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#1 Marcin_gps

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Posted 20 October 2020 - 03:29 PM

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Many of our customers asked for a more affordable linear power supply than the OPTIMO 3 DUO, the best power supply in our portfolio so far. And this is what we intend to deliver with the Initio 3.

Fundamentally based on the OPTIMO 3 DUO design, we carefully optimized cost to preserve as much performance of the bigger brother as possible.

We are finalizing mechanical design and preparing for the launch. The first batch of the Initio 3 will be produced in January 2021.

KEY DESIGN FEATURES: TRULY LINEAR POWER SUPPLY

The Initio 3 will be a truly linear power supply with 5V or 12V DC output and 3A maximum output current. Based on the OPTIMO 3 DUO design, it will use the same ultra low-noise linear voltage regulators for superb performance.

TWO DC OUTPUTS

The Initio 3 will feature two DC outputs that will share common regulator board. Both will have the same voltage and total output current of 3A. The DC outputs will share common ground, keep that in mind when intend to use both of them. The Initio 3 will be supplied with one DC cable – if required, second cable will be available as an option.

HIGH QUALITY TRANSFORMER

High quality bespoke transformer with electrical and magnetical shield will be used. Its centre is sealed with epoxy resin for low noise operation.

HIGH QUALITY COMPONENTS

The Initio 3 is made of high quality components. All capacitors, sockets and connectors are of quality that you would expect from a JCAT product.

DC OUTPUT CABLE

The Initio 3 will be supplied with one 1.2m shielded DC cable. Substantial 0.8mm2 cross section of conductors will ensure proper energy transfer to load. The cable will come with high quality connectors.

CHASSIS

The Initio 3 chassis will be made of single sheet of bended steel for high rigidity and low mechanical resonance.

DISCLAIMER

All above information and specifications are preliminary/prototype and the final product may vary.

 


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Posted 28 November 2020 - 04:51 PM

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INITIO 3

Truly linear power supply unit offering superb performance unequaled at this price.

 

Fundamentally based on the OPTIMO 3 DUO design, we carefully optimized cost to preserve as much performance of the bigger brother as possible.

 

*Limited Offer* pre-order now and SAVE 10%!

https://jcat.eu/product/initio-3/


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Posted 02 December 2020 - 07:26 PM

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What is the noise level of INITIO 3 ? Carlos
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Posted 03 December 2020 - 02:01 PM

Noise level is on similar level as Optimo's - it's based on the Optimo :)

 

The sonic performance of the Optimo is a higher class thuogh. 


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#5 Marcin_gps

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Posted 02 March 2021 - 10:56 AM

We're building first batch of INITIO3 PSU this week. Here are few shots from the production:

 

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Ships in few days to first lucky customers :)

 

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Posted 12 March 2021 - 12:33 PM

Check out this little beast. The INITIO 3, at half price of it's bigger brother, OPTIMO 3 DUO, is a giant killer!

 

Last chance to order INITIO 3 with 10% discount: https://jcat.eu/product/initio-3/

 

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Posted 30 March 2021 - 10:53 AM

Initio has landed in our webshop: 

 

https://jcat.eu/product/initio-3/

 

:)

 

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Posted 30 March 2021 - 01:31 PM

Hi Marcin,
What VA is that tranny if you don’t mind?

And the 10% off promotion applies to additional dc cable too? 
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Posted 31 March 2021 - 09:55 AM

Hi Marcin,
What VA is that tranny if you don’t mind?

And the 10% off promotion applies to additional dc cable too? 
Chanh.

 

Hi Chanh, 

 

50VA

 

The promotion is over I'm afraid  :(

 

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Posted 08 April 2021 - 05:42 PM

Our INITIO 3 power supply powering Lumin U1 mini in a customer's system 😍

 

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Posted 02 June 2021 - 10:41 AM

 

Our INITIO 3 power supply in action ⚡️


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Posted 27 June 2021 - 11:04 PM

Our INITIO 3 power supply powering Lumin U1 mini in a customer's system

 

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Ok, so, question for @marcin_gps  How would you rate the performance of

 

Lumin U1 Mini w/ JCAT INITIO 3 power supply

 VS

the recommended Xeon build here 

 

Is the Lumin combo 60% of the Xeon PC?  20%?  10%?  80%?   120%?

 

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Posted 28 June 2021 - 02:25 PM

Jay, you'd need exact setups one by one to assess the performance. I haven't heard it in my system, so can't be sure. 

 

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Posted 29 June 2021 - 10:48 AM

I'm pleased to share the review of INITIO 3 PSU, the USB and NET XE cards and the USB+LAN Ground Conditioner: http://hifiknights.c...-xe-initio-3-2/

 

There is a comparison to Ferrum Hypsos PSU in the review. 

 

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Posted 19 October 2021 - 11:01 AM

https://youtu.be/Zion1-4tdzs

 

JCAT Initio 3 experience. A tweak that works.


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Posted 15 November 2021 - 12:31 PM

NITIO 3 PSU review in HighFidelity

"THE INITIO 3 DOES SO MUCH to discipline sound, to show music in greater swing and make it more natural,"

Full review available here: http://www.highfidel...in-1120&lang=en


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