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I have one 'audiophile' network switch feeding my most revealing system. The Silent Angel Bonn N8 (sold in the UK as English Electric, I think).

I did notice a definite increase in clarity over a standard, unmanaged Netgear switch.

Others here swear by Cisco switches.

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I wouldnt know a network switch if one fell on my head....

I have just bought (she doesnt know) a(nother) dac, a jds labs el dac2+. This is to go with the second wiim mini thats on the headphone system.

The other one has a topping e30 dac with it. We shall see wether there are any appreciable differences between the dacs. If i can be arsed
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The JDS DAC should be noticeably better than the Topping.

Looks nice ! :dance:

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Not sure it qualifies as a hifi switch but I use an Apple AirPort Extreme linked by cat8 from the VM router- it provides 3 outlets , a usb for my Audioquest jitter-bug & additional wifi only for that room- streaming n TV
It provides me a stable and immediate connection from iPhone to ifi streamer
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Fretless wrote: Wed Jan 24, 2024 1:27 pm I have one 'audiophile' network switch feeding my most revealing system. The Silent Angel Bonn N8 (sold in the UK as English Electric, I think).

I did notice a definite increase in clarity over a standard, unmanaged Netgear switch.

Others here swear by Cisco switches.

:geek:
I have two Cisco switches which cost peanuts. The first one connected to the router and NAS brought about a subtle improvement. When I added a second connected to the streamer the improvement was significant.
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AQ Jitterbug - one of these stuck in the USB-port of the central modem/router can add a subtle refinement to SQ throughout the network.
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Fretless wrote: Wed Jan 24, 2024 4:06 pm AQ Jitterbug - one of these stuck in the USB-port of the central modem/router can add a subtle refinement to SQ throughout the network.

Hmm interesting , so its still doing its thing just because its in router system and not just in the signal path.

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Jitterbug damps and smoothes out electronic 'noise' in devices with a USB socket. Because all network traffic passes through the central hub, every reduction in possible disturbance is beneficial for the purity of the data stream throughout the network.

I have them sitting in all my streaming PC's and Pi's but not in the signal chain.

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I have a JB connected to my streamer and at the other end of the USB cable a iFi Ipurifier connects to the Mscaler. They make a subtle but worthwhile difference. The importance of filtering and also good PSs in the digital chain should not be under estimated.
Main System
NVA BMU, P90SA/A80s (latest spec), Cube 1s, TIS, TISC(LS7)
Sonore OpticalRendu, Chord Mscaler & Qutest, Sbooster PSs
Network Acoustics Eno, ifi iPurifier3, AQ JB FMJ, Cisco 2940 & 2960
DH Labs ethernet, BNC & USB cables, Farnells cat 8 ethernet cable

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NVA P20/ A20, Cubettes, LS3, SSP, SC
Sonore MicroRendu, Chord Mojo 2 MCRU PSs, AQ Carbon USB cable & JB FMJ

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Ifi Zen Phono
Doug Self balanced Pre amp
Akai 4000DS mk2 R2R
Digital Sources- IfI stream, Ifi Neo idsd Dac; Tidal / Radio Paradise
Amplification Nva A40 mono blocks
Speakers Lii Audio F-15 in Open Baffle; Ls6
Weiduka AC8.8- for digital sources
Mini BMU for analog sources

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