Found a good SPDIF cable for the digital rig

Lee

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Lee

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I still use my Stereovox (as per their original name) xv ultra - great spdif cable.
That was what I had before this new Digit 75. The Digit 75 is a nice improvement imho.
 
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Back in ancient times when I had a separate file player and DAC, I was amazed at the improvement the Shunyata Anaconda XLR digital bought to the system. Now I am so freaking glad I don't have to deal with digital interconnects, and DAC power cables. It is true I am wedded to the Lumin DAC, but it is so good I haven't had any interest in upgrading the last few years. Good luck with the chase. :)
 

wig

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@ Lee

Since you have PS Audio Equipment, have you compared IS2 cable verses SPDIF? My understanding is that it's a Much better protocol for digital transmission and I have listened to the Black Cat Silver Star MK II and it's amazing!

Wig
 
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@ Lee
Since you have PS Audio Equipment, have you compared IS2 cable verses SPDIF? My understanding is that it's a Much better protocol for digital transmission and I have listened to the Black Cat Silver Star MK II and it's amazing!
Wig
I am a fans of Chris Sommovigo's digital cables too.
The Black Cat Silverstar75 Mk2 is a bargain whereas the Digit75 is a giant-killer!

However, I2S is a much better format than spdif.

I compared the two formats with my MSB UMT Plus transport and IV Plus dac.
No matter which good spdif digital cables were used for connection (the Black Cats, Tellurium Q Silver Diamond ... etc), the ProI2S connection (the Japanese AIM Shieldio NA3 or Vertere HB or Dalby Audio Meda ethernet cables) alway won.
 

Lee

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I am a fans of Chris Sommovigo's digital cables too.
The Black Cat Silverstar75 Mk2 is a bargain whereas the Digit75 is a giant-killer!

However, I2S is a much better format than spdif.

I compared the two formats with my MSB UMT Plus transport and IV Plus dac.
No matter which good spdif digital cables were used for connection (the Black Cats, Tellurium Q Silver Diamond ... etc), the ProI2S connection (the Japanese AIM Shieldio NA3 or Vertere HB or Dalby Audio Meda ethernet cables) alway won.
I am using mostly the I2S cable for the DirectStream DAC now and it works very well.
 
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This is the right way to make a S/PDIF cable, terminating to BNC connectors and with RCA adapters. If you want to find out how good it really is, I can make jitter measurements on it for you. Just ship it to me and I will return when done. I will post results here. Here are some measurements I made on my own cables and a few others:

https://www.audiocircle.com/index.php?topic=154425.0

My own cables are all OCC silver, particularly my Reference, which sells for $499. I have yet to hear a cable better than this one.

Steve N.
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I am a fans of Chris Sommovigo's digital cables too.
The Black Cat Silverstar75 Mk2 is a bargain whereas the Digit75 is a giant-killer!

However, I2S is a much better format than spdif.

I compared the two formats with my MSB UMT Plus transport and IV Plus dac.
No matter which good spdif digital cables were used for connection (the Black Cats, Tellurium Q Silver Diamond ... etc), the ProI2S connection (the Japanese AIM Shieldio NA3 or Vertere HB or Dalby Audio Meda ethernet cables) alway won.
I have both S/PDIF and I2s (both SE and LVDS/HDMI differential) and using my S/PDIF cable, they sound very close. I use the SE RJ-45 silver I2S cable from Revelation Audio Labs and the silver HDMI cable from PSAudio.

Steve N.
Empirical Audio
 

wig

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Guys,

Thanks for your responses! I'm working with my Tube DAC Designer to determine if I2S will work on his platform since results could be worthwhile but if not, the Black Cat Digit 75 and Revelations Labs SPDIF will be my next head-to-head comparison since from users are hitting WAY beyond their price-point.

I have listened to several digital cables and the Silver Star MK II blows everything away and Chris definitely is doing something others have not figured out yet! All the other cables sounded glassy and unfocused in comparison.


I would be curious on the jitter aspect of the 75 Digit but I imagine it's very low from my listening observation compared to others.

Thanks,
Wig
 
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Guys,
Thanks for your responses! I'm working with my Tube DAC Designer to determine if I2S will work on his platform since results could be worthwhile but if not, the Black Cat Digit 75 and Revelations Labs SPDIF will be my next head-to-head comparison since from users are hitting WAY beyond their price-point.
I have listened to several digital cables and the Silver Star MK II blows everything away and Chris definitely is doing something others have not figured out yet! All the other cables sounded glassy and unfocused in comparison.
I would be curious on the jitter aspect of the 75 Digit but I imagine it's very low from my listening observation compared to others.
Thanks,
Wig
Hello wig,
Pls also take a look of the digital cables of Sablon Audio.
I have heard praising comments about them.
They have both rca and bnc versions.

CK
 

wig

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@ Lee

Have you tried Revelation Audio Labs digital cables? Very impressive materials, design, craftsmanship and 5N silver...

Thanks,
Wig
 

Lee

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@ Lee

Have you tried Revelation Audio Labs digital cables? Very impressive materials, design, craftsmanship and 5N silver...

Thanks,
Wig
I have not tried those yet.
 

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