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  1. The Holo Dac seems to be able on USB only to accept 768kHz.
  2. I see now, they were smart to use dual BNC as it means it locks you into one of the great Chord Dacs instead of using another brand to get the major benefits of the m scaler.
  3. If it is possible to plug into a Holo Dac (not sure what connections are needed) then I would think it would work great! Your Dac would switch to 705.6kHz/768kHz Nos mode I think as that is what the M Scaler would output?. Nos mode is what comes in goes out unaltered? Quote from webpage "The Hugo M Scaler is a highly advanced standalone upscaler capable of redefining sound quality from digital audio. It uses Rob Watts’ (our Digital Design Consultant’s) unique filter technology, the most advanced in the world, to upscale standard 44.1kHz digital audio up to 705.6kHz (16x CD’s 44.1kHz native resolution), ready to be passed to a suitable DAC; Hugo M Scaler extends its upscaling performance to 768kHz (from 96kHz input data) for our dual-BNC-input DACs: DAVE, Qutest and the new Hugo TT 2." ADDED: I don't think it will work as looking online only the USB input on the Holo Dac is capable of 768kHz.
  4. Thats awesome if you take one for the team! If you do get one, let us know how it goes. Looks very good for the price.
  5. rocky500

    Are these caps genuine? (Nichicon UFW)

    Personally I would spend the extra $20 or whatever it costs to buy from a known genuine supplier. Its such a small cost (to know you are using genuine caps) to actually doing all the labour of removing internals of a component and desoldering and resoldering capacitors. It would really suck for me doing the whole job and it failing a short time later because i saved a few bucks buying them not from a known supplier of genuine parts and actually put in fake capacitors. If the ones you have are genuine, then you should be fine.
  6. rocky500

    Are these caps genuine? (Nichicon UFW)

    It seems to me Nichicon changed the colour for these type of caps from gold to silver and black. (unless they are just using a black & white image?) https://au.mouser.com/ProductDetail/Nichicon/UFW1E101MED?qs=sGAEpiMZZMtZ1n0r9vR22e0BBN1kF1oiFjbe3ILhBnw%3d I normally find buying from reputable suppliers is not that much money compared to work needed to replace them all in the equipment.
  7. rocky500

    Isolation Transformer

    Insn't it the same thing? RCD is a safety switch. https://www.platinumelectricians.com.au/blog/safety-switches/
  8. rocky500

    Isolation Transformer

    This is what is wriiten on their webisite. So thought I would put them on. LINK. " ONE IMPORTANT THING TO NOTE RCDs (Safety Switches) are only effective if they are plugged into the supply. Safety switches on your main switchboard will NOT protect equipment connected to the power supply. We recommend you use an appropriate safety switch on the power supplys output socket."
  9. rocky500

    Isolation Transformer

    I have put Portable RCD's on the output of my Balanced Transformer for added safety.
  10. rocky500

    Yamaha RX-V3900 Firmware error

    I firmware update everything. I think I might as well get the best I can from the equipment that I buy.
  11. rocky500

    I2S Cable

    Also try and keep it as short as you can. Say 1m and under if possible. I use a 30cm one.
  12. I had one of these (mine was mkI I think) many many years ago and I foolishly sold it on when I went all digital. I have few others since then but this was one of my most memorable times. Great turntable! @Bookaboo It may help if you could possibly post bigger pics of the turntable as they appear quite small on my monitor.
  13. For me a Re-generator on the power then a Balanced Transformer has evened out the sound, so I don't get those big swings and off times/days anymore. Everything is plugged into them except the power amp which is straight to the wall.
  14. Andyr has posted a few times about this. Just found this https://www.stereo.net.au/forums/topic/250141-msb-technology-discrete-dac-now-shipping/?do=findComment&comment=4036210
  15. Just tried the first test on my PC It is getting harder to hear the difference as I decrease the noise but it seems to effect/dull? (doesn't quite sound right) on the top end slightly even at -90dB..