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    Posted: 16 May 2020 at 11:59am
I have been intrigued by the Enigma PSU since its appearance in the product range, and put a loan of it onto the "to do" list.
I recently got in contact with JohnC, and made arrangements.
It landed yesterday morning.
More of that in a little bit.

With all the Covid-19 lockdown stuff going on, I like many folk, have had a fair bit of time on my hands, so part of that for me was tweaking my turntable setup and getting things really dialled in.
I have managed to get it performing at a hitherto unattainable level, and things are really singing.
So much so that most of my listening over the last couple of weeks has involved spinning my LPs, and I have found the sound both satisfying and rewarding.

Enter the PSU1 - Enigma.

I hadn't spun any records, so popped one onto the platter, and listened to an excerpt of "Inca Roads" by Frank Zappa and The Mothers of Invention, to refamiliarize myself with the way it sounded.
Part A of a simple A/B test.

I had the Enigma plugged in and ready to go, so left the record spinning while I unplugged the standard PSU-1 from my Reflex M phono preamp, and inserted the power plug coming from the Enigma.

Holy sh*t!
Where did that bass come from?

I returned to my seat, and continued to listen, with the realisation that something magical had just taken place.
I was hearing deeper into the recording, picking more of the interplay between the musicians, and feeling the infectious rhythms set up by Chester Thompson and Tom Fowler driving harder.

All in all a much more satisfying musical experience than I've heard from my vinyl rig before, and it was no slouch beforehand.
And all because of a change of PSU.
It sounds like I've got a higher quality phono preamp altogether.

It's witchcraft, but luckily for Graham we stopped burning witches a few hundred years ago Wink







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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Bi-wire Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16 May 2020 at 12:40pm
Thank you for posting your thoughts on trying the Enigma PSU with your Reflex M. I posted recently about whether it would be worth trying one with my Revelation M; your comments make me think that it would. I must contact John C at some point.

Peter

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To say that I've been bowled over would be putting it mildly.
It's gonna hurt when it goes back home Cry
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Ash Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16 May 2020 at 7:33pm
Seems it will do wonders for the Majestic too. I will do that in the next few months.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote lfc jon Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16 May 2020 at 9:11pm
Hi Chris
I to have a Reflex M and what you are saying is making me think about the Enigma now.
But I also have a Solo headphone amp and well you know can't have one with out the the other ( I know that's what I'll end up thinking if I just got it for the phono only) and as i have said on anther post I have been spending a lot on vinyl in the past mouth or so. 
I am waiting on 7 albums I've got on order.
BUT like someone said to me if you can't afford it ether save up or spend it on new music that's what you got your HiFi for (listening too)  
Jonathan   
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I have just spent the morning listening to music via the digital side of the rig, using headphones driven by my Solo SRG II, and powered by the PSU1-Enigma, and the improvement in sound quality is not something you have to strain to hear.

There is greater clarity to proceedings, and as a result more detail can be heard.
Lower registers have weight and punch about them that hits a tiny bit harder than before.
I really like what I'm hearing Smile








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Dear Chris,
   Please stop it. I have children to feed.
Lots of love,
Mick.
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