Frequently Asked Questions

Does the SPDIF iPurifier have same technology as the iPurifier?

Question: Does this mean the standalone SPDIF iPurifier is not part of the iPurifier 2 line? In other words, is it based on the original iPurifier design?

Answer: The SPDIF iPurifier is a totally different design. It shared with other iPurifiers only the aluminium case and the concept, purify something very dirty, USB, DC, SPDIF...

The best way to look at the iPurifier SPDIF is to see it as a modern day take on the late 1990's "Digital Lense" concept. Incoming SPDIF is isolated (unless optical, that is isolated any which way), then the waveform is restored using a solid state implementation of the Valve High Definition Digital Input first seen on the AMR DP-777.

Then the restored digital signal is send into a memory buffer. The same precision adjustable 300 femto second jitter clock found in the DP-777 is used to match the incoming clock average and clock out the data from the buffer - minus any jitter.

What it means is that directly plugged into the input of your DAC you get a SPDIF signal with perfect waveform and as low jitter as a high crystal clock can provide. It won't get better than that, of course your DAC remains the limit.

Different DAC receiver chips have different inherent jitter, from the common Cirrus Logic Chips with 200pS jitter to the AKM and TI with < 50pS jitter, but - and this is crucial, non of these receivers can remove audio frequency jitter in the source, due to their PLL design.

To get those 50...200pS jitter you must feed them a zero jitter signal, any added jitter rides through.

Of course, the iPurifier SPDIF removes all source jitter and adds very, very little of its own.

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