This should be a thread about all the exciting and interesting things happening within the…
•@BertBird added in pictures in another thread about a new Anzus switch,.Uptone also comes with a new switch in the fall.
So,.much exciting is happening in this area,.this we can discuss and speculate on in this thread.
I would suggest to also talk about Ethernet cables in this thread. I would like to test in the coming period my Audiquest Vodka cable against the Chord Music Ethernet cable and would be interest what others have to say about it. Does it makes sense to spend so much money on a cable, what would I gain with upgrading from a sound perspective…
Here you see a picture of the one of Simon In Suffolk’s recommended…
• Cisco WS-C2960-8TC-L’s SMPS.
We have discovered that some who bought their Cisco 2960 on ebay,.and that these Cisco’s have not gone through any control-programs…have had inferior soundquality.
Then it has been shown that the fault has been in the power-supply…See picture above.
These SMPS can be purchased new or used from some companies that specialize in Cisco,or used Cisco.
The option is,.that a knowledgeable company makes a recapp on your SMPS.
It is often on Cisco 2960 from 2007-2008 that this has occurred to us,.later manufactured has not yet had this problem.
Important: These images are for those of you who are interested in how a Cisco looks internally.
If you have no knowledge,.Do Not Open Your Cisco.
• For those of you with knowledge,.there is a cable (see picture) between your SMPS and your Audioboard.
Pull it up and down 8-10 times to remove oxides from the contact-surfaces.
@Bart,…It says in my last post,.but rehearses here.
• Cisco WS-C2960-8TC-L.
It is with this it started,and which most people buy.
But @Simon-in-Suffolk who is the real technical expert,.also uses one with the designation 3560 I think it was.
But it is better that he himself comments on this.
But the Cisco WS-C2960-8TC-L is a secure purchase.
• I installed a Cisco WS-C2960-8TC-L in a friends music-system this weekend that was.
He didn’t see what I did,.so when I started playing,he asked if I had changed the signal-source too.
So great was the difference in soundquality this time,.in that music-system.
Not really, it simply is providing a quality physical layer decoupling… so use a quality switch like any if the Cisco catalyst switches, including the obsolete ones and you should be good.
The real additional benefit is Ethernet data isolation… plenty in geeky network circles on that, almost nothing in audiophile circles as it needs bespoke setup and an understanding of several network protocols… but provides true Ethernet data noise decoupling. You cant just throw money at it unless you employ services of a network engineer.
The first sensible post I’ve read on this subject for quite a while.
It’s ‘amusing’ reading the thread & I wonder how long & were it will end up, I suspect the same old goat trail dead end as all the ethernet threads.