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Brings everything into a sharper focus with better shape, definition & clarity

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Pros: Cost effective coaxial & optical digital source cleaner

Cons: Not for mobile use, adds extra wires & connector leads into your system

What does the SPDIF iPurifier do ?     The goal of the SPDIF iPurifier is to clean up the jitter & electrical noise in digital input so that the DAC will more accurately convert it to the music output that you listen to. So what does it actually do ?     It re-clocks the digital audio signal, galvanically isolates the DAP from the DAC and uses a Femto clock to provide better timing of the bitstream, together with an ultra clean power source. It doesn't change the bit size though.   I was interested in trying it out because the SPDIF iPurifier works on coaxial & optical data which is what I use to feed by Chord Hugo most of the time rather than USB...
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A wonderful home-based DAC

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Pros: Musical genius and more assured than the Hugo

Cons: It isn't cheap

Introduction   Whilst I have always loved listening to music, it was only after I deciding to purchase a Valve Amplifier three years ago that I began my current obsession in listening to music through better & better equipment.   At home I tend to listen through my stereo system through speakers more than headphones by using my Hugo as a DAC and so the majority of my review is therefore using the TT as a DAC into my home stereo system.   I have a single ended Class A Amplification provided by a Fatman 202. I bought this to try and combat the digital sound of the MP3s I was playing through IPod at the time.   I have since upgraded all the Chinese Valves...
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