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English Electric 8switch Audio Grade Ethernet Switch

 
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Ex VAT: £374.17
£449.00
For improved music playback via streaming services look no further than the 8-port gigabit streaming switch designed to reduce noise and interference in digital signals.

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Colour Black
Brand English Electric

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Product Description

English Electric 8switch audio grade ethernet switch marks the brands entry into hifi electronics after being relaunched by the Chord Company. It is designed with advanced technologies to upgrade your music streaming quality with minimal noise and interference. Supplied with a 0.75mm Chord C stream cable.

Why the 8Switch?

The 8Switch has been developed with the mission to improve digital signals. In a world where improve analogue transmission is priority, often the digital signal is overlooked. But when it comes to streaming music, even these signals are susceptible to failings, and so improving the sound for high-performance music streaming was key to English Electric’s invention of this product.

Core Technologies

The 8-port gigabit streaming switch has been constructed with advanced technologies at its core. It is powered by an optimised TCXO (Temperature Compensation Crystal Oscillator) for a highly accurate network signal transmission. It also features low noise power supply and clock generation circuit with EMI absorber for further noise prevention.

Improved Music Quality

The 8switch is designed to reduce data issues that can be prevalent when playing high-res music files. It does this through use of low and high electrical noise isolation. With 8 ports you can even connect to the more complex streaming setups and experience vast improvements in your music quality.

Enclosure and Design

Constructed using machined aluminium, the switch enclosure offers optimum protection from unwanted acoustic and electronic noise. It features a low-key LED display on the front panel and is very power efficient. The power adaptor is designed to prevent noise and interference in the mains power supply from affecting the negative signals.

Customer Reviews

  • Simon Miles

    30 Jul 2020

    It would be easy to dismiss the 8switch as over-priced. It's undeniably expensive for a network switch. On the other hand, if you've already invested in something like a mains power conditioner, you'll know the difference this kind of peripheral can make to a high end audio system. Not transformative perhaps, but offering significant incremental improvements that allow every element in the hifi chain to perform at its best. And if you're going to the trouble of optimising your power supply, then why not do the same for your ethernet signal? Dropping the 8switch into my Naim-based music system, I'm hearing increased detail and definition, an increased sense of clarity and separation. It's an incremental but clearly audible improvement. Would I recommend the 8switch for an entry level system? Of course not. There are other upgrades you would make first. But in a high end system, where the 8switch corresponds to perhaps 5% of the total system value, it makes perfect sense as a way of optimising that level of investment. Highly recommended in the right system.
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