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Iffy iFi

I recall some inmates flaming you a long time ago because you posted photos of the insides of an iFi product that had come apart. I think the glue or whatever they used didn't hold.

My first iFi product, the $50 iFi iPower had to be immediately sent back to the retailer because of poor manufacturing and/or QC. There was something rattling around inside of it. Perhaps it was a plastic piece that came lose or it could have been a metal screw. In any case I didn't want to chance having it cause damage to itself or to my gear. What a disappointment. It was promptly exchanged by the retailer for a new one but that experience (along with the iFi experience you shared) left a very bad impression with me of their products.

I still own the replacement iFi iPower (one of the many power sources recommended for the microRendu) but I hear no difference between it and a $10 wall wart I bought off Amazon.

Even though your Jameco LPS doesn't have stellar specs, most digital gear with their own onboard regulators don't need a thousand dollar LPS or UltraCap power supply. It's not like you're powering the high gain analog stages in a phono preamp. But audiophiles will be audiophiles and 'designer power sources' are easy add-ons, easy to tinker with, and easy to throw money at. ;-)




Edits: 03/10/17 03/10/17 03/10/17

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