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  1. It seems that you judge equipment by cost alone. I don't believe many people share your view.
  2. IMO, the boost an LPS brings to the table is modest if not subtle, and to distinguish among the various brands is nary possible. I can't hear a difference among well constructed cables; USB regenerators don't do much; "high-end" fuses and power cables are costly pranks. Still, I come here and tune an ear to people I mostly disagree with. You have to pan thorough scuds of gravel before you find one nugget.
  3. It's been discussed and clarified many a time: the ER is meant to accept a square wave by design. The best outcome is with a low phase square wave, carried over a low attenuation cable.
  4. Shalom... It's pretty much agreed upon by its adherents that the REF10 is the icing on the cake, and far from representing a great value. Still, it's a viable path for people who wish to squeeze the last drop of performance out of their systems. Assuming your system cost $30,000; that you enjoy it 1.5 hours a day; and that it'll serve you fatefully 10 years--the cost per hour is $5.47. Incorporating a REF10 adds $1.09 to that figure, which is 20%. Does the REF10 boots performance by 20%? Categorically not. Does it increase the listening pleasure? Absolutely. So at this
  5. Unless Mutec has began enclosing a clock cable recently, both the MC+USB and REF10 don't come with any.
  6. Adrian, Do you have an attenuation table for your cable? (Like Belden and Canare).
  7. I wouldn't use the word "ludicrous," really too harsh. But I wouldn't shot down a blind test so cavalierly either. It's easy to build a passive BNC switch that would enable you to test the sound of cables on the fly, with a turn of a knob. Even if you're content with A/B, at least you won't rely on our notoriously short span aural memory.
  8. John S discussed in one of his posts at which phase noise an external clock would boost the ER performance. Sorry I can't dig it up--not time :)
  9. You might be barking at the wrong tree. First, a blind test has to establish a meaningful difference between the cables.
  10. RCA terminators, with the exception of one Canare product, don't adhere to any specific impedance, which should explain their poor performance.
  11. It's a subjective opinion. Will a blind test supports those findings? Will the cables still be ranked from expensive to dirt cheap?
  12. It's a wise business decision. One of the appeals of ER is the value it represents. The fact that more ambitious users can incorporate an external clock and a LPS sets the product astride the "bang-for-the-buck" and high-end markets.
  13. Yeah, definitely takes the cup. Some stiff stuff though.
  14. I can’t answer it in good faith, as I find it difficult to isolate the contribution of cable burning to my system—if is such a phenomenon exists at all. I have multiple devices connected to my ref clock. When I add another one, it takes a bit time for the new device to settle in, and when it finally stabilizes, it becomes part of a rather complex environment, in which minute changes in cable performance due to further “burning” are difficult to detect. Mind you, even temperature and humidity fluctuations impact your system, so now go and hunt down the effects of one specific cable
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