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As you may or may not know, the Genesis digital lens is suppose to remove jitter and to reclock the digital material. Would this device improve the final output or just can I exist without adding the genesis digital lens????It helped the sound of my old Wadia WT2000 transport into the Wadia 64.4 Dac
It shows you the jitter coming from transports as a number in the read out, and then zero's it, and there are big differences in transport jitter I found.
The good transports today don't have much jitter these days, and something like the Genesis I think would be detrimental to the wave form that they can give out, as it's own wave form would not be as nice and square as this one from my Cambridge CXC. https://ibb.co/3Mnntks
I think that in modern times the digital lens is more of a collector's item than a real benefit.
The better DAC's in the last 10-15 years have outstandingly good jitter rejection already, most likely much better than the DL could do.
Mytek, Brooklyn, and others are in the reasonably affordable and amazingly good jitter rejection camp. I'm sure there are others.
The Digital Lens was developed long before the likes of Geoff Kait (Machina Dynamica) realized a major problem was/is the laser light scatters all around the insides of the transports
I remember some 20 years ago, a company that sold small metal caps that fit over the laser with small holes to focus the laser (like an aperture). I used one on my TOP LOADING Audio Alchemy transport, and later on my TL CEC transport. They worked extremely well
Geoff's New DARK Matter is a smokey plastic type wafer material that one cuts to size and affixes to the cd tray. By far the best $39 one can spend to improve digital sound. That, plus his springs which minimize vibrations, placed under each component is another giant leap