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arvind
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« on: November 18, 2020, 03:08:45 pm »

Hi Peter,

My set up is as follows:
The audio pc, music server & NAS (music files) are all 3 connected by Ethernet cable to a Gigabit switch.

Which Ethernet cable would be most beneficial to convert to ET^3 or ET^2 cable to enhance SQ.

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Arvind
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« Reply #1 on: November 18, 2020, 05:20:12 pm »


Hi there Arvind,

As you may recall (?) connecting the Audio PC to the switch is not a good idea for SQ at all (Audio PC should directly connect to Music Server PC). So there it actually starts.

Next, all I can really tell that the happy few who own *and* an ET^2 *and an ET^3 like the ET^3 for the better. But point here is : How is it used. And this is so different for everybody.

I use an ET^2 between the Mach III and the Music Server PC. It helps SQ greatly (as usual it beats me why). I never granted myself an ET^3, so about the difference in that place I can not tell.
I have a normal 1$ cable between the Music Server PC and the switch, because I don't think it can matter. Bbbut ... there ever back was a time that I did not believe in $$$ USB cables as well. And look what came from that.

So all I can give you for an honest answer is that the ET^ surely helps between Audio PC and Music Server PC. That's all.
I tend to add that the ET^3 should sound better again, because it plainly *is* better (more shielding again and otherwise more configuration possibilities.

Hopefully this helps you a little ?
Kind regards,
Peter
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For the Stealth III LPS PC :
W10-14393.0 - April 1, 2020 (2.11)
XXHighEnd Mach III Stealth LPS PC -> Xeon Scalable 14/28 core with Hyperthreading On (set to 14/28 cores in BIOS and set to 10/20 cores via Boot Menu) @~660MHz, 48GB, Windows 10 Pro 64 bit build 14393.0 from RAM, music on LAN / Engine#4 Adaptive Mode / Q1/-/3/4/5 = 14/-/1/1/1/ Q1Factor = 1 / Dev.Buffer = 4096 / ClockRes = 15ms / Memory = Straight Contiguous / Include Garbage Collect / SFS = *20.69*  (max *20.69*) / not Invert / Phase Alignment Off / Playerprio = Low / ThreadPrio = Realtime / Scheme = Core 3-5 / Not Switch Processors during Playback = Off/ Playback Drive none (see OS from RAM) / UnAttended (Just Start) / Always Copy to XX Drive (see OS from RAM) / Stop Desktop, Remaining, WASAPI and W10 services / Use Remote Desktop / Keep LAN - Not Persist / WallPaper On / OSD Off (!) / Running Time Off / Minimize OS / XTweaks : Balanced Load = 52 / Nervous Rate = 10 / Cool when Idle = n.a / Provide Stable Power = 0 / Utilize Cores always = 1 / Time Performance Index = Optimal / Time Stability = Stable / *Custom Filtering* *High 3.72%* (16x) / Always Clear Proxy before Playback = On -> USB3 from MoBo -> *Lush^3*
A: B-Y-R, B: W-Y & R-G* USB 1m00 -> Phisolator 24/768 Phasure NOS1a/G3 75B (BNC Out) async USB DAC, Driver v1.0.4b (16ms) -> B'ASS Current Amplifier -> Blaxius^2 A:B-R, B:B-R Interlink -> Orelo MKII Active Open Baffle Horn Speakers. ET^2 Ethernet from Mach III to Music Server PC (RDC Control).
Removed Switching Supplies from everywhere (also from the PC).

For a general PC :
W10-10586.0 - May 2016 (2.05+)
*XXHighEnd PC -> I7 3930k with Hyperthreading On (12 cores)* @~500MHz, 16GB, Windows 10 Pro 64 bit build 10586.0 from RAM, music on LAN / Engine#4 Adaptive Mode / Q1/-/3/4/5 = 14/-/1/1/1 / Q1Factor = 1 / Dev.Buffer = 4096 / ClockRes = 1ms / Memory = Straight Contiguous / Include Garbage Collect / SFS = 0.10  (max 60) / not Invert / Phase Alignment Off / Playerprio = Low / ThreadPrio = Realtime / Scheme = Core 3-5 / Not Switch Processors during Playback = Off/ Playback Drive none (see OS from RAM) / UnAttended (Just Start) / Always Copy to XX Drive (see OS from RAM) / All Services Off / Keep LAN - Not Persist / WallPaper On / OSD On / Running Time Off / Minimize OS / XTweaks : Balanced Load = *43* / Nervous Rate = 1 / Cool when Idle = 1 / Provide Stable Power = 1 / Utilize Cores always = 1 / Time Performance Index = *Optimal* / Time Stability = *Stable* / Custom Filter *Low* 705600 / -> USB3 *from MoBo* -> Clairixa USB 15cm -> Intona Isolator -> Clairixa USB 1m80 -> 24/768 Phasure NOS1a 75B (BNC Out) async USB DAC, Driver v1.0.4b (4ms) -> Blaxius BNC interlink *-> B'ASS Current Amplifier /w Level4 -> Blaxius Interlink* -> Orelo MKII Active Open Baffle Horn Speakers.
Removed Switching Supplies from everywhere.

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