Power Conditioner

LongYu Power Conditoner

“purchased model: Longyu LY-202-8

system: Yamaha HS7 + HS8s Sub

I was looking around looking for a simple power conditioner to solve the noise problem i have from my mains and also to benefit from any sonic advantages a power conditioner can provide. Initially i contacted littlestorz in carousel regarding bada LB-5510 since the price is pretty reasonable. But as someone who is always checking the possible upgrade path and wary of getting an item and later realised i could have spend a little bit more to get something that is even better, i asked littlestorz to recommend me better choices. littlestorz immediately recommended longyu, a famous domestic brand in china which sadly is not known outside of china. Two key phrases in his recommendations made me decided to go for longyu and not bada or weiduka. that is Longyu is “another level” and both bada or weiduka is “no where close” to the quality of longyu. I decided to go with the recommended LY-202-8 as i knew what those means.

after gotten the unit from him, i went home and just before i add the conditioner in the chain, i played back a song and gotten my wife to listen in as well. Next, i connected the conditioner and replayed the same song and my wife immediately heard the difference. The music became very lively! i will like to describe it as becoming “alive”! the bass respond became very fluent, the music played with energized voices, instruments sounded more realistic. from a normal and not so engaging sound to something that surpasses my expectation. the sound staging, depth, realism, tonality. it seems that not only did this perform well with the primary duty of filter away the noise, it went much further by energising the sound!

now the key after purchase questions, did i in any way regret about the purchase? NO! will I unplug the conditioner and use direct AC power? no way! the next time when my friends gather for another audio meet, i will definitely bring this along and let them hear for themselves what this little china does.” By samuel


 

LP Static Mat


“Tried the LP Mat today after collection.

The background became darker and very quiet after I put the LP Mat onto the platter on my RP6.

The vocal was much more focused now.” By Liang Wei Wee

Hifi Fuse

LM HiFi Fuses (Silvery) – 13A for UK Plug  – Audio Grade

 


“i have been looking around for a suitable headphone amp for my Lcdx and d7100, have tried a few amp in the $k range but feel that cannot bring out the best of both headphones. The sound is kind of flat and lack of dynamic.
. Saw this ta_100 by chance and read quite a few chinese review . so decide to give a try as pricing is not too high and functions are what i am looking for. so i just bought one without any audition. man. i am totally amazed when i start playing cai qin and beyond cd. The emotion just flows in very naturally and the drum bits are so real . only minor issue is the amp runs hot after an hour of use, but i guess it is normal for tube amp to get hot anyway.
IMHO, i have bought another value for money item from Ryan.
I will be back for more good stuff.” by Joe

“1) you need to burn in this fuse for sufficient hours.I clock over 200 hrs before using it in my audio chain. you will find bass to be missing without any burning in.
2) with the new fuse, the sound has
A)more controlled bass, I notice with the normal fuse, bass is ‘lose’. The silver fuse controls it much better and good
B) Extended treble.. some pple will say you will hear more air from the songs..
C) improvement in the texture of the music.. I notice better texture in voice, instructments..
overall this fuse is a no brainer upgrade.. especially for the price ratio which you can’t find it anywhere else. thumbs up to littlemart for another great option!” by samuel

Ground Box

Bought 2 boxes

“Actually was very skeptical about this ground box.What can a rectangular
conceal box do to a sound system, slight improvement …maybe.
Boy, i was totally wrong. The different was immediate once it’s plug in.
The Bass is more control and the sound environment is very engaging.
Mid range voice is clearly heard,separation on high,mid, low frequency is more define than ever after i plug in the ground box.

Totally no regard, worth the money spend on this box!!!
If you are those that change cables and accessories often, should give this box a try.

I am pretty sure you will be impress too.” by David Lim


“This grounding box works what it claims to do. I ttied a large grounding unit and connected to preamp and phono amp. For an already revealing system, it uncovers even more minute details to much amazement. Quite noticeably also more air and high frequency extension in the music than before. The grounding simply unblocks certain bottlenecks existed in the chain previously in which usually it takes an expensive upgrade (such as cable, power conditioner) could achieve.

It’s one of those high return and high effective tweaks, one should try it if you have not already use one.” by KC


 

This grounding box works what it claims to do. I ttied a large grounding unit and connected to preamp and phono amp. For an already revealing system, it uncovers even more minute details to much amazement. Quite noticeably also more air and high frequency extension in the music than before. The grounding simply unblocks certain bottlenecks existed in the chain previously in which usually it takes an expensive upgrade (such as cable, power conditioner) could achieve.

It’s one of those high return and high effective tweaks, one should try it if you have not already use one.By KC


“Bought the Silver Grounding Box from littlemart about a month ago. I was expecting a minor improvement at most.
Firstly, soundstage became deeper and wider, the vocal are more analog and the bass also became punchy. Reduction in noise really enhances the blackness between notes, and brings out the micro detail to the fore. The overall effect is a fantastic increase in dynamics and transparency, taking what balanced power brings to the party and sending it off the scale.
Vitally, the nature of the system sound remain unchanged, since the Silver Grounding Box enhances performance, doesn’t change it; in many ways is the best system wide upgrade to optimise and enhance the system performance.
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Highly recommended!”
by Andy


A week ago, I bought this mini ground box from LITTLE MART for my HiFi systems, it is actually a ground device to draw and collect free electrons and control them from polluting the signal transfer.
Surprisingly, it works, this mini ground box seems to be able provide quite a change in the sound staging which created a different spatial experience. The dynamics and apparent volume also improved, giving a new sense of liveliness, allowing listeners to experience a more engaging session. Do try this out. You may experience the benefit at a larger scale than me.
I’m highly recommending you to include this in your system for those who would like to squeeze more satisfaction  from your system, and you only pay a little more.” by Cheng Kee ng


Silver Ground Box Review: I had a skepticism about the Silver Ground Box as it is a non digital device but rely on organic materials to improve the sound. Nonetheless, shortly after I had installed the Silver Ground Box, my skepticism was proven unfounded. In a short span of time, I tried familiar tracks such as Stairway to Heaven (Led Zeppelin), Don’t Know Much ( Norah Jones), Billie Jean (MJ), Soul Bossa Nova (Quincy Jones), Hey Nineteen (Steely Dan)… Across the genres, I was remarkably impressed with the gains in bass and resolution. However, the most thrilling identifiable gain is that the soundstage is beyond a mere separation of sounds but a real sense of realism that the songs are played right in front of you. I will recommend to any fellow audiophile who is eager to seek another dramatic gain in your sound system. Have fun and enjoy!!!” by Aloysius Lim


 

MPS HD-280 Silver Plated HDMI Cable

話 說5年多前,在MPS台北辦公室第一次接觸到他們家的HDMI線材(HD-210),那時候主事者洪博濂先生讓我比較普通線和MPS線的差異。我記得當時 沒有用什麼神兵利器,就是一台PC再加上電腦螢幕,播放1080p高畫質測試片段,重點是「盲測」,別誤會,我沒有閉眼睛!而是洪總站在電腦螢幕後面,把 普通線和HD-210交替更換讓我猜,結果呢?每次都猜對了!倒不是我有火眼金睛,而是換線之後的影像畫質確實有差,即便沒有搭配高階訊源、顯示器一樣有 效。而且他們家的線材不走高價路線,所以寫完試用報告之後,便直接入手了2M的HD-210,那條線到現在還是頭好壯壯非常耐用。
這幾年MPS的HDMI線材不斷推陳出新,目前已經進化到HD-280,也就是本次的主角,外皮改成深藍色系,線身依然維持扁平化設計,除了方便佈線的優點之外,扁平設計也等於把導體之間的距離拉遠,以達到隔離效果,減少訊號再傳輸過程中可能出現相互干擾的問題。
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6N無氧銅鍍銀導體
仔細看HD-280的深藍色外皮上印刷的小字,內部使用的導體為線徑24AWG的OFC無氧銅,純度已經提升到6N的等級,也就是99.99997%的純 銅,然後表面再經過鍍銀處理。原廠強調,HD-280為HDMI 2.0版本,每一對TMDS都有獨立屏蔽設計,就連之前HDMI 1.4版本的網路回傳功能,也加入了獨立屏蔽設計,目的就是要保證訊號傳輸的品質不受干擾。另外,線身上面還有標示箭頭符號,表示這個Hi End音響的燒線材一樣具有方向性,使用時不妨照著箭頭指示,譬如您要接在電視與藍光播放器之間,把線材的箭頭端對著電視的方向就好了。
專利鋅合金端子
端子是MPS的專利設計,霧銀色外殼採用鋅合金材質鑄造而成,有抗電波雜訊的功效,金色接頭為24K鍍金處理,而且是MPS招牌的3μ厚度,據說是業界的最 高標準。值得一提的是,HD-280的端子頭是經過改良的小型端子,體積比我手上的HD-210還要更小,別看它好像只有一點點差距,真正使用的時候,比 較不容易和其他端子碰撞,而且施工拉線的時候,也比較不容易在管道間卡住。
訊號傳輸部分,HD-280不僅支援Full HD、3D影像傳輸,4K × 2K (3840×2160p@24Hz/48bit-25Hz/36bit-30Hz/30bit 或 4096×2160p@24Hz/24bit)等級的UHD高畫質也在支援之列。目前提供的長度有1M/2M/3M/10M/15M共五種選擇。
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這 次試用的HD-280線材長度有10M之多,這種長線最大的問題是訊號衰減,如果品質不夠好的話解析度就會下降。可是MPS每次送來編輯部的都是超過 10M以上的長線,意思就是說他們家的線材品質沒問題,即便是長距離傳輸也不用擔心影像訊號衰減的問題。實際購買的時候,除非您家中有架設投影機的需求, 需要沿著牆壁把HDMI線拉到天花板上,否則一般來說,2~5M的長度就已經很夠用了。
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對比提升、細節更豐富
測 試方式很簡單,家裡原本連接Sony PS3和InFocus 60吋液晶電視的是大賣場便宜HDMI線,我就用這條線和HD-280做A/B比對影像的表現,先播放馴龍高手2,主角小嗝嗝騎著夜煞在天空中極速飛翔, 後來跌落到一個小島上的片段,其中有一個畫面帶到夜煞的特寫鏡頭,兩條線交叉比對之下,全身漆黑的夜煞在HD-280上表現得更加深沈、對比更好,仔細觀 看還能發現暗部細節變多了。另一個Forsenses藍光測試片中的高山雪景片段,首先注意到的還是動態對比拉大了,譬如其中一個畫面包含山的背光面與向 光面,向光面的雪景不會過曝,背光面的山石不會太暗沒細節,下一個畫面是一整片白雪皚皚的山坡在陽光映照下,階調看起來更順暢。
明亮、乾淨的聲音質地
接下來,我轉移陣地到U-Audio試聽室,使用的器材有Sony BDP-S370藍光播放器,搭配Integra最新推出的DRX-5 AV環繞擴大機,喇叭則是Acoustic Energy 101書架喇叭,HD-280就接在藍光機和AV擴大機之間。播放阿格麗希演奏「蕭士塔高維奇:第一號鋼琴協奏曲」CD專輯,相較之下,HD-280的聲音聽起來明亮有光澤,連音場也變開闊,而且毛燥感不見了,讓鋼琴聽起來更乾淨、更有凝聚力。阿格麗希指尖下的鋼琴顆粒密度比便宜線材好很多,彈到低音時的力度提升,聽起來更有權威感而且有彈性。整體來說,HD-280是目前MPS旗下等級最高的HDMI線材,雖然價格較高,但還是比歐美品牌便宜的一大截,而且不論是用來觀看影像還是聽音樂,都能輕易地察覺出變化,如果您是初次嘗試升級HDMI線材,不用花太多錢就直接攻頂HD-280,不試可惜呀!


“The HD280 HDMI cable is really good. I got both the 1m and 3m to go from my oppo to the Denon 4200 and my samsung LED TV 55″.

As I am more of an audiophile, the immediate thing I notice is the dialogue from the center speaker got much much better. More clarity and even grunt from the mid to high.

Picture quality also improve with darker black and greater contrast.”
By Mok”