Run a file based audio setup as well as a vinyl rig, have spent a bit of time 'n effort getting the cables and the like sorted to make the most of what I have.
Something else which is important is power supply, and I've removed all switch mode PSUs from my system and run the whole thing from a balanced mains unit.
Skip to yesterday...
Having a rummage in my spares box and found one of the Maplins Linear PSU's Stan Beresford had recommended for powering his dacs.
Thought to myself, shame its not getting used.
Thinking of offering it up here on AOS for postage but then I thought of a use for it.
Virgin Superhub: It lies at the centre of the whole network, basically powering the whole file based audio setup.
And it was still using the crappy Chinese switchmode supply that came with it...boom, will replace it with the Maplins linear.
So adjusted it down to 12V, rewired it internally with decent mains cable and a DC lead and plugged it in.
Yup, obvious immediate and noticeable improvement.
Who'da thunk it.
After an hour or so put the switcher back in and the sound quality took a dip.
So file based audio folks...its worth replacing the crappy switchers in your Routers and NAS's.
Any noise removed off the power feed is a good thing, so give it a go.