English Electric 8Switch – A network switch for the Hi-Fi enthusiast
In the digital world, and especially when it comes to streaming, there is a widespread belief that digital signals are inherently immune to errors in analog transmission. In other words, zeros and ones are a digital code that simply needs to be read and then converted into a correct analogue language that our equipment can play back without any significant difference.
However, it’s not that simple.
Even the most hardened digital sceptics will be surprised at what a difference there actually is when using a really good high-end Switch. Music streaming is about more than just numbers and various metrics. You can simply hear the difference and feel the difference when it sounds right.
This switch is designed with one purpose in mind: to reproduce the network signal as cleanly and undisturbed as possible. With 8 audio grade 100/1000 Base-T Gigabit Ethernet ports, a high-quality jitter clock and a TCXO crystal
Oscillator, the English Electric 8Switch is more than capable of generating a pristine and undisturbed network signal. There’s a lot of thought and work put into it. Even the power supply and chassis are designed with sound quality in mind.
Of course, all of this comes at a price. A price that is surprisingly low and certainly within reach for anyone with a serious setup that includes streaming our beloved music. If you doubt the power of a high-quality network switch like this excellent 8Switch from English Electric, or if you’re just curious to hear what’s possible to achieve for “human money”, we at Lydspecialisten will be happy to give you an experience that makes a difference.