I run my Antelope Audio 10M Rubidium clock into the Etheregen into my InnuOS Zenith Mk3 into Antelope Audio Platinum DAC. Prior to buying the expensive Antelope clock I tried a $100 Chinese Ocxo clock which already provided a significant improvement. Upgrading the clock provided the expected benefits: better leading edge and reverb, better location of individual instruments in the soundstage, better depth and height of the soundstage. The Etherregen is a wonderful product; I run various filters on the feed into the Etherregen (EMO, DXE), again to very good effect. The Etherregen is fed by Zerozone's top 12v power supply. I have had more mileage from improving psu's and ethernet and USB connections than from switching components.
To add to antigrunge2 comments:
I also have the After Dark power supply for my AfterDark clock EtherRegen combo.
I would also like to add that running a fiber cable from the EtherRegen to the Streamer/Dac is/was as big of an upgrade.
Both processes provided a big improvement in sound quality to my Lumin X1.
The Etherregen is as close to the Zenith as possible and connected with a 25cm Meicord cat6. The Dac feeds a Wavac EC300b driving Duevel Bella Lunas via Auditorium23,speaker cables. Connection between Dac and server is via Intona Reference and Isolator.Chinese clock was a BG7TBL 10MHz OCXO FREQUENCY STANDARD 2 channel sine wave 1 channel square wave. On short runs ethernet beats optical converters plus fibre.
I found this thread from last year. I now have an Etherregen and would like to hear more user experiences with putting in a standalone better clock into the Etherregen clock input. The Etherregen is supposed to have a very good clock in it already, yes?
I guess it is yet one more box and power supply to plug in. Do most people trying this hear a real difference? Also, for the AfterDark clocks, they sell basic and more expensive ones, like queen king and so on. Is there a a real difference there too?
may I suggest you start by feeding the Etherregen from a good PSU? In my case that is the first big step. On a resolving system upgrading the clock has major benefits but is obviously significantly more expensive. I reclock both the Etherregen and the DAC’s DA +USB conversion. (Antelope Zodiac Platinum Dac)
i believe alex crespi states on his site that he feels the e-r does not improve its performance with an lps... but who knows, we all know that smps's do pollute the power line they are plugged into with nasty high frequency noise, so even if the smps' dc output is filtered, damage may be being done to other components nearby...
might be worth a try @troidelover1499