I was wondering if anyone has tried a liner power supply, or the iFi Audio iPower DC power supply with the Discovery Server.
If so, are you using the digital output with an external DAC or the analog outputs, and have you noticed any improvement in sound?
I know we are communicating via email. But for others, the Discovery needs to 2.0 amp and that power supply only has 1.8.
If one wants a linear power supply, you can buy an Sbooster, Dutch brand created a special Elac Discovery linear power supply.
But I heard from reviewer that the standard Elac power supply is designed well.
I did get an SBooster 12-13v linear power supply over a month ago. It didn’t make a huge difference, but the difference was immediately apparent. I have heard reviewers talk about a blacker background and I wasn’t sure what they meant by that. Now I do. That was the first thing I noticed when I changed power supplies. Although I hadn’t previously noticed much noise with my system, the sound now came out of quieter (blacker) background that made everything sound cleaner and clearer.
Although it wasn’t inexpensive at $375, which is more than 1/3 of the price of the Discovery Server, I’m pleased that I upgraded the power supply.
Ok, so it’s a useful upgrade? Good to hear! I shall consider it. Thanks for sharing this experience!
I also received a Sbooster 12-13V yesterday. Now testing it, I don’t know if there will be a differenc. I will also receive the Sbooster Ultra module tomorrow.
Curious if the Ultra will offer any sound difference on the Sbooster 12-13Volt.
I have heard from several people that Elac already designed the power adapter very well. Also an audio journalist told me, Sbooster will bring very minimal effects on the Elac Discovery, the Elac power adapter was designed very well.
I think I will come to the same conclusion.
You will benefit more from this linear power adapter Sbooster if you use it on equipment with a phone charger or poor built cheap power adapter.
But I will keep listening and comparing this coming weeks. I always like these kind of tests.
What happened to Ralphies’ Review?
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