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The Sonore forum is closed so I will ask my questions here and hope for the best.

 

i recently inserted two Sonore OMs (both powered by iFI LPs) in the line between my Win 7 ROON Core and my ASUS Router.   One end uses the Ethernet pigtail that Sonore supplied and the other connects to my PC via a 1 meter (unknown Cat rating)  Ethernet cable.   The fiber is 5 meters.

 

my questions:

 

1) How much break in should I expect?

2) How important are the Ethernet cables on the ends?   Does use of the Ethernet pigtails reduce the importance of Audiophile Ethernet cables?

 

 

 

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zero break in.

 

Do your ethernet cables meet spec? If so, you're good.


No electron left behind...

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3 hours ago, Crwilli57 said:

I recently inserted two Sonore OMs (both powered by iFI LPs) in the line between my Win 7 ROON Core and my ASUS Router.   One end uses the Ethernet pigtail that Sonore supplied and the other connects to my PC via a 1 meter (unknown Cat rating)  Ethernet cable.   The fiber is 5 meters.

 

my questions:

 

1) How much break in should I expect?

2) How important are the Ethernet cables on the ends?   Does use of the Ethernet pigtails reduce the importance of Audiophile Ethernet cables?

 


1.  My OM sounded really good right away but improved a bit as it settled in and the clock thermally stabilized.  I’d say that after 24 hours it’s mostly as good as it’s going to get, if I remember correctly.


2.  The Ethernet cable from OM to streamer can matter.  I haven’t experimented with the Ethernet cable on the other end.  
 

I would use something better than that pigtail that Sonore provided. Try a Cable Matters or Monoprice CAT8 and listen for yourself as these are inexpensive and can be returned if you don’t hear anything.

 


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