Ultra low-noise clock
The clock inside a streamer is essentially where the music signal begins so accuracy is key. Instead of using a standard clock, the LINK II uses a discrete clock circuit designed with low phase noise within the audio band.
In the world of digital audio, multiple clocks running at different speeds cause noise and jitter problems. We typically hear this as an edgy or brittle quality to the sound. To avoid this, the LINK II uses an ultra-low phase noise oscillator powered by an exceptionally clean supply. The ethernet, USB and the PSU are synchronised to the master clock, resulting in one coherent and extremely accurate device. This ensures that the fluctuations of the switching circuit are in time with that of the audio clock, reducing noise.