I’m generally happy with streaming Tidal through Ethernet from an Xfinity cable modem to the Bridge 2 in my DSJr, but have recently noticed a few tiny dropouts on occasion. I’m talking sub-second dropouts with no clicks, pops, noise or audible distortion, and so very brief that they don’t even affect my perceived timing of the music.
I am in MN and I know that very cold temps, which we’re experiencing, can affect cable performance. I have no idea if that’s involved, but I hadn’t noticed any of this until recently and at 4:15PM, it is presently 1°F here. A measly degree.
I’d been happy enough in general that I haven’t pulled the trigger on the EtherREGEN, which I kind of want, if only to feed my audiophilia nervosa. Does anyone have theory (welcome), experience (more welcome), or wild opinions (entertaining) about how the EtherREGEN might a) reduce this minor annoyance, and/or b) improve audio quality in general.
Thank you in advance, and happy listening!