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In Reply to: RE: Supra ZAC Toslink Cable Report posted by Duster on March 30, 2017 at 18:12:01
From what I can see with a brief read on the Monarchy is that it and the Remedy are serving much the same purpose if jitter reduction via reclocking is the main function. Perhaps, and totally by accident if so, I had the best setup initially: Transport -> Lifatec -> Remedy -> S/PDIF (Oyaide) -> DAC. I'll give this setup some time to break in the circuitry and see what happens.
It's also hard to know the quality of the optical circuitry -- could be an afterthought in any of the 3 pieces, which would make the quality of the optical cable a moot point.
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What type of external 9VDC power supply does the Remedy Reclocker feature? If it's a switch-mode wall wart, a PSU upgrade is a must-have.
The Remedy came with a cheapo wal-wart supply. I replaced it with a linear PSU (linked below). It made a clear improvement.
What DC umbilical design are you using?
I bought the wire from Chris VH you recommended for the tight twisted-pair configuration, just haven't gotten around to putting it together yet. I'm way behind on my project list. :)
What's in there now is Canare star-quad (copper), connected directly to the PSU output terminals on one end, and with an Oyaide DC-2.1G plug going into the Remedy (last 2 pictures in the prior post link).
I noticed the Oyaide DC connector, which is a must-have; nothing else comes close to it. BTW, as good as the hand-built 21 AWG VH Audio OCC solid core AirLok wire is for a DIY DC umbilical project, VH Audio's pre-made V-Quad cable is a more refined sounding option, but at greater expense. The self-shielding factor is that of a Canare star-quad cable, but it's unshielded (as it should be), the AirLok dielectric design is SOTA, the solid core OCC copper, and the precision manufacturing is far superior to that of a Canare cable. I suggest buying a length of it rather than my DIY design for your particular project, and find use of the 21 AWG VH Audio OCC solid core AirLok wire for another project if you seek a reference-quality DC umbilical. YMMV
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