Up for sale is a W4S Recovery USB Reclocker.
An optional linear power supply is also available (not
included in the asking price).
"For yours truly, when listening for pleasure, the Recovery must be part of the digital audio chain of command."
- John Darko, Digital Audio Review
"I was unable to find any negatives to attribute to the contribution the Recovery made to my ... DAC; it just improved what I was hearing.... "The Recovery contributed remarkable definition to the horns, piano, bass, drums, and cymbals....Who would have thought such a tiny little black box at this remarkable price point ... could elevate high-resolution playback so conveniently with such astonishing success. In less than five days my attitude concerning the Wyred 4 Sound Recovery was transformed from assuming it to be just one more USB toy to understanding and thoroughly appreciating the Recovery’s positive and valuable strengths to elevating USB playback to new levels."
"If I could only have one of these USB enhancement devices, I would select the Recovery USB Reclocker" - Steven Plaskin, AudioStream. Greatest Bits Award
- Dan Daniell, AudioAficionado.org
Once again, Wyred 4 Sound offers a fantastic audio product at an affordable price! Based on the success of the Remedy and known benefits of jitter reduction in a digital signal, we're proud to introduce the all-new Recovery USB reclocker
. As it's name implies, the Recovery restores the original integrity of the USB signal. Usage couldn't be simpler: just insert the Recovery between USB source and DAC and instantly enjoy the benefits of a clean signal and much improved sonic quality.
Some Q & A on the Recovery: What is the Recovery?
The Recovery is an affordable, compact audio device that intercepts the USB signal between the DAC and computer to do two critical things:
1. Isolate and provide cleaner power
2. Supply a much more precisely clocked source for the USB encoded data.
This "pre-conditioning" of the USB signal provides the DAC a much cleaner, truer signal resulting in noticeably improved audio fidelity. 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.
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.
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. A large part of how we accomplish this comes from using a more accurate clock and better internal power supplies than the rest.
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 intended to go from Recovery to DAC.