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In Reply to: RE: Got Jitter? posted by jaydacus on April 02, 2017 at 01:08:06
been using a jitter box (Monarchy Audio DIP) for more than 10 years now. Low jitter is important and I have found the improvement something that can't be lived without.
I personally think preserving the "jitter signature" of the original A/D conversion sounds better than reducing the jitter to the lowest levels possible......
I personally don't care to listen to entire Music Genres of recorded music if I know that generally high levels of Jitter are "Par for the Course"in how the music is recorded.
Acceptable recorded Jitter doesn't exist in my vocabulary. I guess everyone has to decide for themselves what they consider to have been avoidable & wasn't "addressed" at the recording stage.
How would you ever know this?
"How would you ever know this?"
I don't know.... But I think (believe).... Stated this in the comment.
I believe so because my experiences with digital re-clocking have not exactly been positive..... I've often tried it, and come to the realization that it made the sound worse.
The belief was reinforced by whenever I tried copying CDs..... The CD copies usually sounded worse with the "jitter reduction" turned on relative to being turned off. (The best sounding copies were done the "on the fly" method, where the data is transferred directly from CD to CD-R, without an intermediate step copying temporarily to hard drive.)
The belief is more experience than hard fact. There could be other phenomena going on that could account for this. (So I could be wrong.) But I have come to the conclusion that for me, the best re-clocker is no re-clocker.
try 2 DIPs in series. It's even better. I'm told a 3rd is an improvement too but you have to listen carefully.
I had two but one broke. There was an improvement but not as much as going from zero to one.
Lucky me I was able to find a used one of this unit at my local high-end dealer. It still serves its purpose excellently well after all these years.
If a thing's worth doing, it's worth doing well
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