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AfterDark. Project ClayX Constellation Reference Fiber Cable for Audiophiles  

 

The reference grade SFP and Optical cable will improve the perfromance on optical and data transfer. Since optical fiber are so sensitive to vibration that sensor on Finisar SFP+ module, vibration countermeasures are most effective to reduce jitter and improve sound quality. 

 

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Product details:

  • Optimized for New UpTone EtherREGEN switch with built-in SFP optical bridge connected to a single clean output Ethernet
  • Audiophile grade Single Mode Cable made by Corning Cable Systems LLC for highest quality optical reflection 
  • Carbon Fiber Woven materal for optical stablization
  • Carboon Fiber Clip on SFP Connector to maxmize optical reflection and reduce vibrations when playing music. 
  • Finisar SFP+ Single Mode SFP Modules - Industrial grade quality for lowest jitters audio data transfer 
  • Length of 3 meters
  • Applied EMI shielding enhancement for Audiophile SFP Modules 
  • Cat 8 Network Cable is made in Germany by Telegartners - with the lastest CAT8.1 plug optimized to use in "Last Mile" for Port B at EtherREGEN. (Sold separately)

 

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What is fiber optical sensor?

The top of the figure below is a conceptual diagram when used for optical communication. By turning on / off the laser beam incident on the optical fiber at high speed, a "0, 1" signal is sent to perform digital communication.

 

In contrast, optical fiber sensors use optical fiber in an analog manner. Physical disturbances (expansion / contraction, temperature, bending, etc.) acting on the optical fiber cause modulation components such as phase change, wavelength change, and refractive index change in the light itself transmitted through the optical fiber. ..

 

Observe these modulation components with transmitted or reflected light. There are various principles and optical devices, but basically this is the case.

 

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Why do we choose Carbon Fiber Shield Woven material?
  • The design is based on the Carbon Fiber Shield (CFS) materials, which we apply on Network Cable and Power Cable. 
  • Carbon Fiber is one of the best anti-vibration and shielding material to use on industrial sectors.
  • The AfterDark. Project ClayX Clementine Power Cable is one of the cable using Carbon Fiber Shielding (CFS) Woven Technolgy. 
 
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What is the Black Modernize modification?
  • Carbon Fiber Woven for Single Mode Fiber Cable
  • The "GOLD" Corning Cable Single Mode Fiber Cable 
  • Finisar SFP+ Modules 
  • AfterDark. Carbon Fiber Secured Clip apply on each SFP Module

 

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Why use Corning Fiber Cable? 

  • Ultra low-loss optical fiber, much less jitter and higer reflection index
  • The connector is using high quality Caramic 
  • The special Tight-Buffered make cable extreme tight with the transparent materials
  • Single Mode, plug and play for Finisar SFP+

 

What is AfterDark. Carbon Fiber Clip for SFP Connector?

  • This is real carbon fiber in 2mm, tailor made with water CNC, it is a little clip to stablize the blue SFP connectors.
  • The cabon fiber can reinforce the plastic connector and minimize the vibration when playing music
  • The improvement is huge, with more micro details extraction for digital.

 

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Sound Impression: 

 

The result is impressive with more micro details at the background

 

As for the sound quality, I felt that the texture of the low frequency range, which has a large amount of digital information, was further improved

 

The graininess of each note was improved. The expression in the height direction, which is considered difficult to express, has been clarified. 

 

 
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AfterDark. Project ClayX Carbon Fiber Clip to secure the SFP optical slot, to minimize the vibration.
 
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Industrial Grade Finisar SFP+ is used for best performance on digital streaming
 
 
Corning Single Mode Fiber. Low-loss optical fiber for Audiophiles
 
 
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The black carbon fiber woven covers the yellow fiber cable for stabilizer, the graininess of each music note will improve. 
 

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This can make the cascade of Buffalo Switch more invisible with black color cable instead of yellow with improved performance. 

 

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Amp: Goldmund 27+ EVO Preamp, Goldmund 29M Power Amp, Goldmund AC-Curator

DAC: CH Precision C1.1 Digital Convertor,  Studer D19 DAC

Digital: Mutec MC3-USB,  AfterDark. Giesemann OCXO 10M Master Clock Giesemann EVA 

Playback: Goldmund PH3 Phono Amp, Linn LP12, Studer A807 VU MKII Open Reel

Network Switch:  AFTERDARK. PROJECT CLAYX BUFFALO BS-GS2016 CASCADE X GIESEMANN OCXO BLACK MODERNIZE EDITION x Farad Super3 LPS

Dealer: SMSL, Gustard, Farad Power Supply, Cybershaft, Thixar, UpTone Audio, Waversa, DELA

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  • AfterDark. changed the title to AfterDark. Project ClayX Constellation Reference Fiber Cable for Audiophiles  
3 hours ago, AfterDark. said:

The improvement is huge, with more micro details extraction for digital.


I guess one only need the fiber cable. Can the cable be sold separately? Price?

 

I’m confused why you have to purchase RJ45 SFP Optical Fiber Convertor as well. Can you explain please?

 

Actually, why not only sell the Carbon Fiber Clip for SFP Connector?

I think that’s the key piece here. 

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Hi R1200CL,

 

Thanks for your suggestions. 

 

The RJ45 SFP Convertor is FREE with the package for plug and play when receivedot 

 

The Carbon Fiber Clip is tailor made and design for the Corning Fiber Connector only. There is some speical features called "Tight-Buffered" at the SFP connector makes the Carbon Fiber Clips works together. So, we do not planned to sell the Carbon Fiber Clip to avoid damage on other connectors. 

 

Why use Corning Fiber Cable? 

  • Ultra low-loss optical fiber, much less jitter and higer reflection index
  • The connector is using high quality Caramic 
  • The special Tight-Buffered make cable extreme tight with the transparent materials
  • Single Mode, plug and play for Finisar SFP+

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Have a nice day.

 

Best Regards,

Adrian

AfterDark.

Amp: Goldmund 27+ EVO Preamp, Goldmund 29M Power Amp, Goldmund AC-Curator

DAC: CH Precision C1.1 Digital Convertor,  Studer D19 DAC

Digital: Mutec MC3-USB,  AfterDark. Giesemann OCXO 10M Master Clock Giesemann EVA 

Playback: Goldmund PH3 Phono Amp, Linn LP12, Studer A807 VU MKII Open Reel

Network Switch:  AFTERDARK. PROJECT CLAYX BUFFALO BS-GS2016 CASCADE X GIESEMANN OCXO BLACK MODERNIZE EDITION x Farad Super3 LPS

Dealer: SMSL, Gustard, Farad Power Supply, Cybershaft, Thixar, UpTone Audio, Waversa, DELA

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  • 5 months later...

Has anyone purchased this package? Did it include 2 SFP’S? There used to be an option to purchase just the cable. This is what I would like to do since I already purchased the Finisar SFP Modules in the original offering from AD.

Euphony Summus Server w/ a Kecces P-8A Ultra Linear PS (used for my Roon Core). Custom HDPlex Server using a Gigabyte Designare Z390 MB, i9 9900K Processor, JCAT Net Card XE, Apacer Mem and a DarkForce Audiophile NVMe Drive for Euphony. Custom Server &  Tailko dcatx are now being powered by Nenon’s ULPS. Server housed in a HDPlex H5 Case. Bricasti M-12 Controller, Bryston 4B Cubed Amp, Sonore Sig Rendu SE, Sonore Optical Module Deluxe and After Dark Emperor Giesemann EVA Clock powered by an Uptone Audio JS-2. . Uptone Audio EtherRegen w/ a Your Final System LPS.  Clearaudio Champion TT Level 1, JLTI Phono Stage, Totem Acoustic Mani-2 Sigs. Silversmith Audio XLR Cables from M-12 to Amp, Audio Magic Speaker and Power Cables, Sablon EVO USB Cable & AfterDark Ethernet Cables & DIY Ethernet Cables. QSA Fuses and Outlets.

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Just now, Johnnydev said:


Ask Adrian.

Hi Johnny,

I did PM him; I didn’t get a resolving answer. It seemed like he was saying that the SFP’s are better but based on the pictures in both offerings they seem the same. Unless he is doing something different. There used to be an option to purchase just the cable but that is no longer there. I already have the same SFP’s with the commscope cable.

Thanks….Mike

Euphony Summus Server w/ a Kecces P-8A Ultra Linear PS (used for my Roon Core). Custom HDPlex Server using a Gigabyte Designare Z390 MB, i9 9900K Processor, JCAT Net Card XE, Apacer Mem and a DarkForce Audiophile NVMe Drive for Euphony. Custom Server &  Tailko dcatx are now being powered by Nenon’s ULPS. Server housed in a HDPlex H5 Case. Bricasti M-12 Controller, Bryston 4B Cubed Amp, Sonore Sig Rendu SE, Sonore Optical Module Deluxe and After Dark Emperor Giesemann EVA Clock powered by an Uptone Audio JS-2. . Uptone Audio EtherRegen w/ a Your Final System LPS.  Clearaudio Champion TT Level 1, JLTI Phono Stage, Totem Acoustic Mani-2 Sigs. Silversmith Audio XLR Cables from M-12 to Amp, Audio Magic Speaker and Power Cables, Sablon EVO USB Cable & AfterDark Ethernet Cables & DIY Ethernet Cables. QSA Fuses and Outlets.

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Hi! RCRich,

 

Thanks for your message. This cable is upgraded version with Corning Single Mode Fiber with Carbon Fiber sleve. The mid range is much better when compared with Commscope Fiber Cable. 

 

Have a nice day.

 

Best Regards,

Adrian

AfterDark.  

Amp: Goldmund 27+ EVO Preamp, Goldmund 29M Power Amp, Goldmund AC-Curator

DAC: CH Precision C1.1 Digital Convertor,  Studer D19 DAC

Digital: Mutec MC3-USB,  AfterDark. Giesemann OCXO 10M Master Clock Giesemann EVA 

Playback: Goldmund PH3 Phono Amp, Linn LP12, Studer A807 VU MKII Open Reel

Network Switch:  AFTERDARK. PROJECT CLAYX BUFFALO BS-GS2016 CASCADE X GIESEMANN OCXO BLACK MODERNIZE EDITION x Farad Super3 LPS

Dealer: SMSL, Gustard, Farad Power Supply, Cybershaft, Thixar, UpTone Audio, Waversa, DELA

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