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Online Peter M  
#1 Posted : 26 March 2020 10:55:24(UTC)
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I notice that so-called "hifi grade" network switches are proliferating in the market at prices of around one thousand pounds or more. At present I have three network switches in my system, all being Netgear switches at modest price. Do the high-priced switches offer a useful improvement?

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Offline Martin Colloms  
#2 Posted : 26 March 2020 16:07:38(UTC)
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We are assessing a melange of net switches now with more to come in , eg Russ Andrews , Melco and Chord Company
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Offline Martin Colloms  
#3 Posted : 06 May 2020 16:47:14(UTC)
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We are assessing a melange of net switches now with more to come in , eg Russ Andrews , Melco and Chord Company
Martin


There is a note on the upcoming tests in the blog
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Offline EricE  
#4 Posted : 21 May 2020 15:17:01(UTC)
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Since you are working with switches and the like, you have already discovered that they are very sensitive to vibrations.
Try PVC RJ45 dust caps in the unused slots. It's going to sound much better ...
Offline Andrew Everard  
#5 Posted : 22 May 2020 08:27:48(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: EricE Go to Quoted Post

Since you are working with switches and the like, you have already discovered that they are very sensitive to vibrations.
Try PVC RJ45 dust caps in the unused slots. It's going to sound much better ...


Thanks - will give it a try. Have already experimented with damping sheets in switch casework and isolating feet, with notable effects.

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