it may if you don’t use usb
Yes, and it made a subtle difference, adding a touch warmth. It’s worth a shot, MSB includes the cable. YMMV.
Thanks, I don't have the cable from MSB, don’t think I got it from the reference. My amp is a Boulder 1160. Do you know if the cable was solid core or stranded, and what awg?Yes, and it made a subtle difference, adding a touch warmth. It’s worth a shot, MSB includes the cable. YMMV.
According to Shunyata's CGS user guide, apparently if you have a 3 prong power cable plugged into the Everest from your component, that's functionally equivalent to grounding the chassis of that component to the Everest grounding post, so you don't need to do it again.Yes, thanks for the reminder…given I only had the 2 cables provided by MSB, I decided to ground the MSB power supplies to my Shunyata Everest and leave the amp alone as there is no easy place on my amp to ground to being a completely sealed unit with no easy to reach chassis screws. The difference in my system was actually quite startling, given I already connect the power supplies to the Everest as well so I’m still not quite sure why the difference. I know the impact of grounding is mixed based on your own system / power supply, but it was a definite uptick in SQ for me.
I can’t suggest anything further with the amp other than to follow the manual instructions whereby you need to lift ’the catch’ on the rear of the power supplies. Definitely worth trying grounding as an option….all the best with it, and let us know how you go.
Yes, that’s what it sais but as is sometimes the way in audio, my ears tell me differently, in my system at least. Easy enough to do, so worth a try to see what it does for you…According to Shunyata's CGS user guide, apparently if you have a 3 prong power cable plugged into the Everest from your component, that's functionally equivalent to grounding the chassis of that component to the Everest grounding post, so you don't need to do it again.
Alrainbow please, which option of the menu MSB DAC are you referring to? Can’t find here a menu setting to isolate the outputs? Which outputs? The DAC has only one set of outputs…it may if you don’t use usb
as its galvanically isolated
if they show or it’s worth a try
but I can’t see why they even have one
the power supplies are isolated inside as well.
now when I had my stack a while back
in the menu there was a setting to isolate the outputs.
it helped plenty
in fact one day I got a hell of shock leaning on the dac to ground on another device
so it was us full. of course I then fixed the ground loop I had lol.
I have been hesitating for months to try the grounding of my Reference Dac/Powerbase because there is no grounding terminal on the Vitus SIA-030 amplifier. Finally, a friend tested the screws on the back panel of the amplifier to see which screw is grounded to the chassis. The screws of the covers for the optional DAC/Streamer and Phono preamp modules are grounded to the chassis. So I connected the grounding cable from the "Amp Ground" terminal on the Powerbase to the screw on the SIA-030 amplifier.
I am late to this party, but I had the same experience with my MSB Reference. I used 10 awg solid copper to connect the chassis ground of the MSB to a lug of the Shunyata Everest power conditioner. In my system, the difference was not small. In my non sophisticated parlance, I will say that it smoothed out the rough edges of the presentation.Yes, that’s what it sais but as is sometimes the way in audio, my ears tell me differently, in my system at least. Easy enough to do, so worth a try to see what it does for you…
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