Improving streaming input


As a result of a series of trial and error tests here are my suggestions for improving the quality of input to the streamer:
1. replace the stock cable beween router and wall jack with a fully shielded quality cable.
2. add an LPS to the router replacing the noisy wallwart
3. Use a high quality, short Ethernet cable between router and house loop. (e.g. Meicord)
4. Add an Ethernet Isolator/filter just before the streamer (e.g. EMO EN70–HD)
5. Use a short, high quality Ethernet cable between Isolator/filter and streamer (e.g. Meicord)

In my experience there is no need to reclock the signal before the streamer. Conversely anything that helps prevent noise from travelling along the Ethernet connection helps (e.g. ferrites). 

Enjoy the music
antigrunge2
ViaBlue RJ-45 cable
Or go all the way and get Eno’s cable.
@fuzztone do you know if the Enos is available in the US?
Call me a low-brow mid-fi cotton ear but I got no problem with my Audio Advisor house brand Pandemic ethernet cable.  It is true, though, that Jay Victor (complete with lab coat) personally showed up at my retreat to plug it in.
Right now I'm streaming sumptuous if not truly world beating fidelity from a Primephonic-sourced Philips recording of Beethoven's Second Piano Concerto featuring Alfred Brendel and the Vienna Philharmonic. Via my Pandemonium ethernet cable.  What me worry?
Right now I’ve got Led Zeppelin powered by knob and tube 14awg to chinas best interconnects to 18awg lamp cord. Sounds and smells a little like burning rubber.
OP, I’ve been in the technology space for 40 years now. I can guarantee you that the quality of an Ethernet cable has 0, that’s zero impact on the quality of input. It’s ones and zeros baby, and it works or it doesn’t. There is nothing in between.

sorry to burst your bubble.
Here we go again: the bits are bits crowd has woken up again: No, there are no lost bits in ethernet transmission and all‘s well in the digital domain BUT:

Along and WITHIN the digital channels on ethernet, the cable and boxes collect ground level and EMI/RFI level noise. While that has no effect on the digital end it messes up digital to analogue conversion and puts additional strain on the server‘s and DAC‘s CPU, which is very well audible if you care to listen rather than argue from first principles. In other words: you have a problem in the analogue domain, and no, the noise rejection of these devices is not good enough to entirely defease it.
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