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Old 08-26-2020, 09:57 AM
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Default Anyone here that use a audiophile USB card in pc?

Anyone here that use a audiophile USB card in pc?

If so, what card do you recomend?

Matrix Audio Element H?
Jcat?
Pink Faun USB Bridge?
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Old 08-27-2020, 11:03 PM
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I haven't tried any USB card but I am sure they will significantly improve the sound. It's always about synergy though. I am quite familiar with JCAT as I had their Signature USB cable and it's by far the best USB cable I tried. So if I relate their USB cables to JCAT other offerings I am sure that USB card would do wonders. You will have more success in your search over the JCAT forums as plenty of folks there build their own media streamers. You could also contact Marcin directly thru their website.
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Old 09-02-2020, 11:44 PM
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I have a Jcat in mine.
I haven't compared them to other brands though.
It may be a huge improvement for others, but since A/B testing isn't blind, and there could be minutes apart from hearing onboard USB vs Jcat so I couldn't tell. Audible memory can be short.
What could improve USB audiophile soundcards is also the use of it's own power supply, which is supposed to improve sound. I used an ifi audiophile power supply on mine. The jcat has these tiny jumpers for different setups, position of the jumper is dependent on the power supply, internal or external. Mine was amazing out of the box because I set it up and it isn't working, I needed support. The support which I needed was pretty good. The install instructions with respect to the jumper position could have been a little more clear. I didn't really want to use an external power supply, but it was easier than uninstalling/reconfigure jumpers/resinstall.
I also think Jcat had a big upgrade to the clock since I bought mine about a year ago.

I heard good things about Pink Faun's clock options, but I can't vouch. It may be the mere stats of the clock are so impressive that it earned respect, but no one I know has one to say it's as good as it's hype.
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Old 09-10-2020, 12:57 PM
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I use jcat usb femto card,it is outstanding.
I used it with ifi power supply and lately with keces p8 ulps.
Highly recommended!
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