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    Reality is Cruel : Cybershaft new Ultimate OCXO 10M Clocks Shootout OP20 vs OP17

    As mentioned above, they tend to sell direct. Another option is AfterDark here. Alternatively you will have no problem getting one of these into Germany.
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    Reality is Cruel : Cybershaft new Ultimate OCXO 10M Clocks Shootout OP20 vs OP17

    A reference clock can most certainly lift the performance of an EtherRegen. If you go to the Uptone forum on Audiophile Style, there is a long thread on master clocks. I use a REF10 that will soon be upgraded to REF10 SE120. I cannot tell you at this point how much more the ER will scale with...
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    Introduction of my new Antipodes K50 Music Server

    It can be so tough on the emotions to go through that phase. I don't recall experiencing this with my K30 as best as I can remember.
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    Introduction of my new Antipodes K50 Music Server

    I totally get where you are coming from. I do think that the bang for the buck is different than what might expect from other classes of product. I think that’s a reflection of the relative immaturity of servers. There are only a handful of manufacturers doing an excellent job so we pay a...
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    Femto NVME SSD, test version

    Trolls are incapable of getting wiser. Most have an "unrealistic sense of superiority, characterized by a sustained view of one's self as better than others, which is expressed by disdainfully criticising them, overinflating one's own capability and belittling them as inferior". The quoted...
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    Audioquest

    As an aside, it’s my understanding that Audioquest’s Diamond Ethernet was the target Shunyata aimed to beat - but not with their top cable, but with their least expensive cable the Venom. The story further goes that they weren’t going to enter the Ethernet cable market unless they had hit that...
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    What ethernet cables are members using?

    That’s an interesting approach. Having it shielded on the end that’s closest to our gear seems like a good trade off. I had not been aware of this manufacturer before. Thanks for sharing.
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    What ethernet cables are members using?

    I think it’s important to consider context. Emile was speaking in terms of the Extreme, which has been highly optimized in terms of both hardware and software. What one observes with an Extreme might not carry over to other servers. There have been a couple of switches, for example, that have...
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    Best digital cable bnc to connect Mutec Ref10 to Esoteric N01XD

    The REF10 forced me to go with a tight squeeze in order to fit it on my rack. The LEDs on the REF10 are awfully bright - especially the white ones. LightDims are a great solution: http://www.lightdims.com/index.php. I purchased mine through Amazon.
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    Best digital cable bnc to connect Mutec Ref10 to Esoteric N01XD

    I’ve been delighted with my Shunyata Delta v2 clock-50 cable. Nice bang for the buck.
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    Super3 - a supercapacitor LPS, by Farad Power Supplies

    I understand that price points have to be met. But Rob Watts has said repeatedly that linear supplies will degrade the performance of his DACs relative to the power supplies they provide. That certainly is true with many cheap supplies, but it’s most certainly false with supplies like the...
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    Super3 - a supercapacitor LPS, by Farad Power Supplies

    I am so happy to see this. THANKS for sharing.
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    Introduction of my new Antipodes K50 Music Server

    Not a direct answer to your question, but I noticed that you have a turntable. I think one thing that my K30 does exceptionally well is deliver the tonal weight and density that I used to get with vinyl. In this review of the K30, the author does a great job of describing these qualities...
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    Shunyata vs Wireworld

    As I mentioned, if you value transparency and purity, Shunyata is a great choice. When I think Martin Logan, transparency and purity are two words that come to mind. I cannot think of a better choice.

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