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#21 Mellowman

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Posted 20 April 2020 - 08:00 PM

I didn't use the isolator with the XE card.

I compared the XE alone versus the FEMTO and Isolator combo.

USB cables are from my friends "Absolue Creations" (1m & 0.3m for the Isolator).
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Posted 21 April 2020 - 05:08 AM

Well...

 
The new JCAT USB XE card arrived this afternoon.

 

Nice one. I am still waiting for mine. Kept facing issue with "Event beyond our control and delay with rescheduled". Currently in AU now.... fingers crossed.    



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Posted 22 April 2020 - 09:11 PM

Would it be sacrilegious to use the JCAT USB XE with a riser card? I mean would it negatively affect SQ? 


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Posted 22 April 2020 - 09:37 PM

Not having the XE yet, I dare to speculate: given a very short, high quality, well-treated-contact ribbon cable, and the XE’s high resolution capability, I think the loss exists but isn’t big enough. I’ve recently managed to bypass the above mentioned two ribbon cables and plug both JCAT FEMTO Net and USB cards into PCIe ports. It’s surprising that the improvements are there but not night and day as I had thought. But I might be wrong about the XE card.
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Posted 23 April 2020 - 08:49 AM

Would it be sacrilegious to use the JCAT USB XE with a riser card? I mean would it negatively affect SQ? 

Chris Connaker is using the USB XE Card in his system with ADT-link riser cables that I suggested (they're high quality) and he wrote:

 

 

The sound is nothing but glorious. 

 

 

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Posted 26 April 2020 - 09:59 AM

Chris Connaker!

 

Well done Marcin


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Posted 27 April 2020 - 11:33 AM

Chris Connaker!

 

Well done Marcin

 

Thanks! :) 


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#28 Mellowman

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Posted 27 April 2020 - 05:49 PM

In my revew, I forgot to write thaI also use a riser for my brand new XE  ;)

 

And THUAN, no more Isolator !


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Posted 30 April 2020 - 04:03 AM

Chris Connaker is using the USB XE Card in his system with ADT-link riser cables that I suggested (they're high quality) and he wrote:

 

 

Regards, 

Marcin

 

Is it much better than the HDPlex riser cable? 



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Posted 30 April 2020 - 09:18 AM

Is it much better than the HDPlex riser cable? 

 

I haven't compared, but it is likely that the ADT riser is better. 

 

 

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Posted 06 May 2020 - 01:38 PM

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Our USB Card XE gets a 'SPECIAL PERFORMER' award from Pursuit Perfect System 

"remember the sonic benefits from the FEMTO USB card, the XE card does that all over again but improving every area"

Full review available here: https://www.pursuitp...-xe-review.html

 

 

 

 

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Posted 14 May 2020 - 08:29 AM

I bought a USB XE card in Hong Kong.I removed one of the jumpers.Use ifi power to power the USB XE.

I am USB connected iFi Micro iUSB3 and then connected to DAC,But the port with the jumper removed cannot be connected to iFi Micro iUSB3. But It can be directly connected to the DAC.

I know that connecting directly to the DAC is the best.My previous USB FEMTO also removed the jumper. But it can be connected to ifi Micro iUSB3.

I want to know why the USB XE with the jumper removed cannot be connected to iFi Micro iUSB3?

If you don't use Molex connector and external power supply, will USB XE take power from PCI Express?

 
After listening for several hours today, the sound is great! Very recommended to buy. No regrets.

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Posted 14 May 2020 - 08:55 AM

 

I bought a USB XE card in Hong Kong.I removed one of the jumpers.Use ifi power to power the USB XE.

I am USB connected iFi Micro iUSB3 and then connected to DAC,But the port with the jumper removed cannot be connected to iFi Micro iUSB3. But It can be directly connected to the DAC.

I know that connecting directly to the DAC is the best.My previous USB FEMTO also removed the jumper. But it can be connected to ifi Micro iUSB3.

I want to know why the USB XE with the jumper removed cannot be connected to iFi Micro iUSB3?

If you don't use Molex connector and external power supply, will USB XE take power from PCI Express?

 
After listening for several hours today, the sound is great! Very recommended to buy. No regrets.

 

 iFi Micro iUSB3 requires 5V via USB port. if you remove jumper then the card will not output 5V via USB port and in result ifi will not get any power, so it can't work. 

 

If no power supply is connected the the card will be powered be PCIe, but only the card - there will be no 5V via USB ports.  

 

Thanks for the report - enjoy! :)

 

Cheers,

Marcin


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#34 strongkku

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Posted 14 May 2020 - 09:58 AM

Hi! Marcin,!Thank you very much for your analysis. Now I am enjoying the wonderful singing.


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Posted 18 May 2020 - 05:05 PM

Hi Marcin,

XE card uses high-quality external linear power supply
if the DAC that is being fed does not need 5V power to function
Do you recommend removing the jumper on the XE card?


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Posted 20 May 2020 - 09:52 AM

 

Hi Marcin,

XE card uses high-quality external linear power supply
if the DAC that is being fed does not need 5V power to function
Do you recommend removing the jumper on the XE card?

 

Hi,

 

Yes,  if DAC  doesn't need 5V via USB ports then it's best to  remove the jumpers. 

 

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#37 strongkku

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Posted 20 May 2020 - 11:03 PM

Hi! Marcin,Thank you for that info.

My WS2019 singlePC has JCAT NET Card FEMTO、USB CARD XE、JCAT USB cable、and JCAT Reference SATA Cable、HD SATA Cable
I want to improve the sound quality again,What products do you suggest me add?(JCAT products)


#38 Marcin_gps

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Posted 21 May 2020 - 12:09 PM

 

Hi! Marcin,Thank you for that info.

My WS2019 singlePC has JCAT NET Card FEMTO、USB CARD XE、JCAT USB cable、and JCAT Reference SATA Cable、HD SATA Cable
I want to improve the sound quality again,What products do you suggest me add?(JCAT products)

 

The Optimo 3 Duo will offer the biggest improvement. 


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#39 strongkku

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Posted 21 May 2020 - 03:06 PM

Thanks!I will try.


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#40 Chanh

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Posted 25 May 2020 - 02:14 AM

Hi Marcin,

 

Do you see any SQ benefit from doing the same tweak to XE card like you did with the FEMTO from firmware upgrade to version 2? 

In other words, only one usb port is active instead of two? 

 

Cheers. 

Chanh.  






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