Best way to use the zones?


#1

I own a p5 that I’ve been using to power my digital products. The problem is I have four zones and five products:

ethernet optical network on a linear power supply

server on linear power supply (Aries right now)

ifi iusb 3.0 on linear power supply (reclocker)

dac 1 (always on)

dac 2 (sometimes on)

whats the best way to use the five zones to reduce noise?

thank you!


#2

Generally, grouping analog with analog, and digital with digital works best. As yours is powering all digital this obviously does not apply.

I would simply put the DACs on the same zone.

Of course, you can chart out all of the possible combinations and can test but I doubt you would hear any difference.


#3

So a DAC counts as a digital device? I’m trying on my system now and can’t decide which I like best – DAC plugged with the digital crowd or with the analogue one (preamp and amps) – they’re different, the latter seems more natural but less spectacular.


#4

DACs are both digital and analog but from the perspective of a power device, they qualify as digital.