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  1. Yes, i think mentioned before. The latter has a cleaner, more detailed sound. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  2. Ah ok, just clarified original post. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  3. Yep as you would expect there is better sound from the Node without Upgrade and Aries DAC than the Node with upgrade and LPS. Though of course I have not compared different power supplies just the direct comparison in my set up. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  4. Hi folks An update from me. I’ve been playing around with my Node 2 without my Aries DAC and also with and without Pauls interface over the last couple of days. Thoughts below: 1) Node 2 directly into Yamaha amp with Duelund power cable - it sounds better than I remember! A very well balanced sound with lovely full soundstage. 2) Node 2 directly into amp with interface, Audiophonics LPS, and Duelund power cable - definitely an improvement. Overall sound is cleaner and i can hear further into the recording - Voices sound more natural and with less sibilance. About 20- 25% improvement I would say. 3) Putting the Aries DAC into the mix brings a bit more warmth, weight and depth - probably a level up as you would expect but not a huge difference. However, this improvement is not as big as adding the Aries to the standard Node 2. Thats my experience ! Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  5. Hi Alex I only compared via the Aries as that’s my listening set up - I didn’t really enjoy the sound of the Node internal DAC when compared to external DACs I have tried but find it to be an excellent streamer. My comparison was chiefly about seeing what the change of power supply would do to what I think is a well balanced system and notably it cleaned up the sound but lost some of the natural fuller tone it had before compared to using the excellent Duelund cables. I’m not done experimenting though! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  6. Hi Pawel, Yes this is the LPS below - I bought it last year to power my Allo Boss. I assumed it was a good quality item at that price but have never compared power supplies ! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  7. Yep though I have the 89 euro one with USB outputs. If you are trying different quality LPS with the Denafrips then that will be very interesting ! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  8. My experience with the Node 2 upgrade (Polish version). My equipment: Yamaha A S3000 integrated amp Denafrips Aries II DAC Bluesound Node 2 Klipsch Forte III speakers DIY copper foil speaker cable Duelund 16 AWG interconnects Duelund DIY power cables & some Russ Andrews I replaced the Node 2 power supply with the new interface and powered with my Audiophonics LPSU. After a couple of days listening my thoughts are: The interface cleans up the sound and you can hear slightly further into the recording. The downside to this is that I found the tone of instruments and vocals were not as natural as with the Node powered by my Duelund power cable. I have changed the Node back to standard and to my ears I prefer the overall balance of this. There is no doubt however there is a cleaner sound from the interface but my thoughts are the Duelund power cable also cleans up the overall sound while adding a presence that really brings music to life. So it is clear to me the Node benefits from an improved power source but in my case the Duelund tinned copper cable wins. I may go back and do another comparison at the weekend with a Duelund cable supplying the LPSU (hoping to make a couple of new ones up) however I am inclined to keep my system as simple as possible these days. [emoji6] To Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  9. Cool, ok I’m pretty busy today but perhaps tonight or tomorrow ! Yep I am using Denafrips Aries II DAC. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  10. Looks like a workshop [emoji3] when do you think barring accidents you will be able to report back on your listening comparisons. I have been testing out my new interfaced Node 2 with Audiophonics LPS and will share my thoughts but didnt want to steal your thunder! [emoji6] Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  11. Down to £995 [emoji6] Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  12. What are they ? Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  13. Can i ask how does the M10 sound in comparison? Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  14. Yes Tidal is native and works well Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  15. Thats a fine looking coffee- how did you make it? Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk