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pearsall001's picture
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Joined: Feb 19 2006 - 3:41pm
Musical Fidelity power supply

After reading many positive posts on the benefits of the MF X-10v3 tube buffer I went & ordered one from Music Direct. They have a 30 day return policy. I'm having a hard time really noticing any difference in CD playback. Hence the question about the power supply. Is it also worth a try & does it really make a difference in the perfoprmance of the X-10v3 ? My system consists of nothing ultra expensive but to my ears sounds incredible. I have a NAD T773 receiver used for HT & pre-amp for music listening, AVA OmegaStar 440EX amp (220x2) AAD 2001 monitors, acoustic room treatments, my source is the OPPO DVD/CD player, it has an incredible picture thru DVI hookup & to my surprise it's 2 channel playback is very, very, good. Any recommendations?
In fact I just received the OmegaStar amp last week. I'm loving it!!!!

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Re: Musical Fidelity power supply

Your own ears are the final judge, and if you don't think the tube buffer has produced any improvement in CD playback, then I'd say to forget the outboard power supply. I've used both. I first installed the buffer and noticed a significant improvement; the addition of the outboard power supply made an additional improvement, but a far more subtle one. I'm an analog freak, and I got what I had wanted - a move in the direction of analog sound. Since then, I've upgraded my CD player, and I have taken both the buffer and the power supply out of my main system. The power supply now supports the X-CanV3 in my headphone system, and again, the improvement it makes is pretty subtle. If I hadn't already owned it, I probably wouldn't have sought any improvement in the X-Can. I've no familiarity with your CD player, but, perhaps, like my current one, it provides what you want without help. The simplest system, is frequently the best one, don't you think?

ampnut's picture
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Joined: Sep 4 2005 - 5:26am
Re: Musical Fidelity power supply


I'm having a hard time really noticing any difference in CD playback.

You are certainly not a minority of 1.

Infact you are luckier than me.... I heard a thickening of the sound, which sounded worse than the original.

Trust what your ears tell you.

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