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In Reply to: RE: That drain wire again... posted by Duster on June 14, 2012 at 11:07:32
Ok, thanks for the advice. Much appreciated. And I did of course mean Belden 19364, not 13964...
BTW, even though the power cord will be terminated with an ungrounded C7/C8 IEC connector at the component end, I suggest that you terminate the the power cord ground conductor at the other end (into the AC plug) rather than let it float at both ends.
Hi Duster, I am in the market for some optical cables and notice you use SilFlex Glass in your system. If it's good enough for Duster then it's good enough for me :-) I am going to order a couple for the music system and HT.
The presentation of the Silflex Glass optical cable is still as impressive as I previously reported. In fact, I bought a second one to use with a high performance active Toslink splitter to keep the optical signal via Silflex Glass within my computer audio system, while also transmitting the optical signal to my main audio system via a Monoprice "35ft Premium Optical Toslink Cable w/ Metal Fancy Connector" of which, while presenting nowhere near the high performance transparency of the Silflex Glass, and at such a silly low-price of $9.91, sounds rather good for a being plastic optical fiber cable. While a 3ft Silflex Glass priced at $69 is not inexpensive as far as the cost of Toslink cables tend to be, it's still what I consider big bang bargain-priced, since it's a rare Toslink indeed that can compete with high performance digital coaxial cables, and can outright slay low-priced lackluster digital coaxial cables and mundane Toslink cables, IME.
BTW, I upgraded the stock switching power supply of the Ambery AUMP-2PA Digital Optical Audio Splitter (2-way, 1-in 2-out, non-passive, non-attenuating, S/PDIF Toslink splitter) with a Condor DV-51AAT 5VDC 1A linear regulated power supply, with the molded AC plug of the captive power cord snipped-off and re-terminated with a Furutech FI-11M(Cu) copper AC plug. Power cord then plugged into a Tripp Lite LC1200 Line Conditioner along with my iMac computer. The Condor linear PSU while nothing too special sounds far better than the stock switching PSU, as well as if the optical splitter is powered via a USB port from my iMac. I can't fathom why folks would choose to power any audiophile device via a computer USB port.
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