Anywhere a USB cable is being used for audio you'll get immediate audible improvements with the patent pending Disruptor circuit.
The Problem: Computers and computer-like devices create noise and interference from the normal activity of the various electrical components that compose a computer. Hard drives, screens, power supplies, memory, etc., all draw current and cause power spikes, and in turn create noise. USB cables are not optimized for high resolution audio streaming. Not only do they carry the noise generated in the computer to the USB DAC, they align the power wire inside the cable to the digital signal lines. The signal lines are intertwined with the power line, and electromagnetic interference from the power line affects the cadence of the digital stream. In addition, the metal mounting hardware of the USB cable can pass a current. This allows more electrical interference to work its way into the USB DAC. It's a poor design for high resolution USB audio. The combination of noise from the computer and the flawed USB cable design affects the sound of USB audio in subtle though impactful ways. Technically speaking, high resolution USB audio should be the best sounding of all sonic mediums. It's the most data dense of all digital mediums. However, many audiophiles report getting better sound with vinyl, SACD's, and CD's. And that is because USB is not optimized for audio. The Solution: The unique USB Disruptor circuit corrects the problem. USB Disruptor works as a system to optimize the digital signal transfer from the computer to the DAC. The circuit accomplishes three goals, 1. the physical separation of the power wire from the USB cable, 2. the power from the computer is cut out of the circuit and replaced with a virtually noise free external power source, and 3. the conductive metal mounting hardware of the USB cable is deactivated.
The Results: It sounds exactly right. You'll hear the spaces between notes, instruments sound like they're in the room, bass has shape and dimension, and cymbals perfectly render.
“The USB Disruptor is one of those products that once its effect is heard, it’s hard to imagine not having in the system.” - San Francisco Audiophile Society
“The USB Disruptor is now a permanent contributor to the pleasure I derive in listening to great recorded music. Highly recommended.” - TNT Audio
“In all honesty I was not prepared for the level of improvement the unassuming USB Disruptor would provide.” -Stereo Times
The Disruptor is easy to connect to your system. Plug the USB cable from your computer into the Disruptor input and then plug the Disruptor into your DAC. Finally plug the Disruptor power supply into a standard wall outlet. The Disruptor improves high-resolution streaming audio by eliminating dirty computer power and the effects of the USB cable itself. You can learn more about these problems on our USB Audio Power page and Dirty USB Power page.
With USB Disruptor instruments are accurately rendered in space. You can hear the spaces between notes. Without it instruments and voices are more diffuse. Sounds blend together.