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#1 Marcin_gps

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Posted 09 April 2020 - 11:15 AM

OPTIMO 3 DUO
 
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NO COMPROMISE ULTRA-LOW NOISE DUAL-OUTPUT LINEAR POWER SUPPLY

Designed to partner JCAT USB & NET Cards, as well as any other component requiring up to 3A load, the OPTIMO 3 DUO will drastically improve every aspect of sound.    

 

 
THE BEST POSSIBLE QUALITY POWER

Designed to provide the best possible quality power to our USB & NET Cards; default voltage is 5V at each output. As it can be used with any other equipment (DAC, USB converter, network equipment, etc.) that requires up to 3A of DC power, 9V and 12V versions are available on special requests too (please specify Voltage in purchase note, lead time for a custom version is 4 weeks. Each output can be made with a different Voltage)


TWO INDEPENDENT DC OUTPUTS

Features two independent galvanically isolated DC outputs, each capable of delivery up to 3A to load. 

 

 
UNIQUE LINEAR DESIGN

In contrast to many so called 'linear power supplies' on the market, the OPTIMO 3 DUO does not use any switching power supplies. 

12x State-of-the-art LT3045 ultra low noise linear voltage regulators (6x per output) are used. The result is perfectly clean DC voltage with noise level below measuring range (< 2uV).

 


MASSIVE TRANSFORMER

Bespoke massive low induction 100VA transformer with magnetic and electrical shielding, sealed with epoxy resin guarantees noiseless operation and spectacular dynamics. 

 

 

 
SUPREME AUDIO-GRADE COMPONENTS

The OPTIMO 3 DUO incorporates supreme quality audio grade capacitors. Internal wiring is made of high-purity OCC copper. The enclosure and the layout of the PSU is optimized for lowest possible mechanical noise. All these enhancements, developed through intensive listening tests, significantly raise performance.  


THE BEST CONNECTIONS

For pure voltage transmission the OPTIMO 3 DUO comes with high quality sockets from Furutech and Neutrik. Two high quality 1.2m PC-OCC 0.7mm² double shielded DC cables with 5.5mm x 2.1mm DC barrel plugs (2.5 plugs available on special request) are included which guarantee superb connection. 

 

THE ULTIMATE UPGRADE.

 


 
 

SPECIFICATION:
  • Features two independent galvanically isolated DC outputs, each capable of delivery up to 3A to load.
  • Designed to provide the best possible quality power to our USB & NET Cards; default voltage is 5V at each output. As it can be used with any other equipment (DAC, USB converter, network equipment, etc.) that requires up to 3A of DC power, 9V and 12V versions are available on special requests too (please specify Voltage in purchase note, lead time for a custom version is 4 weeks. Each output can be made with a different Voltage)
  • Truly linear design (no switching power supplies anywhere)
  • Bespoke massive low induction 100VA transformer with magnetic and electrical shielding, sealed with epoxy resin for noiseless operation.
  • Ultra fast low noise rectifier.
  • Supreme quality audio grade capacitors.
  • State-of-the-art ultra low noise linear voltage regulators (LT3045).
  • Noise below measuring range (< 2uV)
  • Low-resonance enclosure made of non magnetic materials.
  • Supreme quality sockets (Furutech IEC, Neutrik Speakon for DC outputs).
  • Comes with 2 high quality 1.2m PC-OCC 0.7mm² double shielded DC cables with 5.5mm x 2.1mm DC barrel plugs (2.5 plugs available on special request).
  • Protection features: short circuit protection, current limit and thermal overload protection, transient overvoltage protection.
  • Manufactured in EU with either 115/230V input.

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Posted 09 April 2020 - 04:15 PM

Hi Marcin,
great news. Do you recommend this LPS for the two JCat Net FEMTO Cards in a dual PC setup? Or are the grounding issues between these two PC?
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Posted 09 April 2020 - 06:11 PM

Hi Marcin,
great news. Do you recommend this LPS for the two JCat Net FEMTO Cards in a dual PC setup? Or are the grounding issues between these two PC?
Kind regards
Ben

Hi Ben,

 

Good question. And the answer is -  yes, I recommend the PSU for two NET Cards in dual PC setup. 

As each output has an independent isolated ground, you can use it to power any 2 devices at the same time without any issues or degradation. 

 

Terry at Pursuit Perfect System will get a unit next week, so  please stay tuned for A/B demo :)

 

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Posted 09 April 2020 - 06:15 PM

Ok, thanks. That makes the invest 50% cheaper.

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Posted 09 April 2020 - 06:23 PM

Ok, thanks. That makes the invest 50% cheaper.

 

Correct - there are 2 PSU isolated boards inside hence the name :) 


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Posted 09 April 2020 - 06:38 PM

If not for the LED on the front  panel, and of course voltage on outputs, it is impossible to tell that the PSU is working. It is completely silent even if you put an ear to the enclosure.

 

The transformer is mechanically decoupled from the enclosure via vibration absorbers used in medical equipment. The absorbers are matched to the size and the weight of the transformer for best performane. 


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Posted 10 April 2020 - 09:41 AM

Hi Marcin

 

I'm interested in the USB board, just wondering about this supply. Is a single 5V supply likely to be released? I don't have any immediate need for the second supply

 

Thanks


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Posted 10 April 2020 - 10:17 AM

Hi Marcin

 

I'm interested in the USB board, just wondering about this supply. Is a single 5V supply likely to be released? I don't have any immediate need for the second supply

 

Thanks

 

Single version is not planned at the moment.  

 

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Posted 10 April 2020 - 01:51 PM

Here is the product manual with more detailed specs: https://jcat.eu/JCAT...3DUO_manual.pdf


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Posted 15 April 2020 - 11:25 AM

Hi Marcin.
Is there a possibility to power three devices with the OPTIMO 3 DUO?
For example, one DC output for the JCAT USB FEMTO or EX card and the other V output for the System SSD and for the JCAT NET FEMTO card, all at 5 volts.
If that V DC cable can be served by JCAT with the same quality instead of one of the normal ones with a price increase of course?
I know it is not offered, but given the quality of the OPTIMO 3 DUO this option would be a value to add.
Carlos
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Posted 15 April 2020 - 12:07 PM

Hi Marcin.
Is there a possibility to power three devices with the OPTIMO 3 DUO?
For example, one DC output for the JCAT USB FEMTO or EX card and the other V output for the System SSD and for the JCAT NET FEMTO card, all at 5 volts.
If that V DC cable can be served by JCAT with the same quality instead of one of the normal ones with a price increase of course?
I know it is not offered, but given the quality of the OPTIMO 3 DUO this option would be a value to add.
Carlos

Hi Carlos, 

 

Yes it is possible as long as both devices will not exceed maximum current of 3A for single output. Please also observe that for shared output there will be shared ground, so it is recomended that devices powered from this output would have common ground.

 

'Y' cable is doable for what you need. 

 

Best regards,

Marcin

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Posted 15 April 2020 - 03:14 PM

Thanks Marcin for your quick response.
I have the two JCAT cards on the PCI-e mounts supplied in an HDPLEX H5 chassis that is grounded to the wall AC outlet. Do JCAT cards share a ground through the HDPLEX chassis?
Does the Apacer SLC SATA SSD drive screwed to the HDPLEX chassis also share a ground with JCAT cards?
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Posted 15 April 2020 - 05:16 PM

Thanks Marcin for your quick response.
I have the two JCAT cards on the PCI-e mounts supplied in an HDPLEX H5 chassis that is grounded to the wall AC outlet. Do JCAT cards share a ground through the HDPLEX chassis?
Does the Apacer SLC SATA SSD drive screwed to the HDPLEX chassis also share a ground with JCAT cards?
Carlos

Carlos, 

 

Correct. All share the same ground so there should be no issues powering all using one of the outputs to power 2 components. 


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Posted 15 April 2020 - 07:01 PM

Hi Marcin. You can preview something about the upcoming JCAT Large PSU, if possible.
What DC outpouts , ATX , noise level , power and cable will it include?
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Posted 16 April 2020 - 08:06 AM

Hi Marcin. You can preview something about the upcoming JCAT Large PSU, if possible.
What DC outpouts , ATX , noise level , power and cable will it include?
Carlos

 

It's still in development, I can't discuss details yet. You will be able to power a PC and drives with it. For USB / NET Cards it's still recommended to run a separate PSU like  Optimo 3 Duo which is not shared with 'dirty' components (CPU, motherboard,  drives etc) 


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Posted 01 May 2020 - 11:17 AM

Terry from Pursuit Perfect System explains why a high-quality power supply is essential in a hifi system. 

The OPTIMO 3 DUO review starts here

 

 

 

 

 


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Posted 04 May 2020 - 10:28 AM

If you wonder what kind of performance does the Optimo 3 Duo deliver, here is a report from our Hong Kong dealer, Howen Int:

 

 

Last Saturday took my not burnt in yet demo Optimo to a JCAT customer’s home who runs 2 JCAT cards USB EX and Femto LAN. Another customer also came who also has the 2 cards and both have the Uptone JS-2. After one minute of auditioning, they both ordered the Optiomo.


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Posted 11 May 2020 - 11:16 AM

USB Card XE + OPTIMO 3 DUO PSU sound demo

 


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Posted 14 May 2020 - 07:32 AM

 

 

Hear the difference our OPTIMO 3 DUO linear power supply makes 

Terry Ellis, the reviewer behind Pursuit Perfect System, was impressed so much with the PSU, that he decided to keep it as the part of his reference system! 


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Posted 01 June 2020 - 03:20 PM

Our OPTIMO 3 DUO linear power supply was reviewed by Wojciech Pacuła, chief editor of renowned HighFidelity magazine. 

Wojciech used the OPTIMO 3 DUO to power Mytek Brooklyn Bridge DAC/network player and wrote that the PSU added the biggest improvement that he applied. 

The article is available in Polish for now. The official English translation will follow next month. For now, please use Google Translate.

 

http://www.highfidel...main-3722&lang=

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