CTronic Music of Boston is the North American Distributor for AfterDark Audio Equipment Products and Services. We are proud to offer their full line of OCXO Master Clocks, Linear Power Supplies and numerous network based hi-end audio devices. We are a full service distributor and partner with AfterDark handling all their product, marketing, sales, warranty and service inquiries for North America, Europe and Africa. Our corporate offices and warranty service facility is located in Danvers, Massachusetts on Boston’s North Shore.
These incredible audio devices have exploded onto the US audio scene. Offering true, reference level performance at prices formerly unimaginable. The Editors of Stereotimes and other well-known magazines in the UK, Germany, France and Italy have all requested demo units. The secret is out, nothing comes close to delivering this level of audio improvement. Plug this master clock into your Uptone Audio EtherREGEN and prepare to have your mind blown!
We guarantee it or your money back!
None of us involved in hi-end audio be it any of the OEMs, dealers, distributors or even the super knowledgeable audiophiles fully
understood just how much audio improvement was available to us via our own home audio networks?
We just didn't know and honestly how could we have known?
Many of todays Hi Fi audio devices such as streamers, network players and DAC's already perform many of the requisite duties of cleaning, re-clocking and making the bits from our home audio network sound great. The home audio network just wasn’t something anyone was looking at real closely. We thought everything was fine. In fairness, why would we have not? Our systems sounded great? It just wasn’t in our audio upgrade consciousness.
We were focused on DAC chips and all the new emerging network based devices themselves but the network as its own discrete, individual entity
was not yet on our radars. We know now this was a mistake but we didn't know that at the time. Hindsight is always 20/20!
As network based streaming audio gained in popularity we naturally started to look at the network more closely. We started with the simple and most obvious upgrades such as improving our Ethernet cables and removing all the SMPS (wall warts) from our audio systems. We replaced the wall warts with linear power supplies. These changes seemed to help. In some cases we even added an upgraded or modified network switch and this seemed to push the performance even further. The important point to take out of this is the network was finally a legitimate area of focus. We were learning that we could obtain meaningful audio improvement from improving our home network. Truth be told these changes were just starting to scratch the surface. Real innovation is what drives real change in the audio industry and real innovation was just around the corner.
The real change started to happen with the introduction of the outstanding Uptone Audio EtherREGEN. Alex Crespi and John Swenson, a couple of the audio industry’s brightest stars created a device that truly makes a significant difference. There was nothing else out there quite like it. It is a legitimate ground breaking device. Not only does the Uptone Audio EtherREGEN do a much better job at cleaning and re-clocking our home audio networks, they had the foresight to include a BNC Clock input. This input allows the EtherREGEN's internal clock to be bypassed so it can accept a much more powerful 10MHz signal from an OCXO Master Clock. This changed everything. It was an absolute game changer! Make no doubt about it streaming audio will never be same!
The EtherREGEN's true brilliance was unleashed with a vengeance when it was tethered to a powerful master clock. The two working in tandem blew the boundaries wide open of what was thought possible. No one had any idea this combo could improve our systems like this! It is unreal!
When you insert an industrial strength oven controlled crystal oscillator into your home audio network that would normally be found in a high tech manufacturing environment the impact on streaming audio is just breathtaking! An OCXO Master Clock is an incredibly powerful device. One much-much more powerful then our home network requires to work properly. That is the catch. We just didn’t know. What the network requires to work properly and what is the best for streaming audio are two very different things. So much more so than anyone ever knew! It was a true eye opener.
This in many ways is a true learning event for the audio industry. Employing this level of concentrated timing precision and accuracy has never been attempted like this before. The more precise and accurate the timing the more it sounds like analog. In this unique situation using a much more powerful timing device you would think it would sound more like better digital. That the sound would be cleaner, quicker, sharper and more dynamic. This is not the case. It sounds more natural and organic, more relaxed. The music sounds closer, more intimate, more delicate with some natural warmth while being more transparent with heft. It's totally different from what past experience has taught us. This hyper-clocked sound it addictive. It sounds like your listening to a better recoding. It strips off layer after layer and reveals a level transparency that heightens the entire musical event. Everything becomes closer and fuller like that of a master tape. It is digital music that doesn't sound like digital. It sounds like analogue, very good analog.
Folks that have bought our master clocks and attached them to their EtherREGEN's ask me how I am the only one doing this. They are amazed. Asking why isn’t this on the cover of Stereophile? My response is simple. Because it's brand new, it an emerging technology, out on the bleeding edge but folks are starting to learn and learn quickly.
Read the Stereotimes review he can’t believe it. He was blown away!
The combination of these unique, specialty devices (EtherREGEN & Queen Master Clock) each performing their own very specific role allows digital audio to hit its true potential. This is digital audio at its very best. There isn't a CD player or SACD player on the planet that can compete with this. I don't care what they cost. This tech has made more then a few high end audio items obsolete.
Prepare to have your mind blown!
We are just so thrilled with the customer feedback coming in.
Our UIO (units in operation) is growing and quickly. Many
folks have been kind enough to share their
thoughts and experience with us.
Below is a few snippets from the emails, texts and messages:
Frank this sounds amazing, unbelievable, how is this possible, can’t believe it, thank you Frank, OMG are you serious,
unreal, draw dropping, Frank you undersold it and what you wrote was borderline silly, unbelievable, absurdly good, I
would pay $10,000 for this, Frank I never thought this was possible, I thought you were over exaggerating,
just astonishing, shocking, Flabbergasted and this list goes on. I am going to ask folks
if I can share their full emails and texts to make it easier but honestly every single person
says the same thing.
They all say:
It is so much better than I thought it would be.
The concept behind mastering the network-based time domain is grounded in solid science, it is measurable and verifiable. Yet it runs
contrary to how audio upgrades paths have traditionally come forth. The bottom line is this kind of increased sound quality has
always cost a lot more money! Much more!
Not only is this an incredible upgrade standing on its own, but it is disproportionately inexpensive. If we based our prices on actual audio improvement our prices would increase 10-fold. The good news our products price for performance are industry bests and we only charge based on the device. This combination of very different, specialty devices has produced a result that has far exceeded what anyone thought possible. Our devices along with those of our friends and colleagues over at Uptown Audio are the best bang for buck components you can buy on the market today bar none! Our Master Clocks and Linear Power Supplies vastly improve upon the excellent Uptone Audio EtherREGEN! You just cannot get this kind of Improvement anywhere else.
Featured: AfterDark Project CLAY GIESEMANN OCXO Queen Master Clock is an audiophile-grade reference master clock that generates 10MHz signals with vanishingly low jitter to considerably enhance digital playback systems with remarkable clarity and dynamics. The Queen Master unlocks the transparency and full dynamic range of your soundstage with incredible dimensionality and detail, free from digital blurring. Ideal for high-end studios, mastering suites, and home Hi Fi audio playback systems, the Queen Master delivers the precision and audio purity your digital playback chain has been missing.
We believe and the test data shows one of the most commonly under-resourced yet critically important aspects in the audio chain is the network time domain. Mastering the network time domain and how it relates to the overall quality of the musical presentation has not been thoroughly exhausted or solved up until this point. Not until now that is. This combo changes everything! It's impact will change your system like nothing