It's taken me a while, but I'm now realise how destructive those ethernet over power adaptors are.
I've been stuck using these adaptors for the last couple of years because the house is double brick and it is a right pain to hardwire. But then I thought I probably manage to optical fibre through the cavity much easier, and so I'm been putting together a (test) cheap fibre network to serve up Roon on a Mac Mini in another room to a SoTM Neo Ultra.
As expected, first impressions with a test set up are pretty positive for the digital side of system, and I'd decided that I will make the effort to wire it permanently when I get to a chance. All good, decision made.
So then I switched over to the vinyl expecting very little or no difference. Oh, I was so wrong. The drop in the noise floor is incredible, soundstage has wider, and is more empty (more mud removed) but also focussed, if that makes sense. The gain is much more prominent - it can only be in the power improvements in the Graham Slee Elevator head amp & Musical Surroundings Nova II), which both have LPS supply. This kInd of makes sense to me, given the gain required from a LOMC cart I thought I had some reasonable power filtration (Holton DC Blocker + Thoroughbred power filter / sequencer), but they were no match for these evil, evil things ...... Yes I'd been told, and read about it , but I never realised how destructive they are to a good sound until now. I'm a late learner !
Anyway, the question that I have for the forum is what is the next cost-effective improvement that is worth a shot ? I'm open to opinions here. What are people's most cheap power improvements ? different power board ? I was thinking of trying one of the lower end Isotek boards, but interested in other options / suggestions.