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5 minutes ago, FredM said:


That’s very interesting! To understand you correctly, please elaborate on your finding:

a) is the EtherREGEN better than the JCAT Net? (A vs B comparison) or..

b) does the EtherREGEN make the JCAT Net redundant (no benefit from JCAT Net with the ER in the chain)

c) ..?

 

Case (b) would be a stunning result/achievement!

 

 

Fred, I'm reluctant to say one is better (and I've never enjoyed spending a lot of time doing A/B comparisons).  I can say that I am and will continue to use both, and that as of today, I only need one of the ports on the JCAT card.

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1 hour ago, Superdad said:

 

Wow, we are getting into rarified territory here!  The MSB web page shows the Select DAC starting at about $84K, plus $20K+ of available power supplies and other upgrades, including the $2K Ethernet input module.  And our humble $640 EtherREGEN was immediately an improvement for you?  Nice! B| 


@Superdad it sound like the ER is a real winner have you considered sending an ER to Stereophile or/ and 6moons for review? Maybe after John finish his paper and measurements.

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DIY speakers with scan speak illuminator drivers.

Under development:

NUC7i7dnbe, Euphony Stylus

Modded Buffalo-fiber-EtherRegen, DC3- Isoregen, Lush^2

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18 hours ago, soares said:

Finally. Just the first 5 minutes. 
Literally jaw dropping...

cisco 2960 > (fiber) oM > (copper) uR

I am in heaven! 

Thank you Alex and John.

Will report after the weekend.

Cheers Jorge

Opps, it was very late in the evening and I forgot to include the main actor. 😱
So, again:

cisco 2960 > (fiber) > oM > (copper) > eR > (copper) > uR

Sorry guys!!!

AMP: Electrocompaniet ECI-6D; DAC: Oppo 205 (modded); ECI-6D

Streamer/endpoint: Zen MKIII/ultraRendu; Speakers: Proac Tablette Reference 8 Signature; Cables: Speakers (Acoustic Revive) + RCA (au24sx) + RJ45 (Vodka Audioquest) + USB (Diamond Audioquest) + Power (Pangea's + Actinote's) + iR&oM (Neotech 16AWG OCC Silver + DC 4); Filters/reclockers: Jensen VRD- iFF + Pink Faun Isolator + Acoustic Revive RGC-24 + HMS “The Perfect Match” + isoRegen; Switch: etherRegen + opticalModule; Cisco 2960; LPS: Sboosters MKI & MKII (+ ultra) + HDplex 200 + LPS 1.2

 

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27 minutes ago, soares said:

Confirmed, at least in my system. The oM improves the SQ of eR. I am just using a Jameco and immediately you see a jump in what concerns SQ. So I will keep my oM. Will try as soon as possible a fiber connection between the two.

if you think the OM is good with the Jameco, ya gotta try it with the Uptone Audio LPS-1.2. The LPS-1.2 takes it to another level altogether. 

Digital: Mac Mini/Roon Core/Optical Module->long run of fiber->EtherREGEN->SOtM UltraNeo->Schiit Gumby DAC. Shunyata Sigma Ethernet/Alpha USB Amplification: Conrad-Johnson CT-5 preamp, LP70S amp Speakers: Harbeth 30.2/Power/Cables: Shunyata Denali 6000/S V2, Shunyata Delta NR & EF, NR-V10, NR-V12, & Venom 14 Digital PCs, Venom ICs, Delta SPs. 

 

 

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9 minutes ago, dminches said:

While one can play the music lower because of this, I am finding that I want to play the music louder because it is that more pleasing and there is zero fatigue.

 

I'm finding the same thing.  And my speakers like the extra volume, which provides greater resolution.  Overall, there is quite an increase in resolution.  Currently I'm keying in on wonderful tone and the spatial cues about the recording venue.  You can "see" the space.  

Mola Mola Tambaqui / Kubala-Sosna XLR / Mola Mola Kaluga / KS biwire / B&W 803 D3

Ethernet:  iMac/Roon > ... in-wall 5e ... > Sonore opticalModule [Sonore 5V LPS] > UpTone EtherREGEN + Cybershaft OP13 [UpTone JS-2 LPS] > Tambaqui ( = DAC/Roon Endpoint/preamp)

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1 hour ago, soares said:

I know from experience but no money. My ‘old’ LPS 1.2 is feeding my iR after the uR... 🙂

If I may add to my previous preliminary comments is that eR facilitates the evaluations of your tweets. What usually used to take hours or even days you feel immediately what sounds better. So what I can say now is that the SQ using a iR after the uR the later one fed by LPS 1.2 and the oM fed by a Jameco is better then the oM fed by a LPS 1.2 without the iR. I am using the same sbooster on the uR in both situations. So the iR is to keep. I tried also to connect by Ethernet to the oppo 205 with the eR but while I felt a SQ improvement, it is far better to use the usb input with oM, uR and iR.

AMP: Electrocompaniet ECI-6D; DAC: Oppo 205 (modded); ECI-6D

Streamer/endpoint: Zen MKIII/ultraRendu; Speakers: Proac Tablette Reference 8 Signature; Cables: Speakers (Acoustic Revive) + RCA (au24sx) + RJ45 (Vodka Audioquest) + USB (Diamond Audioquest) + Power (Pangea's + Actinote's) + iR&oM (Neotech 16AWG OCC Silver + DC 4); Filters/reclockers: Jensen VRD- iFF + Pink Faun Isolator + Acoustic Revive RGC-24 + HMS “The Perfect Match” + isoRegen; Switch: etherRegen + opticalModule; Cisco 2960; LPS: Sboosters MKI & MKII (+ ultra) + HDplex 200 + LPS 1.2

 

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3 hours ago, Superdad said:

The problem I have with them--aside from the snide remarks, defamation, and follow-the-leader sycophantry--is the general lack of intellectual curiosity.

Gee Alex, perhaps we have seen this behavior somewhere else as well?

nuckleheadaudio.com

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15 hours ago, Darryl R said:

 

Fred, I'm reluctant to say one is better (and I've never enjoyed spending a lot of time doing A/B comparisons).  I can say that I am and will continue to use both, and that as of today, I only need one of the ports on the JCAT card.

 

I wanted to add to my response to Fred another thought, that if the industry assimilates the JS moat concept, perhaps the two could combine into a REGEN card.  But right now, you can use both.  That said, the post below may imply you can jettison the JCAT and use a plain motherboard port.

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