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English Electric 8switch Audio Grade Ethernet Switch

 
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Ex VAT: £357.50

RRP: £499.00

£429.00

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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Condition: Brand new in original retail packaging

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Features

Colour Black
Brand English Electric

Tech Specs

- Type: Streaming audio network switch
- Ethernet ports: 8 audio-grade 100/1000 Base-T gigabit
- Clock: Customised TCXO with accuracy rated at 0.1ppm
- Power supply: Advanced medical-grade 5V wall-wart
- Accessories supplied: 75cm Chord C-Stream streaming cable
- Dimensions (HxWxD): 35 x 152 x 83mm
- Weight: 422g

Product Description

English Electric 8switch Audio Grade Ethernet Switch is designed to improve digital signals improving streamed music quality by minimising noise and interference. This marks the brand's entry into hi-fi electronics after being relaunched by the Chord Company.

Core Technologies

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

Improved Music Quality

The 8switch is designed to reduce data issues that can arise when playing high-res audio files. It does this through use of low and high electrical noise isolation. 

8 Ports

English Electric 8switch has 8 ports so you can connect to more complex streaming setups and experience vast improvements in your whole audio set-up.

Enclosure and Design

Constructed using machined Aluminium, the 8switch housing offers protection from unwanted acoustic and electronic noise. It has 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. Supplied with a 0.75mm Chord C stream cable.

Customer Reviews

  • Michael

    22 Jan 2024

    This switch comes with a loose 75cm Chord C-stream ethernet cable and none of information informs you that this is directional. It has black marks in the small indentations on one end of the cable which signifies that the signal should flow from this end (I only found this out when buying an additional C-steam cable).
    I was pleasantly surprised to hear internet streamed Radio 3 sound more natural and engaging once the switch was installed.
  • Orlen Johnson

    8 Nov 2023

    I was sceptical about this one, but can’t deny there is a definite improvement in the presentation of music with this in the system. The soundstage is that much clearer and more open and bass is more defined. I can give this a whole hearted recommendation.
  • 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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