Audiophile-grade Network Switch
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 quality
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.
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.
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.
The 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.
|Mains Supply||230V AC/115V AC – 2 x Internal Linear Power Supply|
|Power Consumption||3W when idle, 7.5W peak|
|Dimensions||215mm x 342mm x 87mm (W x D x H)|
|In the box||PhoenixNET Audiophile-Grade Network Switch|
|2m Ethernet Cable|
|Getting Started Guide|