With much success improving sonics with the original Recovery, we've been working hard to raise the bar again!
Saying that the Recovery is the cheapest and most effective way to transform your system would be an understatement and the ISO Recovery offers that level of performance again. There are many uses for such device in a USB path but the most tangible (and fun) experience is connected to the input of a DAC. Open the doors to a new level of clarity and noise floor that you've been dreaming about.
Some Q & A on the Recovery:
What is the ISO Recovery?
The ISO Recovery is an affordable, compact audio device that intercepts the USB signal between the DAC and computer to do two critical things:
1. Galvanically Isolate and provide cleaner power -with a pure DC upgrade option.
2. Supply an independently clocked source for the USB encoded data.
This "pre-conditioning" of the USB signal provides the DAC a much cleaner, consistent, truer signal resulting in noticeably improved audio fidelity and much lower noise floor.
What can I expect to hear differently?
You will notice a more focused and a better-placed sound stage with blacker backgrounds. Similar to the Femto upgrade on our DAC, we found that the much better timing allows for more accurate bass and finer details in the micro-dynamic regions. At first, this might seem like a more ‘forward’ sound but what you are hearing is more of what you have not heard in the past. As the Recovery breaks in, it will continue to improve. The ISO Recovery adds more depth, texture and engagement.
I already own a Wyred 4 Sound DAC with Femto clock. Will the Recovery still benefit me?
Absolutely! The two devices do separate things. The clocking in the DAC has no control over when or how it receives its signal from the sources. The Recovery works to greatly improve the incoming signal before the DAC receives it, so perfecting that allows the DAC to shine even more. The internal clock accuracy and jitter elimination of the DAC can mitigate some of the input jitter, but is no replacement for correcting it beforehand providing a better stream of that data. These go hand in hand and offer compounding effects.
What is the key difference between the Recovery and other audio USB 'filtering' devices?
The design and thinking behind the Recovery is based on previous successes, and was built from the ground up to be superior in addressing timing and power inadequacies. Naturally, we learn from our previous designs and improve with progression so we can offer higher level products over time.
Will I need to install drivers? Is it plug and play?
No drivers needed. Just insert it between your computer and DAC, plug power into the wall and you're good to go.
Will I need yet another USB cable?
No, we assume you will use your existing USB cable. We supply a short (6") cable and a USB A to USB B adaptor (your choice) intended to go from Recovery to DAC.
Usage: Simply plug your USB cable from your computer/source into the Recovery and the included USB cable from the Recovery to your DAC. Then power the Recovery with the supplied power supply from the wall. Plug 'n play!
This upgrade is a "no brainer" and is the most cost effective improvement we've experienced! Be sure to click the "Reviews" tab for unbiased, real-world impressions of the original Recovery-to be updated soon.