The reason we invest in a hifi racks is to allow the music to take us as near as possible to the original event, we carefully pick the CD player we prefer most – connect it to the amplifier of our choice and finally to the speakers. We understand every component is a valuable link within the chain, if one of those is not performing at the same level as the remainder of the chain – we have a problem.
By far the most overlooked link is the power supply – the origin of all energy for your system. The mains power source is the beginning of the chain, then one which needs more scrutiny and attention whenever we will be to realise the maximum potential from the Hi-Fi system.
Should you zoomed in to look at the incoming mains supply you would probably not observe that super smooth sine wave that we are taught about in science at school, you would see the result of modern life, the sine wave is distorted and polluted by countless home appliances, industrial manufacturing companies causing radio frequency interference and distortion in the main supply itself.
The national grid network has never been conceived with all the audiophile or Topping NX4 DSD in your mind, therefore little attention pays to degradation and noise that may have a dramatic effect upon our home systems. This situation is going to get much worse – already most notebooks and several other devices use switch mode power supplies ( a more affordable and smaller solution to using transformer based PSU’s) – but the downside is electrical noise, plenty of it!
Home data networks making use of the mains wiring being a conduit from room to room, Bluetooth phones, computer keyboards, home Wi-Fi networks all of these cause masses of RF borne interference along with mains borne problems.
These can be spotted with a simple test….Does your computer sound better late at night or morning hours? If the correct answer is yes you are probably being bombarded with interference from your own equipment being used elsewhere in the house – or by your friends down the road. Even the Hi-Fi and Home cinema components themselves cause significant levels of electrical noise that may be passed in one component to its neighbour, therefore the necessity to decrease and also eliminate cross contamination is essential.
The Solution:- You have to remove mains borne interference, by fitting a highly designed filter, mains cable or perhaps a regenerator, an electrical block enabling you to effectively isolate each device from your next. we are not speaking about slight very subtle differences here. We are referring to very dramatic improvements in system performance, you being able to enjoy your body at anytime night or day, improved timing, tighter bass lines, higher resolution and even more importantly being able to get more involved with the tunes. Manufacturers such as Isol8 are experts in form of all things mains related.
Generally the price for this particular step up in performance is significantly under a new CD player, amplifier or kind of speakers. Generally you will notice that many of the available HDMI Cable Reviews usually do not explain the importance of the usages in differing applications of the conventional home used HDMI interface. It is very useful to understand the importance of the numerous HDMI specifications, whereby, a Cat 1 cable can do sending a sound visual signal to achieve maximum results on the 720p or 1080i TV/LCD screen as well as a Cat 2 HDMI Cable is capable of doing delivering a sound visual signal to accomplish greatest results on 720p, 1080i, 1080p & the newest 1600p TV/LCD devices. The conventional specifications for Shanling TEMPO are a number ranging from 1. to 1.4 which represents the brand new HDMI specification and interface versions being eeogzu available right now, 1.4 being the most recent DHMI interface specification. However, don’t worry about these numbers just like any new HDMI equipped items are backwards compatible for cabling purposes.
It is essential that you choose the minimum length of cable for connecting your equipment and having an HDMI interconnect which has top manufacture quality. To experience the very best sound and video quality out of your equipment a digital cabling plays a huge part.