Power Base Comparisions

Power Base Comparisions


Signature Power Base      Users Manual     (One DAC, One Transport)   $4995


The Signature Power Base has separate torroidal transformers for each voltage supplied. The torroidal transformer produces a very small amount of magnetic radiation. The Power Base includes a positive and negative analog supply and a digital supply to run all the digital processors. But it also contains an entirely separate extra clean digital supply to run the sensitive digital clocking circuits and interface devices. Each of these supplies is regulated and filtered in the box, so no noise is introduced into the product.

A digital only supply and output is included to operate an MSB Transport. These supplies are completely independent and their combined use does not degrade the performance of the DAC. The Power Base has both a front panel control and back panel switch and allows remote control.


This graph shows the noise floor as measured on a Signature DAC when powered with a Signature Power Base. The same DAC is used for the Diamond Power Base measurement. The Signature DAC Power Cable ($195) is included and is shown below.

Diamond Power Base      Users Manual     (One DAC or ADC, One Transport)   $5995


The Diamond Power Base is similar to the Signature Power Base but has twice the power rating of that entirely separate extra-clean digital supply. The analog supplies are quite remarkable in the Diamond Supply. Rather than the high quality rectifiers used in our other supplies, the Diamond uses super-fast Silicon Carbide Schottky Diodes. These vacuum tube like devices turn on and off instantly with zero reverse recovery current. The Diamond also contains additional EMI and magnetic shielding, with each transformer hand shielded. Notice the drop in the DAC noise floor, a another 4 db lower than the Signature supply!


This graph shows the noise floor as measured on a Signature DAC when powered with a Diamond Power Base. The same DAC is used for both measurements.
Super-fast Silicon Carbide Schottky diodes and individual transformer shields are just a few of the significant improvements in the Diamond Power Base. The Diamond DAC Power Cable ($395) is included and is shown below.


Isolation Base           (One DAC Power Base)   $1995


The Isolation Base is a major upgrade for any DAC. It protects the DAC from the tremendous amount of high frequency noise now found in all our homes. It should not be used with Transports as they are already well isolated from the DAC.

The MSB Isolation Base is an important part of any MSB DAC Power Base.

Transport Desktop Supply           (One Transport)   $595


The Transport Desktop Supply is a medical grade switching supply. Although not as quiet a supply as a linear supply it still provides excellent isolation. It has a single 12 V DC output.

The Desktop supply can be used with any of the MSB Transports.

Signature Transport Power Base      Users Manual     (One Transport)   $3495


The Signature Transport Power Base is completely different than the other supplies. It is optimized for use with MSB Transports. It has double the power rating of the combined DAC - Transport supplies above. It has a single 12 V DC output.

This Power Base can be upgraded with the front mount power switch and remote control.


The Signature Transport Power Base provides clean 12 volts for use only with a single MSB transport. You can hear the difference. The Signature Power Transport Cable ($195) is shown below.

Dual Transport Power Base      Users Manual     (UMT V or Two Transports)   $4995


The Dual Transport Power Base is just the same as the single Signature supply above but with two equivalent outputs. It is optimized for use with the Universal Media Transport V which requires two power supplies for best performance. It uses one for the audio circuits and one for the video. It has a two identical single 12 V DC outputs. It ships with two Signature Power Transport Cables.


The Dual Signature Transport Power Base provides two clean 12 volt outputs for use only with two MSB transports or the UMT plus. You can hear the difference.

Diamond Transport Power Base      Users Manual     (One Transport)   $5995


The Diamond Transport Power Base fills the same role as the Signature Transport Power supply above but with twice the power output (double the amperage), faster devices and extensive shielding. It is designed for the discriminating listener who values a very low noise system. It has a single 12 V DC output.


The Diamond Transport Power Base provides a 12 volt output with twice the power output of the Signature and a much lower noise floor. You can hear the difference. The Diamond Power Cable ($295) is included and is shown below.