I have been shopping for a 4 rail power supply. Every review I have read says the paul hynes is the best. Paul has quoted me for a 4 rail sr7, 4 silver dc leads, shipping, insurance and paypal fees a little over $2100. This is a big investment, about two and a half times more than an hdplex. Anyone have experience with power supplies, and tell me if the paul hynes is worth it?
I have a four-rail SR7 that powers several components including a Rubidium master clock, a clock frequency divider, two SOtM EN-to-USB endpoints, and a Merlin BBAM. The SR7 replaced an array of highly filtered, low-impedance SLA batteries. The SR7 is the most strategically important choice in my system. You won’t be disappointed, provided that you can be patient with Paul’s long and sometimes shifting lead times.
Consider his double regulation option for at least one rail.
Okay, thank you for the advice. I just found out from the paypal invoice he sent that the unit with 4 silver leads is over $2500! I tell you, it better be fantastic for that price! I am just wondering, the hdplex 4 rail is about $795....this is a hard choice for me
If you don’t need big current and it’s for source equipment, get two and you and save a fortune if you can solder and get the kit form, or ready made and still much cheaper than $2100 http://www.twistedpearaudio.com/landing.aspx
(not to take anything away from Paul he makes very good stuff as well)
In addition to the SR7 I have several Twisted Pear current-shunt regulators to power a Twisted Pear Buffalo IISE DAC and a Lightspeed optical attenuator. The TP pieces sound good, but don’t offer the current capacity of the Hynes regulators. Moreover, Hynes uses a custom wound transformer, as compared to an off-the-shelf toroid for TP.
Wow, that is very concerning. I ordered an sr7 from Paul about 6 weeks ago. I hope I don't run into that problem! I sent an email on Sunday and repeated email today. Waiting to hear back from him on an update. It is frustrating having such a lack of communication