The Best USB/Network Gadget Setup I have auditioned in 2018 : SOtM+Cybershaft+Uptone

CKKeung

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A picture is worth a thousand words.
Here they are :

The Cybershaft Limited2 OP20 10M clock :



It has three 10M clock outputs :

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One of the 10M clock outputs goes to the SOtM sNH-10G Network Switch.
This is the top version with additional internal sCLK-EX clock board, a 10M clock input and upgraded internal capacitors & silver wirings :

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IMO it is not cheap but currently the best audiophile switch in the market!
The internal white colour circuit boards are proprietary :

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Another 10M clock output of the Cybershaft goes to a SOtM tx-USB ultra.
There is an Uptone Iso Regen before the usb signal enter the SOtM for processing.

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This is a photo showing the whole USB+Network gadget setup.
The cables used are also top ones : Dalby Audio Meda ethernet cable; Vertere HB ethernet cable; Habst 5N Silver Cryo clock cables & coaxial digital cables; Lessloss C-Marc Supercord with Firewall 64X module ...etc

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The usb signal coming out from the SOtM tx-USBultra finally goes into a Chord Blu2 for upscaling before entering a Chord DAVE dac for decoding.

The above setup is my friend Mr. Ho's, the best CAS tweaking setup I have encountered in 2018.

The CAS field is evolving at lightspeed. There must be even better gadgets available in 2019.
Wishing all WBF members to have a merry Xmas and happy new year!
:D
 

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This direction runs counter to most set ups....in that they have all these separate functions on their internal digital board. Even for me there are upgrades at every step, power supply...to control dither, clock to control jitter, EMI RFI noise vs. signal purity. This is a perennial pursuit. Separates are like little boxes of innovation proving their technology value. And these trickle their tech into hiend models as they are refined. Otherwise the number of boxes you have can quadruple esp if you run three systems...digital analog and HT.
 
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I prefer The Jcat femto, NikolaS linear Power Supply and Jcat Reference USB Cable. I owned The SOtM USB board and battery PSU. The battery pack was a piece of junk(money thrown out!). The board is very good. In my view, just not as good as the Jcat. Having said that, add on Improvements are subtle. NOT night and day as some may suggest. Vinyl, Tape or digital just enjoy the music.✌️
 
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CKKeung

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Guys ,,, so after getting all the switch in ,, what about the BNC cables for connect the clock to these devices, do they make that much of a difference? if so what is the best cable we have found so far?
 

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Guys ,,, so after getting all the switch in ,, what about the BNC cables for connect the clock to these devices, do they make that much of a difference? if so what is the best cable we have found so far?
Hello Jackson,
May we know your budget?
 

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Whats the character of the HABST 5N ? Its so hard to buy something that I have never audition before : ( ,,,, I wish they have some dealer here in LA.
 
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I'm curios about your answer too, CKKeung!
 
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Same for me; since I'm located in France I might have a better chance to try some HABST Clock cable. Shipment is not expensive within Europe.
 
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Shunyata makes a has a great current range of 50 and 75 Ohm BNC cables. Better than anything I have tried so far.
 
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Shunyata makes a has a great current range of 50 and 75 Ohm BNC cables. Better than anything I have tried so far.
Did you try them on DCS clocks and DACs?
 

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