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SOtM dCBL-CAT7 LAN Cable
Are you going to be trying the SOtM cable/filter out within your system? Or was it a question? More just thinking aloud. I would like to try the SOtM cable.One thing I noticed is turning off the wi-fi radio on my router/cable modem box makes a s... 
Antipodes DS GT versus Bryston BDP2
Nice setup you have there stoney.I have a Bakoon headphone amp and DAC-21.If you add an audiophile switch like a waversa hub and grounding, those will yield massive improvements.I would like to try the Antipodes GT, but unfortunately their prices ... 
Unable to find Tidal icon in my Lumin app
I’ve been using the lumin app for awhile.It definitely has it’s quirks, and I still find myself mystified at times with its behavior.These are the things you find when using it daily.Reviews such as the computer audiophile review will not mention ... 
SOtM dCBL-CAT7 LAN Cable
What I did in my setup was get rid of the airport extreme (with it’s switching power supply) and replaced it with a 1 box netgear router/modem for Comcast.I power the Netgear box with an Uptone JS-2.Also, I added a Waversa hub (network switch with... 
CD players = dead?
i mis the feeling of listening with concentration. With Roon i skip/swipe/search as a madman (and listen). With a cd i’m more in the music. And listen front to back with patience. Yes, this the problem with streaming in a nutshell. We don't c... 
Wall Receptacle Oyaide R0, Furutech GTX-G and SR Black UEF
Interestingly, I had another experience of a power upgrade addressing a shortcoming I thought was coming from my Exemplar DAC’s tubed output stage.I replaced the cord on the Exemplar DAC with a Dynamic Design Challenger AE15 and the noise is gone.... 
Dynamic Design Challenger AE15 AC cables
I have the Challenger AE15. It is utterly refined and dropped the noise floor further from my previous reference cord.Again, another shortcoming that I thought was coming from my DAC was addressed by a power upgrade. 
Sonos Connect Wyred4Sound Mod Any Good?
I would recommend Rob at Magna audio for anyone looking for a modified Sonos. He's a class act and one of the best experiences I've had in this hobby. 
Sonos Connect Wyred4Sound Mod Any Good?
Also, I just replaced my cable modem and Airport extreme with a Netgear modem/router 1 box.Powering the Netgear with a Teddy Pardo 12v, instead of the wall wart.Now I am starting to hear the potential of streaming. And the modded Sonos is no slouch. 
Sonos Connect Wyred4Sound Mod Any Good?
The Audience AU24se is a very good power cord, probably the only reference cord available in C7.Yes, it will make a big difference with the Sonos and Yggy. 
Sonos Connect Wyred4Sound Mod Any Good?
I just went from an Audience AU24se power cord to a Nordost Purple Flare C7 for the Sonos.I had to send the AU24se to audience to have it reterminated to C7.Let's just say I will be putting back the AU24se as quickly as possible.I doubt there is a... 
Sonos Connect Wyred4Sound Mod Any Good?
Magna audio also modifies the power supply on the Connect and they have an audition period.Schiit is correct that not every system is on the same level.As I've upgraded my system, I realized there's more to redbook CD than I ever imagined. 
Sonos Connect Wyred4Sound Mod Any Good?
Installed the Waversa hub to regenerate the ethernet before feeding the Sonos and it's finally getting closer to my CD playback reference.A drop in the noise floor and a big uptick in refinement and musicality.The Waversa dealer kindly sent me the... 
Sonos Connect Wyred4Sound Mod Any Good?
Yes, that's why the clock is upgraded by Magna audio.There's quite a bit of noise coming through the ethernet in my setup. I hope the Waversa hub will address this. 
Sonos Connect Wyred4Sound Mod Any Good?
Jitter is a big deal. You want to feed your DAC the lowest jitter source possible. The power supply upgrade on the Ultimo can't hurt either.