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What is a network switch?

A network switch is designed to take your ethernet signal, clean it up, re-clock it (fixing any bugs or issues in the data) and then supply an almost perfect data packet to your steamer, allowing it to reproduce a vastly superior sounding output. 

Effectively you are giving your streamer better "raw materials" to work with, thus the sound improvement is not subtle, it is HUGE! 

How easy are they too install? 

That is the beauty of a network switch, they couldn't be easier to install. The work "network" sometimes can be scary, but the network switch software does the hard work. All you have to do is plug an ethernet cable from your router into the network switch input, and then a further ethernet cable from the network switch output to your streamer. That's it! You're done! It literally take 5 minutes!

Do they take up much room? 

Another advantage is they don't have take up much space at all.  All network switches are compact, so you don't have to worry about creating lots of space to add it to your system. 

Can they be used for other items?

This is another HUGE benefit of network switches. While you may want to use them primarily use them for streaming, they do have multiple outputs, so anything with an ethernet connection can benefit from it, which will again offer improved performance. This means TV's, Sky Box's etc... can all be used as an optional benefit!

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What benefits do I get from a Network Switch?


  • Cleaner Signal

    A network switch cleans up your ethernet signal 

    leaving you with a clearer, more precise music production

  • Reduces Noise

    One of the biggest challenges with streaming is noise. Taking this noise away offers much clearer vocals and instruments. 

  • Multi Purpose

    You can also connect up many other components to your network switch, such as Sky box's, TV's and more so everything can benefit.

  • Easy Set Up

    Adding a network switch to your system coudln't be easier! plug an ethernet cable in from your router, then another cable from the switch to your streamer and you are done!









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Revolution with innovation - More musical and emotional. 

Bonn N8 features low electrical noise and high anti-interference ability to get rid of data loss and electrical noise, which leads to high quality network signals.

Precise Control of the Clock Signal

Silent Angel specialized TCXO (Temperature Compensation crystal Oscillator) is highly accurate.

The accuracy is 0.1ppm, which is much higher than normal crystal and higher than a normal one. 

N8 is able to generate more accurate network signal and provide more stable music data transmission.


Reformed Main Board Design

 

Two electrical noise isolation circuits, with noise rejection rate 17dB, for power circuit.

Two electrical noise isolation circuits, with noise rejection rate 20dB, for clock generation circuit

 

High Permeability EMI Absorber

To reduce noise from digital circuits,

With specially chosen EMI absorber to absorb the EMI (Electromagnetic Interference) from the inner digital circuit.

It assures N8 works more stable and generate more clear network signals.

Significant Value of N8

Innovation and creative technologies are the core value of N8.


The resulting improvements can be seen and proven on the signal measurements.

Engineer in Thunder Data had proven N8 network signal is much better than other general network switch.



Network Jitter Improvement

The quality of network signal from N8 is 90% better than that of a general switch in jitter measurements.

Purified Power Signal

Noise filter in power circuit provides purified power signal and network signals

Appearance 
  • Light indicators at front panel including power, alarm, link status and link speed of 8 ports. Make it convenient to know the status of network devices.

  • Eight audio grade 100/1000 Base-T gigabit Ethernet ports at rear panel, suitable for your network audio devices and all your home network appliances.

  • Equipped with exchangeable AC plug and medical grade power adaptor, the power efficiency level is as high as VI and no load power consumption < 0.075W. Complete protection circuit design featuring short circuit, over load, over voltage protection

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    (459 reviewers)

ANSUZ NOISE SUPPRESSING TECHNOLOGIES

Since the launch of our first products in the audio market, Ansuz key endeavor has always been to effectively bring down the disturbing noise floor in any audio/video system without harming the spectrum of natural tones or manipulating the authentic uniqueness of the dynamics, energy or sound stage of the music.


Ansuz, early on, came to realize that the traditional approaches in power conditioner design have so far failed. This sparked Ansuz’s determination to embark on an absolutely new technological path using different types of sophisticated coil technologies to suppress the noise by specific countermeasures. All these technologies are scalable. So, the more of the different types of coils are integrated in an audio system, the lower will be the remaining noise floor. This will distinctly enhance the blackness and dynamics in the audio performance and guarantee an excellent and more authentic listening experience.


All the Ansuz Tesla coils build on Ansuz noise suppressing coil technology. Here, a double inverted coil is connected to the power conductors. So, when the dual coil encounters a voltage spike, a counter spike is developed in the counter wound section of the coil. Since noise spikes consist of pure voltage and carry virtually no charge, the resulting cancellation is extremely good, but still not a 100 percent. However, by adding more noise suppressing coils in parallel, their noise suppressing performance increases significantly and with that both the authenticity and the perceived blackness in the music will be even further enhanced. In the range of Ansuz PowerSwitches, there is a number of different noise reduction technologies at work depending on the type and extent of the intended noise cancellation:


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Click image to enlarge PowerSwitch comparrison table




Ansuz Active Tesla Coil technology (A-TC)
This is an active noise suppressing element that rely on Mains spike noise cancellation. The way they work is to have a double inverted coil connected to the power conductors, when the A-TC dual coil encounters a voltage spike a counter spike is developed in the counter wound section of the A-TC coil. As Noise spikes are pure voltage and carries virtually no charge, the cancelation is quite good but not a 100%. By adding more A-TC coils in parallel the performance increases. And with that the perceived Blackness in the music improves significantly. The active version is about three to four times more efficient then Passive Tesla Coils.


Ansuz Active Cable Tesla Coil technology (AC-TC)
This is an active noise suppressing element that rely on Mains spike noise cancellation. The way they work is to have a double inverted coil connected to the power conductors, when the AC-TC dual coil encounters a voltage spike a counter spike is developed in the counter wound section of the AC-TC coil. As Noise spikes are pure voltage and carries virtually no charge, the cancelation is quite good, but not 100%. By adding more AC-TC coils in parallel the performance increases. And with that the perceived Blackness in the music improves significantly. So, AC-TC is similar to A-TC. But where the A-TC technology is mounted on the circuitry boards the AC-TC coils are mounted directly around the mains conductors to increase the effect even further.


Ansuz Active Square Tesla Coil technology (AS-TC)
This is an active noise suppressing element that rely on spike noise cancellation. The way they work is to have a double inverted coil connected to the power conductors, when the AS-TC dual coil encounters a voltage spike a counter spike is developed in the counter wound section of the AS-TC coil. As Noise spikes are pure voltage and carries virtually no charge, the cancelation is quite good, but not 100%. By adding more AS-TC coils in parallel the performance increases. And with that the perceived Blackness in the music improves significantly So, AS-TC is similar to A-TC. But where the A-TC technology is mounted on the circuitry boards the AS-TC coils are imbedded in the circuitry board itself. They are not as efficient as the top mounted coils, but they are very compact and more cost efficient.


Ansuz Analog Dither Technology (AD)
The Ansuz AD technology is responsible for the analog dither we use in a wide range of our product, The technology origins in radars where results to most engineers astonishment was better in live situations (in planes, on boats) than in stationary land fixed systems, They concluded that the vibration of the planes and ships aided the aided the radar and sonar performance.. Thus, was the idea of analog dithering born. The dither is added a very low-level random noise, by modulating the noise floor it’s possible to see what’s below it, and thus get a clearer picture of the full content of the recording.
For further information on dither: https://pure.tue.nl/ws/files/3529229/728779.pdf


Ansuz Anti Arial Resonance Coil Technology (AARC)
All cables and cable screens act like antennas, by fitting AARC in our cable structures we reduce the cables ability to absorb Airborne RF/EMI. In the old generation of GSM telephones, we heard the effect of airborne RF being modulated the “dikke-dit dikke-dit” sounds just prior to receiving a phone call, today this noise is even more present. Today the noise is not modulated in the same way, instead it takes on the character of a white haze, reducing the blackness and dynamics in the presentation. The mechanism of the Ansuz AARC technology is to make sure that the cable has no definitive length, that way the cable or internal wire can’t act as an antenna, thus no standing waves can be absorbed in the cable and bleed into your system.


Star Grounding Technology
Most manufactures of High-End cables and accessories have now realized how important it is to have a strong ground network in your system. At Ansuz this is another thing that have hade our attention from the start. All your components need one -and only one, star grounding point in which all components can exchange their different ground potential. This is built into all our Mainz8 power/ground distributors. Naturally, we make sure that this work at its best when wired up with Ansuz power cords. So, all our power cords have heavy gage ground leads, actually up to 10 mm3 – the strongest conductor in any of our cables.
With Ansuz mains/ground distributors and power cords there are no reason or need for separate grounding boxes and network.


Internal Resonance Control
One of the most dept felt philosophies at Ansuz are about mechanical grounding. Every component in an audio/video system vibrates and are sensitive to resonances. Vibrations comes from even the smallest transistor on a circuitry board to the biggest bass drives in loudspeakers. Isolation with soft materials like rubber is a bad idea. The rubber will at first absorb the vibration, but instance later release the energy back into the component. Now out of phase and timing. The result is resonances in your component.
With our Resonance control we offer the vibration a way out of the component by mechanically grounding. We call the solution Ansuz Darkz. They can be placed under nearly any component. The optimal result can be achieved by replacing standard feet with Ansuz Darkz Feet and then connection the Darkz Feet to Ansuz Darkz with Titanium or Ceramic balls.
All Ansuz Mainz8’s, PowerBoxes and PowerSwitches are standard fitted with Ansuz Darkz Feet for easy upgrade. Our two best Mainz8 power/ground distributors – D-TC & D-TC Supreme, even have Darkz build into the chassis to separate the acoustically tuned High Pressure Fiber Boards from the cabinet.

Specs
  • 8 LAN ports
  • 10 Low voltage outlets
  • Ansuz Active Cable Tesla Coils technology
  • Ansuz Active Square Tesla Coils technology
  • Ansuz Dither Circuitry technology
  • Designed with upgradeble external resonance control – Darkz feet
  • Natural-based composite material
  • Steel chassis
€4.246,95
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    (459 reviewers)

Designed from the ground up for network audio

Typical IT network switches/routers are designed with the sole purpose of taking data from A to B with a noise floor and precision that is "enough" for the rate of transmission. This is fine for data networks but when sensitive components such as DACs and Pre-Amplifiers are involved, it will have an audible impact on sound qualit

The PhoenixNET is the realization of Innuos' philosophy of simplicity and signal purity applied to the network switch. Having started with improvements to the Ethernet ports' clock on our flagship Statement, Innuos has now taken the concept to the next level with a completely new network switch design that focuses exclusively on audio use.

Design is focused on 4 areas: Noise, Clock, Power and Vibration.


01.

Minimise Network Switch Noise

  • Simpler 100mbps network switch chip results in lower operating noise floor compared to Gigabit
  • Network switch chip with no internal switching regulators. All 3 independent voltages supplied by internal Statement-grade linear power supply with independent ultra-low noise regulation.

  • Massive individual Network Isolation Transformers to further isolate from noise coming from router or connected devices
  • Just the right amount of Individually shielded, high quality ethernet ports soldered directly to the board with no ethernet activity lights as blinking leds introduce considerable electrical noise.
  • EMI absorption at the right places so that interference produced can be captured before influencing other components.

02.

Increase Clocking Precision and Stability

Using the same 3ppb 25MHz OCXO oscillator as used in the Statement, individually powered by its own linear power supply and connected directly to the network switch chip, avoiding precision losses from using external master clocks.


03.

Provide Pristine Power to the Components

2 independent Statement-grade linear power supplies with Mundorf Caps to power individually the OCXO clock and the mainboard, keeping the power path short with less opportunity for EMI contamination.


04.

Minimise Vibration on Components

Vibration was managed at 3 levels: Anti-Vibration feet tuned to the resonant frequency of the chassis, top cover treatment to convert vibration captured from sound waves into small amounts of heat and sturdy RJ45 ports with silicone connection to the chassis.

Specs

Input/Output
Input 1x RJ45
Output 3x RJ45

 

Network Speed

100Mbps

POWER
Mains Supply 230V AC/115V AC – 2 x Internal Linear Power Supply
Power Consumption 3W when idle, 7.5W peak

 

PHYSICAL
Dimensions 215mm x 342mm x 87mm (W x D x H)
Weight 5 Kg
In the box PhoenixNET Audiophile-Grade Network Switch
Mains Cable
2m Ethernet Cable
Getting Started Guide
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BlackSilver

    (459 reviewers)

ANSUZ NOISE SUPPRESSING TECHNOLOGIES

Since the launch of our first products in the audio market, Ansuz key endeavor has always been to effectively bring down the disturbing noise floor in any audio/video system without harming the spectrum of natural tones or manipulating the authentic uniqueness of the dynamics, energy or sound stage of the music.


Ansuz, early on, came to realize that the traditional approaches in power conditioner design have so far failed. This sparked Ansuz’s determination to embark on an absolutely new technological path using different types of sophisticated coil technologies to suppress the noise by specific countermeasures. All these technologies are scalable. So, the more of the different types of coils are integrated in an audio system, the lower will be the remaining noise floor. This will distinctly enhance the blackness and dynamics in the audio performance and guarantee an excellent and more authentic listening experience.


All the Ansuz Tesla coils build on Ansuz noise suppressing coil technology. Here, a double inverted coil is connected to the power conductors. So, when the dual coil encounters a voltage spike, a counter spike is developed in the counter wound section of the coil. Since noise spikes consist of pure voltage and carry virtually no charge, the resulting cancellation is extremely good, but still not a 100 percent. However, by adding more noise suppressing coils in parallel, their noise suppressing performance increases significantly and with that both the authenticity and the perceived blackness in the music will be even further enhanced. In the range of Ansuz PowerSwitches, there is a number of different noise reduction technologies at work depending on the type and extent of the intended noise cancellation:


Image

Click image to enlarge PowerSwitch comparrison table




Ansuz Active Tesla Coil technology (A-TC)
This is an active noise suppressing element that rely on Mains spike noise cancellation. The way they work is to have a double inverted coil connected to the power conductors, when the A-TC dual coil encounters a voltage spike a counter spike is developed in the counter wound section of the A-TC coil. As Noise spikes are pure voltage and carries virtually no charge, the cancelation is quite good but not a 100%. By adding more A-TC coils in parallel the performance increases. And with that the perceived Blackness in the music improves significantly. The active version is about three to four times more efficient then Passive Tesla Coils.


Ansuz Active Cable Tesla Coil technology (AC-TC)
This is an active noise suppressing element that rely on Mains spike noise cancellation. The way they work is to have a double inverted coil connected to the power conductors, when the AC-TC dual coil encounters a voltage spike a counter spike is developed in the counter wound section of the AC-TC coil. As Noise spikes are pure voltage and carries virtually no charge, the cancelation is quite good, but not 100%. By adding more AC-TC coils in parallel the performance increases. And with that the perceived Blackness in the music improves significantly. So, AC-TC is similar to A-TC. But where the A-TC technology is mounted on the circuitry boards the AC-TC coils are mounted directly around the mains conductors to increase the effect even further.


Ansuz Active Square Tesla Coil technology (AS-TC)
This is an active noise suppressing element that rely on spike noise cancellation. The way they work is to have a double inverted coil connected to the power conductors, when the AS-TC dual coil encounters a voltage spike a counter spike is developed in the counter wound section of the AS-TC coil. As Noise spikes are pure voltage and carries virtually no charge, the cancelation is quite good, but not 100%. By adding more AS-TC coils in parallel the performance increases. And with that the perceived Blackness in the music improves significantly So, AS-TC is similar to A-TC. But where the A-TC technology is mounted on the circuitry boards the AS-TC coils are imbedded in the circuitry board itself. They are not as efficient as the top mounted coils, but they are very compact and more cost efficient.


Ansuz Analog Dither Technology (AD)
The Ansuz AD technology is responsible for the analog dither we use in a wide range of our product, The technology origins in radars where results to most engineers astonishment was better in live situations (in planes, on boats) than in stationary land fixed systems, They concluded that the vibration of the planes and ships aided the aided the radar and sonar performance.. Thus, was the idea of analog dithering born. The dither is added a very low-level random noise, by modulating the noise floor it’s possible to see what’s below it, and thus get a clearer picture of the full content of the recording.
For further information on dither: https://pure.tue.nl/ws/files/3529229/728779.pdf


Ansuz Anti Arial Resonance Coil Technology (AARC)
All cables and cable screens act like antennas, by fitting AARC in our cable structures we reduce the cables ability to absorb Airborne RF/EMI. In the old generation of GSM telephones, we heard the effect of airborne RF being modulated the “dikke-dit dikke-dit” sounds just prior to receiving a phone call, today this noise is even more present. Today the noise is not modulated in the same way, instead it takes on the character of a white haze, reducing the blackness and dynamics in the presentation. The mechanism of the Ansuz AARC technology is to make sure that the cable has no definitive length, that way the cable or internal wire can’t act as an antenna, thus no standing waves can be absorbed in the cable and bleed into your system.


Star Grounding Technology
Most manufactures of High-End cables and accessories have now realized how important it is to have a strong ground network in your system. At Ansuz this is another thing that have hade our attention from the start. All your components need one -and only one, star grounding point in which all components can exchange their different ground potential. This is built into all our Mainz8 power/ground distributors. Naturally, we make sure that this work at its best when wired up with Ansuz power cords. So, all our power cords have heavy gage ground leads, actually up to 10 mm3 – the strongest conductor in any of our cables.
With Ansuz mains/ground distributors and power cords there are no reason or need for separate grounding boxes and network.


Internal Resonance Control
One of the most dept felt philosophies at Ansuz are about mechanical grounding. Every component in an audio/video system vibrates and are sensitive to resonances. Vibrations comes from even the smallest transistor on a circuitry board to the biggest bass drives in loudspeakers. Isolation with soft materials like rubber is a bad idea. The rubber will at first absorb the vibration, but instance later release the energy back into the component. Now out of phase and timing. The result is resonances in your component.
With our Resonance control we offer the vibration a way out of the component by mechanically grounding. We call the solution Ansuz Darkz. They can be placed under nearly any component. The optimal result can be achieved by replacing standard feet with Ansuz Darkz Feet and then connection the Darkz Feet to Ansuz Darkz with Titanium or Ceramic balls.
All Ansuz Mainz8’s, PowerBoxes and PowerSwitches are standard fitted with Ansuz Darkz Feet for easy upgrade. Our two best Mainz8 power/ground distributors – D-TC & D-TC Supreme, even have Darkz build into the chassis to separate the acoustically tuned High Pressure Fiber Boards from the cabinet.

Specs
  • 8 LAN ports
  • 10 Low voltage outlets
  • Ansuz Active Cable Tesla Coils technology
  • Ansuz Active Square Tesla Coils technology
  • Ansuz Dither Circuitry technology
  • Designed with upgradeble external resonance control – Darkz feet
  • Natural-based composite material
  • Steel chassis
€4.246,95
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