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BigBirdy
2006-06-14, 18:25
Does anyone have any experience with alternative power supply's for the
SB3. Since I run mine through a Musical Fidelity Trivista 21 DAC, I
thought, after reading the article below, that I would look into a
different power supply. Has anyone done this, can you suggest a
vendor/dealer/model?

Thanks

Article:

http://www.enjoythemusic.com/magazine/equipment/1205/slimdevices_squeeze
box.htm



"Let us talk about the sound of the stock Squeezebox playing ripped
CD's. As I mentioned earlier, the SB3 really needs a power supply
upgrade if you plan on using it in your multi-thousand dollar two
channel audio rig. On the typical consumers Big Box system, you probably
won't notice much of a difference but on the gear that we play with the
difference is immediately noticeable. A cheap, regulated power supply
(wall wart) that delivers 5 Volts at 1.5 Amps or better will give you
better dynamics, cleaner highs, firmer lows and far less hash than the
switching power supply supplied with the stock SB3. Plus, a cheap
regulated power supply costs all of about $7. Don't think, just buy one,
honest. Now, when you get into custom built power supplies like Bolder
Cable sells, everything gets tons better but I don't want to give away
too much. I'll save that for the next installment. "



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Johnny Stork
Open Enterprise Solutions

http://www.openenterprise.ca
http://www.johnnystork.ca

jonheal
2006-06-14, 18:49
Does anyone have any experience with alternative power supply's for the
SB3. Since I run mine through a Musical Fidelity Trivista 21 DAC, I
thought, after reading the article below, that I would look into a
different power supply. Has anyone done this, can you suggest a
vendor/dealer/model?

Thanks

Article:

http://www.enjoythemusic.com/magazine/equipment/1205/slimdevices_squeeze
box.htm



"Let us talk about the sound of the stock Squeezebox playing ripped
CD's. As I mentioned earlier, the SB3 really needs a power supply
upgrade if you plan on using it in your multi-thousand dollar two
channel audio rig. On the typical consumers Big Box system, you probably
won't notice much of a difference but on the gear that we play with the
difference is immediately noticeable. A cheap, regulated power supply
(wall wart) that delivers 5 Volts at 1.5 Amps or better will give you
better dynamics, cleaner highs, firmer lows and far less hash than the
switching power supply supplied with the stock SB3. Plus, a cheap
regulated power supply costs all of about $7. Don't think, just buy one,
honest. Now, when you get into custom built power supplies like Bolder
Cable sells, everything gets tons better but I don't want to give away
too much. I'll save that for the next installment. "



---------------------------------------------
Johnny Stork
Open Enterprise Solutions

http://www.openenterprise.ca
http://www.johnnystork.ca
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