Testimonials


Even after 25 years of being audio-pro's we still get that warm fuzzy feel knowing our products exceed expectations a whole lot more often than not. Do you want to share your experiences using Farad Power Suppies? We love to hear from you!



Review Audio Bacon


Audiobacon.net did a very nice video on our Super3 amongst other power supplies. Praising its quality in performance, build, small footprint and important, its neutrality. The Super3 proofed to be a bit too natural for his personal taste and set-up. Neutrality bringing a natural sound, precisely what we want from our playback systems!

Watch the video from 07:33 here




Customer


"Thanks for making such a wonderful power supply. I used to use a Uptone Audio JS-2 to feed my Jcat USB EX. The improvement brought by the super3 is substantial! Bigger soundstage, more clarity, deeper punches!!! The sound is now so much more organic and real! Just ordered and paid for my second super3 (maxed out) and level 2 copper cable."




Customer


“For the power supply, I own an Uptone Audio JS-2 and a Sean Jacobs DC3 too. With my former speakers they were less or more equivalent to the Farad with few shades of difference. Now I have a new pair of high efficently speakers at 105 db and, with these, Farad is clearly better, more quiet, more dynamic. This is the reason why I buy another one.”




Customer


“In response to reviews I bought a Paul Hynes SR4T for the EtherRegen. A solid progress in quality, especially in combination with a SR Orange fuse.
However, curiosity about the Farad Super3 kept lingering. Could it be another step forward? A Super3 12V together with a level 2 dc cable and SR Orange fuse was ordered to make a direct and final comparison with the Paul Haynes SR4T. Differences were clear from the very second the Super3 was set up and after a prolonged period of burning in and sonic comparisons the verdict was clear: Farad Super3 on top!

The soave, flow and easiness, the beautiful and rich mid-range, the layered and controlled bass, detailed highs and resolution in context with a 'live' feeling were decisive. I find it somewhat difficult to describe, but I guess this must be the illusive 'high-end' feel we are all looking for..."




Customer


"The Farad power supply is still breaking in on the Sonore OpticalRendu, but I do find it as an improvement over the Paul Hynes PSU. The sound is clearer and with less 'digital noise' so I am going to keep it. I might even buy another when/if I have sold the Paul Hynes PSU."




Customer


"Farads are 7 days in use. It is big improvement compared to HDPlex 200W. Actually, took a short listening session out of the box, than 7 days burnin and it is so fluid and so relaxed sound. Great product!"




Customer


“Actual I provide my Sonore optical module with an Uptone JS-2. The Farad should be better. In the last two cases the both Farad sounds better at my server and my router in comparison to the JS-2. So I think in this case the Farad will also sounds better providing my optical module in comparison with the JS-2... The Farad arrived today in good condition! Running some hours and the first impression is better than JS-2. Better deep impression picture, more details and natural.”




Customer


"Thank you for the PDF manual instructions (for the Lumin U1 cable set). I was able to follow your instructions and it works perfectly!!! I am now enjoying listening to music and everything works well! The sound is amazing, detailed highs, and controlled bass. Just absolutely incredible. Thank you and I appreciate your help once again."




Customer


"Just to let you know that I am delighted with the Farad 3 power supply. It has transformed the sound from my Chord Scaler.
I have made numerous upgrades to my HiFi system over the years and this is the best value upgrade I have ever made..."




Review Hifi+


Alan Sircom from Hifi+ reviewed the Super3. This very line got us: 'Even from the outset, the Super3 made a clear improvement in streamed sound; one of those ‘what did you change?’ approving nods from the non-audiophile members of the household.' In our books one of the most rewarding acknowledgements possible. Read the whole review here.




Customer


"Hi Mattijs, just thought I'd write to let you know how delighted I am with the Super3 LPS. As you know I got the basic Super3 with Level 1 copper umbilical for my Mutec MC3+USB having removed the SMPS and fitting a 2.5mm jack (using soft annealed solid core silver wire internally) to take an external LPS. This change has redefined what I thought digital audio was capable of, seeming to remove a layer of noise I wasn't previously aware was even there allowing more fine detail to shine through. I don't mean just additional artifacts from recording such as someone talking in the recordings booth though that is audible too, though rather the entire tonality of instrumentation has become more real and lifelike with great body to the sound and improved bass response. Further more there's an increase in PRaT and sound staging.... really it's hard to describe things in the usual terms as things have just become so incredibly lifelike. Smooth and grain free. This change really has been mind blowing.

I've now ordered the Level 2 copper umbilical and it will be interesting to see what difference this brings"




Customer


"Tests réalisés en streaming avec Audirvana sur un mac mini audiophile équipé de toutes les dernières versions de filtre usb de la firme de Mariposa /Californie avec leur alimentations ( SMPS +Ultracap ).
A ce stade de finalisation d'une configuration, nous pouvons constater que ces alimentations semblent se compléter dans la mesure où elles appartiennent à la "même famille de super batteries " en utilisant une mise à la terre particulière pour drainer les pollutions et des composants électroniques haut de gamme.

Cette Super 3 est elle capable de repousser encore plus loin la qualité sonore déjà obtenue?
Sur le fameux switch de couleur noire au même format minimaliste de cette même marque:
A) Nous avons d'abord comparé une Farad S3 d'origine avec une autre commandée avec l'embase Furutech en Rhodium:
- les électroniques citées en amont du switch avait déjà travaillé la scène sonore: les deux Farad vont plus loin, mais celle avec l'embase upgradée donnent encore plus de détails et de fluidité.
(pour mesurer cette amélioration, le théâtre des singes d'Hadouk Trio me paraît être un des meilleurs exemples même si il n'y a pas de voix pour mesurer le détourage qui s'opère en parallèle).

B) Puis nous avons commandé un câble en Y niveau 1 en sortie des électroniques: le rendu est encore plus naturel avec plus de transparence pour l'embase upgradée sans percevoir de dureté (sans doute en raison du rhodium).

Comme indiqué ci-dessus, le travail préalable réalisé sur les boucles de masse(...) nous a même autorisé sans dégrader la qualité sonore à connecter aussi la box( avec respect de l'ampérage de sortie) : cela permet de renforcer le caractère analogique- si nécessaire ! - du rendu de nombreux enregistrements en ligne pas toujours de qualité équivalente.

Il nous reste à réaliser de nouveaux tests à partir du câble secteur, la Farad S3 upgradée est en outre encore plus réactive à son changement.
Autrement dit, ce boîtier offre manifestement de nombreuses possibilités d'évolutions en adaptant au goût de chacun et au potentiel dû à la cohérence du travail préparatoire effectué sur l'ensemble des maillons(pour la partie de la configuration dévoilée ci-dessus , je fais allusion au travail de modification d'un mac mini ajouté à celui réalisé par Audirvana qui se cumulent pour éviter les bruits électriques dégradant le son).

Il paraît donc plus intéressant de commander directement le boîtier avec cette embase modifiée.
L'envoi sur la Réunion étant offert cela a très peu d'influence en terme de prix et la société chargée de l'expédition est sans doute la plus sérieuse pour de simples particuliers, passionnés.
Pour finir, sur cet aspect professionnel, je tiens à remercier Mattijs, pour ses conseils préalables aux commandes dans le plus grand respect des choix du client.

Encore une "petite" société avec une très grande maîtrise de quelques produits dédiés au haut de gamme pourtant accessible aux amateurs éclairés de qualité sonore.

J.L & P."




Customer


"I just want to mention that using a Farad for my Matrix made a remarkable improvement and what really surprised me was using one for the ER almost made as much difference. You can quote me on that.
Once again, thank you for making such an excellent product."




Customer


"I would like to congratulate you for your Farad super3 PSU. I've bought one for my Bluesound Node 2i streamer. Top sound with it!"




Customer


"Great product, definitely hear a fair difference - even considering the TT2 is a great product anyway. I’m not into the jargon but all I can say is that things just sound 'better'"




Customer


"I received the LPS early this week, so just after a few days of playing I really have been impressed. The super 3 is imposing a totally black background! So the sound is more detailed but musical at the same time, bass is better controlled and fast!!"




Customer


“Wow! Not subtle, your LPS takes the Antilope Amari to a whole other level as a mastering converter. Much appreciated!”




Customer


“My Farad arrived yesterday. I am pleased to inform you that it makes my Matrix Audio X-SDIF 2 sound absolutely incredible. Huge upgrade from the Uptone power supply. Everything is so much more life-like and very natural. It’s exciting to hear these differences on the day I set it up, as I know it will continue to improve as it burns in.”




Customer




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"Farads arrived Monday, were plugged in and A/B tested yesterday. Unbelievable what I'm hearing with the Chord gear. It sounds insanely good! "




Customer


“When I connected the Super3 magic appeared, and I can hear the benefit of the power supply and switch, its better sounding now than when I auditioned the dCS clock added to my Vivaldi DAC, which costs around $18,000...so all in all, a nice cost savings, to get me to an even better sound quality. I am a believer.”




Customer

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"The Farad3s are really a treat for the Qutest and MScaler. Today I received my EthernetReGen device to complete my Farad3 rack. I call it: The Tower of Power. I built it purposely for the Farad3s. It was a fun project. Your power supplies are a great addition to my system and I am glad to have found you from the Audiophile Style discussions. Lucky me! I wish you continued success, sir...







Customer


“I just wanted you to know that I am enjoying the Super3 with the Legacy Wavelet! It makes the presentation smoother and more coherent and eliminated some noise I hadn't even realized was there. Definitely worth the upgrade. Thanks again for adding to the enjoyment of the system.”




Customer


“De mensen van Farad power supplies waren zo behulpzaam om de Super3 voeding op mijn Lumin T2 te monteren. Daarna snel naar huis en luisteren maar. Na een dag luisteren ben ik pas een beetje bij gekomen van de verbazing. Bizar wat een opwaardering van mijn Lumin T2 deze voeding maakt. Het is echt zo goed hoorbaar. Veel meer detaillering een mooier en strakker laag, bizar. Zo veel meer muziek. Ik kan het een ieder aanbevelen om toch het geld er voor uit te geven. Je krijgt er echt veel muziekbeleving voor terug!”




Customer


“Already had UpTone UltraCap 1.2 for the Matrix, decided to move it to the EtherRegen and went all in for the Matrix X-SPDIF2. Now listening with Farad Super 3 (6V, SR Orange fuse, Furutech Rhodium AC inlet, Siltech SPO-18M into P10) & a DC cable Level 2 silver (AQ Diamond hdmi > DS). Just about 20 hours on it now with staggering(!) results. Starting with the Matrix as a nice affordable upgrade turned out otherwise, I can’t live without it anymore.”




Review HVT


From a nice little review of the Super3 in combination with a SotM SNH10g as published in Dutch audio magazine HVT: ”The facts will form a poem”, an audio system is the add up of all its parts. I can happily recommend the Super3 as replacement of any power supply, either SMPS or linear. Even at places which at first seem not too sensitive like routers and switches. With the base price of 439 euro you get a serious upgrade with the Farad Super3, with results comparable to a new and better source. Great!" You can read the whole review (in Dutch) here.




Customer


"The Super3 is currently powering the Uptone EtherRegen, where it replaced the original SPS. I just planned to start there to let it settle for a week and then swap it with the Sbooster on my Matrix SPDIF-2. I did not expect to hear THAT change. Wow. The system is more quiet, refunded, micro details like string plugging etc. are clearer. Amazing! Wonderful. And: it will be hard for me to take it out there... :-) Great product, man! So I better start saving on another unit..."




Customer


"Curious to find out what a linear PS could bring to a laptop (HP Envy 13) driving a simple USB DAC (Meridian Explorer II), as the on-board battery sounded like NiMH batteries I once -and shortly- used for tubes in fixed bias: sluggish. A bit of a gamble but hey, for science! Well, what the Super3 brings proved to be quite exciting, be it the general improvement as described in fast majority of the testimonials: more headroom/dynamics, soave yet lively sound, extended audioband and an increase of the stage in all directions. More musical and analytical at the same time bringing this set-up to quite an unexpected level in reproducing music. Recommended for all tied to a simular set-up!"




Customer


"The Super3 replaced the stock wallwart SMPS of my Netgear Orbi router and it immediately improved the sound of my system. After a week or so it got even better, I suppose the silver cable needed a bit more burn-in. I have SOtM and Keces PSUs in my system but the Super3 clearly plays in a superior league. I think I will come back and order another one in the very near future."




Customer


"As promised my sound impression. To make it short: It`s a miracle! I never thought that the sound improvement could be so extreme and so great! With the Farad power supply my RME ADI-2-DAC jumps on a level that renders irrelevant any objection like "are you crazy? It`s nearly the price of your DAC"! Music is now so natural, so deep and clear that listening for hours and hours is an extraordinary pleasure. Thank you so much for this perfect device!"




Customer


"I received the package today. Connected it right away and wow... what a great power supply. It replaces an SBooster on my S100 switch by Melco... An incredible great upgrade! Rest, details and involvement... it just makes music.. That’s what it is all about isn’t it!"




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A good example of the excellent Hf noise properties of a Farad Super3 in action. It outperforms a battery by reducing the 10 Hz offset noise near the carrier frequency of an OCXO clock by around 6 dB.





Customer


"The Level 2 silver cable arrived yesterday. It really is as if I had put in a new LPS, what a difference it makes. I have been fighting digital noise for a long time and now that I finally have both the EtherREGEN Switch and the Modem-Router placed in my Rack with two Farad Super3 and both with two Shunyata AlphaNR cables connected to my Shunyata Denali 6000 V2, I have the best sound I've ever had. I'm very happy."




Customer


"Your power supply is awesome, nothing comparable with the ones I tried before. Great upgrade for my Roon Nucleus! I’m listening to music now with a big grin on my face. Amazing how good they are. Thanks so much!




Customer


"I was fortunate to be able to acquire a used Super3 this week exactly like the one I just ordered. It is powering my Chord TT2. This is the greatest improvement in timbre reproduction I have heard from a digital upgrade. It’s like I have a new DAC. I can’t wait to hear how much better it gets when the new one arrives and powers my M-Scaler. Thank you for making such a great product available for such a reasonable price!"




Customer


"A week passed since I received your PSUs and installed them in my system. Well, count me impressed! I had different LPSUs in my system, but Farads are the best. Sound is not only darker (in a good way) and smoother, like I've heard with other PSUs. Now it's much more dynamic and real. I was expecting good performance, Super3 is not cheap after all. But it was a pleasant surprise how big could be the difference. I hate audiophile cliche, but this is exactly the case for it - three Super3s brought my system’s sound to another level. Also, these units runs cooler than any other LPSU I've had before."




Customer


"Heb half april de Farad power supply bij je gekocht. Ik gebruik hem op mijn kpn experiabox modem/router ter vervanging van een sbooster. Break-in tijd leek een eeuwigheid te duren, pas na ruim 6 weken veranderde het geluid niet meer. Ben nu meer dan tevreden. Grote upgrade in vergelijking met de sbooster. Weet niet wat ik hoor.. Meer dynamiek, meer lucht en ruimte, timbres veel natuurlijker. Muziek klinkt nu veel meer als live muziek en echter. Dank!"




Customer


"Made some huge steps forward with the Farads! The Pink Faun I2S bridge gives a really great digital throughput to my system feeding it separately with the 5V Farad Super3. Same counts for the other 12V Super3 which now is connected to an Anti-Mode 2.0 dual core for correcting my low frequencies. For the first time I find my system playing from top to bottom at absolute phenomenal level. Top!! Unique music experience has now come to my home!"




Customer


"I connected the Farads to the Hugo TT2 and M Scaler, ...and enjoyed beautiful music the rest of the evening. It got late... The sound quality improved, from really great to fantastic. I feel the dynamics got better, blacker background, more open, more musical in essence. I put the new Farad on the TT2 first and then on the M Scaler. I think the effect was largest on the TT2, but I will not test the opposite combination. The Farads will always be connected to both Chord products from now on :-) Thank you for a fantastic product, again raising the sound quality and enjoyment of music!"




Customer


Just a note to let you know that the Super3 yielded great results when supporting the Uptone EtherRegen. In my system more improvement adding the 12v Super3 than initially adding the EtherRegen with the provided SMPS.




Customer


"Very happy with this Farad Super3, it replaces a SBooster on my 432 EVO Essence, and yes, it is very audible: More deep and focused bass, easier and more present mids and more fluid highs. In contrast with the SBooster, which already is a not bad at all supply, a serious step forward. Thanks a lot. It also looks good and has nice weight, top device."




Customer


I received my 18V Super3 yesterday and have been using it with my iFi Pro iDSD dac. I’m so glad I took the gamble as my DAC has never sounded this good and I only have had Super3 powered for 24 hours. Super3 brings a touch of smoothness and warmth to my system, which I’ve been after for a long time now. Many times those values come with compromises on other aspects in the sound, but not this time. Thank you for a great product and kind regards.




www.alpha-audio.nl


Great review (albeit in Dutch) of our power supply in comparison to other brands. We're off course very happy with this outcome! Also some very nice measurements... Recommended reading here.




Rajiv a.k.a. Austinpop


An indepth and excellent review by Rajiv who compared the Super3 next to the Uptone JS-2 and LPS-1.2 as well as the Paul Hynes SR-4.
“The Farad Super 3, in addition to being an excellent PSU as I found in my previous report, has the added advantage of a continuous current capacity of 3A. This puts it in a unique position compared to lower powered supplies like the LPS-1.2 and the SR-4. The field of high-quality PSUs with current capacity over 2A is quite limited, and the Farad is a welcome addition. I can see it being a great fit for DACs, and other current-hungry devices like NUCs. For my use case of powering a Chord Hugo TT2, the Farad Super 3 was not only up to the task, its SQ while doing so was excellent." Read all about it here.




Customer


"Thank you for the PDF manual instructions (for the Lumin U1 cable set). I was able to follow your instructions and it works perfectly!!! I am now enjoying listening to music and everything works well! The sound is amazing, detailed highs, and controlled bass. Just absolutely incredible. Thank you and I appreciate your help once again."




Customer


"I have been burning in my new Farad Super3 on my SOtM tX-USBUltra and it is a definite improvement over both the sPS-500 Ultra and the TLS Linear Power supply I used to use. Increase in blackness of background. More ease and subtlety. But no less authority. Really well made as well. Thanks to all for recommending these power supplies to me."




Customer


"Sound is initially stable on the Sonore Rendu player, relaxed and a high degree of details. Tighter and more defined bass is what I notice the most. Is better to give fuller timbre. Cymbals gets more texture and definition in the attack."




Customer


"Last week I bought a Farad Super3. It's a 12V version to use with my Nuc7i5dnke running Euphony. Before the Farad I used a new version HDplex 200w. There really is no comparison. The Farad is superb! Much more grip and ease, it's dead quit, much more details and beautiful decays, etc, etc..."




Marja & Henk - 6Moons.com


"First we used this Farad brick with the non-plus DAC. That was an easy improvement. The stage illusion was far more realistic in all three dimensions while the Zu Submission subwoofers were now properly set to work. When we swapped the silver DAC for the black DAC+, the external power supply proved its added value again and lifted the sound to another level. In our case the gap between the far more expensive T+A DAC8—which is a pure DAC without any extra functionality—and the Mytek/Farad combination was at least halved." Read the full review here.




Customer


"Mini PC with Intel N3700 1.6 GHz, 8 mb, Windows 10 fall creators update, iFI Dac iDSD micro, Beyerdynamic headphone DT990.
Farad 12Vdc against standard switched supply: Substantial more easy sound and soundstage, more involvement, more PRAT.
Farad 5Vdc on the iFi Dac: Even more relaxed sound, higher involvement, more initmate sound, more PRAT, higher transparancy in soundstage."



Customer


"I’ve connected the Super3 to my PS Audio P-20 as a power source, and the combo has been delivering DC to my SoTM USBultra for the past few days. Still far from the 200+ hrs burn-in time, but it’s already sounding really good!"



Customer


"The Farad Super 3 and the SOtM Ultra Neo are a synergistic match. Your upgraded DC cable was the last to sonically break in, but once it did everything fell in place on all parameters. What is interesting is that, at least in our system, digital is finally presented in an intrinsically musical manner without discernible deficit. Musically, a digital “Linn Sondek” moment. A first for us; paradigm shift I think."



Customer


"What a special power supply you got ready for me! Wasting no time I connected it by means of the level 2 cable to the Aquavox AQ-Switch-SE. During the morning and early afternoon it became obvious Farad brings a lot to the sound quality. Improved transients (ie. key touches on piano). A much better positioning of the musicians in the soundstage. Bass has charming organic qualities, more power and definition. The organic balance, voices, flow and the pitch black background of the soundstage... what else can I add to this? An outstanding product!"



Customer


"First reaction, using the Anti-Mode 2.0 Dual Core: WOW!"



Customer


"Thanks for the Farad Super3 in use with my Mitchell turntable. It really adds to the total image. Great flowing and balanced sound with a much higher resolution. Happy with the purchase!"



Customer


"That Farad supply really is a super cool product. I connected it to my Chord DAC, and the difference is more than just a difference. Easiness, silence and purity improved a lot. I do not like using superlatives, it just isn’t digital anymore. Sound became “analog”! Thanks for this beautiful product."



Customer


"With the arrival of the Farad supplies all my network components are now linear supplied. From the first tone it is clear the NAD M12 receives a very clean Ethernet signal. It is clear that a medium class DAC/pre can play at top level. I think these devices gain the most in their digital areas. The result of the reclocking and conversion to optical, and using the AQvox switch, is above expectations and I had high expectations already.. Thanks!"



Customer


"Fired it up and it sounds amazing even after just a few hours… Right off the bat, you designed an LPS that reflects quality. With the 5.5/2.5, very hard to build that cable and make it look like you did not hack something together...you thought about it... If you did it great work, if one of your team did it... Thank them for me, quality is so important. Thanks for getting it here for weekend enjoyment. You ROCK! You made me very happy today. Thank You!"