What ethernet cables are members using?

Hydrology

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I use a Nordost Heimdall 2 from modem to router. Everywhere else its CAT8 by Supra with Telegartner plugs.

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Bluedog

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Shunyata Sigma ethernet from Coax - Ethernet converter to Innuos Zenith 2 streamer.
 

Esotar

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Hydrology

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So if I use one of these to do my internet banking, is it going to change my balance for the better?

Oh, of course - this works for music - not data..........oh wait........
Your point?

I don’t really care for how it sounds when I’m paying a bill, only interested in performance improvements for audio.
 

BlueFox

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So if I use one of these to do my internet banking, is it going to change my balance for the better?

Oh, of course - this works for music - not data..........oh wait........
Cable induced jitter will not change banking data. However, it will affect the audio quality.
 
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VPN

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I am using the Sablon ethernet cable. So far I have compared with four other cables, some costing 10x more, and it is still the best.
 

nonesup

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Göbel Lacorde Statement Ethernet cable.
 

Alpinist

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AudioQuest Diamond Ethernet Cables throughout my network. Tremendous ease and excellent detail. I had two other popular brands in my network and couldn’t live with them. One was so bright sounding it drove me crazy. The other sounded so severely muffled I had to raise the volume to compensate.

Ken
 

nonesup

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Well Ken has reminded me that between the ISP Modem-Router and the Sonore Optical Module, I also have Audioquest Diamond. Göbel is between Uptone EtherREGEN and Melco Server.
 
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Dthagerty@aol.com

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About 9 months ago I upgraded a number of interconnects in my system from SR Galileo LE to Galileo SX. In addition, I went from a generic Staples ethernet cable to SR Galileo SX ethernet cable. BY FAR, BY FAR, the biggest sonic improvement was with the Gaileo SX ethernet cable. It was IMMEDIATELY obvious that the SR ethernet was SO much better than the Staples cable that I couldn’t stop laughing. I can’t think of another component change I’ve ever made that resulted in such improvement. And that was NOT what I expected, so no expectation bias. (I had already purchased the other cables but not the ethernet cable—I only agreed to try it because I didn’t think it would make an audible difference.)

I am firmly in the “if you hear a difference but can’t measure it, you’re measuring the wrong thing” camp!
 
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still-one

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Just today I swapped out my AQ ethernet cable between my opticalModule and my Vivaldi Upsampler for a Shunyata Sigma unit. Very, very pleased with what I am hearing.
 
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Alpinist

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Just today I swapped out my AQ ethernet cable between my opticalModule and my Vivaldi Upsampler for a Shunyata Sigma unit. Very, very pleased with what I am hearing.
Hi Jim,

The newer Shunyata digital cables are really fine. What model of AQ Ethernet cable were you replacing and what sort of Optical Module are you using in your system?

Best,
Ken
 

still-one

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Hi Jim,

The newer Shunyata digital cables are really fine. What model of AQ Ethernet cable were you replacing and what sort of Optical Module are you using in your system?

Best,
Ken
I was only using the AQ Vodka which I have now sold. Prior to acquiring a opticalModule from Small Green Computer almost two years ago I had tried a GigaFoil, a Keces LPS and a AQ Diamond Ethenet in my set-up. I could never get it to work, continuous dropouts. I returned those products and started looking for something else to isolate noise from getting to my Vivaldi Upsampler/DAC.

I ordered the optricalModule and a TRENDnet TEG S51SFP switch from SGC. I inserted the switch just after by Orbi Wireless device and connected my SGC i5 via a short run of ethernet. I then ran a 30' run of optical cable from the location of the i5 and Trendnet switch down to my 2-channel room. The run of optical cable is connected to the opticalModule which sits near my dCS Upsampler. I now the short run of Shunyata Sigma ethernet between the opticalModule and the Upsampler where I had been using the AQ Vodka.

My Roon set-up has been rock solid since going with the opticaModule and the sound with the new Shunyata Sigma Ethernet something special.
 
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