English Electric 8Switch (Black) is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 2.
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English Electric 8Switch (Black)

Network Switching
£449

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”Consistently improves network performance; well made and easy to use.” ’Hi-Fi Cinema Choice’ – Recommended.

Made for music

Digital Ethernet switches are widely available but rarely make a good choice for those passionate about digital music. Most switches use non-audio specific components that can be detrimental to sound quality. English Electric (a Chord Company brand) painstakingly developed the 8switch, using top quality components, for a significant upgrade in sound quality.

Precision timing
At the heart of the 8switch is a Temperature Compensation Crystal Oscillator. Accurate to 0.1ppm, this generates higher network signal accuracy, delivering more stable music data transmission. The power supply and clock generation circuits feature two, electrical noise isolation circuits to further stabilise the network signals. An EMI (Electromagnetic Interference) absorber reduces noise from the digital circuit, helping promote a cleaner sound. Put together, the high quality circuitry reduces jitter by an exceptional 90% when compared with general network switches.

Machined aluminium casing and isolation feet
Built from machined aluminium, the casing not only looks good but also protects from acoustic and electrical noise, helping to reduce distortion. Added to this, isolation feet help decouple the unit, making it less likely that external vibrations affect the device’s internal electronics.

Seven outputs – enough for the most complex digital systems
With seven output ports, plus the input to your wi-fi hub or router, the 8switch handles the most comprehensive networking set-ups. Perfect for when you have several digital sources within one system – such as a network music streamer, smart TV, games console, computer, NAS drive and more, or as the heart of a multi-room system, with Ethernet cables around your home.

Supplied with C-Stream cable
Supplied with a high quality Chord Company C-Stream cable, the 8switch is ready to go. Simply connect this to your router or wi-fi hub, connect in your sources and you’re good to go.

Maximise your system’s full potential, with the English Electric 8switch.
Dimensions
Dimensions WxHxD (mm)
152 x 35 x 83
Weight
Weight (KG)
422g
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Suttle Sound Improvements On initial switch on the sound was even more like vinyl. Much improved bass and mid dynamics and more instrument separation. Recommend
Date published: 2021-10-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome little box! I recently added this to my Cambridge NQ set up. I’ve used a Chord Epic streaming cable from the EE to the Edge. What a difference!! All that unwanted noise is a thing of the past! Also got my SkyQ plugged into it Thanks RS Glasgow for your usual expert advice
Date published: 2020-11-29
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