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A1: I use 2 old Monarchy anti jitter boxes between a Cambridge CD drive and a GeorgeMark Audio line stage/DAC(MSB board inside. and I definitely hear improvement with the reclocking. The second box is noticeable but certainly less than a single Monarchy. I did try a 3rd Monarchy and wasn’t sure I heard any difference.

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Good aftternoon everyone!
Ok, I get the question about USB reclockers.
But I too have a question.
I own two DAC’s.
One of them, is built in to a Leak ST-130WL integrated amplifier.
And I also own a EarMen Angel portable DAC that doubles as a headphone amp/preamp.
I have ran both of these DAC’s on my Windows PC at one time.
The noise that Paul was talking about, I didn’t hear that noise on either one of these DAC’s.
But just to give you all a pretty good idea of what each one of these DAC’s costed me, I’ll tell you all up front.
The Leak ST-130WL, costed me 1139USD.
The EarMen Angel DAC, costed me 835USD.
Now with that said, could it be that both of these DAC’s have reclockers built in to them?


A3: Adding a USB reclocker to my setup was an unmistakeable upgrade as Paul says. I use a Ciunas ISO-DAC to reclock the USB data being sent from my computer to my Directstream DAC. The sound from the reclocked USB data feed is clearly superior to that of the Bridge card. The most notable improvement was an extension of the bass, but it also cleaned up the sound. The Ciunas runs off an internal battery which is recharged by a connected power supply. So to further minimize noise, I use an iFi power supply plugged into my P600 power regenerator. (The run from the computer to the ISO-DAC is kind of long, so I also use a cheap USB hub midway to boost the signal. I’m not sure that adds meaningfully to the sins of the computer, all of which I’m trusting the ISO-DAC to rectify.)


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