How to reduce power supply noise.


I'd like to hear ideas on reducing the power supply noise
within a CD player. I have found AC conditioning and isolation to make staggering improvemnts to CD playback in my Spectal based system and would like to turn attention to internal improvements.
I noticed the Spectral Audio interview with Robert Harley
indicated much work has been done on their new reference CD player to reduce noise and interaction even further than in past models. Can we do anything with noise, crosstalk & interference in existing CD players?
psacanli
I've defeated all of the grounding plugs in my power cables with great results.
that's NOT a good idea.

I'm thinking of improvements inside the CD-DVD players.
I'm thinking of improvements inside the CD-DVD players.
Psacanli (Threads | Answers)

Are you asking this with the intention of doing some modifications yourself, or are you asking with the intention of purchasing a modification?

Power supply modification is the basic starting point for most CD player mods offered by most of the reputable modification providers.
What power supply modification? What is done? I think more attention should be on interference and "crosstalk" within the system-certainly the Spectral interview suggested as much. If that "magic"cloth? that was supposed to block RFI & EMI ?? worked I'd wrap everything in it. That cloth didn't seem to work from post here but I imagine there are other things to isolate various digital areas--but what are they? There must be an electronics whiz reading this....
03-12-09: Psacanli
What power supply modification? What is done?
If you read the details of the modifications that are commonly done by Reference Audio Modifications it might give you a beginning. I linked to RAM's Cambridge 840c mod, but all their power supply mods are similar at their core. RAM also sells parts.

Back when Modwright specialized in modifications, Dan often detailed what was done to the power supplies. He may still have some of this info on his website.
Thanks for info Tvad. I am not considering spending $2000-$3000 on upgrades to my Lexington RT-20; which presently sells for about $1000 brand new. (I have invested that in MIT power conditioning/isolation products and power cords and find every cent well spent. Incredible enhancement to detail, purity, delicacy and dynamics-this RT-20 is a surprisingly musical player in my Spectral/MIT system.)I would like to do mods myself; double shipping money can be spent on parts.
I'm thinking along the lines of perhaps small bypass caps that would be easily installed or perhaps a Bybee product, or isolation for the transformer or anti vibration for the transformer.
Are you asking this with the intention of doing some modifications yourself, or are you asking with the intention of purchasing a modification?

That's why I asked this question earlier. Had I known you were intending to DIY, I wouldn't have linked to RAM or mentioned Modwright.

Member Dgarretson does a lot of DIY modding. Perhaps an email to him would be valuable.

I personally had a surprisingly improved signal to noise reduction from using Alan Maher's Power Enhancer products The idea is each device treats the power line in your home which feeds your equipment by removing AC power supply related artifacts.

I was shocked that this was indeed the case. Consider most equipment in your house has a power supply running on the line and its effects are relatively unknown till now.

Less money spent great bang for the buck and his new products now use Quantum treatment with Bybee technology.
Alan's Reference II walwart is amazing. I haven't tried all his stuff yet, but this new unit is so good that it replaced the PEII, PEIII, and PEIV. Amazing bargain for $100.00. Great technology.

http://alanmaherdesigns.com/REFC.aspx

Thanks TVAD. Nice someone is on topic.