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#21 kaka

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Posted 30 June 2020 - 11:42 PM

Very pleased wih the sound from my Femto USB board with the Optimo supply

 

It's remarkable how much the board is influenced by the supply

 

I've used :

HDplex linear supply - the weakest of these options

Rcore based linear supply - significantly better

Uptone Audio Ultracap 1 and 1.2 - great sound, however three of them have failed. I've given up

Jcat Optimo - excellent dynamic sound, still accumulating hours so it may get even better


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Posted 01 July 2020 - 03:21 AM

Very pleased wih the sound from my Femto USB board with the Optimo supply

 

It's remarkable how much the board is influenced by the supply

 

I've used :

HDplex linear supply - the weakest of these options

Rcore based linear supply - significantly better

Uptone Audio Ultracap 1 and 1.2 - great sound, however three of them have failed. I've given up

Jcat Optimo - excellent dynamic sound, still accumulating hours so it may get even better

Thank you for sharing! 

Both the PSU and the included cables will improve up to  250 hours. 

 

Enjoy! :)

 

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Posted 08 July 2020 - 06:46 PM

Hi all
I have replaced the DC power supply of the PSU HDPLEX 200 with the JCAT OPTIMO 3 DUO for the two JCAT cards and the SSD Apacer del S.O. placing a Y-wire on one of the power lines.
After more than 300 hours of gameplay the SQ boost is impressive. It's like going from 4K image to 8K image. Makes a dedicated high-level audio source go to reference level. The intelligibility, the timbres, the width, how full the sound stage is, the authenticity of everything that plays, it does not matter if they are CD or HD files.
Both the OPTIMO PSU and the cables and connectors give a high-level feeling. I totally recommend it along with JCAT products for anyone who wants to go as far as possible to achieve a considerable improvement in audio sources and DACs. Carlos
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HDPLEX H5 ,Intel Xeon E3 1235L v5 , Asus P10S WS , 16 GB RAM ECC Apacer , SSD Apacer SLC Ext. Temp. , SATA Reference JCAT , JCAT USB FEMTO , JCAT NET FEMTO , JCAT NET Isolator, JCAT USB-LAN Ground Conditioner ,JCAT ÓPTIMO 3 DUO 2 x 5 voltios , PSU HDPLEX 200 ,Hub Orico , 3 X 4 TB WD , Totaldac USB cable, ISO ReGen + ultracaps lps1.2 , Devialet 400 with Sam 100% Audio Physic Cardeas plus, Kimber kable select 3033, Audio Physic Cardeas plus, furniture Artesania audio, installation electric solar 48 Volt, with converter sine wave pure victron 5000 W. Power cables CA Oyaide .
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Posted 09 July 2020 - 04:43 AM

Thanks for sharing the updates. Can you please provide more details on the DC Y cable? My understanding is that the Optimo has Neutrik connector type at the PSU rear.
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Posted 09 July 2020 - 07:49 AM

Hi Thuan
I've only made a Y-adapter to continue using the cables that come with the OPTIMO 3 DUO based on Neotech monofilament OCC copper wire and Oyaide connectors. Carlos

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HDPLEX H5 ,Intel Xeon E3 1235L v5 , Asus P10S WS , 16 GB RAM ECC Apacer , SSD Apacer SLC Ext. Temp. , SATA Reference JCAT , JCAT USB FEMTO , JCAT NET FEMTO , JCAT NET Isolator, JCAT USB-LAN Ground Conditioner ,JCAT ÓPTIMO 3 DUO 2 x 5 voltios , PSU HDPLEX 200 ,Hub Orico , 3 X 4 TB WD , Totaldac USB cable, ISO ReGen + ultracaps lps1.2 , Devialet 400 with Sam 100% Audio Physic Cardeas plus, Kimber kable select 3033, Audio Physic Cardeas plus, furniture Artesania audio, installation electric solar 48 Volt, with converter sine wave pure victron 5000 W. Power cables CA Oyaide .
JPLAY FEMTO , KS Devialet , ultrastream, DAC Link 700 Hz , throtlle ON , Hibernate ON . 0,5 ms. , BubbleUPnP , Fidelizer 8.5 Pro

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Posted 09 July 2020 - 08:42 AM

Thanks.
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Posted 09 July 2020 - 01:16 PM

Hi all
I have replaced the DC power supply of the PSU HDPLEX 200 with the JCAT OPTIMO 3 DUO for the two JCAT cards and the SSD Apacer del S.O. placing a Y-wire on one of the power lines.
After more than 300 hours of gameplay the SQ boost is impressive. It's like going from 4K image to 8K image. Makes a dedicated high-level audio source go to reference level. The intelligibility, the timbres, the width, how full the sound stage is, the authenticity of everything that plays, it does not matter if they are CD or HD files.
Both the OPTIMO PSU and the cables and connectors give a high-level feeling. I totally recommend it along with JCAT products for anyone who wants to go as far as possible to achieve a considerable improvement in audio sources and DACs. Carlos

Thank you for sharing. I'm glad you are enjoying the sound :)

 

Thanks for sharing the updates. Can you please provide more details on the DC Y cable? My understanding is that the Optimo has Neutrik connector type at the PSU rear.

Thuan, we can make any cable / connector for a customer. 

I'm now testing a Y cable that goes from one output to NET Card and my OS SATA drive. The  results are incredible

 

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Posted 09 July 2020 - 01:23 PM

BTW - the HighFidelity review of the OPTIMO 3 DUO is now available in English: http://www.highfidel...in-1013&lang=en

 

And this setup was shipped to Soundrebels for another review:

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M12 switch gold + Signature LAN Cable GOLD M12 X  powered by Optimo 3 Duo 


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#29 Ben Webster

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Posted 09 July 2020 - 08:00 PM

Hi Marcin,

 

what a great idea. :P . Thanks for burning in.

 

Kind regards 

Ben


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Posted 27 July 2020 - 12:24 PM

http://www.highfidel...in-1013&lang=en - the HighFidelity review of the OPTIMO 3 DUO is now available in English

 

Customer's photo & report on the OPTIMO 3 DUO on fancy footers

"No transformer humming! Fresh out of the box it sounds better than Keces P8 and ZERO-ZONE! "

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Posted 27 July 2020 - 04:04 PM

Hi guys,

 

I now use  Optimo3 for Jcat XeUsb card and Jcat femto netcard, which were powerd by Hdplex 400 Psu and custom-made Psu before, in a dual server constellation. I humbly can say that my custom-made Psu really wasn't that bad,  but the Optimo was something different, out of the box. More of anything, air, space, dynamic, detail. I had no noise floor before, at least that's what I thought, but now there is still less of nothing: pure music only.

 

Thanx Marcin.

 

Ps.: Additional grounding both MBs, Audio-Pc and Control-Pc, thru one of their Usb ports makes a remarkable difference in my system.


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Posted 28 July 2020 - 01:03 PM

For pure voltage transmission the OPTIMO 3 DUO comes with  two high quality 1.2m PC-OCC 0.7mm² double shielded DC cables for each of the outputs. By default the cables come with 5.5mm x 2.1mm DC barrel plugs, but the OPTIMO 3 DUO can be ordered with any connectors that match your device - at no additional cost!

 

Please specify the connector (or a device) in a purchase note  when placing the order at our online shop at JCAT.eu

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#33 Iain

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Posted 31 July 2020 - 05:08 PM

Hi Marcin how important is the screening?

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Posted 01 August 2020 - 06:25 AM

Hi Marcin how important is the screening?

Screening of which part? 

 

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#35 Iain

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Posted 01 August 2020 - 07:30 AM

In your DC cables

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Posted 01 August 2020 - 10:34 AM

In your DC cables

The DC cables contribute significantly to the final result, so quite iimportant. the DC cables should not be longer than 2 or 2.5m (max). 

 

As a rule of thumb, I'd recommend paying attention to the quality of a DC cable used with any linear PSU - the better the PSU, the better the DC cable should be. 

 

Coincidentally, a new review of the Optimo 3 Duo has just been published which is a pleasure to read. Great pictures too  :)

 

http://hifiknights.c...12-switch-gold/

 

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Posted 01 August 2020 - 09:46 PM

Thanks I am wondering if screening the cables contributes much to the final performance




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