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Ideally one Ethernet line to two switches, first switch at the router end. Run another line to the second switch within a meter or so to your equipment keeping it dedicated to music and streaming. Use the first switch for all no audio equipment.
if funds permit be sure to power your router, switches with LPS,s. To go a step further run optical between first switch and second switch powering the FMC,s with LPS.
This set up will give you cd quality streaming and music playback if executed correctly.
Execution, attention to detail and imagination is a key to building a system.
That's going to take me a while to figure out. Is there a diagram I can look at to understand it better?
I'm already stuck at square one, btw. I tried to use cat 8 cable and apparently have no idea (and so do a lot if other people) how to properly ground it to eliminate future noise, hum and ground issues in the cable. That's a while other issue. Going back to cat 6.
check out audiophile style formerly computer audiophile there are quite a few threads on optical, switches,LPS for your system. Another informative one is on what’s best forum regarding same topics under computer audio . Most of these threads do have diagrams to help you out . Also google the subject.
it may seem complicated at first but its a fun worthwhile journey.