New Innuos Zen NG streamer. Why aren't all new streamers offering SFP input!?

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I was wondering, at one point, if an MSB Renderer v3 would feature an SFP cage. Instead the Digital Director provides that optical link, for all the inputs. I run optical from a hub to an etherRegen, then copper Ethernet cable to the MSB. I did this for ease, cosmetics, and to prevent that leg of internet from running in parallel with power, and USB cables.
 
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Makes one wonder.
 
Fiber doesn't necessarily sound better than copper. It just sounds different. I really depends on how ethernet is implemented.
 
Fiber doesn't necessarily sound better than copper. It just sounds different. I really depends on how ethernet is implemented.
When I originally tried fiber I assumed the cable and transceivers made no difference. How wrong I was.

When I tried it with quality finisar transceivers I was amazed how much better it was vs Ethernet.

I previously used an Aqua LinQ with a very good, isolated, Ethernet connection but the dedicated SFP port in my Rose RS130 is remarkable, hence why I am surprised that more manufacturers aren't implemented it.
 
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When I originally tried fiber I assumed the cable and transceivers made no difference. How wrong I was.

When I tried it with quality finisar transceivers I was amazed how much better it was vs Ethernet.

I previously used an Aqua LinQ with a very good, isolated, Ethernet connection but the dedicated SFP port in my Rose RS130 is remarkable, hence why I am surprised that more manufacturers aren't implemented it.

Again, not everyone agrees with the fiber/copper conclusions you have drawn. It is not universal. It is great that it has improved for you but other manufacturers have concluded that copper sounds better with their technology.
 
Again, not everyone agrees with the fiber/copper conclusions you have drawn. It is not universal. It is great that it has improved for you but other manufacturers have concluded that copper sounds better with their technology.
It is here. Quality fiber over copper every time here.
 

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