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  1. Thanks. In the absence of any testing or experience with my particular components and setup I’ll wait before taking even the modest plunge/expense in using such a filter.
  2. I’ve been using Shunyata Sigma 75ohm Clock cables from a Cybershaft OP21A-D to both an etherREGEN and a dCS Vivaldi Clock, for over a year now, with success. Do you have any thoughts on adding the filter described in John’s paper into this environment?
  3. Spec says: “DC power input range — 7V/1.4A, 9V/1.0A, 12V/0.8A”. So, whatever you use had better deliver the necessary power. It would appear that if what you describe is the Teddy7/2 - 7V 2A Power Supply, then you should have the necessary power. However, note that what is shipped with the unit supports a higher current capacity than your planned unit. Maybe the EtherREGEN will simply run hotter.
  4. The first two reviews are current, and net: "incroyable!" Certainly they'll be even more surprised if they use something better than stock Cat 6A Ethernet cables (e.g. Shunyata). The one at patatorz.com appears to be from late 2019.
  5. What equipment are you using in your system, including streamer, DAC, other electronics and speakers?
  6. Glad you were able to hear these speakers with electronics that do justice to what they can offer. I'd heard them nearly a year ago, at a launch type event, using a reputable amp/preamp in a large room, with a dCS stack, etc. Sounded bombastic and brutal to my ears. Then, within the past few months, I heard them in the same room with the same setup but with with another preamp and amps and the difference was significantly better. Far more musical and engaging. This tells me a lot about these speakers, and in fact all well made speakers - upstream components are critical to successful soun
  7. I’m using a JS-2 to power both a Roon Nucleus (A side connection) and ER with B side connection to a dCS Upsampler. Any benefit using a ground wire from the ER to the grounding post of a Shunyata Denali power conditioner or newer Everest?
  8. Well with respect to the EtherREGEN it seems that, according to Alex, the JS-2 provides the necessary grounding for the switch, as compared to other approaches beyond the provided power dongle. However, in my communication with both Kenji and Caelin nothing is clear cut respecting grounding. Using a good cable from the Cybershaft chassis ground to one of the grounding posts on the Denali or Everest can improve the grounding. Your experience is instructive as to the Melco and, I assume, using the LPS 1.2, right? So, I will pursue that down the road. I'm s
  9. Interesting grounding. I’ve the same clock + LPS from Kenji. He set it up per my configuration on the assumption that I’d be connecting all my equipment into my Shunyata power conditioners, which I am. He set all the GND switches to Isolate. My assumption is that by ensuring that all devices including the LPS are connected into power conditioners which connect to wall receptacle, everything is properly grounded. Using a ground wire from the Cybershaft to the Everest ground, according to Caelin, is simply redundant. Same applies to EtherREGEN (I’m using a JS-2 for both my EtherREGEN and Roon
  10. I have Comcast/Xfinity as my ISP and I know that, at least in my case, the only thing that was done for connection to my cable modem was to add an attenuator right before entering the modem. Beyond that there are some Ethernet cables designed to mitigate noise such as those from Shunyata Research. However, it might be better to look at the output side of the EtherREGEN for using such cables first and then the input side of the EtherREGEN could be explored. Maybe others have found other inline devices for either/both input to the modem and WiFi routers or their combination. Experiment to se
  11. Have to agree with you on all points. Even a move from the first version to the second was more akin to a different speaker than I'd ever expected. In my case, I've been a Spectral fan since the 260, despite Rick's commandments re: cabling. Using their SV per and anniversary mono-blocks really do the Alexia 2's justice. I went with black in keeping with all the silver and black gear. It's allowed me to focus on the rest of the chain. As I've made improvements, including most recently adding a master clock to the dCS Vivaldi Clock, it just gets more "real" to my ears. Awaiting further Sh
  12. Thanks for laying bare the reality of this switch. Not a surprise, since Chord wouldn't even put their name on it. And it's not something they have any obvious expertise in designing. I'd guess that the aging Cisco 2960 would easily outpace this one, at a significantly lower price on eBay @ $39.99 used in good condition. 😝
  13. Any thoughts re: this new entry in the audiophile switch race? https://englishelectric.uk/ I think they are a Chord company subsidiary.
  14. By any chance did you experiment yet with using the Mutec with the EtherREGEN? If so, any noticeable benefit at all?
  15. Great album, as are most of his albums. His Solo Acoustic work is probably my favorite.
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