Over the last six months I have concentrated on improving the quality of the ethernet to my ND555.
- LPS on the Roon NUCi7 - Result excellent more detail and space.
2 Changed netgear switch distributing ethernet around house to Cisco 3750 - small increase in detail and clarity
- Changed to Cinnamon and Via blue ethernet cables replacing Amazon Cat6 - Result more transparency and better trebble clarity.
- Changed Zyxel gigabit switch for an AQVOX SE - Result huge improvement to everything particularly bass
- LPS on WD Mycloud NAS - Result excellent more detail and space.
What is amazing at each stage there was a distinct improvement - the final LPS on WD Mycloud was the icing on the cake. The detail retrieval and clarity - is staggering. I set myself up to do a load of office work last night … I put on some background music … before long I was just listening to the music totally drawn in. Improving the ethernet path has made my system so much more musical - it is relaxed powerful detailed and dynamic.
To all those on this forum I say the whole ethernet path is very critical - and it’s impact is quite profound. The ‘Mania’ thread is showing this - I would say if you have any of the Naim dacs & streamers - even Muso’s it is worthwhile and will improve the enjoyment of your system. By the way I am not saying buy an AQVOX switch … a cisco 2960 maybe just as good…what I can say is the AQVOX for me was transformational.