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  1. You sure don't want a component placed right over a different component. Of course, there could be more to it.
  2. You're fine. To short the moat, the LPS powering the ER should run the device on the B side (the Linn in your case).
  3. From my research, those adapters mess up the impedance. Stay away if you can.
  4. I'm not verse in the subject matter, but the logic doesn't jibe. If the current goes down as voltage goes up, and our aim is to get enough current, shouldn't we reduce to voltage so the current goes up?
  5. Personally, if it takes that long to discern a difference, I stay shy of it. I absorb the first 30 to 60 seconds in a track, then make the switch, repeating several times. If there's no clear distinction, I call it a dud. That's exactly I how evaluated my ER's after they'd settled in.
  6. I was running a cascade of 2 ER's with Keces P3, tethered to a REF10 SE-120. Those enhanced the sound sufficiently enough that I felt compelled to leave them in place. Not night and day, mind you. The 3rd ER is also tethered to the external clock and juiced up by an LPS-1.2. Extremely happy with the results. Don't think I'll tinker with it until a game-changer crops up.
  7. I received my 3rd ER a few days ago. As expected, during the first 3 days, the SQ took a step back, as it takes time for the ER to settle in. In the present, my categorical conclusion is that adding a third unit gives the listening experience a boost—although not as much as when adding a 2nd one. In my system, rough edges are smoothed out, and some details come to the fore more distinctly. The sounds stage is a tad stretched out too. Again, it’s not a dramatic change, and some people may find it not the best-bang-for-the-buck, but I’m perfectly happy.
  8. I’d like to second MatinT: the DX filters have sucked the life out of my music. Tried both shielded and unshielded cables, with the same dismal results. I’d say that if you already enjoy great sound, don’t go near them.
  9. In my experience, you're going to hear every minute imperfections in the mix. When I stream off SoundCloud, I skip 4 or 5 tracks in a row because it bothers me. On the other hand, great mixes are going to sound heavenly.
  10. As far as I know, AES16 is always achieved through a coupled transformer. Reason being is a "sum-check" mechanism associated with balanced communication. Forgoing the AES16 won't eliminate the transformer's operation as all ports on the MC3+USB shot their output at the same time. On the other hand, switching to SPDIF will incur the typical maladies associated with unbalanced communication.
  11. The best performing clock cables are rigid cored. Only problem is they can cause havoc in one's rack, depending on the topology.
  12. Let me start at the bottom. ER = UpTone EtherRegen. I agree, clock cables make a difference. From my research, the difference in performance lays in the attenuation across the range. The flatter the curve, the better. Not that many brands publish these figures, Belden and Canare being the exceptions. I've manage to extract that information from Furutech too. If you can live with a semi-rigid cable, Belden 4797 takes the cup. Canare LVS-77S is the best stranded core cable. I'm quite certain you're mistaken about an upgrade path to the REF10 SE120. I paid for mine,
  13. That's exactly my experience with chaining MC3+USB. Two is a great bang-for-the-buck, while the 3rd one only gives it a small boost. Moving up from Ref10 to Ref10 SE-120 makes a sweet difference. Don't care for fancy cables; most are expensive and not to spec, but a chain of ERs before my streamer has done wonders to the SQ. Powered by LPS and tethered to the REF10 SE-120. Recommenced.
  14. Chain another MC3+USB and you are in heaven.
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