Audioquest Vodka vs Wireworld Starlight 8 (Not Platinum) Ethernet

Anyone compare and contrast? I am running the Wireworld Starlight 8 3M from DAC to modem, sounds very good, audiblly better than Supra 8 cable. Is AQ Vodka a step up from Starlight? Thx. Neal


Yeah but it’s still using fiber to kill noise — same principle. 


In theory there is no difference between theory and practice. In practice there is.  (Yogi Berra)

Hate to say this, but not all fiber created equally, quality of FMC and what feeds it important. I've tried generic with stock switching power supplies straight into wall,no power conditioning, same feeding lithium ion battery pack, linear power supply on only one FMC, linear ps on both, different linear ps's of various voltages, a number of different power cords, all this with and without plugged into my BPT 3.5 sig transformer based power conditioner. Everything matters, I've heard rather thin, harsh sound with switching power supplies, dark with switching and linear into lithium ion. One lps with very nice power cords into BPT nice, two lps better, gives lower noise floor, most natural sound. I have order in on Sonore OpticalModuleDeluxe, should be available July, compare directly to generic, pretty poor internal power supply and clock vs. OM which has four linear power regulators and Femto clock.


While optical is the only network solution with 100% galvanic isolation, meaning noise proceeding it cannot be passed on, noise generated from within the last FMC in line can be passed on. On paper, substituting OM for last in line generic should result in lower noise floor, less jitter, equals higher resolving, more natural sound.


Also, FMC in itself cannot improve on any noise and it's deleterious effects created by streaming components PRIOR to FMC, Which  is to say, every single link in chain critical for best streaming performance.

I should add in referencing OP, ethernet cables remain of great importance even with FMC.

so i just try to be helpful and share info when a fellow member asks a question... got nothing to do with ’who is right’... you look, you decide

if the info shared ain’t good enough for ya... well, hey, each of us logged in has a google search function on their device, go knock yourself out...

but saying to someone who just is sharing info, well that doesn’t prove this or that to me... man, i can’t help but feel those remarks, that posture, is self important and entitled... no one is interested in convincing you if you aren’t convinced, really couldn’t care less...


i agree that ethernet cabling is important.... it carries signal, complex signal at that... and even when using optical modules to manage noise, ethernet cables are still needed, so they’d better be well suited for the job - whether one needs to spend megabucks on the cable is different question...

also agree that quality of fmc implementation is important, especially in using clean power supplies on the clean side, so as not to re-introduce noise


FWIW the WW Platinum Starlight 8 (CAT 8) is substantially better than the WW Starlight 8 (CAT 8) and then some in spades.

Notwithstanding the Starlight is a player and would do any system justice, a terrific bargain.