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1 hour ago, acousticsguru said:

Good decision! I have no idea why people claim a longer one would sound better? It's an optical cable. I know all the usual reasons when it comes to reflections off terminations in e.g. digital cables (electrical), but optical, no clue what difference that would make. Maybe they're hoping the cable itself would work as an attenuator (if so, how many kilometers are we talking about?), in which case I'd say they picked the wrong SFP module to begin with…

 

 

The longer the cable the greater the signal is attenuated so the "sound better" observation might be due to avoiding use of attenuators.  It's also been shown that coiling fiber will increase attenuation.  

 

I am using an 8m run because that's exactly the length I needed.  With the Finisar SFPs there is no need for any additional attenuation to my ears.

Digital:  Antipodes K30 > Shunyata Omega USB > Chord Hugo TT2 

Amp & Speakers:  Spectral DMA-150mk2 > Aerial 10T

Foundation: Stillpoints Ultra, Shunyata Denali power conditioner, Shunyata Alpha and Delta power cords, Shunyata Alpha interconnect, Shunyata Sigma Ethernet, MIT Matrix HD60 speaker cables, ASC isothermal tube traps

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17 hours ago, Rsbrsvp said:

Next question.  My ether regen in this setup would receive an optical cable on side A which originates at my router.  But on side A I also have my server (a NUC) conneted to the etherregen with a rj45.  My question is will this connection ruin the benifit of optical connetion?

 

17 hours ago, Rsbrsvp said:

However,  my Intel NUC server is also connected to side A of the etnerregen by rj45.  Will this connection ruin the benifit of the optical connection ?

 

Try the NUC plugged into the ER Side A, and then into the router/modem/switch and listen to the difference.  In my experience ER is that works its very best when nothing else is plugged into it except 1 x data in Side A and data out Side B. I've had fibre from switch to ER too, and moved a very low noise server from Side A to the switch and gained an improvement.

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1 hour ago, dbastin said:

 

 

Try the NUC plugged into the ER Side A, and then into the router/modem/switch and listen to the difference.  In my experience ER is that works its very best when nothing else is plugged into it except 1 x data in Side A and data out Side B. I've had fibre from switch to ER too, and moved a very low noise server from Side A to the switch and gained an improvement.

Don't understand.  Nuc to side A is clear.  Side B must go to my summus euphony endpoint.  Are you recommending a second rj45 connection between NUC and the router?

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Has anyone tried an Entreq grounding system on their Etherregen? I have one and it helps a very small amount when I put it on my dac. From what I have heard is you don't really need to use the ground on the Etheregen unless you are having some problems, which I am not. Just curious.

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The ER responded very well to a Coherent QP-1 supercap power supply and Coherent DC cable, Black Ravioli footers, large heatsink and heavy weight on top, Black Ravioli grounding box to terminal.

TP-Link MR6400 4G router > Uptone EtherREGEN reclocker > Sonore ultraRendu streamer > Mutec MC-3+ USB reclocker > LKS MH-DA004 DAC > Burson AB-160 XLR buffer > Belles SA-100 power amp > Usher Dancer Be-20 speakers. BG7TBL master clock. PS Audio P3 & P10 regenerators AudioQuest, Coherent, MCRU & Wireworld cables

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9 hours ago, audiotunesx said:

Entreq Silver Minimus w/Atlantis booster box and infinity copper spade or rj45 cables killed dynamics.  I gave up trying to tweak the etherregen.  It’s the only component I have that’s great as is.

Agree; I tried Entreq silver minimus infinity on the ER but I was no improvement as you say. Does it work for you on the router instead? 

The ER benefits from better powersupply, better external clock🙂

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My router also benefits from a Black Ravioli grounding box, and a Paul Hynes PSU.

TP-Link MR6400 4G router > Uptone EtherREGEN reclocker > Sonore ultraRendu streamer > Mutec MC-3+ USB reclocker > LKS MH-DA004 DAC > Burson AB-160 XLR buffer > Belles SA-100 power amp > Usher Dancer Be-20 speakers. BG7TBL master clock. PS Audio P3 & P10 regenerators AudioQuest, Coherent, MCRU & Wireworld cables

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8 hours ago, magnuska said:

Agree; I tried Entreq silver minimus infinity on the ER but I was no improvement as you say. Does it work for you on the router instead? 

The ER benefits from better powersupply, better external clock🙂

 

I use a Silver Minimus Infinity (with an Everest knob) for my network gear.  I'm grounding my NAS with a copper spade cable and the router with a RJ45 copper cable (I like the non-Infinity version better on this spot).  The infinity box can handle up to 3 small network devices (I had the silent angel switch on it as well, and tplink fmc's before that).  On the NAS/Router/Silent Angel the usual "entreq magic" applies, in fact the difference is larger than then on the dac in my system.  I think the Silver Minimus Infinity is perfect for network gear with the copper cables, I did not like the regular infinity minimus on this spot it was just too dull (and I'm one that prefers warmth).  The eR is the only device I've tried that didn't take to entreq ground boxes, heck I even did a footer shootout (symposium rollerball jr, mig 2.0, herbies tenderfeet/baby footers, bdr cones, stillpoints ultra ss) and still couldn't improve the sound.  The eR is how products should be built and IMO the best value of all that I've tried to improve my network section.  I'm not going to touch it, but if there is an eR1.2 in years to come I want to be on the first batch.

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I put a heatsink on the ER which was big enough to cover the whole top, but didn’t like what happened to the sound. Maybe I should’ve left it there longer for the temperature to stabilise or maybe the vibrations were bad, but no more heatsinking for me. 

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