Have others used this? Does it help? I thought at one point I read on Roon that they do not recommend.
They may not recommend it for their Nucleus, but no manufacturer ever recommends third party modifications. I use StackAudio 19V/5A, it’s built like a tank, very quiet, in my system it brought a blacker background. How much it helps I believe will be dependent on how you connect your NUC to your DAC.
Thanks for your input. I have the NUC on the new Meclo switch on the high speed side. The streamer is on the slower higher filtered side. I wondered how much noise would get there and if an LPS would help.
I used an SBooster ultra on my N+ when I had it in the system. I don’t know if it made a difference or not but it sure didn’t hurt anything.
I guess you are going to have to try it to know the answer, now it may be the best time to since Stack as a 20% off sale going.
I replaced the stock cord on my Nucleus with an Sbooster LPS and didn’t think it made a noticeable difference, but my Directstream wasn’t attached directly to it. I was streaming from the Nucleus through my ethernet network to an Auralic Aries streamer, then USB to a Matrix and I2S cable to the Directstream.
A few weeks back, I changed my set up around. I took out the Aries and ran a USB cable from the Nucleus to the Matrix and then I2S to the Directsream. It sounded just as good (if not better) as the previous setup; and so I got rid of the Aries. I subsequently replaced the Sbooster on the Nucleus with a Farad Super 3 (I also have one powering the Matrix) and there was a definite improvement in the sound. Went back and forth a couple of times and the Farad setup always sounded better.
I am using this with Nucleus+ . Please note prices are in SG$ not US$.
My Roon Nucleus is powered by a Small Green Computer LPS; which is listed like this on my invoice:
GC 12V or 19V Linear Power Supply 100W - 19V / 110V for $285.00 each.
I also had a low noise “umbilical” cord made for it by a Brit company called MRCU; it was less than $70. And to be honest, a lot of things in my system have changed recently, and I don’t know how much difference this particular modification made. Ideally system changes are implemented in a very organized, incremental way, with painstaking evaluation after each step. But sometimes life interferes and you do multiple things at once. Boom! Well, it sounds great …
I use one of these 19V low-noise R-core LPS’s on my NUC as well as a 5V on my external SSD dock. I just prefer not to have any wall-wart type PS’s and I kind of just go on faith that these should make a difference.
Thanks for sharing your experience.
I connected them the same way. If budget or space are a challenge, I would consider HDPlex 300W. It gave me the same results as two Plixir power supplies for the Melco and Nuc+ with a spare for the router and another for the optical inverter. But after getting the two Plixir units, I thought I have to use them. Also, in all cases to get the full benefit, you need to upgrade the stock DC cables supplied with most power supplies. What a hobby
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