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  1. #1
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    Apr 2021

    Touch with Audioquest Jitterbug

    The Jitterbug from Audioquest promises a lot of things, and according to many a reviewer, it actually works. Not only connected in serial, but also in parallel. So that makes me wonder how much of an improvement it could make if attached to the USB port of a Squeezebox Touch.

    So, before you ramble on about snake oil and fire water, and link to numerous reviews, that are not able to measure any significance with the Jitterbug plugged in or not (I have read them all), many still claim to hear an audible difference. Most misunderstand the difference, as most often when noise is removed from a digital signal, it will become less bright, which many - if you look at Amazon user reviews - interpret as less detailed, dull sounding. A thing to conclude from the many reviews is the success of the Jitterbug is highly dependent of the equipment you are using, as for some with an already very clean digital signal it may even degrade sound, while others have found, that if run in parallel with your attached USB device it works better. Give or take, it seems to have some sort of impact, whether you like it or not.

    So, have any of you tried one with a Touch, will it improve the sound?
    LMS 8.1.1 on Synology 213+ NAS. 3 x Squeezebox Touch with external Rega DAC.

  2. #2
    John Darko quotes the company as saying:

    “Either in series between any computer, smartphone, NAS, streamer, or car audio system and a USB input. For an additional sonic improvement, use a second JitterBug in another unoccupied USB port—in parallel to the first—except with JitterBug FMJ’s front door closed.”

    I'm afraid that to me this makes the whole thing sound like a scam, trying to double their sales. I'm happy with the sound I get from my squeezeboxes through my amplifier, and wouldn't bother trying this out. I prefer to spend my money on music!

    You might be better posting in the Audiophile forum here.

    Home: Raspberry Pi 4/pCP7.0/LMS8.1.2/Material with files on QNAP TS-251A
    Touch > DacMagic 100 > Naim Audio Nait 3 > Mission 752 (plus Rega Planar 3 > Rega Fono Mini; Naim CD3)
    2 x Squeezebox Radios, 1 X Squeezebox 3 (retired), 1 x SqueezeAMP
    Office: LMS8.0.0 running on Raspberry Pi3; Raspberry Pi 3 player with touchscreen/piCorePlayer/IQaudIO DAC and Amp
    Portable: Raspberry Pi 3B/pCP7.0.1/LMS8.1.2/Material, files on Seagate portable drive, powered via power brick

  3. #3
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    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Depends on the reviewer apparently

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