"Audiophile-grade Ethernet switches have been in the news lately and, in a blink, the landscape is peppered with them. I was feeling the urge, and there was room to elevate. The question was, which one? Based on my very positive assessment of the Nordost QNET Ethernet Switch I bought it" - Positive Feedback
- Audio optimized, Layer-2, five-port Ethernet switch
- Auto-negotiated and fixed Ethernet ports• Internal noise-reduction
- High speed internal layout
- Low-noise, high precision oscillator
- Made in the US
QNET show below with optional QSource power supply
"It's been a long time since I ended a review with "I bought the review samples." But I did. And once I realized how vital the QNet was to my system—how a simple network switch allowed me to achieve so much more of what high-end audio is about, and how much more silent and revealing the QSource was than my other linear power supply—I bought a second QSource for my etherRegen and AfterDark clock. I didn't think a second QSource would make another huge difference, but when the soundstage suddenly expanded beyond the front and side walls, my pleasure expanded concomitantly. Don't you love when that happens?"
read the review in Stereophile
"When Nordost released their QNET Ethernet Switch, I was immediately interested. I suspected it would impact the sound in similar ways as their QSOURCE Linear Power Supply, and heard it do exactly that. Both components are particularly good at resolving atmosphere, low-level detail, and timbral finesse. The QNET is amazing at reproducing space and dimension...using them in tandem brings you better sound. " – Marshall Nack, Positive Feedback read the review
- Unmanaged Ethernet switch with five Ethernet ports with 8P8C (RJ45) connectors. Ports 1–3 are 1000BASE-T/100BASE-TX–capable with autonegotiation and auto-MIDI/MID-X support. Ports 4 and 5 are 100BASE-TX full duplex only. DC input: LEMO, 9V/1.2A.
- Dimensions: 6.5" (165mm) diameter × 1.35" (34.25 mm) H.
- Weight: 31oz (880gm).
- Finish: Matte black aluminum
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