Nice review. I have a SOtM SPS-500 power supply with a switchable 7-19Vdc output, and a SOtM-modified D-Link switch with an external 10mHz master clock link input. Unfortunately the stock SOtM power supply doesn't provide 5Vdc, as needed for D-Link or AQVOX Ethernet switches. I suppose that SOtM could do 5V as a special order or you could add an intermediate down-regulator to make 5Vdc.
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Interesting review. Thanks toetap.
I have recently wondered about whether there are "hi-end" offerings in the pre-streamer LAN equipment realm.
A couple of questions:
1) My ISP’s speed tests around 120Mbps consistently via Ethernet out of a Motorola MG7550 router/modem. Can this hub/switch eliminate the "jamming" often reported (and experienced by me) causing dropouts and requiring modem/router/Aurender reboot when streaming Tidal using an Aurender?
2) Why is a reclocker needed in the Ethernet (LAN) digital stream when streaming Tidal?
3) Is it advantageous to have a LAN reclocker before a streamer that only outputs via asynchronous USB (Aurender N100H)?
I am learning so go easy! ;)
Some tech answers here:
This makes a big difference when setting up the AQVOX switch:
Take your input to port one and the output from port eight
Run a grounding wire from the screw at the back of the switch to an earthing post on your equipment or to a grounding box if you have one.
The nagging question for me is, "Why aren't these guys and those like them producing a superior hub/router/modem?" There has to be low hanging fruit there compared to the flyweight plastic, consumer mass-market offerings with the faster products aimed at gaming.
Focus on protecting the signal from noise at the point of origin and perhaps buffering the data to eliminate dropouts should pay big dividends, rather that trying to "fix it" downstream.
There's no complete all in one box solution out there at the moment. I'm looking at adding to my small box collection with a separate modem, router, wireless access point and then separate quality dc power supplies to each one. So let's see, that's at least 7 boxes. Then if I go optical I will need two more conversion boxes. That's 9. And that's not counting the grounding boxes and isolation transformers😼