I don’t want to start an argument and I am not trolling, but I want to inquire about the benefits of external clocking of a single device with an excellent internal clock. I assume we would all agree that Rossini has an excellent internal clock already. There are technical articles that insist that the use of an external clock with its associated cables,(no matter how good) on a single device—as opposed to clocking multiple devices—will actually introduce more jitter into the digital signal. This would strike me as sub-optimal, no matter how good one’s ears think that more jitter might sound. Is anyone aware of technical reasons why the use of an external clock should improve the already high-quality clock in Rossini? FWIW, when I demo’ed Rossini with and without the Clock, I consistently selected the Clock combo as preferable, and it’s what I have on order. [I also noticed in a recent piece about EMM, that Meitner is described as “disdainful” of those that advocate the use of external clocks; this sounded like a shot across dCS’s bow].
This leads me to a second question: is anyone here using their Clock to control more than just a DAC? I am a network audio guy, and there aren’t many servers/streamers with word clock inputs that I know of, though Aurender comes to mind.
Thanks for any input.