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Re: It's so Ethereal

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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.
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Re: It's so Ethereal

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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.
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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.
System: DC Blocker, NVA BMU, Cisco 2960G, Sonore MicroRendu/MCRU PS, AQ JB, ifi iPurifier 3, Chord Mscaler, Chord Qutest/MCRU PS, NVA P90SA Mk2, NVA A80s Mk3, NVA Cube 1s, NVA TSCS, NVA TIS, Blue Jeans dual BNC, AQ Carbon USB, Cat 8 ethernet.
HP:Grado SR 325e, Chord Mojo, AQ Carbon.
Analogue: Rega Planar 3, Denon DL-110, NVA Phono 1, NVA SSP.
Second System:NVA P20, NVA A20, NVA Cubettes, NVA LS3, NVA SSC, Arcam Miniblink or Mojo.
Out:Oppo PM3, AQ DF Red, ifi OTG.

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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.
System: DC Blocker, NVA BMU, Cisco 2960G, Sonore MicroRendu/MCRU PS, AQ JB, ifi iPurifier 3, Chord Mscaler, Chord Qutest/MCRU PS, NVA P90SA Mk2, NVA A80s Mk3, NVA Cube 1s, NVA TSCS, NVA TIS, Blue Jeans dual BNC, AQ Carbon USB, Cat 8 ethernet.
HP:Grado SR 325e, Chord Mojo, AQ Carbon.
Analogue: Rega Planar 3, Denon DL-110, NVA Phono 1, NVA SSP.
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It’s gonna get expensive 😂
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Latteman wrote:
Mon Jan 13, 2020 6:30 pm
It’s gonna get expensive 😂
Ain't it just! :dance: :dance: :dance:
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Re: It's so Ethereal

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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

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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.

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NVA: P50sa - SSP - A40 - LS6 - Cube2 - BMU
Digits: E-Medic ST-M PC + Volumio + AQ Jitterbug
DAC: TeraDak V4.5 Chameleon CD: Cambridge CXC
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Re: It's so Ethereal

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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

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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.
System: DC Blocker, NVA BMU, Cisco 2960G, Sonore MicroRendu/MCRU PS, AQ JB, ifi iPurifier 3, Chord Mscaler, Chord Qutest/MCRU PS, NVA P90SA Mk2, NVA A80s Mk3, NVA Cube 1s, NVA TSCS, NVA TIS, Blue Jeans dual BNC, AQ Carbon USB, Cat 8 ethernet.
HP:Grado SR 325e, Chord Mojo, AQ Carbon.
Analogue: Rega Planar 3, Denon DL-110, NVA Phono 1, NVA SSP.
Second System:NVA P20, NVA A20, NVA Cubettes, NVA LS3, NVA SSC, Arcam Miniblink or Mojo.
Out:Oppo PM3, AQ DF Red, ifi OTG.

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