Product Summary:The 8switch by English Electric (a Chord Company brand) is an 8 port GbE Ethernet switch modified and upgraded to meet the specific audiophile requirements for high-performance music streaming networks. Buy English Electric Switch to create high-performance music streaming networks. ... Click To Read More
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8Switch Network Switch By English Electric
The 8switch by English Electric (a Chord Company brand) is an 8 port GbE Ethernet switch modified and upgraded to meet the specific audiophile requirements for high-performance music streaming networks. Buy English Electric Switch to create high-performance music streaming networks.
Note: We are expecting a new shipment of these around the first half of January.
In the world of streaming music, there is a belief that digital signals by their nature are immune to the failings of analog transmission – but it’s not that simple – and even the most hardened digital skeptic may be surprised at what can be achieved with a high specification Ethernet switch. The 8switch low and high electrical noise isolation begins at your source and lowers the noise floor of your entire system while the customized clock reduces jitter by 90%. Buy English Electric Switch to experience significant audible improvements in music playback via streaming services or music stored on a NAS (see the video below).
- A customized TCXO (Temperature Compensation Crystal Oscillator) generates higher accuracy (0.1ppm) network signals.
- Eight audio grade 100/1000 Base-T Gigabit Ethernet ports enable even the most demanding streaming setups.
- The power supply and clock generation circuits each have two electrical noise isolation circuits that ensure stable network signals, while an EMI (Electromagnetic Interference) absorber further reduces the digital circuit noise.
- Includes Chord’s audiophile Ethernet cable.
- Jitter measurement of the 8switch is 90% less compared to that of a general network switch.
- The AV-grade power adaptor is designed to greatly reduce the electrical noise from AC power and prevent mains quality issues with high power efficiency (no-load power consumption < 0.075W), and protection from short circuit, overload, and over-voltage.
Note: A linear power supply is not recommended with the 8Switch. Switches require a higher-speed power supply to achieve optimal performance. We recommend the iFi Elite, which is a switching supply that’s as quiet as a linear.
HiFi+ Award Winner – 2020 Accessory of the Year!
Hi-Fi Choice – Recommended Component
- Ethernet ports: 8 audio-grade 100/1000 Base-T gigabit.
- Port IN: Connect to LAN (Local Area Network).
- Port 1-7: Connect to audio/video devices.
- Clock: Customized TCXO with accuracy rated at 0.1ppm.
- Power supply: Advanced medical-grade 5V DC at 1A max. (5,=.5mm x 2.1mm, tip carries +5V).
- Accessories supplied: 75cm Chord C-Stream streaming cable.
- Dimensions (HxWxD): 35 x 152 x 83mm (1.4 x 6.0 x 3.25in)
- Weight: 422g (15oz)
- Finish: Matte black