Quote: Sorry, got to call this one. Incorrect on a couple of levels. First, when the data doesn't arrive cleanly at exactly the right time, then it is difficult to reconstruct the clock, and THAT is jitter. Also, a "1" electrically is still analog, and as such there are issues such as ringing, that can alter WHEN a signal is determined to be a one or a zero, and that also can create jitter. And jitter doesn't create what I would call "garbage," it simply causes the music to become somewhat harder or strident sounding with a loss of ambient detail. "Garbage" would normally means blasts of noise, or dropouts where there is a gap too big for CRC to correct. Even an optical signal can have jitter, depending on the quality of the driver circuit and on internal reflections within the fibre that smear the lightwave in the time domain. That said, my POV is invest in equipment with high-quality clock re-generation or re-clocking instead of on the cables to move the data. Fix the timing at the destination then jitter is not relevant.