Master Clock

Suteetat -- Wed, 02/11/2009 - 09:36

Since the review of Esoteric G-0Rb, I have been thinking about this external clock issue.
Now that I have Lynx AES card that can accept external clock as well as my Esoteric D-05 that
can be used with external clock as well, things started to get interesting.
Unfortunately Esoteric G-0Rb is way out of my budget, as well as dCS stuffs.
The less expensive Esoteric G-25 is a possibility but there are also other  professional gear company that
offer master clock for significantly less money than the hi fi company.
Between $1000-$2000 range, Apogee Big Ben and Antelope Audio Isochrone OCX looks very interesting.
Antelope also offer Rubidium clock for less than half the price of Esoteric G-0Rb. I wonder if anyone
has any experience with these units or other alternatives?

Anonymous (not verified) -- Thu, 02/12/2009 - 13:14

I use after my drive EMM (I test PO3 esoteric but i don't like) a DAC Lynx Aurora 8 and a OXC anteloppe and Rubidium 10M anteloppe
The result is enormous but I think it could be better with another drive.

Suteetat -- Thu, 02/12/2009 - 22:27

Did you find significant difference between OXC vs 10M Antelope? The 10M is about 2.5x the price of
OXC. Also, any idea what atomic clock input on OXC is?

Anonymous (not verified) -- Fri, 02/13/2009 - 04:03

If you have suggestion for a musical drive. why not
I follow the arrival of musical server (memory player, black box…) On this point your advice interest me

Anonymous (not verified) -- Fri, 02/13/2009 - 08:47

hello Suteetat
I've haven't seen your response before
first of all, OCX could function alone, but not the 10M. OCX gives sweet sounds,more analogical…
secondly; connecting the OCX on the 10M brings a big improve. It's difficult for me to say that in english because i'm not fluent and french
more détails and transparency. For me the GAP is stronger with a immediat feeling.
but one of my clients has found another rubidium clock with his OCX. , less beautifull, but cheaper. it's an american brand I beleive with research in the name ???

Suteetat -- Fri, 02/13/2009 - 19:15

Thanks for the reply. The rubidium clock that your client uses, is it a  Standford Research System by any chance?
They offer 2 different Rubidium clock,  FS725 at around $2500 and PRS10 at around $1500. OCX looks interesting as it
offers a pathway to upgrade to even better clock and still relatively cheaper than Esoteric, dCS etc. Did you have a chance
to compare it to any other clock by hi fi company?

Stereophile (not verified) -- Tue, 11/17/2009 - 17:20

Dear Sir:
Would you please tell me if I buy a FS725 or PRS10, how to apply to regular CD players which do not have Clock Output?
Many thanks,

Anonymous (not verified) -- Wed, 02/18/2009 - 13:13

it's the FS725. I remenber now you say it
It's very good with PO3 and tact (totally tweaked) and onken speakers. He has 2 OCX to manage differents frequencies of the drive and tact
I've made no comparaison with antelope. Sorry.

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