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In Reply to: RE: Iffy iFi posted by Dynobot on March 10, 2017 at 06:44:02
Outboard DC Power Supply, no rattling, maybe that metal bar was bracing,
Micro USB 3.0 Power Supply,
Gemini USB Cable,
all with AQ Coffee USB Cable from Mac/HQ Player, playing everything in DSD 128.
It bumped up my Lampizator and McIntosh D150 sound quality very nicely.
When combined w/AQ Jitterbug, I've had the best listening experiences I've ever had on my Den System,
with the Mac D150, both Balanced and RCA into Mac 6900 Int Amp.
Really tangible, colorful, natural 3D Sound, I've been loving it, and I've had A LOT of other gear here to compare, including eXasound E22, at $3500, the most expensive Digital Product I've tried.
( I need to sell the Lampi...)
Is it as good as Rendu?
Maybe not, but I couldn't be happier with what I've got now, the Mac was a very big step up, even without the iFi stuff.
With it all, in combination, it's terrific.
I don't think it's Junk at all!
No doubt many people find iFi products to be great.
Looking at the specs they are top notch, outward appearance is pretty good too.
I don't think anyone here said iFi products are junk.
Just for kicks, would you mind opening up your product and posting a pic?
Oh, well, yes, actually.
The large metal bar in his iFi had no purpose other than to add weight and it was glued onto an inside surface of the enclosure. I saw the pics Dynobot posted. The glue let lose.
I have no idea what the rattling noise was inside my new iFi iPower but I sent it back immediately for a replacement.
No doubt the iFi products work. My doubt has to do with their construction and quality control.
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