IFI Purifier 2

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  • msgmsg Posts: 4,835
    edited April 2018
    afterburnt wrote: »
    I have but that cable is damn spensive!
    It is, indeed.

    I have to say, my initial experience with a USB DAC in a near field system offered noticeable improvement over networked Squeezebox player with digital coax. Imaging, specifically, and the experience felt more immersive and surrounding. Seems worth exploring USB power isolation and noise reduction. I'll have to see whether the USB DACs mention anything in their documentation about noise suppression.

    This version of a USB Disruptor is the cheaper version of an isolation approach without iFi's additional tech. They apparently offer a separate USB cable that has the power and metal connectivity disabled for isolation. This no frills design is for those who wouldn't be partial to a particular USB cable. Reviews indicate the USBD offered greater improvement than any single USB cable upgrade the reviewers had tried.
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  • afterburntafterburnt Posts: 5,275
    edited April 2018
    @msg Scott I have an ifi nano idsd and two ifi micro idsd's and I remember reading somewhere that one the other or both had their noise suppresion built in, however, when I asked them at ifi about the ipurifier 2 they said it would be an improvement when used with the idsd's. I would ask about that grand slam but I don't see myself buying that cable any time soon. Oh and Hans likes their wall warts.
  • machonemachone Posts: 1,092
    Clipdat wrote: »
    I should have a chance to try it out this weekend before or after I'm bending over for taxes.
    DaveHo wrote: »
    Well, I'm still on the fence. Somebody going to give me a push?

    Unplug USB from dac
    Plug USB into ifi
    Plug ifi into dac
    Sit back and listen
    Report???????
    >:)

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  • verbverb Posts: 5,679
    @clipdat is on a vigil. He's watching the Monoprice amp with full attention in case it spontaneously combusts! Stay strong Drew! :smile:
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  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 21,249
    ... or gettin' high huffing the fumes.

    Not that those two pastimes are mutually exclusive, mind you.
  • ClipdatClipdat Posts: 6,249
    Wasn't in the cards this weekend. Hopefully soon.

    lol @machone it's not that easy when your computer setup shares a room with your TV loving wife. Guess who gets priority on sound?
    • "Electronic music is human sound adapting to indulge technology, and for some, it feels like the signature sound of energy. New and abstract sounds over hypnotic rhythms can conjure vast soundscapes for escape, pleasure, and transcendence."
  • rooftop59rooftop59 Posts: 5,255
    Clipdat wrote: »
    Wasn't in the cards this weekend. Hopefully soon.

    lol @machone it's not that easy when your computer setup shares a room with your TV loving wife. Guess who gets priority on sound?

    Get that women a TV in the bedroom! Best thing I ever did, the wife much prefers watching in there, and honesty most of the time I am wife her. But if I wanna watch a different show or listen to tunes while studying (my desk and computer are also in the family room) I can do that...
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  • ClipdatClipdat Posts: 6,249
    My 2 channel rig is relegated to the bedroom!

    If it was up to me I wouldn't even have a TV in the house, and my 2 channel system would be where the TV currently is.

    Putting on an album and listening to it from start to finish should be it's own form of entertainment. Or even just putting some tunes on in the background and *gasp* having a face to face conversation.

    TV sucks.
    rooftop59 wrote: »
    Get that women a TV in the bedroom! Best thing I ever did, the wife much prefers watching in there, and honesty most of the time I am wife her. But if I wanna watch a different show or listen to tunes while studying (my desk and computer are also in the family room) I can do that...

    • "Electronic music is human sound adapting to indulge technology, and for some, it feels like the signature sound of energy. New and abstract sounds over hypnotic rhythms can conjure vast soundscapes for escape, pleasure, and transcendence."
  • afterburntafterburnt Posts: 5,275
    Get that women a TV in the kitchen!
  • ClipdatClipdat Posts: 6,249
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    afterburnt wrote: »
    Get that women a TV in the kitchen!

    • "Electronic music is human sound adapting to indulge technology, and for some, it feels like the signature sound of energy. New and abstract sounds over hypnotic rhythms can conjure vast soundscapes for escape, pleasure, and transcendence."
  • afterburntafterburnt Posts: 5,275
    That's not a kitchen but that apron's hot!
  • ClipdatClipdat Posts: 6,249
    Does the iPurifier2 require a break in process?
    • "Electronic music is human sound adapting to indulge technology, and for some, it feels like the signature sound of energy. New and abstract sounds over hypnotic rhythms can conjure vast soundscapes for escape, pleasure, and transcendence."
  • machonemachone Posts: 1,092
    I would think any electronic piece would benefit from burn-in time.
    Mojo Audio Joule v5>>Quantum Byte w/JRiver 24 and Fidelizer>> Starlight 7 USB >> Mojo Audio Mystique v2 SE>>ModWright SWL 9.0 SE Signature>>Hafler DH-500 Amp+ (Musical Concepts Fully Modded)>>
    SRS 2.3TL (Fully Modded)...SDA-1A (Fully Modded with Dimensional Tweeter Delete)
    1KVA Dreadnought
    Marantz SA 8005
    Pioneer PLX-1000 Turntable - Shure SC35C/N35X - V15III/VN35HE
    Yamaha TX-540 Tuner...Sony BDP-S570
    Sony PS4

    Separate subpanel with four dedicated 20 amp circuits.
    1. Amplification 2. Analog 3. Digital 4. Video

    "All THAT IS LOST FROM THE SOURCE IS LOST FOREVER"
  • ClipdatClipdat Posts: 6,249
    Noted. I observed that it does get warm during use, so yeah maybe it needs some time to settle in.

    I "installed" it last night, but I'm going to wait to make a judgement on it until I get some more time spent listening with it in the signal chain. Then, I'll try going back to how it was without it and see what I notice.
    machone wrote: »
    I would think any electronic piece would benefit from burn-in time.

    • "Electronic music is human sound adapting to indulge technology, and for some, it feels like the signature sound of energy. New and abstract sounds over hypnotic rhythms can conjure vast soundscapes for escape, pleasure, and transcendence."
  • tonybtonyb Posts: 30,874
    edited April 2018
    oops, not enough coffee yet.
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  • ClipdatClipdat Posts: 6,249
    So I've had it installed for about a week and I've been using it. Decided to test it tonight.

    I just listened to 4 tracks with it, and then removed it and listened to the same 4 tracks. I'm not really detecting any discernible differences. If anything I prefer the sound without it installed. Shrug! YMMV.
    • "Electronic music is human sound adapting to indulge technology, and for some, it feels like the signature sound of energy. New and abstract sounds over hypnotic rhythms can conjure vast soundscapes for escape, pleasure, and transcendence."
  • afterburntafterburnt Posts: 5,275
    Clipdat wrote: »
    So I've had it installed for about a week and I've been using it. Decided to test it tonight.

    I just listened to 4 tracks with it, and then removed it and listened to the same 4 tracks. I'm not really detecting any discernible differences. If anything I prefer the sound without it installed. Shrug! YMMV.

    Probly been asked but what is your setup? I am all about lowering noise floor but adding to the signal chain is at the same time counter intuitive.
  • ClipdatClipdat Posts: 6,249
    Tonight it was FLACs -> Audioquest Forest 1.5m -> [ifi iPurifier2] -> Topping D10 -> Polk Blackstone TL3 satellite speakers on 60wpc and dual 6.5" driver ported subwoofer getting 160w.
    afterburnt wrote: »
    Probly been asked but what is your setup? I am all about lowering noise floor but adding to the signal chain is at the same time counter intuitive.

    • "Electronic music is human sound adapting to indulge technology, and for some, it feels like the signature sound of energy. New and abstract sounds over hypnotic rhythms can conjure vast soundscapes for escape, pleasure, and transcendence."
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