Some of it goes over my head and shouldn’t really make much of a difference (on paper at least) but the guys playing around with this over at the CA forums are finding that using the sCLK-EX on the SMS-200 makes a big difference, using the same sCLK-EX (which has 8 clock outputs I think) on the LAN switch has a further improvement and then using it on the USB bridge (the SoTM model, can’t recall which) improves it further still.
The theory (I think) is that by improving/synchronizing all three clocks in these upstream components the signal that reaches the DAC is so well clocked that it makes a big difference.
I’m not nearly technical enough to follow the intricacies of this. But the prospect of pushing the DS DAC sound quality even further into the stratosphere certainly appeals
Hence my question to Ted about whether the DS is likely to benefit or not.
And yes, I think that good PSU’s for each of these components including the switch is a given within this reclocking experiment.
Re the Audiophile LAN switch. Alex at Uptone Audio has indicated that they might build one next year. But if PS Audio or Uptone Audio built one I would definitely be in the market to buy one as soon as I could.