EtherREGEN review is up at Hans Beekhuzen's channel
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    EtherREGEN review is up at Hans Beekhuzen's channel

    Hans has a very favorable review of the Uptone Audio EtherREGEN at his YouTube channel: https://youtu.be/Io4SDi5hLxs

    Hans does a particularly good job of explaining the board design, the ADIM (isolation moat) and the separation between the two zones that prevent the passage of low- and high-impedance leakage currents from one side getting to the other (this is important with respect to sound quality).

    His comments and summary are right on the money. The only thing I would add is that I note a larger improvement in audio quality using optical fiber than Hans says he obtains. I attribute this to differences in systems and system-level noise in different customer use-cases. I live right next to some big power line transmission towers, so that may play a role.

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    Re: EtherREGEN review is up at Hans Beekhuzen's channel

    I watched the video while I was having my morning coffee. Hans has a way of clarifiing how things work. Especially in the digital side of audio. I've cleaned up my digital end I think as far as I want to go. Having said that, I did see Mike post the new Shunyata Alpha USB cable recently. I wonder if that may be my next upgrade. I'm currently running a Cardas USB cable from the T2 to the Diablo.
    Speakers: Magico A3, grills, Gaia II
    Integrated amp: Gryphon Diablo 300 with DAC
    Subs: SVS1000 (2)
    CD/DVD: Oppo 205
    Music Streamer: Lumin T2
    Roon Core: sonicTransporter i7 powered with HDPlex 200w linear PS, running Tital and Quobuz with iPad Pro
    TV: Samsung Q90R 65"
    AudioQuest 1000 line conditions (2), Mondial RPC-120 (SVS subs)
    Keces P3 powering GigaFoilv4,Modem
    Power cords: Cardas Clear Beyond (wall to Diablo) Cardas CLear Cygnus (5), Shunyata Venom NR12 (AQ1000)
    Interconnects: Cardas Clear Cygnus XLR (2)
    Speaker cables: Cardas Clear Cygnus
    Ethernet: Cardas Clear from I7 Roon core to Lumin T2, Supra Cat8 (5)
    ADD-POWR EkectraCkear, Symphony/Ghent DC cable from Keces and HDPlex PS (4)


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    Re: EtherREGEN review is up at Hans Beekhuzen's channel

    Quote Originally Posted by Darrel View Post
    I watched the video while I was having my morning coffee. Hans has a way of clarifiing how things work. Especially in the digital side of audio. I've cleaned up my digital end I think as far as I want to go. Having said that, I did see Mike post the new Shunyata Alpha USB cable recently. I wonder if that may be my next upgrade. I'm currently running a Cardas USB cable from the T2 to the Diablo.
    The Shunyata Alpha USB cable is freakin' A-MAZING. I upgraded last spring and it was one of the most significant upgrades I've ever made to my digital system.

    So also are the Shunyata Ethernet cables...even the $295 entry-level Venom blows all the Ethernet cables I tested extensively last year into the weeds. The Alpha and Sigma are notable steps above that.

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    Re: EtherREGEN review is up at Hans Beekhuzen's channel

    Quote Originally Posted by Puma Cat View Post
    The Shunyata Alpha USB cable is freakin' A-MAZING. I upgraded last spring and it was one of the most significant upgrades I've ever made to my digital system.

    So also are the Shunyata Ethernet cables...even the $295 entry-level Venom blows all the Ethernet cables I tested extensively last year into the weeds. The Alpha and Sigma are notable steps above that.
    My gut tells me the Shunyata Alpha is the way to go. But, recent purchases tell me to enjoy what I have now and look at the Shunyata Alpha as a next step.
    Speakers: Magico A3, grills, Gaia II
    Integrated amp: Gryphon Diablo 300 with DAC
    Subs: SVS1000 (2)
    CD/DVD: Oppo 205
    Music Streamer: Lumin T2
    Roon Core: sonicTransporter i7 powered with HDPlex 200w linear PS, running Tital and Quobuz with iPad Pro
    TV: Samsung Q90R 65"
    AudioQuest 1000 line conditions (2), Mondial RPC-120 (SVS subs)
    Keces P3 powering GigaFoilv4,Modem
    Power cords: Cardas Clear Beyond (wall to Diablo) Cardas CLear Cygnus (5), Shunyata Venom NR12 (AQ1000)
    Interconnects: Cardas Clear Cygnus XLR (2)
    Speaker cables: Cardas Clear Cygnus
    Ethernet: Cardas Clear from I7 Roon core to Lumin T2, Supra Cat8 (5)
    ADD-POWR EkectraCkear, Symphony/Ghent DC cable from Keces and HDPlex PS (4)