THE EXTERNAL DIGITAL CLOCK
Here is an unsolisited, and I hope valuable observation of the external digital clock. I own the Esoteric P-03 D-03 transport/dac combo. I recently purchased the G-0S clock. As good, no, spectacular as this combo is, the G-0S clock made, what I call, a massivly subtly leap foward in it's sonic performance. I contacted several dealers to assertain whether or not power cords made a difference with the clock. Now I do understand that with most components good power cords are essential. Not one of those contacted could give me a difinitive answer concerning this strange animal, the clock. Basically, they all did general thought's kind of talk, clearly not based on experience. By this statement I do not intend to disrespect or show rudeness to our much needed and appreciated dealers, most of whom are under the proverbial gun. ( one must also keep in mind that this is a fairly new component for the home audio system). Hence, I took it upon myself to experiment. Using graduated cords, in this order. Stock, at least it powered it up, then the excellent $50.00 blue cord from GTT audio, MUCH better, then the fantastic Isoclean super focus ($1800.00), extremely good, then I went to the Isoclean supreme focus($4,000.00), astro stellar. (ASTRO STELLAR)? so, I found that power cords do make a significant difference with (digital clocks also). You can go as high as you like, especially with an extreme performance machine like the Esoteric G-0S. And of course, takeing into account the resolution of one's system. To put things into perspective, here is a summary of my system. I use the Magico reference speaker, powered by eight acoustic reality monoblocks, six of them are the Thauma Turge's and one set of Ear 1001's with a special 2.5 upgrade, for the bass. My preamp is the Supratek Sauvignon. This review is not to start a controversy, nor in fighting. But an attempt to address a seldom addressed issue, and in my small way, to help our audio community. HAPPY HOLIDAY'S, AND GOOD ON YA.