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by Fretless
Wed Jan 29, 2020 6:49 pm
Forum: General Audio
Topic: It's so Ethereal
Replies: 116
Views: 4355
Netherlands

Re: It's so Ethereal

If I understand correctly, every separate lead within the Cat8 construction has its own shielding to enable ultra high transfer speed without interference from other internal sections or external influences.
by Fretless
Wed Jan 29, 2020 4:51 pm
Forum: General Audio
Topic: It's so Ethereal
Replies: 116
Views: 4355
Netherlands

Re: It's so Ethereal

CAT8 patch cables have just arrived, fitted one to my laptop (was CAT5e) and damn me - it feels like the response time of the PC has speeded up quite a bit.

Audio tests will have to wait until tomorrow ....
by Fretless
Wed Jan 29, 2020 12:43 pm
Forum: General Audio
Topic: It's so Ethereal
Replies: 116
Views: 4355
Netherlands

Re: It's so Ethereal

Is homeplug the system that uses the (noisy) domestic mains wiring to transmit network data?
by Fretless
Wed Jan 29, 2020 12:29 pm
Forum: Music
Topic: Dodax - get it while you can !
Replies: 25
Views: 5889
Netherlands

Re: Dodax - get it while you can !

https://www.sounds.nl/covers/large300/343/3438624.jpg For just 7 pounds on Dodax - possibly the must luxurious CD packaging I have ever seen. David Gilmour 'Rattle That Lock' CD+DVD box https://www.dodax.co.uk/en-gb/electronics/audio-recorders/sony-music-sony-music-david-gilmour-rattle-that-lock-cd...
by Fretless
Wed Jan 29, 2020 10:43 am
Forum: General Audio
Topic: It's so Ethereal
Replies: 116
Views: 4355
Netherlands

Re: It's so Ethereal

I thought I was going slightly mad, the fact that Ethernet switches / cables can have a major impact in SQ was something I had dismissed previously as irrelevant and unlikely. What is also interesting is that expensive streaming installations like CN's MicroRendu & MScaler and 'budget' setups like m...
by Fretless
Wed Jan 29, 2020 9:16 am
Forum: Music
Topic: Your last listen
Replies: 4761
Views: 505131
Netherlands

Re: Your last listen

D'Voxx 'Telegraphe' https://s.s-bol.com/imgbase0/imagebase3/large/FC/8/7/1/2/9200000104582178.jpg Aotou An album that I put on regularly as background when I'm at the computer. This is contemporary EM, a musical journey inspired by subway stations around the world. Really detailed and melodic produ...
by Fretless
Wed Jan 29, 2020 1:24 am
Forum: General Audio
Topic: It's so Ethereal
Replies: 116
Views: 4355
Netherlands

Re: It's so Ethereal

It is surprising to me that I am hearing substantial differences in Ethernet links, just me and my ears. This is the HiFi hobby and we all go to the lengths we individually want to in order to get the results we are looking for. If I had heard no differences I wouldn't be bothering to pursue this co...
by Fretless
Wed Jan 29, 2020 12:51 am
Forum: Music
Topic: Your last listen
Replies: 4761
Views: 505131
Netherlands

Re: Your last listen

A stack of Floyd-related :

David Gilmour 'Live at Pompeii'
Roger Waters 'Amused to Death' (2015 remaster)
Roger Waters'The Pro's and Con's of Hitch-hiking'
by Fretless
Mon Jan 27, 2020 11:03 pm
Forum: NVA Discussions
Topic: New!!!!! NVA CD players
Replies: 263
Views: 51518
Netherlands

Re: New!!!!! NVA CD players

Well - the CXC IS a magic box for hiding a round, metallic thing with a hole in the middle.
And spells and enchantments come out of it.

Works for me ... :banana-ninja:
by Fretless
Mon Jan 27, 2020 8:44 pm
Forum: General Audio
Topic: It's so Ethereal
Replies: 116
Views: 4355
Netherlands

Re: It's so Ethereal

Just ordered a couple of standard CAT8 ethernet cables, 2m and 5m. Should be in before the end of the week.

At any rate they will be better then the CAT5e links that I have in the majority here and we'll see how they fare against the silver-coated AQ lead.