WHAT'S BEST FORUM: SW-8 Ethernet Switch
Just received my LHY Audio SW-8 audiophile-grade switch. The switch is built like a tank with a linear PS + OCXO clock. Right out of the box and within a minute of listening to music, I knew I had a winner. The switch brings the focus back into the music. Very like adjusting the focus on a camera. Bass is delineated and very solid. I also benefit of an increase in imaging and depth of soundstage.
My current setup consists of : TRENDnet TEG-S82G switch - HD Plex 300 PS/ethernet cable/Lumin U2 Mini - SBooster PS/Wireworld Platinum Starlight 7 USB cable/Denafrips Hermes DDC/ Wireworld Platinum Starlight 7 HDMI cable/Denafrips Terminator Plus DAC/Benchmark LA4 Preamp/Classe Audio CAM 600 monoblocks/Apogee Duetta Signature ( w rebuilt w ext. Xover).
I use to own the Sonore OpticalModule and OpticalRendu. I decided to simplify my streaming system and purchased the Lumin transport. Last week I pulled the trigger and purchased the LHY Audio SW-8 switch from Beatechnik.com, since I was really curious about the impact of such switch on the sound of my audio system. Only took 4 calendar days to be delivered from Hong Kong to Montreal!
Needless I am very pleased by my purchase, since I was not totally convinced that an audiophile-grade switch could provide any significant benefits. I was wrong…
Credit: Dasign @ WBF