Bluesound Node 2I Power Supply Update

Sometimes my audiophile journey leads me to try simply to experience it for myself and to satisfy my own curiosity.  My current interest is the possibility of upgrading the power supply on my Bluesound Node 2i.

It appears that there are three primary options:

(1) Teddy Pardo ($500ish)


(2) PD Creative ($250ish)


(3) LHY ($280ish)

I think the Teddy Pardo upgrade is too rich for my blood and costs almost as much as the Bluesound Node 2i did.  I was leaning towards the PD creative options, but it sounds like the LHY is connected with Alvin from Vinshine Audio and I have a Denafrips Ares II DAC.

In all cases, I would go for the internal board and external power supply.  Any advice for making a choice?


@upshift - It seems like both the PD Creative and LHY are solid options.  I'll probably wait unit I sell my old DAC before making a purchase.

I believe @hilde45 upgraded to LPS on his Node.  Don't recall the name.  There may be other threads on that or he may chime in.  

While I have a different streamer, trying the iFi iPower Elite, comes in 5, 12, 15 and 24 volts. Their marketing claim to fame is "improved Active Noise Cancellation II®  actively cancels all incoming noise.", "Quiet as a Battery", etc. Over time I've noticed a nice dark background and it seems like it might be more quiet between notes vs. the stock wall wart unit.  


PD Creative does not make a linear power supply for U.S. 120 volts, only 240 volts.

On the recommendation of someone fixing, building, and creating audiophile components over 30 years, I bought, new, an ACOPIAN A5MT510 REGULATED POWER SUPPLY 120VAC on Ebay. It was $140 from Florida Industrial Supply. I had to create a cord which connected from it to my Node, but that was a small matter of getting the right end for the PD Creative Board now inside my Node and then attaching some basic wire to it. It was easy.

@dadork 1. Buy PD creative board. 2. Buy linear power supply 3. install board in Node. 4. make sure you have some cord to hook the power supply to the node which involves having the right end. Not more to it than that.