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Re: P.I. audio group Modified P&S 5362A receptacle journey...
« Reply #30 on: October 04, 2019, 04:33:33 PM »
How do you know where the glare is coming from?

I am coming up with some cables that might be able to be demoed before long. What are your cables like now?

That amp might benefit from a small mod at the speaker output.

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Re: P.I. audio group Modified P&S 5362A receptacle journey...
« Reply #31 on: October 04, 2019, 05:15:57 PM »
How do you know where the glare is coming from?

I am coming up with some cables that might be able to be demoed before long. What are your cables like now?

That amp might benefit from a small mod at the speaker output.

Seems like your post might be directed at me. Pls advise.
Thanks,
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Re: P.I. audio group Modified P&S 5362A receptacle journey...
« Reply #32 on: October 04, 2019, 05:37:30 PM »
How do you know where the glare is coming from?

I am coming up with some cables that might be able to be demoed before long. What are your cables like now?

That amp might benefit from a small mod at the speaker output.

Seems like your post might be directed at me. Pls advise.
Thanks,
Nick

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Re: P.I. audio group Modified P&S 5362A receptacle journey...
« Reply #33 on: October 04, 2019, 07:04:04 PM »
How do you know where the glare is coming from?

I am coming up with some cables that might be able to be demoed before long. What are your cables like now?

That amp might benefit from a small mod at the speaker output.

Seems like your post might be directed at me. Pls advise.
Thanks,
Nick

Yes

I donít know where it might be coming from and I wouldnít really relish the extended listening that it might entail in auditioning different wires or components. But of course, the improvement would be worth it. All my cables and power cords are from Gary A...aka gander....on this site. I havenít seen a post from him in a long time and we donít keep in touch. All of his wires are unshielded and copper. The rca digital cable and the icís are very thin...40 gauge I believe. A couple of his power cords are 8 or 10 gauge. I probably have 5 of his power cords and a couple of them are very stiff and difficult to put in place. I will say that putting his heavy gauge power cord on my previous amp, the modded McCormack DNA 1, yielded a  significant improvement over the Black Sand Audio Reference 5?.... I bought my amp from Tom S and I believe he and our former leader Richidoo basically had the same version of that amp. Rich really liked it and Tom felt it was very good at that price point. The binding posts might be Furutechs.
Iíd be curious about the mod you mentioned and your cables as well.
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Border Patrol SEi dac
Auralic Aries Mini & Mojo Audio lps
Roon, Tidal, Qobuz
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Basis Ovation turntable
Graham 1.5 T tonearm
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PI Audio UberBUSS

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Re: P.I. audio group Modified P&S 5362A receptacle journey...
« Reply #34 on: October 04, 2019, 07:17:53 PM »
Well maybe make another topic on the subject of looking at some changes?

I'm sure adding Dave's socket would be a good change.

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Re: P.I. audio group Modified P&S 5362A receptacle journey...
« Reply #35 on: October 05, 2019, 01:03:38 PM »
Dave, my thanks to you for such innovative products that so reduce the noise floor.
When I asked the handyman to install the receptacle and explained why, he didnít bat an eye. Your Uber Puerto might be cheaper than new components  :roll:
You have a handyman a cut above most  :thumb:  Normally one would look at you like you were crazy!

Check your PM.
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« Reply #36 on: October 05, 2019, 01:38:01 PM »
Dave, my thanks to you for such innovative products that so reduce the noise floor.
When I asked the handyman to install the receptacle and explained why, he didnít bat an eye. Your Uber Puerto might be cheaper than new components  :roll:
You have a handyman a cut above most  :thumb:  Normally one would look at you like you were crazy!

Check your PM.

Hi Dave, Got your PM.
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Border Patrol SEi dac
Auralic Aries Mini & Mojo Audio lps
Roon, Tidal, Qobuz
Don Sachs phono
Basis Ovation turntable
Graham 1.5 T tonearm
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PI Audio UberBUSS

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Re: P.I. audio group Modified P&S 5362A receptacle journey...
« Reply #37 on: October 05, 2019, 03:00:37 PM »
I haven't chimed in because everything important has been said.  Dave sent me a pair of receptacles years back to A/B against each other (one cyroed the other w/o) and made me a believer.  Good receptacles are important, and Dave's are some of the best.  They were good 7-8 years ago and they keep getting better.  If you haven't upgraded from contractor quality, you have a LARGE impact awaiting.  If you have stepped up once, there's more to be heard.  It's also interesting how the different receptacles have different flavors.  About 4-5 years back, Big Red Machine (at another site) built a box to A/B 5 upscale receptacles.  They all sounded different-  even my wife had a favorite.     :thumb:
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« Reply #38 on: October 05, 2019, 04:08:13 PM »
I haven't chimed in because everything important has been said.  Dave sent me a pair of receptacles years back to A/B against each other (one cyroed the other w/o) and made me a believer.  Good receptacles are important, and Dave's are some of the best.  They were good 7-8 years ago and they keep getting better.  If you haven't upgraded from contractor quality, you have a LARGE impact awaiting.  If you have stepped up once, there's more to be heard.  It's also interesting how the different receptacles have different flavors.  About 4-5 years back, Big Red Machine (at another site) built a box to A/B 5 upscale receptacles.  They all sounded different-  even my wife had a favorite.     :thumb:

It really is amazing that wires and receptacles can make such a difference. I will be trying Daveís Uber Puerto. Itís a great place to start, rather than trying wires and auditioning different components. Iím so happy to have the Uber as well.
Iíve been in this hobby since the late 80s and my system has come a long way. I recall having VAC 90 amps and unshielded silver icís and speaker cables. I got the cables from a very nice guy in So California who gave me a very nice discount. The problem was harshness and sibilance. Even when the wires were shielded, it really didnít make a difference. Iirc, the mono amps produced some EMF.
ICEpower 1200as2 amp
Audio Hungary APR 204 preamp
Fritz Carrera 7 BE speakers
Border Patrol SEi dac
Auralic Aries Mini & Mojo Audio lps
Roon, Tidal, Qobuz
Don Sachs phono
Basis Ovation turntable
Graham 1.5 T tonearm
AT-ML150 cartridge
PI Audio UberBUSS

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Re: P.I. audio group Modified P&S 5362A receptacle journey...
« Reply #39 on: October 06, 2019, 01:44:27 PM »
What's amazing to me is that it took until last night for me to read this thread.  :duh Until yesterday, I thought I had two upscale receptacles somewhere in storage, but I've searched high and low (and in between!), but cannot locate them. Too much moving and boxing stuff up over the past three-plus years means some gear gets lost in the shuffle.

Anyway, I'd like to buy three of your "RFI mitigating Intergalactic Flooby Dust" filled receptacles, Dave. Two will stay in Oregon; one will fly to Taiwan. Hopefully, it'll fit the cutout in my flat in Taiwan.

I will follow this up with an email to you.

Michael
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Re: P.I. audio group Modified P&S 5362A receptacle journey...
« Reply #40 on: October 11, 2019, 02:11:19 PM »
I'm going to try this post again:   :roll:

Michael, Nick:  Your receptacles are on their way to you.

Give them time to break-in... takes about 3 days to a week in most instances.  I'll be very interested in seeing what you two hear.  I won't make any observations.  It is best not to pee in the thought pool.

Enjoy!
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« Reply #41 on: October 11, 2019, 04:01:28 PM »
I'm going to try this post again:   :roll:

Michael, Nick:  Your receptacles are on their way to you.

Give them time to break-in... takes about 3 days to a week in most instances.  I'll be very interested in seeing what you two hear.  I won't make any observations.  It is best not to pee in the thought pool.

Enjoy!

Thanks, Dave!
Nick
ICEpower 1200as2 amp
Audio Hungary APR 204 preamp
Fritz Carrera 7 BE speakers
Border Patrol SEi dac
Auralic Aries Mini & Mojo Audio lps
Roon, Tidal, Qobuz
Don Sachs phono
Basis Ovation turntable
Graham 1.5 T tonearm
AT-ML150 cartridge
PI Audio UberBUSS

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« Reply #42 on: October 12, 2019, 01:49:05 PM »
Cool beans!

If ya gotta pollute da pool, pee is much better than poo.  :lol:
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Re: P.I. audio group Modified P&S 5362A receptacle journey...
« Reply #43 on: October 13, 2019, 12:05:36 PM »
Cool beans!

If ya gotta pollute da pool, pee is much better than poo.  :lol:
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« Reply #44 on: December 12, 2019, 11:27:48 PM »
I finally got the Uber Puerto ...the one with the magic flooby dust...installed today. This is the outlet that feeds the Uber that everything is plugged into. I could tell two things immediately:
1) it resolves better (to paraphrase Lady Macbeth ... out, damned noise!, out I say!)
2) the tonality on instruments is enhanced

Now the especially fun part is this was on an old album with mediocre recording quality.
I therefore listened to more old albums and continued to enjoy the newly revealed and nicely enhanced presentation. Iím thrilled, but not surprised, as many of you know how wonderful Daveís products are. Iíll keep enjoying the breakin process.

I would like to have those latest receptacles added to my Uber. Also, as to the issue of polished electrical connectors, are there power cords that have the male end polished/treated as well as the iec parts? I havenít researched this at all.
Nick
ICEpower 1200as2 amp
Audio Hungary APR 204 preamp
Fritz Carrera 7 BE speakers
Border Patrol SEi dac
Auralic Aries Mini & Mojo Audio lps
Roon, Tidal, Qobuz
Don Sachs phono
Basis Ovation turntable
Graham 1.5 T tonearm
AT-ML150 cartridge
PI Audio UberBUSS