From reading about the silent coat product it sounds like the aluminium is there to convert vibrational energy into heat and harmlessly dissipate it. My concern is that coating it with something else will impede it’s ability to perform said function - any thoughts on this?
Martin, its not plastic coated and I did exactly as you suggested. All that exposed aluminium didn't sit right with me (who knows what might be affected?) so wanted to make it as electrically inert as possible. The mechanical properties of the stuff would take care of any vibration issues, after all if you paint a heater it still gets warm and still does it's job.
BTW Updated my AOS post, the i2s connection to the Directstream sounds superb, a big improvement over coaxial, even though I was using probably one of the best digital interconnects.
Disc playback..holy moley, I'm interested in CDs again!
And have SACD digital output to my Dac as DSD to look forward to.
Quite happy now that CD is a dying format, pick them up quite cheap!
Comfortably the best digital I've had in my system, what is interesting is that the HDMI cable used for i2s connection makes a bigger difference that I expected, more so that swapping out interconnects or power cables.