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Sonos Connect Wyred4Sound Mod Any Good?
I have the Sonos Connect Ultimo by Magna audio. The difference is the Ultimo has an upgraded power supply along with a new clock. It’s very good. I use it with an external DAC.You have to use it with ethernet and not wi-fi.And great care has to be... 
Wall Receptacle Oyaide R0, Furutech GTX-G and SR Black UEF
Well the R0 is fully broken in now, or nearly so.It is utterly refined, dynamic, and airy.It's been a while since I've had the GTX-D as a wall outlet, but I feel the R0 is better than the GTX-D rhodium in this role. 
Wall Receptacle Oyaide R0, Furutech GTX-G and SR Black UEF
Interestingly I tried Tidal streaming with a modified Sonos Connect and all the painstaking investments in power, isolation , and grounding weren't that apparent with the Sonos.Went back to CD playback and it's all there in it's glory. 
Wall Receptacle Oyaide R0, Furutech GTX-G and SR Black UEF
Nmmusicman, I guess you have the power isolation part covered!I have my Entreq Powerus and Olympus on a Stillpoints ESS stand. 
Wall Receptacle Oyaide R0, Furutech GTX-G and SR Black UEF
I'm up to 1 week. So not at the 2 week mark yet.It's hard to gauge these changes, but I would have to say the R0 is in a class of it's own.It is detailed. The resolution and soundstage is something you have to hear firsthand.And it does sound tona... 
Wall Receptacle Oyaide R0, Furutech GTX-G and SR Black UEF
With the R0 installed, I had the same epiphany as when I added the Entreq Powerus Challenger:There's more to redbook CD than I ever imagined. It appears as though the other outlets are obscuring/smearing the low level details that are present with... 
Wall Receptacle Oyaide R0, Furutech GTX-G and SR Black UEF
Nmmusicman, according to my UK audiophile friends, there are huge gains when upgrading to a balanced mains block, such as the Vertex AQ Balanced Hirez Taga. In fact, Vertex goes as far as saying your system won't perform at a high level until you ... 
Wall Receptacle Oyaide R0, Furutech GTX-G and SR Black UEF
The Oyaide R0 may still be breaking in, but I can already tell it's a much more forward and caffeinated outlet than the Maestro. The Maestro is definitely laid back and romantic in comparison.I agree with nmmusicman that the R0 has a precise sound... 
Wall Receptacle Oyaide R0, Furutech GTX-G and SR Black UEF
Nmmusicman, what balanced power setup are you using?I was going to go with a Vertex Balanced Hi-rez Taga, but I would have had to custom order it with US sockets and buy it without an audition.So I picked up an Entreq Powerus Challenger 3v and it'... 
Wall Receptacle Oyaide R0, Furutech GTX-G and SR Black UEF
Tjbhuler, I'm using it with the Furutech wall mount and cover.I have GTX-Ds in my Entreq Powerus Challenger. I didn't like the sound of having GTX-Ds at the wall outlet and in the power conditioner.I'm still in the break-in period for the R0, so I... 
Wall Receptacle Oyaide R0, Furutech GTX-G and SR Black UEF
I just replaced my Maestro outlet with an Oyaide R0.I’m really quite amazed at how a "small" change like this can have such a meaningful impact on a system.The Oyaide moves you several rows closer to the music.It’s still breaking in, but I can tel... 
Entreq Silver Tellus grounding/earthing system
Too bad US audiophiles don't really know about Entreq. The Powerus Challenger 3V is a very fine piece of gear. One of the best investments I've made in this hobby, and has completely redefined what I thought was possible from a "power conditioner"... 
Entreq Silver Tellus grounding/earthing system
I agree with the OP.I have the Olympus minimus and now the Powerus Challenger. The upgrade from my previous reference power conditioner (which I thought was really good) is staggering. 
High Fidelity Cables CT-1designed by Rick Schultz
Anyone using the MC 0.5 with Nordost QX4?I wonder if it would improve upon the QX4.I wouldn't listen to my system without the QX4. 
Synergistic Red Fuse ...
I had a Red and Black fuse blow back to back in my DAC upon installation and power up. Luckily the dealer took them back. Otherwise I'd be out of $200 without even an audition.