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  • One thing I did want to mention regarding the LHY kit, I ordered it Saturday, it was delivered on Thursday. It came from China. I have never seen shipping overseas so fast. Packing was excellent.
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  • jbreezy5
    jbreezy5 Posts: 1,141
    edited November 2023
    TEAforONE wrote: »
    I just ordered the Node 2i upgrade kit. I’m going to install this and see if it gives me what I’m seeking. If it enhances detail and expands the soundstage. It will work. @jbreezy5, did you notice an immediate improvement,or was there some burn in needed?

    Sorry for the delayed response; it was a busy week. Looks like you already have your answer, though. And, yes, I agree some burn-in resulted in improvement over time.

    LHY is great to work with. They have a distributor state-side. They respond to emails timely also.

    Congrats on the upgrade.
    CD Players: Sony CDP-211; Sony DVP-S9000ES; Sony UDP-X800M2 (x2); Cambridge Audio CXC

    DACs: Jolida Glass FX Tube DAC III (x2); Denafrips Ares II (x2)

    Streamers: ROKU (x3); Bluesound Node 2i and Node N130 w/LHY LPS // Receivers: Yamaha RX-V775BT; Yamaha RX-V777

    Preamps: B&K Ref 50; B&K Ref 5 S2; Classe CP-800 MkII; Audio Research SP16L (soon)

    Amps: Niles SI-275; B&K ST125.7; B&K ST125.2; Classe CA-2300; Butler Audio TDB-5150

    Speakers: Boston Acoustics CR55; Focal Chorus 705v; Wharfedale Diamond 10.2; Monitor Audio Silver-1; Def Tech Mythos One (x4)/Mythos Three Center (x2)/Mythos Two pr.; Martin Logan Electromotion ESL; Legacy Audio Victoria/Silverscreen Center; Gallo Acoustics Reference 3.1; SVS SB-1000 Pro; REL HT-1003; B&W ASW610; HifiMan HE400i

    Turntable: Dual 721 Direct-Drive w/Audio Technica AT-VM95e cart

    Cables: Tripp-lite 14ga. PCs, Blue Jeans Cable ICs, Philips PXT1000 ICs; Kimber Kable DV30 coaxial ICs; Canare L-4E6S XLR ICs; Kimber Kable 8PR & 8TC speaker cables.
  • Joey_V
    Joey_V Posts: 8,480
    TEAforONE wrote: »
    Ok, I just put the LHY kit in. I read somewhere else where this kit needs a bit of burn in. If that’s the case,I am going to be thrilled. I can already notice a difference in focus of instruments,and a larger ( wider so far) soundstage. So far I’m rather impressed. As far as John’s Moon piece, it really is a spectacular deal. I’ve been doing a bunch of thinking,and I really want a separate box setup. I just feel more comfortable as far as the future goes.

    Most excellent
    Magico, JL, Emm, ARC Ref 10 line, ARC Ref 10 phono, VPI, Lyra, Boulder, AQ Wel, SRA Scuttle Rack, Bluesound
  • I moved the upgraded Node to my secondary system. I just ordered another kit. I’m certain there are better streamers out there,(There’s always better) but for the price,I’m sold on the improvements. Now I’m starting to hear a deeper soundstage as well.
    See my profile for list of gear.
  • Joey_V
    Joey_V Posts: 8,480
    Totally agree on your assessment
    Magico, JL, Emm, ARC Ref 10 line, ARC Ref 10 phono, VPI, Lyra, Boulder, AQ Wel, SRA Scuttle Rack, Bluesound
  • jbreezy5
    jbreezy5 Posts: 1,141
    TEAforONE wrote: »
    I moved the upgraded Node to my secondary system. I just ordered another kit. I’m certain there are better streamers out there,(There’s always better) but for the price,I’m sold on the improvements. Now I’m starting to hear a deeper soundstage as well.

    “…just ordered another kit…”

    Do you mean another kit to upgrade another Node, or you bought an entirely different streamer? Just curious.

    I’ve been eye-balling the Eversolo DMP-A6 as a possible upgrade to the Node for awhile. LHY has created an internal LPS for it, and one can add up to 4TB internal SSD, as well as, external USB SSD storage.

    However, I am still happy with the LPS-upgraded Node’s performance, and have been focused on other system upgrades this year.
    CD Players: Sony CDP-211; Sony DVP-S9000ES; Sony UDP-X800M2 (x2); Cambridge Audio CXC

    DACs: Jolida Glass FX Tube DAC III (x2); Denafrips Ares II (x2)

    Streamers: ROKU (x3); Bluesound Node 2i and Node N130 w/LHY LPS // Receivers: Yamaha RX-V775BT; Yamaha RX-V777

    Preamps: B&K Ref 50; B&K Ref 5 S2; Classe CP-800 MkII; Audio Research SP16L (soon)

    Amps: Niles SI-275; B&K ST125.7; B&K ST125.2; Classe CA-2300; Butler Audio TDB-5150

    Speakers: Boston Acoustics CR55; Focal Chorus 705v; Wharfedale Diamond 10.2; Monitor Audio Silver-1; Def Tech Mythos One (x4)/Mythos Three Center (x2)/Mythos Two pr.; Martin Logan Electromotion ESL; Legacy Audio Victoria/Silverscreen Center; Gallo Acoustics Reference 3.1; SVS SB-1000 Pro; REL HT-1003; B&W ASW610; HifiMan HE400i

    Turntable: Dual 721 Direct-Drive w/Audio Technica AT-VM95e cart

    Cables: Tripp-lite 14ga. PCs, Blue Jeans Cable ICs, Philips PXT1000 ICs; Kimber Kable DV30 coaxial ICs; Canare L-4E6S XLR ICs; Kimber Kable 8PR & 8TC speaker cables.
  • TEAforONE
    TEAforONE Posts: 996
    edited November 2023
    jbreezy5 wrote: »
    TEAforONE wrote: »
    I moved the upgraded Node to my secondary system. I just ordered another kit. I’m certain there are better streamers out there,(There’s always better) but for the price,I’m sold on the improvements. Now I’m starting to hear a deeper soundstage as well.

    “…just ordered another kit…”

    Do you mean another kit to upgrade another Node, or you bought an entirely different streamer? Just curious.

    I’ve been eye-balling the Eversolo DMP-A6 as a possible upgrade to the Node for awhile. LHY has created an internal LPS for it, and one can add up to 4TB internal SSD, as well as, external USB SSD storage.

    However, I am still happy with the LPS-upgraded Node’s performance, and have been focused on other system upgrades this year.

    I run a Node 2 in my secondary system. I wanted to hear what improvements I might hear downstairs, so I brought the upgraded Node2i down there. It made such a difference, I ordered the same kit for the Node 2.
    See my profile for list of gear.