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#1 Marcin_gps

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Posted 24 July 2019 - 02:35 PM

A dedicated precision switching hub that brings the world of network audio into a completely different stage. More affordable than the ultimate M12 SWITCH GOLD, provides profound sound quality improvement as well.

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SPECIFICATION:

 

Audiophile Network Switch

Sturdy build that can be used for a long time even under harsh environments

By adopting the M12 connector (used in railway in Japan), reliable network communication can be continued even if strong vibration or impact occurs

Significant improvement in signal-to-noise ratio that can’t be felt with a standard consumer type network switch

Improves sound quality drastically. The sound becomes smoother, treble becomes more shiny with a lot more details, sound stage becomes larger and better defined

5x  Ethernet ports: M12-D code 4-pin female (10/100 Mbps auto negotiation)

Input power: M12-A cord power connector Input voltage range: 9-36 VDC

Status  display: Power / Communication link / act status LED display

Operating temperature range: -40 to + 75 ° C

MTBF: 25 years or more

2 dedicated (M12-D -> RJ45) LAN cables are included in the set (2.0 m length). The RJ45 connectors are the latest state-of-the-art MFP8 IE GOLD by Japan Telegaertner Limited. These connectors can’t be purchased separately.

Medical grade PSU with M12 power cord is included.

 

Available now at the JCAT webshop: https://jcat.eu/prod...2-switch-magic/


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#2 Marcin_gps

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Posted 24 July 2019 - 02:36 PM

Review in Hifi Knigths magazine: 

 

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#3 Marcin_gps

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Posted 24 July 2019 - 02:37 PM

Review in Alpha - Audio (in Dutch)

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#4 Marcin_gps

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Posted 18 November 2019 - 02:48 PM

M12 MAGIC SWITCH review by Wojciech Pacuła, chief editor of High Fidelity

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The article available in Polish. English translation will be posted in Decebmer

 

EDIT

http://www.highfidel...ain-964&lang=en

English translation now available! 

 

And the switch received Best Product 2019 award from High Fidelity


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Posted 02 November 2020 - 03:31 PM

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NETWORK EQUIPMENT IN DIGITAL AUDIO AND VIBRATION

 

Network switches in hi-fi systems - in this case the M12 SWITCH Magic - are very sensitive for vibration.

Most audiophiles do not realize that network switches, especially those in close proximity to the main hi-fi rig, should be treated with the same attention to vibration as any other high quality digital audio component. In fact, during our listening trials, we've found the impact of anti-vibration footers under the M12 SWITCH Magic to be greater than under a DAC.

This simple tweak, quite unexpectedly, boosted the performance to the sound quality level that was possible to achieve only with the ultimate network switch; M12 SWITCH GOLD.NETWORK EQUIPMENT IN DIGITAL AUDIO AND VIBRATION

Network switches in hi-fi systems - in this case the M12 SWITCH Magic - are very sensitive for vibration.

Most audiophiles do not realize that network switches, especially those in close proximity to the main hi-fi rig, should be treated with the same attention to vibration as any other high quality digital audio component. In fact, during our listening trials, we've found the impact of anti-vibration footers under the M12 SWITCH Magic to be greater than under a DAC.

This simple tweak, quite unexpectedly, boosted the performance to the sound quality level that was possible to achieve only with the ultimate network switch; M12 SWITCH GOLD.


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