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Review - Audioquest Jitterbug
« on: April 05, 2016, 10:33:01 PM »
It does not 'feel' like it should work,  but it does. You plug it in between your (USB) digital source and DAC (if the USB run is long, as in my case, I had to add an active USB hub to get it to work properly).  It pains me to write this because I poked fun at those who bought it before I did, but for $50 bucks you could do a lot worse than this. It provides a significant improvement in detail and sound field clarity and separation between instruments etc.  Remarkable.

http://www.audioquest.com/jitterbug/jitterbug


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Re: Review - Audioquest Jitterbug
« Reply #1 on: April 05, 2016, 11:11:32 PM »
I'd be curious to hear it.   It doesn't "feel like it should work".

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Re: Review - Audioquest Jitterbug
« Reply #2 on: April 06, 2016, 10:42:24 AM »
And all this time I put it in the same category as cable risers.  Oops...
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Re: Review - Audioquest Jitterbug
« Reply #3 on: April 06, 2016, 06:51:24 PM »
Wait a minute, you sold me all my cable risers. Funny thing though, some of the paint wore off and it looks like it says Pabst Blue Ribbon...

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Re: Review - Audioquest Jitterbug
« Reply #4 on: April 06, 2016, 07:32:32 PM »
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Re: Review - Audioquest Jitterbug
« Reply #5 on: April 13, 2016, 07:10:31 AM »
Am trying to get a JB in the system this morning....  once plugged in, my Mac Mini won't send output via USB.
pre :  Melos GK1, Usher P-303
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Re: Review - Audioquest Jitterbug
« Reply #6 on: April 13, 2016, 11:22:22 AM »
You need to use a short cable to the Macmini or add an active USP hub.  This put me off at first and I was about to return it as a result. 

Then I heard the effect of the little bug, and the rest is history.  Worth it.

Spkr: VMPS RM40
Pre: McCormack RLD-1, Rotel 970BX Phono
Amps: Channel Islands Audio D-200 MkII 
Phono: VPI Aries 1,  Van de Hul Frog
CD: Oppo BDP-83 DAC: Young DSD DAC
Cass: Tascam 122MkII
R2R: Revox B77
Sub: Rhythmik FV 15HP

 

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