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    Quote Originally Posted by Bourneendboy View Post
    Is it worth me sacrificing my aluminium case to fit an isolator board to my Boss?
    I reckon so.
    Iíve read about people not finding huge differences between IQaudIO DAC AND THE Boss.
    However, this system is night and day to anything Iíve had.
    So itís all in the mix, but the isolator has got to play a significant part along with the power supplies


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    Quote Originally Posted by SteveW View Post
    Reckon itís not just the power supplies..

    When I get a moment Iíll do a direct comparison between the IOaudiO kit and Allo.

    The overall package is Outstanding.. seriously Oustanding.
    Jim and I spent a serious amount of time auditioning these Allo Boss and RPI combinations.

    The addition of two LPSUs was the first real upgrade I did. I immediately heard the difference.

    Next was the Isolator and I would say it was more important than the LPSUs. I think Jim said the same but he'll correct me if I'm wrong.

    Ethernet cables next and again I heard an audible improvement.

    Last up was Jriver and upsampling.

    All of the additions improved this unit. I still use mine daily and thoroughly enjoy it. I am so pleased that our experiences have brought you enjoyment.
    Analogue: Technics SP10 MK2 > Phonomac AT-1010 MK6 tonearm > Ortofon Kontrapunkt b > Bigbottle Jfet MC Valve Phonostage (Telefunken Valves)
    Digital: Raspberry Pi 3+/Allo Boss 1.2/Isolator 1.3 & Firebottle LPSU with Volumio & JRiver
    Amplification: Nelson Pass Derived DCB1 with Khozmo 48 Step Series Attenuator & Neurochrome Modulus 686 Amplifier
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bigman80 View Post
    Yes

    100% in my opinion.
    I knew you would say that!

    Can see The PiHut has the isolator, is the acrylic case available in the UK or only from Allo? Have done a quick search and can't see it.
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    Yep as Oli stated every bit made a difference hence the resulting excellent sound quality. It may all seem a faff to set up to some but trust me it's not that difficult. There are not many Dacs out there that sound better than this and I have heard many. It's not all about detail and information retrieval but musicality.

    The BOSS has this in spades and makes it a very listenable digital device that often falls short in more expensive DACs. I am sure there are some great ones out there but certainly not at this price, nowhere near! It is one of the great bargains in hifi.
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    I have the same PSUs (at 5.02 & 5.04 volts) powering a Katana + Isolator. it is now a toss-up between the Katana and a pretty costly DAC plus transport combo (RRP at some £2.5k+). there are 44.1 Tidal tracks that sound better than their equivalents off CDs (and vice versa). also played into Harbeths (& I'm also impressed by the low frequency clarity).

    I tried an early version of the IQ Audio dac, that was easily bested by the Allo Boss, that in turn by the Katana. the PSUs (so I like to think) brought greater precision, clarity and weight to an already amazing degree of resolution.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jimbo View Post
    Yep as Oli stated every bit made a difference hence the resulting excellent sound quality. It may all seem a faff to set up to some but trust me it's not that difficult. There are not many Dacs out there that sound better than this and I have heard many. It's not all about detail and information retrieval but musicality.

    The BOSS has this in spades and makes it a very listenable digital device that often falls short in more expensive DACs. I am sure there are some great ones out there but certainly not at this price, nowhere near! It is one of the great bargains in hifi.
    Well said James.

    Listening to some mad CD Alan loaned me called 'MA Recordings"

    Sublime. I know it's taken from an analogue source but wowzers. It's a bit bonkers in places but I really enjoy it.
    Analogue: Technics SP10 MK2 > Phonomac AT-1010 MK6 tonearm > Ortofon Kontrapunkt b > Bigbottle Jfet MC Valve Phonostage (Telefunken Valves)
    Digital: Raspberry Pi 3+/Allo Boss 1.2/Isolator 1.3 & Firebottle LPSU with Volumio & JRiver
    Amplification: Nelson Pass Derived DCB1 with Khozmo 48 Step Series Attenuator & Neurochrome Modulus 686 Amplifier
    Cables: SPOTFIRE Speaker Cable & SPOTFIRE IC Cables & SPOTFIRE Tonearm cable
    Speakers: Pioneer CS-77A

    Price List For SPOTFIRE Cables here:https://bit.ly/2Uxiv3j

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bourneendboy View Post
    I knew you would say that!

    Can see The PiHut has the isolator, is the acrylic case available in the UK or only from Allo? Have done a quick search and can't see it.
    I got my case and isolator from Audiophonics.fr.

    I presume they will still have it in stock?
    Analogue: Technics SP10 MK2 > Phonomac AT-1010 MK6 tonearm > Ortofon Kontrapunkt b > Bigbottle Jfet MC Valve Phonostage (Telefunken Valves)
    Digital: Raspberry Pi 3+/Allo Boss 1.2/Isolator 1.3 & Firebottle LPSU with Volumio & JRiver
    Amplification: Nelson Pass Derived DCB1 with Khozmo 48 Step Series Attenuator & Neurochrome Modulus 686 Amplifier
    Cables: SPOTFIRE Speaker Cable & SPOTFIRE IC Cables & SPOTFIRE Tonearm cable
    Speakers: Pioneer CS-77A

    Price List For SPOTFIRE Cables here:https://bit.ly/2Uxiv3j

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bigman80 View Post
    Well said James.

    Listening to some mad CD Alan loaned me called 'MA Recordings"

    Sublime. I know it's taken from an analogue source but wowzers. It's a bit bonkers in places but I really enjoy it.
    Ah yes I gave him that! There are a few gems on there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jimbo View Post
    Ah yes I gave him that! There are a few gems on there.
    Read the label on the back. Black Cat got the gig to provide the cables for the recording. How do you get gigs like that?

    I want one lmao
    Analogue: Technics SP10 MK2 > Phonomac AT-1010 MK6 tonearm > Ortofon Kontrapunkt b > Bigbottle Jfet MC Valve Phonostage (Telefunken Valves)
    Digital: Raspberry Pi 3+/Allo Boss 1.2/Isolator 1.3 & Firebottle LPSU with Volumio & JRiver
    Amplification: Nelson Pass Derived DCB1 with Khozmo 48 Step Series Attenuator & Neurochrome Modulus 686 Amplifier
    Cables: SPOTFIRE Speaker Cable & SPOTFIRE IC Cables & SPOTFIRE Tonearm cable
    Speakers: Pioneer CS-77A

    Price List For SPOTFIRE Cables here:https://bit.ly/2Uxiv3j

    Alternative reading: http://www.audioaddictsforum.com

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bourneendboy View Post
    My OCD would need to see the same reading on those power supplies
    IIRC there is a small adjuster screw that changes the voltage, easy to get them to read identically.

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