Heat sink fins on both sides to help dissipate heat.
The last picture - an internal shot. Notice there are no ventilation - the electronics are 100% completely shielded. This should in theory not radiate any electrical noise. I like the JS-2 even better now.
Heat is drawn away via conduction to the side fins. The use of a copper block is probably to improve conduction efficiency, thereby reduce internal temperatures to a minimum.R-core transformer - check. Choke - check. Everything looks to be in order here. Ha, I’m kidding! I honestly don’t know how all this work, and not interested to find out really. Construction wise the JS-2 is really well thought out, modular, functional and practical. The looks may well not appeal to all as it’s on the side of industrial, but the way it sounds will win a lot of people over.
The simplicity of it hides a deeper complexity.
So, there you go, the JS-2 unboxed. I hope you like these pictures (took on a 40°C day). I will write a proper snakeoil review of the JS-2 once I get my DAC back. (Update: Check out the review here)
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Comment from: luca pennone Visitor
Hi Agent Kith, i have read the entire upgrading process of the JS-2. it really makes me upset reading that you consider the HD Plex a toy after the upgrade!
the JS2 is really expensive, considering that shipping and custom fee to import are about $ 350. and 2 channels only.
not to mention the cost of the upgrades you have performed. But i am sure that you have now quite a perfect psu unit