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"Audiophile Grade" Ethernet Switches - The new generation
I got the Audioquest Niagara 5000 with Hurricane/Thunder which provides an outstanding performance.
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(28-Feb-2021, 07:56)no32 Wrote:
(28-Feb-2021, 07:37)bernardl Wrote:
(26-Feb-2021, 19:33)markush Wrote: I can truly say the Etherregen is a game changer.
Expert line seems to be a sensible construction - as also proven in the power supply topic what a Audioquest Niagara 3000+ can do.

I have a slightly different interpretation of the situation  at hand.

The Devialet is as close as it gets to an ideal component. Meaning that any suboptimal component around it removes from the ideal performance. It’s perhaps what you mean by « sensitive construction »?

This can give a mistaken impression about how good the surrounding components are. Having compared a generic hub to the EtheRegen (in a super optimized set up) and to the S10. Yes the EtheRegen is better than a generic hub but in my experience other audiophile hubs (such as the S10 I have extended first hand experience with) take things to a significantly higher level still. And you would hope they do considering the price premium.

Same for power. I would recommend trying the Shunyata Everest and matching power cords if you haven’t done so yet. It takes things further.

Cheers,
Bernard


Bernard,
What amp did you have prior to devialet?


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I was one of the first 100 D Premier owners nearly 10 years ago.

If I recall correctly before that I had used a Denon top of the range preamp receiver with a Rotel power amp and then a pair of Nuforce monoblocks. Excellent really and, just like the D1, with innovative tech and a remarkable price/performance ratio.

Cheers,
Bernard
Room: Gik Acoustics | Vibration: Townshend pods | Power: Shunyata Omega XC + Everest + Sigma NR v2 + Sigma ground cables | Source: Mojo Audio DejaVu EVO linux server running Roon core (Raat) | Ethernet: Sonore Optical module + Melco S10 with dedicated LPS + Shunyata Omega Ethernet x 2| External DAC: Esoteric N-01XD + Cybershaft OP21A + Chord Sarum T RCA | Dac/Pre/Amplification: Devialet D1000 Pro CI (Chord Sarum T RCA-RCA link) | Speakers: Chord Sarum T + Wilson Benesch Act One Evolution P1
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(28-Feb-2021, 20:47)markush Wrote: I got the Audioquest Niagara 5000 with Hurricane/Thunder which provides an outstanding performance.

I understand, there is a point at which it’s probably better to just relax and enjoy.

Cheers,
Bernard
Room: Gik Acoustics | Vibration: Townshend pods | Power: Shunyata Omega XC + Everest + Sigma NR v2 + Sigma ground cables | Source: Mojo Audio DejaVu EVO linux server running Roon core (Raat) | Ethernet: Sonore Optical module + Melco S10 with dedicated LPS + Shunyata Omega Ethernet x 2| External DAC: Esoteric N-01XD + Cybershaft OP21A + Chord Sarum T RCA | Dac/Pre/Amplification: Devialet D1000 Pro CI (Chord Sarum T RCA-RCA link) | Speakers: Chord Sarum T + Wilson Benesch Act One Evolution P1
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(28-Feb-2021, 22:50)bernardl Wrote:
(28-Feb-2021, 07:56)no32 Wrote:
(28-Feb-2021, 07:37)bernardl Wrote: I have a slightly different interpretation of the situation  at hand.

The Devialet is as close as it gets to an ideal component. Meaning that any suboptimal component around it removes from the ideal performance. It’s perhaps what you mean by « sensitive construction »?

This can give a mistaken impression about how good the surrounding components are. Having compared a generic hub to the EtheRegen (in a super optimized set up) and to the S10. Yes the EtheRegen is better than a generic hub but in my experience other audiophile hubs (such as the S10 I have extended first hand experience with) take things to a significantly higher level still. And you would hope they do considering the price premium.

Same for power. I would recommend trying the Shunyata Everest and matching power cords if you haven’t done so yet. It takes things further.

Cheers,
Bernard


Bernard,
What amp did you have prior to devialet?


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I was one of the first 100 D Premier owners nearly 10 years ago.

If I recall correctly before that I had used a Denon top of the range preamp receiver with a Rotel power amp and then a pair of Nuforce monoblocks. Excellent really and, just like the D1, with innovative tech and a remarkable price/performance ratio.

Cheers,
Bernard


Funny me too, first devialet purchased in the uk , got it through Ricardo from absolute sounds just before they become devialet distributor to the UK ( that didn’t last long hehe )
It replaced my krell evolution pre power .


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I just got the EMPEROR GIESEMANN EVA 75OHM OXCO clock SPECIAL EDITION ordered from Afterdark's friendly and helpful Adrian. The delivery will take a few more weeks, but I am very curious.
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(01-Mar-2021, 00:09)bernardl Wrote:
(28-Feb-2021, 20:47)markush Wrote: I got the Audioquest Niagara 5000 with Hurricane/Thunder which provides an outstanding performance.

I understand, there is a point at which it’s probably better to just relax and enjoy.

Cheers,
Bernard

True Smile

Regarding your Esoteric N-01XD - what do you use it for? How much does it improve things without it?
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The N-01XD is my "analog" digital option.

It's not as brutally transparent a Raat throught the Melco S10, but it has a very nice organic feel while maintaining a clean sound. A bit akin to what one gets with high end turn tables. It works amazingly well with records that are not top notch, like most pop/rock/...

And the N-01XD is Roon ready, it remains super easy to use, I just need to use the Devialet remote app to adjust the volume. Otherwise the experience is identical to streaming directly to the Devialet.

Cheers,
Bernard
Room: Gik Acoustics | Vibration: Townshend pods | Power: Shunyata Omega XC + Everest + Sigma NR v2 + Sigma ground cables | Source: Mojo Audio DejaVu EVO linux server running Roon core (Raat) | Ethernet: Sonore Optical module + Melco S10 with dedicated LPS + Shunyata Omega Ethernet x 2| External DAC: Esoteric N-01XD + Cybershaft OP21A + Chord Sarum T RCA | Dac/Pre/Amplification: Devialet D1000 Pro CI (Chord Sarum T RCA-RCA link) | Speakers: Chord Sarum T + Wilson Benesch Act One Evolution P1
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