Category: Conditioners

SOtM’s First Audiophile Power Conditioner – The mT-1000

SOtM uses its innovative technology to block and/or reduce noise to achieve the best sound quality for your audio, and has now introduced the mT-1000 which uses technology not seen in many power strip units. Introduction The mT-1000 uses a unique noise reduction technique — a specially-shaped filter block installed around the power line. Because this technique…


High Fidelity Cables MC-1 Pro vs. MC-0.5 Power Conditioners

I positively reviewed the High Fidelity Cables MC-0.5 and had a chance to hear a few other plug conditioners. At first blush, the upcoming MC-1 Pro ($1,599) looks like three MC-0.5s joined together. Turns out, there’s more than meets the eye. What’s the difference between the MC-1 Pro and the MC-0.5? Here’s what Rick Schultz, High…


Enhance Your PC Audio Easily – For Under $120

Understandably, there are plenty of audiophiles who use their Windows machines as their server/streamer. I personally don’t care for PC audio. I’m on a MacBook Pro 99.99% of the time. When I’m on the go, I just plug in my Chord Hugo 2 and stream off Spotify or Tidal. I’ve been kindly asked by readers to…


iFi AC iPurifier – The Active Power Cleanser

By now, you should know EMI/RFI is bad for audio and that quality power is very important. Glad we got that out of the way. There are plenty of power conditioning “plugs” in the market today. Some are filled with magnets, some with resonators, and some with noise-eating dwarfs. To my knowledge, the iFi AC…


UpTone Audio ISO REGEN Review

Introduction I’ve written quite a bit about the sonic benefits of various USB conditioners. The UpTone Audio USB REGEN was my first USB conditioner and I was blown away by its performance. It probably had the most natural timbre and tone out of the ones I’ve tested but came off a bit flat and fuzzy…


SOtM tX-USBultra USB Regenerator Review – The Ultimate Digital Defuzzer

Introduction I’ve reviewed quite a few USB conditioners/regenerators and their variants in the past. Their job is to filter noise and reconstruct an accurate and jitter-free signal for your DAC. Many of them apply their own sound signature, which isn’t a bad thing, as long as it does its job of phase correction and noise reduction. When…


SOtM tX-USBultra Announced – USB Regenerator with an Ultra Clock

SOtM just announced their new tX-USBultra. What’s special about this USB regenerator is its ultra clock, the sCLK-EX. It’s supposedly one of the best, if not the best, clock in the world.  Facing up to the fact, the tX-USBUltra is designed to reach to the goal which improves sound quality. It works as a hub by…