I have been waiting a long time for this moment and am so excited to have a new (demo) 500 DR in the system! Completes the 500 series with the NBL’s and now really getting used to it. I’m in a bit undecided on what to do with my phono stage now.
Due to the increase in size of the 500, i’m a bit out of shelf space and probably have to move on from the supercap powering the superline unless I try to stack the superline on the supercap. I can hook up the superline directly to the 552 which I have done and it sounds pretty good. I can move on to a hicap dr and place that next to the superline on a shelf, or look to move on from the superline and use a urika.
Any thoughts or suggestions? Thank you!
Stacking the Superline on top of the Supercap would be the worst place for it. As a temporary measure you could put it on the 552, but it really needs its own shelf and to be away from the power supplies.
Bear in mind that the Superline performs well clear of anything like a power supply - that’s why it was designed the way it was. It also performs best on a dedicated shelf such as the Fraim - that’s due to the mass-loaded suspended chassis and metal feet. The worst place to put it would be on top of the Supercap - and not just because the metal feet will damage the Supercap casework…
In addition to the very sound advice to not stack the Superline atop of the Supercap, I would strongly suggest you do not power it with the 552, or even a Hicap. You have a 500 system! Your Superline deserves your Supercap. The performance level is a significant improvement over a Hicap and a huge improvement over just powering it by your 552. Additionally, if your Supercap is not DR’d, doing so will put a smile on your face (so will recapping, if needed).
How would one DR a Supercap nowadays?
Thank you everyone, about what I suspected on stacking the superline. I may have to go towards a Urika, i just don’t think i can find the space for the supercarp (which is a dr version) and the superline. It’s unfortunate but also am not listening to as much vinyl these days with a 5 year old and 7 year old. Pretty much all streaming on the ND555. How would a Urika stack up to a superline fed by a 552?
You should DR your Supercap ASAP. The DR upgrade is ending very soon. Don’t give up on your Superline if you have a 500 system. Add the Fraim shelves as needed. I just did my full Supercap Recap at AV Options in the US.
Thanks everyone. The supercap I have is a DR version. I don’t have a fraim as it exposes the componets to the young ones so currently use a Salamander Designs with dedicated shelves inside. Doors close so less of a distraction for the kids. I will try and rearrange the shelves to fit the supercap and superline. The superline i can get in but just not sure about the space for the supercap.
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