The 8Switch jitter measurements indicate an improved network signal performance of up to 90%. The machined aluminium enclosure offers excellent protection from both acoustic and electrical noise. The minimal LED display on the front panel includes power, alarm and the link status/speed for each of the 8 ports. The AV-grade power adaptor has been designed to reduce electrical noise from AC power and prevent mains quality issues from affecting the network signals. It also boasts high power efficiency, a no-load power consumption < 0.075W and protection from short circuit, overload and over-voltage.
Each Switch is supplied with a free Chord Company C-Stream digital streaming cable.
- Ethernet ports: 8 audio-grade 100/1000 Base-T gigabit.
- Port IN: Connect to LAN (Local Area Network).
- Port 1-7: Connect to audio/video devices.
- Clock: Customized TCXO with accuracy rated at 0.1ppm.
- Power supply: Advanced medical-grade 5V DC at 1A max. (5,=.5mm x 2.1mm, tip carries +5V).
- Accessories supplied: 75cm Chord C-Stream streaming cable.
- Dimensions (HxWxD): 35 x 152 x 83mm (1.4 x 6.0 x 3.25in)
- Weight: 422g (15oz)
- Finish: Matte black
The 16Switch is a two-zone, dual power supply, 16-port Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) device which has been optimised for music and video streaming. The 16Switch brings the proven benefits of the 8Switch to larger networks and features 2x independent rows of eight high-quality Gigabit Ethernet ports, which can be used as two independent eight-way switches or connected and used as one 16-way device.
The clock source is isolated for each network zone, allowing the TCXO modules to remove power-related noise from the switch circuit. Power is delivered by two independent isolated power supplies feeding each of the eight-port switch modules; the clean supply allows better network signal quality, ultimately driven by the highly accurate TCXO clock technology. When run as two independent power zones, it allows the performance-critical audio/video equipment to be run independently from the more noisy digital equipment also present on the network.
The combined technologies and attention to detail in the 16Switch result in more stable and accurate network signals and clock circuitry, delivering significantly improved data transmission with measurably reduced jitter errors.
16Switch unit only:
- Weight: 1969.5g
- Width: 443mm
- Depth: 170mm
- Height excluding feet: 45mm