A better clock in a streamer or DAC can take the device to a next level. That’s no world secret. In the BerryStreamer XL, the Accusilicon clocks on the Ian Canada FiFoPi board are almost a must. But can it get any better?… Yes it can! With the clocks from NewClassD. The NCD Neutrino once again proves to give a wonderful clock upgrade.
Ok, it’s a bit more work to integrate these clock modules with the FiFoPi. Because unlike clocks like the Accusilicon, the Neutrino cannot be plugged directly into the FiFoPi.
The NCD Neutrino clock is a module where a so-called Colpitts oscillator is used to generate the desired clock frequency, with ultra low jitter. This jitter is not only low in the higher frequency range. But also in the very important lower frequencies from 10 Hz and higher. With the NCD Neutrino clocks the already fine sound quality gets another boost. Which leads to a further improvement of focus, an even tighter bass and an even better reproduction of space. With a sound that lacks any kind of overanalytical edges. And always remains full-blooded and smooth, with a surplus of the analog feel that the DDDAC1794 NOS DAC already naturally has in its DNA.
We at Audio Creative are very pleased to be able to offer this NCD Neutrino upgrade to the already beautiful DDDAC1794 NOS DAC.
The NCD Neutrino clocks we offer are in the right frequencies for use in the BerryStreamer:
22.5792 MHz for sample rates of 44.1 KHz, 88.2 kHz and 176.4 kHz.
24.576 MHz for sampling frequencies of 48 KHz, 96 kHz and 192 kHz.
The FiFoPi provides automatic switching between sampling frequencies.
The Neutrino kits are supplied complete with 50 Ohm coax connection cables. A hot mounting tip: use 2 mm thick nanotape between chassis and Neutrino PCB. With this you make a solid mounting and at the same time a nice mechanical decoupling. Remember that the clock crystals can be sensitive to external vibrations. The NCD Neutrino clocks must be powered with a clean 12 volt supply. The current demand is about 50 mA.