Since 4 weeks ago I have a JCAT USB Reference cable in my system.
I would like to share with all of you my findings. I do not intend to write a review because I don´t have the skills and I leave that for the pros as, for instance, here http://www.audiostre...CdQvTc6BAwJm.97
But one thing I know, and that is my system´s sound signature. So I can easily compare the before with the after when I swap any element of the chain.
The JCAT USB Reference cable took about 3 weeks to fully break in. During that period, each time I went listening to music, the character of the sound had changed.
This aging process was fully rewarded and instead of describe the common
bass/treble stuff, I feel that the sound gained coherence. The heights of the singers compared to the other elements of a certain band is now more homogeneous and proporcionally right. Also the 3D image bettered showing more diferente layers.
No doubt that this is the best USB cable that I ever had in my system. And just for You guys to know the previous contenders are the Audioquest Diamond and more recently the totaldac USB cable.
Besides the improved building aspects of the JCAT USB Reference cable regarding the JCAT USB cable, IMHO, the major responsible for what i am hearing now is the separation between the data and power leads. In short, I would say that for all of You who own a JCAT USB Card or other USB card with double USB socket, the JCAT Reference USB cable is a must try.
PC/NAS and SSD storage powered by Pink Faun ATX PSU, Ubuntu Server 16.0.4, Upplay, Minimserver and BublleUPnP Server; PPA Switch powered by Teradak PSU, MSB Diamond DAC V with Renderer module; Trinity PREAMP; TAD Reference ONE speakers powered by Accuphase A70, Vertex AQ HiRez Balanced Taga and HiRez Aneto; Synergestic Research Atmosphere Level 4 cables and Ground Box in a 25 square meters heavily treated room with RPG and DIY panels.