February 2, 2018 – “All I can say is wholly sh*%! The impact your USB Disruptor made to my listening experience was incredible. The music actually sounded different; timing, depth, impact, dynamic range were all fantastic, any harshness disappeared. I could turn up the volume and not have the music sound harsh or hard. Definitely goosebumps, it felt like instruments were in my listening room with me. Especially vocals, drums and bass!” – My system is listed below (if you want to list it on your site with my comments: Odyssey Audio – Khartago (SE and Extreme mods) mono block amps, PrimaLuna – Dialogue Premium Preamplifier, Rega – Saturn R CD/DAC with USB Disrupter (the real deal), Rega – P5 Turntable w/Dynavector Karat Cart., grove tracer sub platter, Odyssey Audio – Kismet Reference monitor speakers, Cabling – Wire Wires PWR, Anti-cable PWR, speaker and ICs – Cheers, Mike T.
June 7, 2017 – “There is no question that your device made a significant improvement to my home system’s sound. I am an audio engineer, and pretty much know what to listen for. My system is just that much more enjoyable now …. and for that, I thank you! Best of luck with your new product. For me it was the missing link.”
Regards, Ron Linzell www.rocket88studio.com
San Francisco Audiophile Society Review – “The USB Disruptor is one of those products that once its effect is heard, it’s hard to imagine not having in the system. Its effect was very positive, and for a measly $150, a no-brainer, since (to me) it’s easily worth five times the price!”
TNT Audio Review of USB Disruptor – “The USB Disruptor is now a permanent contributor to the pleasure I derive in listening to great recorded music. Highly recommended.”
Stereo Times Review of USB Disruptor and DaBigGenius™ products – “In all honesty I was not prepared for the level of improvement the unassuming USB Disruptor would provide.”
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Sam B., Richmond, VA – “The USB Disruptor (5 volt power supply) and “DaBigGenius” No 5 volt (USB cable), both under $150.00 are by a shockingly large margin the most cost effective improvements made to my digital audio system and have made digital audio as close to perfect as I have heard. “
Letters from our customers:
I’ve been using the USB Disruptor and DaBigGenius cable for about a month now. I thought I’d give my impressions.
After a month, I’m living in a “new normal”. I enjoy my audio system more than ever. The initial reaction was stunning. I can best describe it with a (probably poor) metaphor. Physicists talk about the behavior of subatomic particles in terms of (I think) probability “smears”. My initial reaction was that prior to the USB Disruptor I was hearing an acoustic smear, both spatially and temporally.
I should say that while I am not a high-level audiophile, I do have a nice system: Peachtree integrated amp, Gallo Strada 2 main speakers, and a single Gallo TR-3D subwoofer. The imaging of the Gallos has been described as “spooky” and indeed, that was how I felt.
Then I added the USB Disruptor and cable, and the imaging became more precise, even more spooky. Spatial location is more precise, even more three dimensional. Perhaps more noticeable, though, was the temporal precision: sticks on cymbals in jazz, Latin percussion instruments, even hands clapping in live performances are precisely place in time instead of this sense of temporal “smearing” — which, I should say, I never noticed before. As you say, there is more “air” between voices and instruments and the sharper placement in space. But, for me at least, the more stunning effect is the placement in time.
One last note: the Mapleshade website suggested moving my Gallos to a position 5 feet in front of my listening chair and 6-7 feet apart. I thought, “no way is that going to work.” (Prior to this, I had the Gallos about 10-12 feet in front of me, 3-4 feet away from a back, curtained wall.) But I tried it. Again the effect was stunning. My reaction was … “Holy s*#t!!!” Now not only do I have laser-like spatial and temporal precision, but I have a huge soundstage, and, as if by magic, the Gallos that are sitting right smack in front of my face (5 feet is NOT that far away!) have totally disappeared sonically.
I am a very happy customer.
Rob: I received the USB Disrupter and DaBigGenius USB cable. I installed them in my system and was amazed at the improvement right out of the box. My wife (not an audiophile) was up on the second floor at the time, and commented on the improvement (unprecedented for her)!
Today, listening to Beethoven’s 9th Symphony, she told me she heard instruments (horns) in the background she had never heard before (again, not an audiophile) and she got “goosebumps” from listening!
My system consists of a Mac Mini (3.0GHz Dual-Core Intel Core i7 -Turbo Boost up to 3.5GHz) music sever with the music files stored on a Transcendent StoreJet 500 solid state drive using the Thunderbolt cable connection. I use a Oppo BDP-105D DAC (via the USB connection), feeding into a Audio Research SP-11 Mk II, a Krell KSA 100 and Vienna Acoustics Beethoven speakers. The previous USB cord was the Aural Thrills Audio Self Powered Bias Cable System, with the Audio Quest Jitterbug.
Thank you for such a great product. It’s taken my system one step closer to the music, for a very modest investment… bravo!!!
USB Disruptor & DaBigGenius are hands down the best improvement to my signal chain I’ve experienced thus far. In regards to resolving dirty USB power, lowering the noise floor, improving the soundstage and improving the articulation of the bass, mids and highs, nothing else compares, period! I won’t waste my time trying to convince you, I’m going to let the product do the talking for me! This is just my opinion, but I formed this opinion by actually trying the USB Disruptor myself, instead of guessing what would happen, then blurting that ignorance out on the forums! Most detractor articles I’ve read are from people who don’t know a lick about the fundamentals of electronics, have put no testing in of their own, and are therefore at an embarrassingly high disadvantage when scrambling with guesswork to make their points. Rob Priore, on the other hand, took the time, effort and money to experiment, test and resolve what so many audiophiles have been plagued with for years and we thank him for that!
Using the disrupter and usb cable now about 6 weeks….it has taken my sound to another level, in a very good and satisfying way. more tone, more body and spatial characteristics….wonderful product and the fast shipping was an unexpected surprise.
I would say that anyone NOT using this cable [DaBigGenius] if they use USB is shortchanging digital music.
I received my Disruptor products and have them installed, a super fantastic product right out of the box! Simply put, just awesome. Let me explain further if you will …..
I bought new a pair of Snell C back in 1983-4 and let them go a few years later, always rued that fact until looking I found another pair at a very reasonable price, the upgraded Snell Ci models. They are as finicky now as they were originally in room placement and gear used with them, speaker wire too as I found out. Using a double run of Speltz #3 wire bi-wired sounded like crap so I dug out some older Tara Labs Quantum III+ cables which really transformed them with the tweeters on the inside of each and I have been very happy with them ….. until the Disruptor wire install, and here is what happened.
The Snell Ci are numbered L / R and designed across their sloped back front with the tweeters on the outsides and the midrange on the inner side by side, as I sat back to take a listen to your Disruptor products I was shocked, it sounded like the tweeters were fighting to get out and the midranges fighting to get in!!! Yep I forgot I had both speakers swapped so I shut down a moved both speakers to their proper L / R positions and started to listen again ……. Holy S*#t I said as the soundstage exploded in front of me, deep and wide with a new found clarity and instruments seemingly floating about the soundstage with very nice separation too. Articulation of vocals was quite telling now as well, I ended up listening very late into the night and didn’t want to quit!!! ….. I find the dynamics appear much improved now as well like a clean window VS a dirty one.
Anyone using a PC with a USB out to a DAC needs to hear these products, simply a no brainer and I give them both a *****+ rating. Totally a stunner!
PS: I did notice right away my normal attenuation settings were now lower in nature, probably because now all the added USB grunge was eliminated with its inherent distorted noise. One hell of a job Rob.
Rob, I thought you might like to know that when I play classical music now, it might be softer at the setting I usually start at, but when I turn it up, it still sounds like music, and it blossoms.
In the past, it would start out louder, but when I turned up the volume, I’d get so much hash, that I couldn’t turn it up anymore.
And I’m using Voice of the Theaters.
ROB: That is excellent news Cyrus, it’s more proof of the problem, the electrification of the exterior USB shells in USB cables for audio interfaces is certainly problematic. I need to focus more marketing on this specific area. Would you allow me to use your email below as a testimonial?
CYRUS: Go ahead. I tried going back to the stock cable to compare. After the starts of two songs, I stopped the comparison.
Note: Cyrus is using one of our DaBigGenius™ Audio Grade USB Cables between his Bryston Media Player and his Hard Drive. The hard drive is sending interference to the Bryston along the outer shells of the USB cable. That is now disrupted with our cable and the sound has improved.
Hi Rob and nice chatting with you yesterday. I disconnected other USB ancillary devices last night from my iMac and PS Audio DSD DAC and used just the Disruptor. You are correct in that the sound only improved. Pretty surprising, but anything with computer based music systems and in particular USB, seems to be a surprise. The system sounds great with your product as a major part of the USB chain.
Cane Creek AV, Inc
North Carolina, USA