Neat "Tweaks" to improve the SQ of your streamed music!!!

After over 40 years of playing around with high end audio gear, I would consider myself a pretty well oiled audiophile (old fart). My current audio system is very highly resolving, if I may say so myself. At this juncture, I stream exclusively, so I concentrate on and strive to obtain the highest quality of sound from my streamed music. I have installed several wonderfully effective tweaks throughout my audio system over the past few years, but two of the greatest and most effective tweaks that I feel so fortunate to have discovered were the iFi LAN iSilencer and the Puron AC Conditioner. I use iFi iSilencers on all three of my ethernet cables, and I also use two of the Puron Conditioners in my listening room. I’ll let you do the research for more details on these incredible devises for yourself. But, all I can tell you is this, once I added the devices to my already highly detailed, transparent and resolving system, everything improved!!! Palpability, realism, organic-ness, see-through transparency, etc., all shined though to an even greater degree. When added to the elements of my system that are critical to the overall SQ of my streamed music, these devices actually elevated the sound quality of my audio system to a higher plateau. What these devices do so well is they effectively filter out, cleaning up and eliminate the grunge and noise from the electrical signal in the listening room, and also the ethernet signal itself, to help create a blacker, quieter background in the music. And, all at, IMHO, an extremely reasonable price. Mind you, I’m in no way associated with either company. I’m just passing on to others my own personal positive experience with these two incredible devices. They're quite amazing!!!  Happy listening.


One of the best tweaks I did for my system is to replace the 50 foot Cat 6 ethernet run from my router to my streamer with an optical run.  What a difference!

I need to A/B the change again, but I’d be hard pressed to tell the iFi LAN iSilencer is in or out of the system. I have mine between Ethernet cable and router. I’ll try between Ethernet and streamer. 

As great as I though my dedicated streaming system was performing, somehow, I had this eerie, nagging feeling that something was still missing from the music. To my ears, I just wasn’t hearing quite the same level of that dreamy inner detail in the music that I was so used to hearing when I used to spin CDs. I felt that, perhaps, the problem was that there was still a bit too much noise within the signal paths of my streaming devices, which caused a degree of blurring of detail, and was preventing a degree of transparency from shining through in the music. Well, I though, the one iSilencer, and the one Puron that I had installed in my system a few months ago, made a very wonderful and noticeable improvement in the blackening of the noise floor in my system, so why not add even more of these incredible and affordable devices to even further reduce the noise floor. So, I added two more iSilencers, and one more Puron to my system/room, and, "Vaila," that did the trick!!! The inner detail and transparency is all there. Now I’m done. Happy listening.

I  have a puron with the Furutech blades which I compared with the regular puron

better image and sound staging ,for Furutech using very high purity Copper and gold plated ,Cryo treated.  The standard one uses gold over brass, copper is 3x better conductor , .$350 vs $250 the $250 model  I put on tv makes a noticeable improvement in picture.