR 325e, headphones.

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Chord Mojo (also HP amp), NVA P20, A20, Cubettes, SSC, LS3.

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Re: It's so Ethereal

Unread post by Fretless » Mon Jan 13, 2020 10:04 am

There's no UK distribution as yet. :o

The PSU comes with a clip-on Euro 2-pin adapter.

I'll look around the Dutch stockists, see if anyone delivers in the UK.
NVA: P50sa - SSP - A40 - LS6 - Cube2 - BMU
Digits: Asus Tinkerboard S + AQ Jitterbug
USB: Schiit Wyrd + Inakustik Excellenz
Ethernet: Silent Angel Bonn N8
DAC: TeraDak V4.5 Chameleon CD: Cambridge CXC
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Re: It's so Ethereal

Unread post by CN211276 » Mon Jan 13, 2020 2:54 pm

Fretless wrote:
Mon Jan 13, 2020 10:04 am
There's no UK distribution as yet. :o

The PSU comes with a clip-on Euro 2-pin adapter.

I'll look around the Dutch stockists, see if anyone delivers in the UK.
I think there would be quite a bit of interest world wide.
I set a course just east of Lyra
And northwest of Pegasus
Flew into the light of Deneb
Sailed across the Milky Way

Sonore microRendu/MCRU PS, AQ J-bug, AQ Carbon, Chord Mscaler-Qutest/MCRU PS, Geistnote Apogee, NVA BMU, P90SA, A80sMk2, Phono 1, SSP Mk 2, TSCS, TIS mk2, Cube 1s, Atacama stands, Rega Planar 3, Denon DL-110, Grado SR 325e, headphones.

Second system
Chord Mojo (also HP amp), NVA P20, A20, Cubettes, SSC, LS3.

Out and about
Oppo PM3, Audioquest Dragonfly Red.

R.I.P. Doc

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Re: It's so Ethereal

Unread post by CN211276 » Mon Jan 13, 2020 6:05 pm

The recent discussions prompted me to do something I wish I had a long time ago as I have poor mains. I dug out a lengthy unused extension cable from a cupboard, plugged it into the BMU and connected the router and NAS. The improvement was greater than I expected in the same areas as when the hifi was connected to the BMU over three years ago. There is a greater sense of space providing a more enjoyable music experience. Obviously a lot of electrical muck had been entering the ethernet connection. What I have described is with the A20. I expect the improvement will be magnified with the upgraded A80s.

I am contemplating what further benefits will arise with an audiophile ethernet cable or a device such as the Silent Angel. It is all about eliminating muck interfering with the digital signal.
I set a course just east of Lyra
And northwest of Pegasus
Flew into the light of Deneb
Sailed across the Milky Way

Sonore microRendu/MCRU PS, AQ J-bug, AQ Carbon, Chord Mscaler-Qutest/MCRU PS, Geistnote Apogee, NVA BMU, P90SA, A80sMk2, Phono 1, SSP Mk 2, TSCS, TIS mk2, Cube 1s, Atacama stands, Rega Planar 3, Denon DL-110, Grado SR 325e, headphones.

Second system
Chord Mojo (also HP amp), NVA P20, A20, Cubettes, SSC, LS3.

Out and about
Oppo PM3, Audioquest Dragonfly Red.

R.I.P. Doc

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Re: It's so Ethereal

Unread post by Latteman » Mon Jan 13, 2020 6:30 pm

It’s gonna get expensive 😂
Analogue- ARB modified Funk Firm Vector; Ortofon Mc 10 & MCa step up to Yaqin phono stage
Digital Sources- Little Dot Dac1, Musical Fidelity E600 & Apple TV
Amplification-NVA P20 & A20 (both modded)
Speakers- Diy BBCubes; Ls6
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Re: It's so Ethereal

Unread post by Fretless » Mon Jan 13, 2020 6:37 pm

Latteman wrote:
Mon Jan 13, 2020 6:30 pm
It’s gonna get expensive 😂
Ain't it just! :dance: :dance: :dance:
NVA: P50sa - SSP - A40 - LS6 - Cube2 - BMU
Digits: Asus Tinkerboard S + AQ Jitterbug
USB: Schiit Wyrd + Inakustik Excellenz
Ethernet: Silent Angel Bonn N8
DAC: TeraDak V4.5 Chameleon CD: Cambridge CXC
Cans: AQ Nighthawk Carbon + Schiit Magni3

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Re: It's so Ethereal

Unread post by Hemmo1969 » Mon Jan 13, 2020 9:08 pm

CN211276 wrote:
Mon Jan 13, 2020 6:05 pm
The recent discussions prompted me to do something I wish I had a long time ago as I have poor mains. I dug out a lengthy unused extension cable from a cupboard, plugged it into the BMU and connected the router and NAS. The improvement was greater than I expected in the same areas as when the hifi was connected to the BMU over three years ago. There is a greater sense of space providing a more enjoyable music experience. Obviously a lot of electrical muck had been entering the ethernet connection. What I have described is with the A20. I expect the improvement will be magnified with the upgraded A80s.

I am contemplating what further benefits will arise with an audiophile ethernet cable or a device such as the Silent Angel. It is all about eliminating muck interfering with the digital signal.
Interesting point this, I once asked Richard about plugging my other electrical apps in my BMU (streamer/NAS) and he always seamed to say ‘don’t do it’ ??
You’ve got me thinking now I need to actually try it. Have a socket left spare on the BMU seams a waste :)

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Re: It's so Ethereal

Unread post by Fretless » Mon Jan 13, 2020 9:26 pm

https://www.iear.nl/product/silent-angel-bonn-n8/

Found a HiFi store with webshop that does ship all over the EU. They have the Silent Angel in stock.

iEar in Tilburg NL

Email them at: iear@iear.nl
NVA: P50sa - SSP - A40 - LS6 - Cube2 - BMU
Digits: Asus Tinkerboard S + AQ Jitterbug
USB: Schiit Wyrd + Inakustik Excellenz
Ethernet: Silent Angel Bonn N8
DAC: TeraDak V4.5 Chameleon CD: Cambridge CXC
Cans: AQ Nighthawk Carbon + Schiit Magni3

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Re: It's so Ethereal

Unread post by Lindsayt » Mon Jan 13, 2020 9:57 pm

Fretless wrote:
Sat Jan 11, 2020 11:55 am


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Call that a switch?
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Now that's what I call a switch.
(pulls out a Cisco 48 port 3500 series) :shock:


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Examples of which are available for £9 from ebay (plus collection or postage costs). :dance:
Although I personally prefer 24 port fanless Cisco switches for home use. And maybe a newer model too... ;)

Edit, on a slightly more serious note, I'd be happy to bring my £20 ebayed Cisco 2960 switch (you can get them these days for £10) to a bake-off against an audiophile switch - if anyone's interested in such a thing?
It'd also be interesting, if the Cisco switch lost the bake-off to see if modifying it with a medical grade or other linear type power supply would make any sonic difference or not...

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Re: It's so Ethereal

Unread post by CN211276 » Mon Jan 13, 2020 10:00 pm

Fretless wrote:
Mon Jan 13, 2020 9:26 pm
https://www.iear.nl/product/silent-angel-bonn-n8/

Found a HiFi store with webshop that does ship all over the EU. They have the Silent Angel in stock.

iEar in Tilburg NL

Email them at: iear@iear.nl
Thanks for the info.
I set a course just east of Lyra
And northwest of Pegasus
Flew into the light of Deneb
Sailed across the Milky Way

Sonore microRendu/MCRU PS, AQ J-bug, AQ Carbon, Chord Mscaler-Qutest/MCRU PS, Geistnote Apogee, NVA BMU, P90SA, A80sMk2, Phono 1, SSP Mk 2, TSCS, TIS mk2, Cube 1s, Atacama stands, Rega Planar 3, Denon DL-110, Grado SR 325e, headphones.

Second system
Chord Mojo (also HP amp), NVA P20, A20, Cubettes, SSC, LS3.

Out and about
Oppo PM3, Audioquest Dragonfly Red.

R.I.P. Doc

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