Russ Andrews is introducing The Supplier, a replacement DC power supply to upgrade a large selection of popular hifi products, and, claim Russ Andrews, “improve the musical performance of the connected device”.

The Supplier has been developed to work with a variety of different products and is ordered direct from Russ Andrews by specifying which third-party product it is to be used with. An ever growing list of products, for which a model of The Supplier is made, can be found on the Russ Andrews website and customers can also contact the company with requests for a unit compatible with their product if it is not listed. The correct DC voltage output, with a correctly terminated linking cable, which fits into the high quality XLR output socket, will be supplied. The 0.25m standard length link cable may also be ordered in additional lengths to accommodate individual system set ups.

Based around a heavily modified Switch Mode Power Supply, that has been rewired with Kimber cabling and fitted with Kimber Kap and Panasonic audio-grade capacitors, The Supplier, which is also fitted with the company’s Silencer mains filter, is available in 5v, 9v, 12v, 15v, 19v and 25v variants and has a 60W rating. It can be used with any AC mains input from 90V to 260V, ensuring worldwide operation is possible.

Russ Andrews, chairman and technical director, says, “Some people are surprised when they learn we use a switch mode power supply, thinking them inferior to the traditional linear supplies. I’ve done extensive evaluations of both types and, while it is true that linear is often better, it’s not always the case and the switch mode unit specified for The Supplier is one such example – it sounds considerably better than many linear supplies.” He continues, “With the modifications we’ve made to it, this unit provides a very powerful upgrade for users of the popular DACs, headphone amps, phono stages, streamers and turntables for which it is designed.”

The compact enclosure, 150 x 53 x 210mm, features UL approved custom-casework, a high-gloss acrylic faceplate with hidden LED indicator and a substantial IEC connector on the rear panel for use with a mains lead of the user’s choosing.

The Supplier is available now and costs £449. It comes with a two-year warranty and is part of the Russ Andrews 60 day money back guarantee programme.




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