Because you can’t improve upon a $5 fiber cable in regards to sound quality. So it kills the market for Audiophile Ethernet cables. Also kills the market for Audiophile servers and streamers if the DAC has a quality fiber Ethernet input.
Eep i hope this doesn’t turn into one if those threads (again). I would replace the most upstream ethernet cable with as much fibre cable as possible and keep the DAC/streamer side ethernet cable to 6-inches if you can. In this case (6-inches length) it may (or not) make this most downstream ethernet cable much less significant - compared with the initial ethernet cable that the fibre is replacing… Blue Jeans Cable made me nice 6-inch Cat 6 Belden cable, tested and certified and cheap.
Fiber Phy’s and switches are so cheap now the only real reason not to use them is to support the Audiophile cable industry. But cables are the highest profit margin product in the industry. So this is why we will continue to see resistance.
I sold 30 Superstream streamers with ST fiber inputs before deciding to discontinue the product. Out of those 30 clients, it was compared to almost every streamer on the market from $300 to $15000. 100% of them said they never heard a better sounding USB source. The ultra low noise fiber Transciever module section was a large contributing factor to the end result.
Mike. You are good s$&t man. These people sound like the same group who don’t believe a 130k electric car (tesla model S) can and does kick the crap out of a million dollar super car. Let them live in the past, the truth speaks for itself.
Yeah unfortunately many people have a hard time letting go of the past. They think we’re still living in the Industrial Age. In the Information Age only the teams 10 steps ahead have a chance. You can’t bank on consumer ignorance keeping you above water in the Information Age.
The domestic fiber people weren’t counting on my cat. I spent a good 20 minutes a few months back troubleshooting connectivity issues before I discovered “jaws” handiwork. That was the point at which I was glad it was the fiber cable that he chewed and not a pricey “HiFi” cable.