Signature Edition Upgrade™
Signature Edition Upgraded™
RFI EMI RIDDANCE™
RFI EMI RIDDANCE Technology™
In the industry full of exaggerating sales people and magazine reviewers hungry for ever more free gear to sell for $$$, forgive me for saying it's hard to believe. How in the world do you get midfi and discontinued models etc to outperform the latest Class A rated Editors choice Top Pick Recommended Components praised models?
Because ALL brands are compromised built to a price point and moreover constantly, every fraction of every millisecond, collecting RF pulses out of the airwaves all around us everywhere, which RUINS signal fidelity.
Just 1 WiFi router emits 2.4 billion RFI pulses per SECOND, (your electronics are also collecting all your neighbors WiFi and another 10-20 RF generators in your household emitted by all kinds of devices) which the buck naked
non-RF attenuated stock models at all price points, become overloaded by, amplifying & consuming most of the power supply storage within each unit in your system.
Remember music signals are 16Hz at low end up ~30,000Hz with overtones at the high end averaging just tens of thousands of pulses per second, just a small fraction of the BILLIONS of total pulses the buck naked top
of the line megabuck models are also collecting and amplifying, which constantly drain & empty both local & main power supply reservoir capacitors, giving a thin sound, weak bass, shrunken soundstage, hazy gritty peaky and forward as a result. A spectrum analyzer proves this out. Remember humans cannot hear RFI.
Listening is unmistakable. Remarkable. Cumulative & exponential as each TimePortal Cable & SE Upgraded RFI EMI RIDDED product is inserted into your system.
We KNOW you’ll agree.
That’s why we offer a full 30 day in-system trial period to find out for yourself, backed up by our 5 year parts & labor warranty.
You can decide for yourself during our NEW 30 DAY RETURN PERIOD
5 Year Warranty
Trust your own ears & eyes instead of someone else's
You're simply not getting your money's worth out of high cost gear.
What does our "Signature Edition upgrade" include?
Includes our 100% Buy Back Guaranteed TO FAR SURPASS ALL OTHER MODIFICATIONS & ALL cost-is-no-object models costing tens of thousands of dollars more.
1) New high-end electronic parts
2) New Wiring
3) Our RFI/EMI Shielding
4) Our RFI/EMI Dissipation
5) Our RFI/EMI Dampening
6) Our RFI/EMI Attenuation
7) Vibration Dampening
8) New Furutech IEC inlet
9) Banishment of digital and analog jitter
10) Dramatic increase in available power supply storage
11) 100% Guaranteed State of the Art performance
12) Clean & deoxidize all jacks with DeOxit
13) Tighten all fasteners inside and out
14) Ensure unit exceeds all factory specifications
15) Certify and document unit as "Signature Edition upgraded"
16) Clean unit both inside and out
17) Issue serialized & dated Signature Edition upgrade certificate
Here's what’s going on with all stock "high end" audio & video gear:
Massive untapped potential in all brands
Judge for yourself in your own system
A testament to our claims being met is the sheer number of upgrades that are placed into the systems of enthusiastic music lovers every year. To attempt to convince you or others of the merits of our upgrades we can claim many things, but nothing speaks louder than the appreciation our customers have, our 100% refund policy unmatched in the modification industry, and our monthly A+ rating by the BBB. The only way you or anyone else will know if our upgrades elevate a component to State of the Art is to hear it with one's own ears in one's own system
To learn more read our "WHY UPGRADE?" tabbed webpage from the Menu bar at the top of our website.
When High-End audio or video components are still in their unshielded/unattenuated/undissipated/undampened factory form, the wiring and circuitry and electronic parts collect radio frequencies right out of the airwaves from both outside the unit and from clocks and power supplies inside the unit, which drains the main and local power supplies rapidly. This is because all electronic parts, chipsets and wiring contain METAL. Doubt this? Try replacing your AM or FM tuner's antenna with a piece of string or fish line. Only a length of wire or metallized antenna will collect the radio station. All DAC's, Video scalers, DSP chipsets, Op-Amps, all active and passive electronic parts contain metal. Printed circuit boards wiring and flat ribbon type conductors contain metal, all of which constantly collect radio frequencies out of the air hundreds of thousands to millions of times per second. RF & EM contamination also reduces the effectiveness in the audio bandwidth by having to reproduce radio frequency and low frequency bandwidths and the music at the same time.
The Upgrade Company is the only audio aftermarket company able to maintain a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee with an unparalleled 30 Day In Home Refund Period
There is no specification or measurement set that has been devised anywhere in the world that can be taken to indicate wether or not a product will sound good. Only you can decide for yourself. If there was a measurement for good sound, magazine reviewers would simply take and publish these measurements and rank the results in order of best to worst. The fact remains that Mid-Fi low cost brands measure the same as Hi-Fi expensive brands. Hence the need for reviewers to opine on what sounds good.
The Upgrade Company provides you the very highest performance. Far higher sound and video quality over both all brands of audio video gear, including top of the line cost is no object models from AYON, Esoteric, Audio Research, McIntosh, Krell, Ayre, Bryston, Anthem, Classe, Burmester, Mark Levinson, MBL, etc ALL brands of audio & video gear. Why? #1 their chipsets, power supplies, electronic parts and wiring are never shielded/attenuated/dissipated/dampened. #2 their electronic parts and wiring were chosen "For Profit" not the worlds best. Alarmingly even in top of the line models. Our clients have determined that our upgrade was a much wiser investment then investing more money on a different model that's still in it's factory mass produced "For Profit Built" internally naked condition.
Every component in your system that has not been upgraded with The Upgrade Company's RFI & EMI treatment technologies will reduce the final system performance by a minimum of $10,000 in MSRP, per non-upgraded component. Substantial audio & video performance capability is lost and remains un-tapped within each stock non-upgraded model. The Upgrade Company SE upgraded Oppo BDP-105D Universal player for example surpasses both the lab measurements and the perceived performance of the most expensive stock non-upgraded CD or SACD players costing as much as $70,000 in direct side by side double blind comparison.
5 Year Warranty
No other modification firm nor manufacturer is allowed to install our shielding into production models, modifications, updates or upgrades, by law.
In order to achieve a super high performance level, the latest models all require the finest electronic parts, wiring, shielding and dampening that technology affords but is missing due to cost & time needed to manufacture constraints. There really is no other way to reap all of the original performance the recording contains. Buying new cables or speakers is fine, but it's still a fraction of what The Upgrade Company can provide you with an upgrade to one or more of your components, including your CD player, universal player, CD transport, DAC, Blu Ray player, preamplifier, power amplifier, surround pre pro, tuner, electronic crossover, or passive speaker crossover. Manufacturer's are in business to profit, they simply cannot afford to use expensive parts, wiring, shielding and dampening. It's too labor intensive and time consuming. Automated mass produced manufacturing is the norm today unfortunately.
There is no specification or measurement testing that has been devised anywhere in the world that can indicate wether or not a product will sound good. If there was a measurement for "good sound", magazine reviewers would simply take and publish these measurements and rank the results in order of best to worst. The fact remains that Mid-Fi measures the same as Hi-Fi. Hence the need for reviewers to opine on what sounds good. It's what drove Stereo Review magazine out of print years ago.
There is no specification or measurement correlated with transparency. There is no specification or measurement correlated with soundstage depth, height or width. There is no specification for bass speed, heft, or slam or tightness. There is no specification or measurement correlated with how clean and defined the midrange and high end is. There is no specification or measurement correlated with musicality. There is no specification or measurement correlated with forwardness, or digital "irritation". There is no specification or measurment correlated with perceived resolution. Some of the worlds best stock players and stand-alone dac's use ca. 1988 Philips TDA1541S1 dac's with just 16 bits of mathematical resolution: Zanden and AMR high cost brands are both examples. Yet both of these brands are dramatically improved by high cost replacement parts and RFI & EMI shielding, just as Esoteric's $25,000pr D-01 VU 24 bit monoblock dac's & $25,000 P-01 VU transport are.
High-End audio manufacturers continue to get by giving consumers just 5-10 pieces of audiophile grade parts in a typical unit while stuffing roughly 100-300 "For Profit" low cost generic parts that do not belong in a high end stereo or high end video unit. The use of widespread generic dirt cheap parts is not only found in audio equipment sold at the Walmart and Best Buy type stores of the world, the fact is these same parts are also found inside your expensive supposedly "Latest & Greatest" purchase. We'll show you some of this to you over on our PHOTOS page. There is so much to show from all of the manufacturer's today. We could fill a book with explanations & photographic evidence of "For Profit Built" practices employed by all manufacturers today.
The typical audiophile model contains 50-300 dirt cheap .05-10 cent surface mount capacitors instead of proven high-performance (high cost) types that require a human to insert into the circuit board, align and hand solder. Instead, manufacturers greedy to profiteer rely on automated assembly devices to insert, align and solder the parts onto each circuit board. The only parts these machines accept are generic parts that are used in everything from remote controls to your laptop computer. The finest most expensive best measuring parts must be installed by hand by a human being. This takes at least 50 times longer then the automated assembly machines take, and therefore costs the manufacturer too much money. Manufacturers simply cannot afford to use the best parts and hand applied shielding.
Unshielded power supply delivery wiring and unshielded analog or digital signal conductors are the single largest cause of noise in all brands. Manufacturer's simply do not have the time it takes to install the shielding, even though they are indeed aware of the great benefits of shielding all power supply and signal conductors. Rarely a high end manufacturer will install a minor amount of shielding only in cost-is-no-object models, at best only 1 or 2 pieces of partial largely ineffective shielding material in their most expensive models, again, due to time to manufacture constraints. For example, on the PHOTOS page you can see for yourself how Esoteric installed flimsy resonant non-adhesive aluminized mylar foil shielding (not the heavy adhesive lined silver shielding/dampening product we use) over some of the power supply wiring runs in their $25,000pr flagship D-01 Monoblock DAC's, but not in any of their lower priced models. One would presume that for $25,000 the manufacturer would install shielding over all of the wiring and conductors to drop signal to noise levels to the absolute best, correct? The S/N ratio, clarity, black background and overall resolution and musicality are all greatly improved with treatment to the rest of the unshielded wiring in the D-01 flagship dac's, before we even start to upgrade the "For Profit" generic parts the manufacturer installed.
The RF & EM noise we shield out is created inside every model and brand regardless of cost or prestige: For example, there are typically 3-6 clocks radiating strong RF (radio frequency radiation and interference) and power transformers radiating EM (electromagnetic radiation and interference) inside all CD/SACD/DVD players, surround prepro's, computers, dac's & switching power amplifiers for example.
The level of total transformation The Upgrade Company provides is far greater then purchasing the most expensive cables or new models top rated by magazine reviewers.
For pennies on the dollar over supposed "State of the Art" new models that are built by large corporations,"For Profit", and then talked up by the major HiFi magazines around the world.
A TRUE STATE OF THE ART level of performance is waiting for you....The Upgrade Company has reverse engineered the most expensive high end brands for decades. Even today, no matter how much we spend on the latest & greatest new model, performance and build quality are always lacking. The latest magazine "Class A" "Editors Choices" "Top Picks" sound dull, flat, hazy, grainy, one dimensional next to the same model that has been upgraded. This is not difficult to understand. Like so many audiophiles today, we too were once caught up in the "Merry-Go-Round" of buying and selling one model for another, never achieving the level of performance we were after, and knew technology could provide.
Manufacturers want you to believe that their highest priced models automatically equate to "State of the Art" performance. Magazine reviewers want you to believe their top recommended models are night and day better then the lower ranked recommended models, or models they failed to "review". This is simply not evident when listening. Reason being: both the low priced and high priced models from the same manufacturer nearly always contain the same supplier for the wiring, printed circuit board material and electronic parts! They buy in bulk. There's simply more of the same brands of parts in the more expensive component with a more expensive outer casework and remote. In both instances, the high priced and low priced models greatly benefit from upgrading to the highest end parts, shielding dampening and wiring.
For top-of-the-line models to be profitable in the market place, reviewers have to promote them and talk them up. Basic economics, you do not establish profitability by selling 5 or 6 pieces per year. Nor are the magazines themselves profitable unless they earn well over fifteen thousand dollars month for advertising and their reviewers compensated somehow, typically in free or "loaned" gear for their high words of praise. The inner cover ad in a major high end audio publication is said to be a minimum $6000 a month, or free gear, and a review is generally not granted until at least several months of advertising have been paid for, or other arrangement has been made. No one works nor publishes a magazine for free.
Every electronic part and wire in the signal path can be thought of as an interconnect, and every electronic part and wire in the power supply can be thought of as a power cord. Our upgrades essentially replace a high number of interconnects and power cords within your components. The effects are truly remarkable.
Who are you going to trust? A salesman? A magazine reviewer or your own ears & eyes backed up with a 100% Buy Back Guarantee?
Our clients trust their own ears and eyes, backed up with our 100% Buy Back Guarantee and hundreds of client testimonials. Our clients are happy with our results and out of the Merry-Go-Round of constantly buying & selling one model for another, trying in vain to achieve a musically satisfying system.
Page information last updated: 20/04/2017
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