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RE: Supra ZAC Toslink Cable Report

Another issue I find is that any make/model Toslink cable interface does not sound as good as it could unless it's first connected to a Monarchy Audio DIP (Digital Interface Processor), then the Monarchy Audio DIP is connected to a DAC via S/PDIF digital coaxial cable or AES/EBU balanced digital cable interface. Otherwise, a digital optical Toslink signal tends to sound lackluster, dull or brittle in some cases. The Monarchy Audio DIP reclocks the S/PDIF signal, reduces jitter, and converts the digital optical signal to a digital electrical signal. I own three of them, they are inexpensive within the used marketplace (Mr. Poon of Monarchy Audio is retired), and they work like a charm, bcowen.

However, the DIP is very sensitive to digital cables and a power cord upgrade, so you have to factor that investment into the purchase. Otherwise, the sound quality may be better than before, but not near its full potential, IME.

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