Jump to content
Computer Audiophile

Bricki

  • Content count

    66
  • Joined

  • Last visited

About Bricki

  • Rank
    Newbie

Recent Profile Visitors

The recent visitors block is disabled and is not being shown to other users.

  1. Fantastic! πŸ˜€. I have seen a number of photos of your equipment and can only imagine how it all must sound. Vibration control certainly can make a significant difference in a system. Those speakers look amazing too πŸ€—
  2. BTW. I was going to mention in my previous post but ran out of time. The reason I have 5kg door stoppers on top of each component is not because I'm insane, but rather I am using them to balance each component on top of 2 small constrained layer dampening discs. The manufacturer says to put 2 of them under the feet of each component but I have had better results with them in direct contact with the chassis and you only need 2 for each component. They come in boxes of 16 and are far more affordable than most other vibration control systems. Once you get them under every component and your speakers and amp - the difference is enormous. Image focus is greatly improved. On my amp I only use 3 sets of 2 on little wooden blocks from my kids toy box with the discs in direct contact with the bottom of the chassis. Much better bass, much smoother and cleaner treble extension and space between images. They even make a difference under my modem/router for tidal streaming. My theory is that they are helping to stabilise the oscillators. But I have had the best results with them under my speakers (between the tops of my stands and the bottom of my speakers). Much better image focus and a much cleaner edge on vocals and blacker backgrounds. And of course the other advantage of 5kg door stoppers is to hold each component down when using thicker cables and the cable wants to tell the component where to go. The door stopper makes the component boss again 😁
  3. G'day Rajiv Here is a link to the 9.5mm(3/8") tinned copper braided sleeving that I used for all layers on both my supra cat8 and curious usb. It is a seller on the Australian ebay website and I think it shipped to me from Sydney. I'm sure you could find the same stuff from a US seller closer to you. I used heat shrink as the insulating layer. On the 1 meter supra the heat shrink is best cut into 2 shorter lengths and fed on from each end and then overlap slightly in the middle. Shrink the first length before feeding on the second length. https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.com.au%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F331440774741 The heat gun I have is this one: https://www.bunnings.com.au/ozito-2000w-variable-temperature-heat-gun_p6290265 It's good because it has a variable temperature so you can turn it down if working on a delicate cable. I'm sure there are better quality ones that cost more 😊. The outer tinned copper layer is the outer layer now. With the off cuts (and just for gigglesπŸ˜…) I made 2 mini jssg 360 shields over a PoE adapter that overlap. I didn't have long enough off cuts to go the full length. It sounds better than the standard PoE adapter and serves as a temporary solution until I can try the supra DAC that @Cornan has suggested or the gotham Gac. The PoE adapter looks a bit bodgy πŸ˜‚
  4. I used 3/8" braid. I ordered mine from a local supplier here in Australia. It was just wide enough when opened up to fit over the supra connector. It is a bit of a wrestle at first until you figure out whether to push or pull the stuff. A combination of pushing and pulling eventually squeezes it over. Good luck and make sure you share your impressions here when done πŸ˜πŸ‘
  5. πŸ˜…Indeed, it is tricky. But with good training anything is possible πŸ˜‰
  6. I started with the pre terminated supra cable and did not modify it or touch its shielding. I simply put 2 layers of the tinned copper over the cable (just squeezing over the rj45 connector). Joined the 2 layers at each end and put a layer of heat shrink in between the tinned copper layers. I have used ferrites on different cables in the past and I feel that the JSSG 360 is a much better way to try and solve rfi/emi having an effect on a cable. When I used ferrites I always felt that it was taking away some of the music as well as some noise. The ferrite is creating an impedance at a certain frequency on the cable where rfi/emi may be riding along at the same frequency where as the JSSG 360 is stopping the rfi/emi from effecting the cable in the first place. The JSSG 360 seems to set the music free allowing it to flow effortlessly from a pristine background without any impedance or restriction. The ferrites on the other hand seem to restrict the sound and wash it clean while losing some of the music. This is just my opinion 😁. I still use a couple of ferrites on the dc cable of the smps that powers my modem router and also I added an extra one on the dc cable of the meanwell that charges my lps1 (however I don't think I heard any difference from the lps1).
  7. Supra cat8 JSSG 360 used as Ethernet cable to sMS-200 Larger image size/larger sound stage Increase in depth/layering. More space between instruments on the front to back plane. Even tighter more effortless bass and more tuneful and separate from the other instruments. A highly recommended mod - bang for buck is off the charts πŸ˜πŸ‘
  8. No I I didn't insulate the the 5v curious wire - I didn't think of that. I didn't solder the ends either, the two frayed ends of the braided tinned copper seemed to come together and "homogenise" quite nicely, so I slightly folded them back together and twisted them together even more before applying heat shrink. The Curious cable is already a very stiff cable, adding the JSSG 360 sleeve has stiffened it a little but I don't need it to bend much in my situation, only slightly off being straight
  9. No worries It's 2 layers of braided tinned copper that make contact at each end and in between the two layers is some form of insulation - I used heat shrink. Just to be clear, the cable is not modified but rather just wrapped up in the "JSSG 360 sleeve"
  10. I will post some more photos that might help you understand
  11. Indeed the SQ impact is surprising and exceeded my expectations... I can highly recommend it for anyone questioning whether or not to give it a go πŸ˜€ I have only listened for a few hours but everything sounds richer with more decay - everything sounds more natural.
  12. @lmitcheThank you so much for the JSSG 360 tweak! I have just finished it on my curious cable and my initial impressions are "wow, so that's what it's supposed to sound like" 😁
  13. Bricki

    ISO Regen performance Improvement Cheap!

    Thanks, I will try this track when I get home. Looking forward to your impressions too 😁
Γ—