Ethernet switches are as ubiquitous as computers in the networking world. But we never really understand the impact it makes on the quality of your streamed digital audio. English Electric has developed a switch that not only provides sonic improvements to your audio, but maintains the flexibility you need for a compex network.
The 8switch features low and high electrical noise isolation, reducing data issues that can often be apparent during the playback of high-resolution material.
Powered by a customised TCXO (Temperature Compensation Crystal Oscillator), accuracy is 0.1ppm – far higher than normal crystals and higher than a normal TCXO, allowing the 8Switch to generate higher accuracy network signals, which in turn helps provide more stable music data transmission.
The power supply and clock generation circuits each have two electrical noise isolation circuits which ensure stable network signals. An EMI (Electromagnetic Interference) absorber helps to further reduce the noise from the digital circuit.
The 8Switch jitter measurements indicate an improved network signal performance of up to 90%.
Switches require high speed power supplies so English Electric did not opt for a linear power source due to their speed limitations. They instead improved the power signal by using an extremely high-quality wall supply. This clean supply permits an optimum quality network signal, driven by high-accuracy TCXO clock technology.
A simple network product that will make a huge difference. Check it out today!