So how does it sound? Let’s start with the stock JS-2 first - this uptone product is an impressive power supply, period! Compared to the HDPlex 100W Linear PSU, the JS-2 improves in terms of image width/height/depth, even for poor recordings.
Using the HDPlex linear PSU, this track sounds ok. but only for the first 50 seconds or so. The point where the solo ends, hell literally begins!
The moment the song picked up the pace, everything just seem to be meshed up and turned into noise. What followed after the vocal solo cannot be described properly as they are mostly incomprenhensible.
Singing at high speed and articulating words clearly is a skill these Glee singers/actors do not have. The quality of the recording certainly did not help. I kept this song in my playlist because ironically - I can stop the beat!
Powered by the JS-2, metaphorically it is almost like unraveling a crushed up piece of paper from the bin. The creases and wrinkles are still there, only less messy. Never bothered to listen to this track much before (only like the solo introduction), but with the JS-2, because of the expanded soundstage, the music is actually pretty enjoyable. For the first time I realised there is a male backup vocal in this track. I am thinking the backup vocal is always there, before it was never interesting enough for me to actually pay attention to notice it.
I did listen to a fair few other tracks in my playlist, but the above Glee track is something that leaves the biggest impression before the KillerDAC gave up the ghost. Overall the stock JS-2 is pretty decent, for me personally this unit t is certainly better than HDPlex.
Comment from: Cooler Visitor
Hi, great review! Can you provide some photos of your music PC? And can you write more details about Kurouto Shikou (玄人誌向) noise filter (PCI-e)
I didnt find any useful information in google and ive never heard about this filter! Thanks.
Comment from: Member
I am keeping a logbooko of my current PC seutp here: <a href="https://www.snakeoil-os.net/forums/Thread-Snakeoil-Salesman-2-channel-setup">Link</a>. Not always up to date, but at least it’d give you a general idea.
As for the Kurouto Shikou card, cannot find any specs for it now. This card is probably around 10 years old now, purchased from one of those electronics shop (I think it’s Yodobashi) in Japan. Mainly used to filter noise generated by video cards, I do find it work pretty well in a PC. But have also removed it from my current setup because I’m using a smaller case now and can only use two slots (instead of 3). You still can buy similar products in e-bay made by Elfidility. The Elfidility have more caps but I am not sure if they are as effective (Personally I don’t think they are but YMMV).