English Electric 8Switch (Audiophile Network Switch)

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English Electric 8Switch (Audiophile Network Switch)

Post by Spannko » 2020-05-14 18:39

Here’s a video of a comparison of the new English Electric network switch compared to a Netgear FS105. I heard the same comparison at the Bristol HiFi show earlier in the year and I’d say the video is pretty representative of what I heard.

The demo starts about 15mins In.

https://youtu.be/YtIwNRDr0kY

Enjoy!

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Re: English Electric 8Switch (Audiophile Network Switch)

Post by beck » 2020-05-14 19:04

I would rather listen to some of your own clips than listen to this video. I do not enjoy what I hear, one switch or the other.

That said the switch could be a real improvement. I just cannot tell for sure......

Maybe I am just having a bad ear day. :-)

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Re: English Electric 8Switch (Audiophile Network Switch)

Post by matthias » 2020-05-14 19:53

Spannko wrote:
2020-05-14 18:39
English Electric network switch
How much is it?
Thanks

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Re: English Electric 8Switch (Audiophile Network Switch)

Post by Spannko » 2020-05-14 20:06

£450, inc a Chord Co Ethernet cable.

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Re: English Electric 8Switch (Audiophile Network Switch)

Post by David Neel » 2020-05-14 21:15

beck wrote:
2020-05-14 19:04
That said the switch could be a real improvement. I just cannot tell for sure......
I too heard it at the Bristol show. I know that in my own system the GS108T is more musical than the GS105. And the GS105 in the Chord demo sounded more musical than the EE switch....
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Re: English Electric 8Switch (Audiophile Network Switch)

Post by Spannko » 2020-05-14 23:07

David Neel wrote:
2020-05-14 21:15
beck wrote:
2020-05-14 19:04
That said the switch could be a real improvement. I just cannot tell for sure......
I too heard it at the Bristol show. I know that in my own system the GS108T is more musical than the GS105. And the GS105 in the Chord demo sounded more musical than the EE switch....
I agree David. For me, there’s a musicality problem with the EE. I heard it at the show, but because the dem was so short, I couldn’t say exactly where the problem lay. After listening to the video several times it appears as though the EE messes with the bass, spoiling the rhythm and making the music lose its mojo. On the plus side, everything sounds a bit cleaner and more detailed, and I’m sure that if I heard one in the flesh, the blacks would be blacker too.

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Re: English Electric 8Switch (Audiophile Network Switch)

Post by Charlie1 » 2020-05-14 23:27

I didn't think much of the EE at Bristol either. Can't recall the specifics though.

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