OK, ok, not really a new topic, but I’ve been breaking in my new Rossini (upgrade from Bartok). Clearly, much more analog-like imho.
Given upgrade-itis, I’m thinking of adding the Rossini clock. The issue is, that the clock requires 3 cables: 2 BNC and a power cord. The cables can increase the cost by a fair amount as you all know.
Getting down to the nitty gritty, my dealer can do the clock and (2) Nordost Valhalla BNC for a bit less than the clock itself ($9000 USD). So, my question to you folks is that given that the cost of this addition with a good power cord could approach almost 50% of the Rossini, would the increase in SQ be worth it? I know, I know, an almost impossible question to answer, but subjectivity is asked for here. I’ve read all sorts of opinions that external clocks are only good when one has > 1 digital devices to sync. Not the case for me - just using Melco N1Z as UPnP. I’ve also read where the Rossini clock is vital to the Rossini dac. Alas, the reality is that I would not be able to audition a clock in my system in my room. (We do what we can with what we have…)
On another side of the coin, the MSB Premier DAC has the outboard box as a power supply and so does not need 3 more cables. Any thoughts on this vs. Rossini w. & w.o. clock? (This is for you, Pete!)