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#271891 - 2018-01-16 14:15 3rd party PSU with MS200
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Not sure if this is the place but I have just added an ifI power supply to my MS 200 and it is sounding lovely. 12volt 1.8 amp positive Center pin. £50 well spent I think.

Chris 😎


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Edited by ncpl; 2018-01-17 16:08.
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#271905 - 2018-01-16 19:24 Re: Roon with MS200 [Re: ChrisLayerUK]
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I was surprised at how much the iFi PSU smoothed things up with a Raspberry pi and Explorer 2.


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#271910 - 2018-01-16 21:32 Re: Roon with MS200 [Re: gIzzE]
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Does that make you wonder about power supplies inside the DSPs?

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#271911 - 2018-01-16 21:45 Re: Roon with MS200 [Re: Ogri]
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Well I always use a power conditioner anyway.

The iFi cleans up the power coming in.

I just ran a cheap Furman Compact Power.

I first came across this on a Cinepro amp that used to have hum, quite bad at certain times of the day, tried one of these and it stopped it completely, but better than that the whole thing just sounded 'nicer'.
Maybe the lower noise floor? Not sure, but it sounded better.

So carried on using it with other kit too.


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#271915 - 2018-01-16 22:20 Re: Roon with MS200 [Re: gIzzE]
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Originally Posted By gIzzE
I was surprised at how much the iFi PSU smoothed things up with a Raspberry pi and Explorer 2.
Did you get a cable to convert the plug to USB for the rPi? Or, did the ifi come with one?


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#271917 - 2018-01-16 22:23 Re: Roon with MS200 [Re: gIzzE]
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Things do sound nicer to me. I am listening to BBC Radio 4 extra The Mark Steel Solution Just now and the sound stage is so much more three dimensional.
With music it seems more detailed and space in the soundstage. Not sure if I am articulating very well.


No 18 in the Hall of fame smile I have simple tastes; I am content to settle for the best: GIK monster bass panels, rear wall.
MC200 500GB, QNAP TVS 471i3. Roon into 2 MS200's. Explorer 2. Bluesound Pulse 2 and Mini. 596 v1.89.2, 518, G61R, M60.2 Rosewood, M33C, M33 Rears, M1500 Sub, Foxsat HD, Sony Blu Ray, Pioneer 5090, 2 Chromecast's for LRB videos.
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#271924 - 2018-01-17 09:41 Re: Roon with MS200 [Re: ncpl]
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Originally Posted By ncpl
Originally Posted By gIzzE
I was surprised at how much the iFi PSU smoothed things up with a Raspberry pi and Explorer 2.
Did you get a cable to convert the plug to USB for the rPi? Or, did the ifi come with one?
IFi comes with all the adapter options you could need.


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#271930 - 2018-01-17 13:20 Re: Roon with MS200 [Re: gIzzE]
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Thanks Gizze

When I looked at this this it didn't seem to have the Micro USB which I think my rPi's need?


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Nick

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#271931 - 2018-01-17 13:38 Re: Roon with MS200 [Re: ncpl]
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I didn’t get a micro USB with mine. Perhaps the 5 volt version has one?


No 18 in the Hall of fame smile I have simple tastes; I am content to settle for the best: GIK monster bass panels, rear wall.
MC200 500GB, QNAP TVS 471i3. Roon into 2 MS200's. Explorer 2. Bluesound Pulse 2 and Mini. 596 v1.89.2, 518, G61R, M60.2 Rosewood, M33C, M33 Rears, M1500 Sub, Foxsat HD, Sony Blu Ray, Pioneer 5090, 2 Chromecast's for LRB videos.
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#271935 - 2018-01-17 14:17 Re: Roon with MS200 [Re: ChrisLayerUK]
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I think I read that they added it on later versions.

I definitely got one with mine, the 5v version.


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#271936 - 2018-01-17 14:39 Re: Roon with MS200 [Re: gIzzE]
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I've just sent the question to confirm. Hopefully you are right that it is part of the current pack.


Rgds,
Nick

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#271937 - 2018-01-17 14:49 Re: Roon with MS200 [Re: ncpl]
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It wouldn’t be appropriate in a 12 volt unit I think.


No 18 in the Hall of fame smile I have simple tastes; I am content to settle for the best: GIK monster bass panels, rear wall.
MC200 500GB, QNAP TVS 471i3. Roon into 2 MS200's. Explorer 2. Bluesound Pulse 2 and Mini. 596 v1.89.2, 518, G61R, M60.2 Rosewood, M33C, M33 Rears, M1500 Sub, Foxsat HD, Sony Blu Ray, Pioneer 5090, 2 Chromecast's for LRB videos.
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