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Mutec 3+ owners- anyone using a USB cleaner type device with it?


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I am thinking about getting a USB cleaner device like the Wyred 4 Sound Recovery to feed my Mutec 3+. Curious if others have used similar devices and if it helped to improve the sound.

12TB NAS >> i7-6700 Server/Control PC >> i3-5015u NAA >> Singxer SU-1 DDC (modded) >> Holo Spring L3 DAC >> Accustic Arts Power 1 int amp >> Sonus Faber Guaneri Evolution speakers + REL T/5i sub (x2)

 

Other components:

UpTone Audio LPS1.2/IsoRegen, Fiber Switch and FMC, Windows Server 2016 OS, Audiophile Optimizer 3.0, Fidelizer Pro 6, HQ Player, Roonserver, PS Audio P3 AC regenerator, HDPlex 400W ATX & 200W Linear PSU, Light Harmonic Lightspeed Split USB cable, Synergistic Research Tungsten AC power cords, Tara Labs The One speaker cables, Tara Labs The Two Extended with HFX Station IC, Oyaide R1 outlets, Stillpoints Ultra Mini footers, Hi-Fi Tuning fuses, Vicoustic/RealTraps/GIK room treatments

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I used a REGEN in front of my Mutec, with no apparent SQ improvements.

Now I have a LHLabs Revive (battery and LPS powered) in front. Perhaps some small differences, but I have not done any rigorous listening tests with and without yet.

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I used a REGEN in front of my Mutec USB and found only a questionable gain. Before adding the Mutec the gain was pronounced using just the REGEN.

 

I have now dropped USB in favor of AOIP(ethernet to AES) so I have a REDnet D16 followed by the Mutec as a re-clocker. I use AES in and out on the Mutec. The gain in SQ was remarkable.

 

For me no more spending money trying to make for USB's challenges.


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I have Regen and Wyred Recovery. I did not find them useful in tandem with Mutec. Like Mourip I have now ditched USB alltogether and finding very good results with RedNet (AOIP).

Digital System: Cybershaft 10MHz OCXO clock premium>Antelope Liveclock>RedNet D16>AES Cable>Mutec MC-3+ USB​>AES Cable>Schiit Yggy

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thanks guys...I've been following that Rednet thread and my must admit it sounds very intriguing. Doenst hurt that the Rednet has a high geek factor too! Oh well, yet another audio toy I need to save up for!

12TB NAS >> i7-6700 Server/Control PC >> i3-5015u NAA >> Singxer SU-1 DDC (modded) >> Holo Spring L3 DAC >> Accustic Arts Power 1 int amp >> Sonus Faber Guaneri Evolution speakers + REL T/5i sub (x2)

 

Other components:

UpTone Audio LPS1.2/IsoRegen, Fiber Switch and FMC, Windows Server 2016 OS, Audiophile Optimizer 3.0, Fidelizer Pro 6, HQ Player, Roonserver, PS Audio P3 AC regenerator, HDPlex 400W ATX & 200W Linear PSU, Light Harmonic Lightspeed Split USB cable, Synergistic Research Tungsten AC power cords, Tara Labs The One speaker cables, Tara Labs The Two Extended with HFX Station IC, Oyaide R1 outlets, Stillpoints Ultra Mini footers, Hi-Fi Tuning fuses, Vicoustic/RealTraps/GIK room treatments

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I have the iFi Micro USB 3.0 in between the computer and the Mutec 3+ USB. I'm using two WireWorld Silver Starlight cables between them. As much as I just wanted to admit the Mutec 3+ USB was perfectly fine with a single WW Silver Starlight cable, adding the iFI into the mix definitely improved the sound coming from the Mutec.

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I use the Intona between the computer and MC-3+USB and a lot of cabling distance between the two, like 25m with an extender.

It was difficult to AB the sound with or without, but left the Intona in permanenly as it provides a break in a ground loop. Certainly the MC-3+USB has a far more profound effect on the sound, than the Intona would ever be capable of.

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