UpTone Audio EtherREGEN Review and Comparison

GlennDogGlennDog Posts: 2,321
I must say, I’m loving the digital life.
This review was written this week… I find my self wanting one

https://audiophilestyle.com/ca/reviews/uptone-audio-etherregen-review-and-comparison-r887/
Power Rogue M180 monos & Adcom GFA 5802
PS Audio PerfectWave Power Plant 10
Rears Salk SuperCharged Surrounds
Source PSA PWT into NSD Supremo
Pre/Pro Integra DHC 40.1
LCD Samsung LN46B750
Mains Salk HT2-TL
Center Salk HT2C
Pre Cary SLP-05
Wires WW & MIT

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  • JayCeeJayCee Posts: 958
    Likewise. Interesting you posted this as I'm very close to ordering one. Think I read there's a 30 day trial period for UpTone products but it's one of the things I need to confirm before I decide? Read the same review you posted and have started the first page of this thread:

    https://audiophilestyle.com/forums/topic/57519-uptone-audio-etherregen-listening-impressions/

    I'm really happy with my system but, going forward, it's about smaller moves to eek out that last bit of magic smoke. Based on the review and average Joe findings, the EtherREGEN has the potential to give me mo' better sound.

    Plan to spend today and tomorrow deciding. No rush because it's back-ordered until mid April.

    https://uptoneaudio.com/products/etherregen

    "EtherREGEN
    $ 640.00
    EtherREGEN is a giant success--with over 1,000 units shipped since December 2019. Due to parts shortages, new orders placed now will not ship until April 15th. Thank you for your patience. Ships worldwide via Priority Mail or FedEx for just $34 ($25 Canada; $9 USA); Other shipping options presented during checkout."
    Speakers: Polk1.2tl's (Uber Mods) Pre/Amp/DAC: PS Audio BHK Signature & 250, DirectStream Cables/IC's: MIT S1Bi-Wire/S1 Balanced +Avel Lindberg 1000VA "Dreadnought" Power Conditioner: PS Audio P15 Power Plant Power Cords: Core Power Technologies Gold, DH Labs Power Plus DIY w/Neotech NC-P301 & P311ends Streamer: Roon ROCK on wifi'd NUC & Uptone EtherREGEN⟿Ω☯☥☮⟿🔊♩♪♫♬♩♪♫♬♩♪♫♬
  • verbverb Posts: 10,313
    This is interesting. Coupled with the ethernet cable thread as well, very interesting. Very curious as to your thoughts if/when you get one @JayCee ! Otherwise I may be compelled to do so! :smile:
    Basement: Polk SDA SRS, Cary SLP-05 Pre with ultimate upgrade,Enlightened Audio Designs CD Transport, Northstar Designs Excelsio DAC, Cambridge 851N streamer, Marantz SA-14 SACD, McIntosh MC300 Amp, Silnote Morpheus Ref2 Digital Cables, Furman 15PFi Power Conditioner, Pangea Power Cables, Wireworld Oasis 8 RCA IC's, MIT Shotgun S3 IC's, MIT Shotgun S1 Bi-Wire speaker cables
    Office: PC, EAR Acute CD Player, EAR 834L Pre, Northstar Designs Intenso DAC, PASS ACA Monoblocks, Denon UDR-F10 Cassette, Acoustic Technologies Classic FR Speakers, SVS SB12 Plus sub, MIT AVt2 speaker cables, IFI Purifier2, AQ Cinnamon USB cable, Groneberg Quatro Reference IC's
    Spare Room: Antique Sound Labs Wave AV-8 Monoblocks, Tisbury Mini Passive Pre, Tjoeb 99 tube CD player (modified Marantz CD-38), Analysis Plus Oval 9's, Zu Jumpers, AudioEngine B1 Streamer, Klipsch RB-61 v2, SVS PB1000 sub, Blue Jeans RCA IC's, Shunyata Hydra 8 Power Conditioner
    Living Room: Peachtree Nova Integrated, Cambridge CXN v2 Streamer, Rotel RCD-1072 CD player, Furman 15PFi Power Conditioner, Polk RT265 In Wall Speakers, Polk DSW Pro 660wi sub
    Garage: Cambridge Audio 640A Integrated Amp, Project Box-E BT Streamer, Polk Tsi200 Bookies, Douglas Speaker Cables, Shunyata Power Conditioner
  • DarqueKnightDarqueKnight Posts: 6,671
    I have had mine for three weeks, and it has been evaluated in my home theater system and two channel audio system. In addition to better audio and video, it enabled me to easily see and hear the differences in Ethernet cables.

    Unfortunately, with an output limited to 100 Mbps, it can't do uncompressed 4K video, otherwise, I would have bought one for my HT rig.
    "So hot it burns Mice!"~DK
    "Polk SDA-SRSs are hopelessly out of date both sonically and technologically... I see no value whatsoever in older SDA speakers."~Audio Asylum Member
    "Knowledge, without understanding, is a path to failure."~DK
    "Those who irrationally rail against something or someone that is no threat to them, actually desire (or desire to be like) the thing or person they are railing against."~DK
  • verbverb Posts: 10,313
    There ya go fellas! @DarqueKnight approved! That settles that! :smile:
    Basement: Polk SDA SRS, Cary SLP-05 Pre with ultimate upgrade,Enlightened Audio Designs CD Transport, Northstar Designs Excelsio DAC, Cambridge 851N streamer, Marantz SA-14 SACD, McIntosh MC300 Amp, Silnote Morpheus Ref2 Digital Cables, Furman 15PFi Power Conditioner, Pangea Power Cables, Wireworld Oasis 8 RCA IC's, MIT Shotgun S3 IC's, MIT Shotgun S1 Bi-Wire speaker cables
    Office: PC, EAR Acute CD Player, EAR 834L Pre, Northstar Designs Intenso DAC, PASS ACA Monoblocks, Denon UDR-F10 Cassette, Acoustic Technologies Classic FR Speakers, SVS SB12 Plus sub, MIT AVt2 speaker cables, IFI Purifier2, AQ Cinnamon USB cable, Groneberg Quatro Reference IC's
    Spare Room: Antique Sound Labs Wave AV-8 Monoblocks, Tisbury Mini Passive Pre, Tjoeb 99 tube CD player (modified Marantz CD-38), Analysis Plus Oval 9's, Zu Jumpers, AudioEngine B1 Streamer, Klipsch RB-61 v2, SVS PB1000 sub, Blue Jeans RCA IC's, Shunyata Hydra 8 Power Conditioner
    Living Room: Peachtree Nova Integrated, Cambridge CXN v2 Streamer, Rotel RCD-1072 CD player, Furman 15PFi Power Conditioner, Polk RT265 In Wall Speakers, Polk DSW Pro 660wi sub
    Garage: Cambridge Audio 640A Integrated Amp, Project Box-E BT Streamer, Polk Tsi200 Bookies, Douglas Speaker Cables, Shunyata Power Conditioner
  • JayCeeJayCee Posts: 958
    edited March 14
    verb wrote: »
    This is interesting. Coupled with the ethernet cable thread as well, very interesting.
    Last night I ordered two of the Monoprice Cat8 cables mentioned in that thread.
    https://forum.polkaudio.com/discussion/190147/network-cables-another-upgrade/
    • Monoprice Entegrade Series Cat8 24AWG S/FTP Ethernet Network Cable, 2GHz, 40G, 3ft Gray 1 $8.49
    • Monoprice Entegrade Series Cat8 24AWG S/FTP Ethernet Network Cable, 2GHz, 40G, 20ft Gray 1 $6.99
    Curious to see if moving from my current single homemade Cat5 cable makes a difference. Picked up the second cable for the more-than-likely EtherREGEN order. The 20 footer was on sale and less than the 3 footer. Came to $24.47 shipped.
    verb wrote: »
    Very curious as to your thoughts if/when you get one [EtherREGEN] @JayCee !
    99.6799% sure the EtherREGEN will be ordered tomorrow!
    I have had mine [EtherREGEN] for three weeks, and it has been evaluated in my home theater system and two channel audio system. In addition to better audio and video, it enabled me to easily see and hear the differences in Ethernet cables.
    @DarqueKnight, good to know, possibly a detailed review in the works?
    Speakers: Polk1.2tl's (Uber Mods) Pre/Amp/DAC: PS Audio BHK Signature & 250, DirectStream Cables/IC's: MIT S1Bi-Wire/S1 Balanced +Avel Lindberg 1000VA "Dreadnought" Power Conditioner: PS Audio P15 Power Plant Power Cords: Core Power Technologies Gold, DH Labs Power Plus DIY w/Neotech NC-P301 & P311ends Streamer: Roon ROCK on wifi'd NUC & Uptone EtherREGEN⟿Ω☯☥☮⟿🔊♩♪♫♬♩♪♫♬♩♪♫♬
  • JayCeeJayCee Posts: 958
    JayCee wrote: »
    verb wrote: »
    Very curious as to your thoughts if/when you get one [EtherREGEN] @JayCee !
    99.6799% sure the EtherREGEN will be ordered tomorrow!
    100% sure I just did it. Now it's hurry up and wait. UpTone is waiting on parts to complete the devices and all orders are projected to ship, 15 April. Hopefully, the delivery date won't slip as a result of global logistics influences. Oh well, will give me some time to play around with the new Cat8 cables. They're scheduled to arrive Monday.
    Speakers: Polk1.2tl's (Uber Mods) Pre/Amp/DAC: PS Audio BHK Signature & 250, DirectStream Cables/IC's: MIT S1Bi-Wire/S1 Balanced +Avel Lindberg 1000VA "Dreadnought" Power Conditioner: PS Audio P15 Power Plant Power Cords: Core Power Technologies Gold, DH Labs Power Plus DIY w/Neotech NC-P301 & P311ends Streamer: Roon ROCK on wifi'd NUC & Uptone EtherREGEN⟿Ω☯☥☮⟿🔊♩♪♫♬♩♪♫♬♩♪♫♬
  • DarqueKnightDarqueKnight Posts: 6,671
    JayCee wrote: »
    @DarqueKnight, good to know, possibly a detailed review in the works?

    Yes, within the next week or so.

    "So hot it burns Mice!"~DK
    "Polk SDA-SRSs are hopelessly out of date both sonically and technologically... I see no value whatsoever in older SDA speakers."~Audio Asylum Member
    "Knowledge, without understanding, is a path to failure."~DK
    "Those who irrationally rail against something or someone that is no threat to them, actually desire (or desire to be like) the thing or person they are railing against."~DK
  • JayCeeJayCee Posts: 958
    edited March 14
    Excellent. Thanks, looking forward to it!
    Speakers: Polk1.2tl's (Uber Mods) Pre/Amp/DAC: PS Audio BHK Signature & 250, DirectStream Cables/IC's: MIT S1Bi-Wire/S1 Balanced +Avel Lindberg 1000VA "Dreadnought" Power Conditioner: PS Audio P15 Power Plant Power Cords: Core Power Technologies Gold, DH Labs Power Plus DIY w/Neotech NC-P301 & P311ends Streamer: Roon ROCK on wifi'd NUC & Uptone EtherREGEN⟿Ω☯☥☮⟿🔊♩♪♫♬♩♪♫♬♩♪♫♬
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