Schiit Happened: The Story of the World's Most Improbable Start-Up
Jul 31, 2017 at 12:07 PM Post #23,027 of 87,975

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I got myself a super duper golden ears highest end Ground Box.
Filled with exotic crystals and dark earth.
Pinned it on the Ragnarok Pre-Out L.
Unbelievable....
Depth of field, staging, reversed focal effect, being with the music!!!!

Just as it already did without that box of snake oil.

I take it you've found a cure for audiophilia nervosa then !
 
Jul 31, 2017 at 12:44 PM Post #23,029 of 87,975

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I got myself a super duper golden ears highest end Ground Box.
Filled with exotic crystals and dark earth.
Pinned it on the Ragnarok Pre-Out L.
Unbelievable....
Depth of field, staging, reversed focal effect, being with the music!!!!

Just as it already did without that box of snake oil.

Hahahah, took me a second to see the fine print there - I thought you'd gotten a bit too much into the catnip!
 
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So can any USB 2.0 compliant cable be effectively used with Eitr or is it still advisable to use one with a decent gauge of wire and double shielding? I literally haven't bought a USB cable for years so am completely out of touch! The 1.6ft (0.5m) Belkin Pro Series USB 2.0 cable (see page 2 of USB2_Cables.pdf) I bought for my Bifrost is no longer made, but a quick search has found me these two options from Lindy:
https://www.lindy.co.uk/cables-adapters-c1/usb-c449/0-5m-usb-2-0-cable-type-a-to-b-black-p9481
https://www.lindy.co.uk/cables-adapters-c1/usb-c449/0-5m-cromo-usb-2-0-type-a-to-b-cable-p6859
Would either of these be suitable? (If not then suggestions for alternatives are welcomed!)
 
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I guess if you were to ask @Jason Stoddard he might suggest 'any' compliant cable (per a recent post) ... the EITR is ambivalent about what is in front of it ... but some of us, having spent some €00's on equipment, might prefer to see a better built cable. I got a 'good' (reasonable ?) quality cable for €29 and it all sounds fine to me and kinda looks the part ... your experience may be different.

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So can any USB 2.0 compliant cable be effectively used with Eitr or is it still advisable to use one with a decent gauge of wire and double shielding? I literally haven't bought a USB cable for years so am completely out of touch! The 1.6ft (0.5m) Belkin Pro Series USB 2.0 cable (see page 2 of USB2_Cables.pdf) I bought for my Bifrost is no longer made, but a quick search has found me these two options from Lindy:
https://www.lindy.co.uk/cables-adapters-c1/usb-c449/0-5m-usb-2-0-cable-type-a-to-b-black-p9481
https://www.lindy.co.uk/cables-adapters-c1/usb-c449/0-5m-cromo-usb-2-0-type-a-to-b-cable-p6859
Would either of these be suitable? (If not then suggestions for alternatives are welcomed!)

The Sciit site shows that Eitr is USB 2.0 but is compatible with USB 3.0/3.1. There a picture of Eitr back side showing the type of USB cable termination you will need on Eitr end.The cables you are looking at should be fine, but maybe a little short. Others I'm sure can advise you on that.
 
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So can any USB 2.0 compliant cable be effectively used with Eitr or is it still advisable to use one with a decent gauge of wire and double shielding? I literally haven't bought a USB cable for years so am completely out of touch! The 1.6ft (0.5m) Belkin Pro Series USB 2.0 cable (see page 2 of USB2_Cables.pdf) I bought for my Bifrost is no longer made, but a quick search has found me these two options from Lindy:
https://www.lindy.co.uk/cables-adapters-c1/usb-c449/0-5m-usb-2-0-cable-type-a-to-b-black-p9481
https://www.lindy.co.uk/cables-adapters-c1/usb-c449/0-5m-cromo-usb-2-0-type-a-to-b-cable-p6859
Would either of these be suitable? (If not then suggestions for alternatives are welcomed!)
I assume you're ordering an Eitr. If Schiit over on that side of the pond carries Schiit Pyst usb cables just order one with it and have it all come at once. They only come in 1meter length though.
 
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I guess if you were to ask @Jason Stoddard he might suggest 'any' compliant cable (per a recent post) ... the EITR is ambivalent about what is in front of it ... but some of us, having spent some €00's on equipment, might prefer to see a better built cable. I got a 'good' (reasonable ?) quality cable for €29 and it all sounds fine to me and kinda looks the part ... your experience may be different.


The Sciit site shows that Eitr is USB 2.0 but is compatible with USB 3.0/3.1. There a picture of Eitr back side showing the type of USB cable termination you will need on Eitr end.The cables you are looking at should be fine, but maybe a little short. Others I'm sure can advise you on that.

I like the idea of a chunky overbuilt cable, but these are usually stiffer and heavier and put extra strain on the stupidly fragile USB-B ports, which is why I normally go for a thinner and more flexible lead.

Incidentally I think I've found a vendor who has a 0.9m version of my old Belkin cable in stock (www.amazon.co.uk/d/Cables/Belkin-F3U133b03-Hi-Speed-Device-Cable/B002Z9D9RK/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1501521168&sr=8-1&keywords=F3U133b03), so I've gone ahead and ordered one of these in the mean time.
 
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I guess if you were to ask @Jason Stoddard he might suggest 'any' compliant cable (per a recent post) ... the EITR is ambivalent about what is in front of it ... but some of us, having spent some €00's on equipment, might prefer to see a better built cable. I got a 'good' (reasonable ?) quality cable for €29 and it all sounds fine to me and kinda looks the part ... your experience may be different.



From http://www.schiit.com/faq/usb-problems

"2. Throw away that hand-made, pure-silver, lambswool-insulated USB cable. Audiophile USB cables can be problematic. Yes, we know, you spent ten billion dollars on it. Well, that’s cool and all, but in our testing, many audiophile brands are not capable of USB 2.0 transmission rates. Get a short, true USB 2.0-rated cable from Monoprice or Belkin (or our PYST cable, which is tested at USB 2.0 speed.)"
 
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Well I just ordered a Vidar and a pair of Tekton Impact (soft red gloss) speakers. Planning for Roon>microRendu>Bimby>Jot>Vidar.

I hope this holds me for awhile, as I gots some explainin' to do.
 

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