07.09.2019

Mojo Audio Joule V Power Supply For Mac

  1. Mojo Audio Joule V Power Supply For Mac Mini

Dec 9, 2015 - Please note: This post is not to bash Roon's sound quality. Mojo Audio Mac Mini with Joule V power supply; external FW800 HDD; PS Audio.

I asked John Baloff if the CB IV's AES/EBU connector supported 2 channel or multi-channel and he said 'Both, depending on the source. You could play a multichannel DVD source from the old Compli on a CB4.' Before I ask my questions, I wanted to thank all of you for this great forum. I have been reading it for a few years and really appreciate the great info.

I have a Mac Mini from Mojo Audio (external power supply, optimized OS) that I directly connect to my CB IV via HDMI. The Mac Mini is my media server (currently running JRiver, switching to Roon soon) and music/movie repository.

1) Is it worth trying/buying a Berkeley Alpha USB and the corresponding cables to play music through the CB's AES/EBU? (Mac Mini - USB - Berkeley Alpha USB - AES/EBU - CB IV) 2) Has anyone done a media server comparison (SQ, ease of use, maintenance, etc) between a Mac, NUC and SonicTransporter? 3) What do you recommend for movie playback software (Plex, JRiver, other)? Ion usb turntable software for mac.

4) Any opinions on the Synergistic Research PowerCell 12 UEF SE? Is there other products I should look at for power conditioning/re-generation? 5) Has anyone done a cable comparison of the Cardas Clear Cygnus vs Synergistic Research Atmosphere Level 3 or 4? Thank you for your time. Can't wait for the ATMOS upgrade, luckily I have not been holding my breath.

Bought the amps and speakers thanks to Craig. You misunderstood John Baloff's answer. I had the Theta Compli universal player and the Six Shooter. Using the Compli's digital outputs, Dolby Digital or DTS multi-channel could be transmitted t the Casblanca (then the 3 version) and would play in multichannel. However, the analog AES/EBU input to the CB, accepting the analog AES/EBU output from the Compli or any other player, would only play stereo. That's in the equipment specs in the first place. No Steve B will totally dissagree.

Buy from a Singxer F1 if you can accept RCA, or the Singxer SU-1. Probably 30 day money back? Add a UpTone Audio ISO REGEN in between. The SU-1 and ISO REGEN use the same clocks. Use USPCB ($35) between the ISO REGEN and the SU-1. As stated in a privious post, this did. I have only compared SonicTransporter, a W10 PC, and a Qnap.

But I used a MicroRendu as an endpoint. So I must admitt i did not hear that much difference. But a small difference where present. I'm using the SonicTransporter i5.

The SonicTransporter is extremly easy to use. Set it and forget it. If you plan to use USB interface for storrage music, be aware that only one disk can be attached, even though there are several USB ports available.

Your Mac, if it's a mini can have a very nice power upgrade from UpTone Audio. That may be a very good solution. If you have a lange collection, you may want something powerfull enough. Upsampling to PCM 24/192 does hardly use any CPU. As I understand you are not planning to use an endpoint, so the choise of where you choose to have your Roon core may be a bit more important. But if you spend your money on ISO REGEN, as well as the LPS-1 power supply, and a good DCC, like the SU-1, may guess is that the Roon PC, may not matter so much. All the UpTone products has 30 days money back, so you don't risk much by trying.

Hey, I got the Berkley Audio USB to digital converter 3-4 years ago. I haven't tried the SU-1 so I can't say. But I sure love the Berkeley. So does Bulldogger. I'm not like you, I don't tell someone something is necessarily better when I haven't tried it. (But I am skeptical that the SU-1 is as good or better although in this multiverse of ours anything is possible.). OK, then it's offical that The CB4a is shipping now.

I'm used to that Craig make the announcement in big words here on the forum. Often seasoned with some good offers. Will be interesting to see who got theirs first. Can you confirm what HMDI card is offered? Looking forward to see pictures off the new LCD display.

Anre, you are quoting KLewis, and his post said nothing about the CBIVa now shipping (or was it edited after?). VGI/Craig is advertising on Audiogon some used CBIV's that will be upgraded to CBIVa when the upgrade is available. Alas, its 'close', but exactly when still remains a mystery! Last I heard Theta has all the parts and is working out few kinks in the software. So could be any day, any month BABY! Anre, you are quoting KLewis, and his post said nothing about the CBIVa now shipping (or was it edited after?).

VGI/Craig is advertising on Audiogon some used CBIV's that will be upgraded to CBIVa when the upgrade is available. Alas, its 'close', but exactly when still remains a mystery!

Last I heard Theta has all the parts and is working out few kinks in the software. So could be any day, any month BABY! That's exactly what I heard. I think Anre is trolling and his posts are unproductive. And sarcastic. At best, unsubstantiated rumors, which are not helpful.

Hey, I got the Berkley Audio USB to digital converter 3-4 years ago. I haven't tried the SU-1 so I can't say. But I sure love the Berkeley. So does Bulldogger.

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I'm not like you, I don't tell someone something is necessarily better when I haven't tried it. (But I am skeptical that the SU-1 is as good or better although in this multiverse of ours anything is possible.) What I suspect, is that DCC can be very DAC dependent, so we may not notice that huge difference at all.

Though I understand the rule is where you should spend your money. Meaning a bad DCC may not let what is in front of it fully show it's potential. As an example in my present setup towards the Gen8 S3, I don't think can't hear difference between an old hiFace EVO with LPS-1 and the Singxer F1. (MicroRendu powered by LPS-1 as well) I will when my ISO Regen arrives test again. But it could be that the rest of my system is not up to let me hear the differences. Or it could even be me 😀 (Old 5ch x 225W Dreadnaught bi-amp to ML Odyssey ) I would very much like to test the SU-1, and bypass its AC power with the LPS-1. Kitsune sells a conversion kit.

To Clarify this AES/EBU question- John Baloff took a Compli and connected it to a CB4 in the sound room at Theta. He played a DVD with both Dolby 5.1 and DTS 5.1 on it.

The system played all 5.1 channels from both formats. This should clarify that AES can play 5.1 with Encoded formats like 5.1 over AES. Now I want to let John get back to work and focus on CB4a so we can all celebrate soon Craig Theatermax LLC Exactly how I played digital mult-channel movies with my theta Compli Universal DVD player and Theta CB3 for years!!!@@@ Using the digital AES/EBU! What I suspect, is that DCC can be very DAC dependent, so we may not notice that huge difference at all. Though I understand the rule is where you should spend your money. Meaning a bad DCC may not let what is in front of it fully show it's potential. As an example in my present setup towards the Gen8 S3, I don't think can't hear difference between an old hiFace EVO with LPS-1 and the Singxer F1.

(MicroRendu powered by LPS-1 as well) I will when my ISO Regen arrives test again. But it could be that the rest of my system is not up to let me hear the differences. Or it could even be me 😀 (Old 5ch x 225W Dreadnaught bi-amp to ML Odyssey ) I would very much like to test the SU-1, and bypass its AC power with the LPS-1. Kitsune sells a conversion kit.

Which is why I comment on how it sounds in my system, not how it necessarily sounds in your system. And its always a question of how much is any sonic improvement worth spending for you to obtain! QUOTE=ANRE;53346626No Steve B will totally dissagree. Buy from a Singxer F1 if you can accept RCA, or the Singxer SU-1. Probably 30 day money back? Add a UpTone Audio ISO REGEN in between. The SU-1 and ISO REGEN use the same clocks.

Use USPCB ($35) between the ISO REGEN and the SU-1. As stated in a privious post, this did. I have only compared SonicTransporter, a W10 PC, and a Qnap. But I used a MicroRendu as an endpoint. So I must admitt i did not hear that much difference. But a small difference where present.

I'm using the SonicTransporter i5. Thanks for the advice Anre. My Mojo Audio Mac Mini has an external power supply (Joule IV), which can be upgraded to their Illuminati V2. The Illuminati allegedly compares to the Uptone JS-2. I'm curious on the following sound comparisons.

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Hopefully the vendors have reasonable return policies: 1) HDMI vs AES/EBU: Mojo Audio Mac Mini to CB IV via HDMI vs Mojo Audio Mac Mini/ISO Regen/DDC to CB IV via AES 2) Roon Server and Transport: SonicTransporter I7 and MicroRendu/DDC to CB IV via AES vs Mojo Audio Mac Mini/ISO Regen/DDC to CB IV via AES 3) DDC and USB Clean up: Berkeley Alpha USB vs Singer su-1/ISO Regen Note: I'm thinking about using the Uptone JS-2 or the Illuminati V2 to power the SonicTransporter/MicroRendu combo. I will need 2 power supplies to do the Mac Mini/ISO Regen/DDC combo. Not sure if Berkeley Alpha USB supports an external power supply.

Thanks for the advice Anre. My Mojo Audio Mac Mini has an external power supply (Joule IV), which can be upgraded to their Illuminati V2. The Illuminati allegedly compares to the Uptone JS-2. I'm curious on the following sound comparisons. Hopefully the vendors have reasonable return policies: 1) HDMI vs AES/EBU: Mojo Audio Mac Mini to CB IV via HDMI vs Mojo Audio Mac Mini/ISO Regen/DDC to CB IV via AES 2) Roon Server and Transport: SonicTransporter I7 and MicroRendu/DDC to CB IV via AES vs Mojo Audio Mac Mini/ISO Regen/DDC to CB IV via AES 3) DDC and USB Clean up: Berkeley Alpha USB vs Singer su-1/ISO Regen Note: I'm thinking about using the Uptone JS-2 or the Illuminati V2 to power the SonicTransporter/MicroRendu combo. I will need 2 power supplies to do the Mac Mini/ISO Regen/DDC combo.

Not sure if Berkeley Alpha USB supports an external power supply. These tests are very interesting.

I hope you find time to perform them. But do you really need the SonicTransporter i7?

(More power = more noise?) You may read a bit more about the LPS-1, and test with it as well in the chain. This power technology is quite unique.

(Only Vinni Rossi has same). In any case Alex at Uptone Audio as well as the designer John Swenson is very helpful answer any questions. I hard powered my CBIV off and on again. At some point the parameters changed.

Settings for all channels changed (to large, no subs, some speakers turned off) and my DAC2 & 3 assignments completely changed and DAC3 is a duplicate of DAC2. Any idea why this would have happened? How do I reassign the DACs that are sticker-labelled on the back of the unit to what the CBIV actually sends it? Used to send out sub1 and sub 2 but now it's surround L surround R according to the DAC SETTINGS Irs easy!! AVS PM me your email and I'll email you the instructions.

Its happened to me, too. You will need to reset the DACs following the instructions. I had to do this last year if I recall.

Its called software that on a very rare occasion gets weird. 'Theta'/SAE at LA Audio Show - I passed by the SAE booth and had very nice chat with Jeff, aka Rumors-of-my-retirement-has-been-greatly-exaggerated Jeff. Kidding aside he's only back part time. Jeff took time to explain the setup and played my own cd. Dirac Live on laptop was on and was fantastic - bass is smooth, not lumpy, not one-note, that is very common in these small rooms. Speakers tend to 'dominate' any sound demo (vs amp, preamp, etc., relatively), especially at shows, so really it's hard to judge anything, other than that these spectacular SAE monsters should be among top amplifiers available nowadays. Dual amp SAE for those small speakers are just not fair LOL.

They are absolutely, positively, just LOAFING. Anyone at show should pass by the Atmos 13.6.8 (with what appear to me wide channel speakers) demo with JVC Laser Projector. Video wise, 160' across screen was impressive; nothing could match the scale of seeing super large screen.

(Where it lacks is sharpness vs a smaller screen. Even 4k panel is not enough to maintain sharpness, to my eyes.) Audio wise, good but hmmm, IMHO Theta owners are just super-fine with 7.1.4 - just join hands and pray with me that it will come out:-). I don't know why but there is a certain clarity that is lost in these large rooms and multi speaker system. Whether this is a result of processing/upmixing beyond what's on codec, I am not sure. 'Theta'/SAE at LA Audio Show - I passed by the SAE booth and had very nice chat with Jeff, aka Rumors-of-my-retirement-has-been-greatly-exaggerated Jeff. Kidding aside he's only back part time.

Jeff took time to explain the setup and played my own cd. Dirac Live on laptop was on and was fantastic - bass is smooth, not lumpy, not one-note, that is very common in these small rooms. Speakers tend to 'dominate' any sound demo (vs amp, preamp, etc., relatively), especially at shows, so really it's hard to judge anything, other than that these spectacular SAE monsters should be among top amplifiers available nowadays. Dual amp SAE for those small speakers are just not fair LOL. They are absolutely, positively, just LOAFING. Anyone at show should pass by the Atmos 13.6.8 (with what appear to me wide channel speakers) demo with JVC Laser Projector.

Video wise, 160' across screen was impressive; nothing could match the scale of seeing super large screen. (Where it lacks is sharpness vs a smaller screen. Even 4k panel is not enough to maintain sharpness, to my eyes.) Audio wise, good but hmmm, IMHO Theta owners are just super-fine with 7.1.4 - just join hands and pray with me that it will come out:-). I don't know why but there is a certain clarity that is lost in these large rooms and multi speaker system. Whether this is a result of processing/upmixing beyond what's on codec, I am not sure.

What you say doesn't surprise me at all. Hey, I do plan to go to CEDIA in San Diego in early September? Maybe we can finally meet there?

Meanwhile, time to start my colonoscopy prep later today, set for tomorrow! No fun for me! ' Anyone at show should pass by the Atmos 13.6.8 (with what appear to me wide channel speakers) demo with JVC Laser Projector. Video wise, 160' across screen was impressive; nothing could match the scale of seeing super large screen. (Where it lacks is sharpness vs a smaller screen.

Even 4k panel is not enough to maintain sharpness, to my eyes.) Audio wise, good but hmmm, IMHO Theta owners are just super-fine with 7.1.4 - just join hands and pray with me that it will come out:-). I don't know why but there is a certain clarity that is lost in these large rooms and multi speaker system. I don't understand how a Theta owner would be impressed with anything beyond 7.1 or2. When I heard ATMOS I was not impressed as it sounded very gimmicky. In real life, I never hear sound above my head, but I heard sound either ear level or its omnipresent. And don't get me started with music. But again, with a processor like the Theta, I'd be more concerned with the quality and accuracy of sound over the quantity of speakers.

I have heard Atmos at a friend's house and was thoroughly impressed. My wife was also. So I do see what all the hype is about. Most was demo material but some was from actual movies. My jaw dropped when I heard it. And this wasn't​ even with a Casablanca.

I can only imagine how much better it could have been if it we're a Casablanca. He had great amps and speakers and had the Marantz 8802. I would love to hear Atmos with an all Theta system.

I bet it will be simply incredible. Sent from my Pixel using Tapatalk.

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Hey, I do plan to go to CEDIA in San Diego in early September? Maybe we can finally meet there? Meanwhile, time to start my colonoscopy prep later today, set for tomorrow! No fun for me! Sorry I don't have any plan for CEDIA. Will be traveling anyway. Colo is the worst - you are dehydrated & sore and then they 'attack' you with that huge probe.

I hope you get an early morning time as it makes the suffering:-) a little more tolerable. You're posting - survived the ordeal?

BTW, if I understood Jeff correctly, the Atmos delay is due to board from supplier not yet ready. I hear sounds over my head all of the time. Birds flying, airplanes high above especially the propeller driven ones, and even the wind in the trees! I live near an airport as well as Cherry Point Marine base. Unfortunately, when jets fly over my home, the sound does not seem to be overhead but rather omnipresent. This applies to birds too.

For me, the 4 surrounds elevated about 3-5 feet above my listening position is fine. When I heard ATMOS, one of the movies I listened to was the last Transformer movie. I heard bullets flying in the ceiling on a ground war showing the bullets to be at ground level. I think its gimmicky and has a gee wiz effect. Sorry I don't have any plan for CEDIA.

Will be traveling anyway. Colo is the worst - you are dehydrated & sore and then they 'attack' you with that huge probe. I hope you get an early morning time as it makes the suffering:-) a little more tolerable. You're posting - survived the ordeal? BTW, if I understood Jeff correctly, the Atmos delay is due to board from supplier not yet ready. I survived the Colo.

No big deal at all. Had this five times now since I was 50! The Colo is nothing compared to the repeated suffering I had when Jeff/The Bland used to hang around and belittle Theta in this forum!!!@@@.