Ether Regen and AfterDark Master Clock

Hello,  I am asking for feedback form individuals who have bought and tried the Ether REGEN and / or one the AfterDark Master Clocks.  Would only appreciate hearing comments from those who have actually put one in THEIR system and evaluated before and after,  I appreciate all the 'bits are bits' campers,  but don't need to hear that, especially if you have not tried one or both of these tweeks in your system. 

I have Roon Nucleus +, in a remote room, on a normal ethernet switch.

I run cat 7 wire to my Roon Endpoint, a Mola Mola Tambaqui with internal streamer. This connects with all Kubala - Sosnal Elation cabling to my Audionet Pre amp and Audionet Max amps, then to my YG Hailey speakers.  So it would be fair to say that I have a fairly resolving system.


I have inserted the Ether REGEN between my  network cable and my Tambaqui DAC.  To me it has improved the sound.  I am considering adding one of the AfterDark (or other?) reclocker.


I challenge the group to not degrade to comments of science and oils, unless you have actually tried these products.

And, FYI, I certainly believe that my K-S cables have improved the sound substantially of already fine equipment.  That is my opinion, from my listening evaluations.


Thanks!  Ken


I run my Antelope Audio 10M Rubidium clock into the Etheregen into my InnuOS Zenith Mk3 into Antelope Audio Platinum DAC. Prior to buying the expensive Antelope clock I tried a $100 Chinese Ocxo clock which already provided a significant improvement. Upgrading the clock provided the expected benefits: better leading edge and reverb, better location of individual instruments in the soundstage, better depth and height of the soundstage. The Etherregen is a wonderful product; I run various filters on the feed into the Etherregen (EMO, DXE), again to very good effect. The Etherregen is fed by Zerozone's top 12v power supply. I have had more mileage from improving psu's and ethernet and USB connections than from switching components.

Hi antigrunge2,

Wow nice front end!  I did check out the Antelope clock.  Seems it has multiple outlets?

Do you place this more upstream or just if front of your streamer?


What was the Chinese clock you also had, if I may ask?


What is the rest of your equipment?


Thanks!  Ken



To add to antigrunge2 comments:

 I also have the After Dark power supply for my AfterDark clock EtherRegen combo.

I would also like to add that running a fiber cable from the EtherRegen to the Streamer/Dac is/was as big of an upgrade.

Both processes provided a big improvement in sound quality to my Lumin X1.


The Etherregen is as close to the Zenith as possible and connected with a 25cm Meicord cat6. The Dac feeds a Wavac EC300b driving Duevel Bella Lunas via Auditorium23,speaker cables. Connection between Dac and server is via Intona Reference and Isolator.Chinese clock was a BG7TBL 10MHz OCXO FREQUENCY STANDARD 2 channel sine wave 1 channel square wave. On short runs ethernet beats optical converters plus fibre. 


I think the Afterdark clock I am using is called the "Queen".


I found this thread from last year. I now have an Etherregen and would like to hear more user experiences with putting in a standalone better clock into the Etherregen clock input.  The Etherregen is supposed to have a very good clock in it already, yes?

I guess it is yet one more box and power supply to plug in. Do most people trying this hear a real difference? Also, for the AfterDark clocks, they sell basic and more expensive ones, like queen king and so on. Is there a a real difference there too?


may I suggest you start by feeding the Etherregen from a good PSU? In my case that is the first big step. On a resolving system upgrading the clock has major benefits but is obviously significantly more expensive. I reclock both the Etherregen and the DAC’s DA +USB conversion. (Antelope Zodiac Platinum Dac)



i believe alex crespi states on his site that he feels the e-r does not improve its performance with an lps... but who knows, we all know that smps's do pollute the power line they are plugged into with nasty high frequency noise, so even if the smps' dc output is filtered, damage may be being done to other components nearby...

might be worth a try @troidelover1499