SOtM sNH-10G Network Switch

I don’t think it’s becaus of lack of time. These folks have plenty of time. They are all over the Internet, non stop, giving their wisdom at every single forum they find. To the point it’s becoming embarrassing to post anything new anywhere. Self-censure!

It’s more often than not, pure jealousy, for lack of economic means to afford anything. :joy:

Anyways… I am curious to try this, but I think I am going to wait for when Uptone Audio and John Swenson launch their etherRegen. Maybe in March.

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I hadn’t heard about the etherRegen. I must do a search on it. I’m using the Sotm ultra ‘trifecta’ hence my interest in their switch but Ive also heard good things about the Aqvox AQ switch SE from Germany. MagnaHifi in the Netherlands also do a modded switch for less than half the price of Sotm or AQvox. This may be my first step onto the network upgrade ladder…

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The etherRegen is projected to cost about $600 if that helps.

There is an anticipation thread at their sponsored Audiophile Style forum

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Found it, thanks. Looks intriguing.

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That’s cool, you’re happy with your set-up, (and its a nice set-up by the way) enjoy it!

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I do :grinning:

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Shit hot man :heart_eyes:

I don’t think your test is valid. You switched from the Ethernet input to USB. It is well known amongst the PS Audio DSD community (I own one) that SQ can vary between the different inputs, with i2S generally recognized as the best and USB as the worst. If you didn’t hear a difference, it proves nothing about the Ethernet connection but it does beg the question if the rest of your system can resolve the differences or your ears are trained to hear them.

A more appropriate test would be to replace the connection from the switch connected to the DSD (the rest of the switches are irrelevant) with a fiber optic isolator. This will eliminate any EMI/RFI noise on the Ethernet input. Many people have tried this and most report that they can hear the difference. I don’t know if this new SOtM switch does anything, I haven’t heard it, but I have tried fiber isolators and they do make an audible difference in my system. I found the same when trying various Ethernet cables. Some made no difference or were worse but same made a clear difference. Not in my mind either, as there were 4 people in the room and all heard it.

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No offence but that’s not what you would call a test, too many variables, too little measurement. There’s too much interest in switches/ethernet for there to be nothing in it. People developing these things are serious engineers.

I’ve used a pimped switch and I heard a clear difference, positive test.

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Get a gizmo, swap it out with the last switch before your endpoint, then you’ll know.

I’m moderately cynical about gizmos but I just put in a Cisco 2960 in place of my switch and OMG (technical term…).

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I’m a very happy owner of this switch (the « basic »version). It replaced my former good switch from TP-Link.
I was shocked by the price tag but very quickly convinced it wouldn’t leave my system any time soon. It needs some burning but day one the new fluidity of the music made me listen music late at night. It’s not a marginal improvement and it gets better over time.
The day I discovered the effect of a good electric switch on my system I decided not to argue with anything before testing. There are many stuff I turned back to the shop but surely not this one.

Nucleus > Supra cat8 > sNH-10G > AudioQuest > Devialet 200

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Trade in your Supra8 Ethernet cable for a Sablon Audio Panatela USB cable and watch the music pour forth…

USB vs Ethernet?
I don’t get it

Sorry, I meant to say Sablon Audio Ethernet cable. I had the Supra8 and made the upgrade. It was a significant improvement for but much cost.

Yep great piece of kit, especially with the Evox Caps.

Heres another review. I havent seen/heard any negatives reviews yet…apart from the people that dont have one/refuse to belive

Incredible review. Everyone should read it.

My favorite part is when the reviewer speaks about local music -

So even though the music isn’t streamed through the Ethernet switch and cables, it affects the sound of your music library stored locally. Your local files will sound different depending on what’s connected to your music server. As mentioned, this doesn’t only apply to the switch, but the Ethernet cable as well. Not much of a surprise I guess, considering how pervasive noise is in a system.

This bit made me chuckle :wink:

"They’re usually (not always) the close-minded, introverted, dismissive, cynical types, who treat their textbooks as gospel. Ironically, they want to spread “the truth” but are actually misleading the masses. I have no clue what their purpose is in this space "

I wonder who that reminds me of ? :slight_smile:

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It reminds me that, in arguments such as this, only one side resorts to calling the other side names.

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