antigrunge2

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Streamer
InnuOS Zen if you want to also rip your cd collection  
Do good power cords have to be stiff?
Good power cables are often solid core and hence stiff by nature: to wit: Nordost, Acoustic Revive et al…  
Digital Upgrade Recommendations
…and by the way: I started with the Etherregen on its own, then added an Antelope 10m clock via Shunyata Sigma clock cable, then added a Zerozone 2020 Benchmark LPS on a Nordost Brahma PC, then switched to a sterling silver DC cord. Each step is e... 
Digital Upgrade Recommendations
…or better doing away with the Nucleus (and possibly Roon as well) In my setup InnuOS Zenith Mk3) Sense 2.08 sounds decidedly superior to Roon and the Nucleus isn’t the quitest server to start with… Hence my Intona Isolator recommendation  
Do I really need an " Audio Grade Network Switch "?
+1  
What is the latest greatest word in isolation footers for amps? stands?
I suggest you use Black Ravioli Footers directly under the amp and put the wood plan on the floor. It is important to drain vibrations from the amplifier’s enclosure.,If you want to go over the top use Gaia or Stillpoints footers under the plank  
Do I really need an " Audio Grade Network Switch "?
@desktopguy    👍👍  
Do I really need an " Audio Grade Network Switch "?
@herman, the problem is the immature state of digital music reproduction: to wit: lack of interfaces with universally applicable results, error correction and dsp protocols with uncertain impact on sound reproduction, differential quality of powe... 
Digital Upgrade Recommendations
As a first step buy an Intona Isolator and cable for your USB connection. After that improve the power supply to the Nucleus or buy a better server such as Auralic, Aurender, InnuOs or Lumin  
Do I really need an " Audio Grade Network Switch "?
@soix, refreshing to find someone actually using his ears on this rigorist dogmatist thread  
Do I really need an " Audio Grade Network Switch "?
…here we go again…  
Do I really need an " Audio Grade Network Switch "?
Jawn! I listen and know what I hear. There are numerous views on other fora and they seem to HEAR what I hear. Also: in a USB connection between streamer and dac the server’s clock gets slaved to the dac’s clock and thereby becomes irrelevant.  
Do I really need an " Audio Grade Network Switch "?
Yes you do. I have a Chinese Ocxo Switch in front of an Etherregen and removing either results in immediate deterioration of sound quality. Actually, accurate clocking is one of the great misunderstood issues in digital music. It’s the accuracy of... 
Clocking: again!
@fastfreight, sorry, can‘t help there. However, the above switch lifts up the Etherregen performance on its own clock considerably and may be a good first step.  
Clocking: again!
This is the reference to the Chinese Ocxo switch, it is now fully broken in after 4 days and the effect on the Etherregen is remarkable:  https://www.aliexpress.com/item/1005003309411568.html