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Hi Folks

 

Paul Pang now offers a new Audio Grade (5 port) switch. It does re clocking with a low jitter TCXO module with silver output transformer and offers two high priority ports. A 5 V power supply with US plugs is included, but it's recommended to use a linear or battery power supply to get the best results. Additional the switch can be bought in a bundle with a 60cm PPA TZ YUN RED LAN/I2S Cable (150$ instead of 189$). The Switch is 149$, the bundle with LAN cable is 299$.

 

You can find all details here: Paul Pang Audio Grade Switch

 

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Enjoy,

Phil

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Phil, that is fantastic. I have inserted a normal Cisco switch between my 2 pcs in my Jplay dual pc setup. I have 2 excellent PPA lan cables in line with it and have achieved very good results. I also have a very good walwart from Empirical Audio on the switch. Soundstage and imaging and depth improved.

 

There is an active thread on the Jplay forum on this:

Ethernet Switch - increase in SQ - Computer Audio - JPLAY - hi-end audio player for Windows

 

This PPA switch will certainly add to the sound quality gains. I've ordered it immediately and a nice 5 volt linear PSU to go with it. I will report back after installation and appropriate burn in.

 

One other note: I've asked Paul Pang to develop an audiophile network/Lan card and he agreed. Lets see how fast that becomes available. That will have many applications, I'm sure.


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2) Woo WA2 pre amp > Exposure 2010S2 Int Amp + Exposure 2010S2 Power Amp > Von Gaylord Legend Speakers + REL T-5 Sub-Bass System

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This was over a year ago. What did you think?


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It's really, really good. If beats direction connection between 2 pcs. It beats FMC (fiber media converter) between 2 pcs. My dual PC setup sounds less musical without it.

 

A heads up: it isn't 1000Base-t.


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Does anyone know if the 'Paul Pang' switch is still available for purchase. (There is no sign of the thing per the links in this thread)

 

Also, noting that this is quite an old thread, are there any other more recent / similar products available?


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Does anyone know if the 'Paul Pang' switch is still available for purchase. (There is no sign of the thing per the links in this thread)

 

Also, noting that this is quite an old thread, are there any other more recent / similar products available?

 

He has a new one:

SHOPPING AREA: AUDIO GRADE ROUTER ,SWITCH

$899 w/ clock unit. it should be very good.

 

This is the 3rd version he has sold. I have the first version and it functions very well between my pcs in my 2 pc streamer. I think it cost only $150 back then and the reclocker was inside the unit.


2 modified PCs in a streamer with WS2012/ AO 2.20/ Jplay 7/ Fidelizer Pro 8.2/ Process Lasso/

Pachanko lan cables & PPA ethernet switch between pcs > Audio PC JCat Femto usb audio card > iFi Gemini 3.0 dual headed usb cable > iFi iGalvanic > iFi iUsb power 3.0   > iFi iPurifier 3 > Singxer SU-1 (i2s out) > Wyred 4 Sound DAC2V2 DSDse >

1) maxed out Woo WA2 > Beyerdynamic T1 w/ Forza Noir hybrid cable mod

2) Woo WA2 pre amp > Exposure 2010S2 Int Amp + Exposure 2010S2 Power Amp > Von Gaylord Legend Speakers + REL T-5 Sub-Bass System

***Audio system powered by two Equi=Core 300 balanced power sources                                                       

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He has a new one:

SHOPPING AREA: AUDIO GRADE ROUTER ,SWITCH

$899 w/ clock unit. it should be very good.

 

This is the 3rd version he has sold. I have the first version and it functions very well between my pcs in my 2 pc streamer. I think it cost only $150 back then and the reclocker was inside the unit.

 

Thanks for the link, although I note this is dated from 2015. He does appear to have a curious way of doing business this guy! To be honest, I don't need a router (certainly not a $900 one and my router is specific to the associated cable internet supplier), but I could do with a nice switch. The good news is that the link includes an email address, I shall pursue further.


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Thanks for the link, although I note this is dated from 2015. He does appear to have a curious way of doing business this guy! To be honest, I don't need a router (certainly not a $900 one and my router is specific to the associated cable internet supplier), but I could do with a nice switch. The good news is that the link includes an email address, I shall pursue further.

 

Paul is a lousy businessman although his devices are pretty good. His website definitely sucks. It was easy to get Pang's stuff back when AudioPhil carried his equipment in his AO shop. Unfortunately, they had a falling out and Phil no longer sells Paul's gear.


2 modified PCs in a streamer with WS2012/ AO 2.20/ Jplay 7/ Fidelizer Pro 8.2/ Process Lasso/

Pachanko lan cables & PPA ethernet switch between pcs > Audio PC JCat Femto usb audio card > iFi Gemini 3.0 dual headed usb cable > iFi iGalvanic > iFi iUsb power 3.0   > iFi iPurifier 3 > Singxer SU-1 (i2s out) > Wyred 4 Sound DAC2V2 DSDse >

1) maxed out Woo WA2 > Beyerdynamic T1 w/ Forza Noir hybrid cable mod

2) Woo WA2 pre amp > Exposure 2010S2 Int Amp + Exposure 2010S2 Power Amp > Von Gaylord Legend Speakers + REL T-5 Sub-Bass System

***Audio system powered by two Equi=Core 300 balanced power sources                                                       

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Does anyone know if the 'Paul Pang' switch is still available for purchase. (There is no sign of the thing per the links in this thread)

 

Also, noting that this is quite an old thread, are there any other more recent / similar products available?

 

I recently ordered one from the Jcat web site. It is a 5 port D-link. It arrived via Paul Pang.

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Paul is suck, believe me. I ever almost used everything from paul, usb card + OCXO clock, mobo + OCXO, black,Sarah,red sata cable, SSD + OCXO. All i paid almost $3000, ok they sound great and i admited that nothing sound better than that especially SSD.

After bought then the the nightmare came in the end.  Everything never ever worked stable. Sometime my pc can boosted, sometime not ,from the begining. Don't try to ask for help from Paul. He never answer your question in anyway, email, message. Finally i returned almost everything after his sata connector broke after i twisted cable to be in place. It crisped like potato chips. What a Lousy parts he use. Then he told me that his cable guaranteed only 10times plug in and off.

what? Did you ever bought things like this? 

 

Now i will buy some JCAT cables but i'm not sure it won't happen again while Paul make this thing for JCAT. HOw can i be sure?


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...AND they can be plugged in way more than ten times without breaking! :-)


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Just FYI As for audiophile grade router and switches check out www.thelinearsolution.com great stuff from USA . I just got their TCXO router today. So much better than Paul stuff by far.


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6 hours ago, ismewor said:

Just FYI As for audiophile grade router and switches check out www.thelinearsolution.com great stuff from USA . I just got their TCXO router today. So much better than Paul stuff by far.

looking forward to your review of the PPA router vs. your new one...

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7 hours ago, ismewor said:

Just FYI As for audiophile grade router and switches check out www.thelinearsolution.com great stuff from USA . I just got their TCXO router today. So much better than Paul stuff by far.

Second on looking for a review.

 

Do they post prices and options anywhere?


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TLS pricing, according to mail received October 23. Introductory prices expected to run until year's end

 

TCXO Switch (Introduction $449, Normal $549)
TCXO Router (Introduction $779, Normal $899)
OCXO Router (Introduction $999, Normal $1199)
OCXO Switch (Introduction $649, Normal $799)
 


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16 minutes ago, Al Jones said:

TLS pricing, according to mail received October 23. Introductory prices expected to run until year's end

 

The router I'm going to need to know what make/model router has been modified.  How does TLS expect to sell these without any specs?


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6 minutes ago, rickca said:

The router I'm going to need to know what make/model router has been modified.  How does TLS expect to sell these without any specs?

Here is the info of the router that I got. it is a d-link ac1900.

they are still updating their site. But send a email to Sam at TLS he is pretty fast in response.

http://us.dlink.com/products/connect/ac1900-wi-fi-router-2/


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19 minutes ago, ismewor said:

Here is the info of the router that I got.

Thanks!  OK so a DIR-879 is a router you can buy on Amazon right now for $105 and is not particularly well reviewed.  I'd never even consider buying the ordinary non-audiophile version.

 

The quality of your router is a lot more mission critical than the quality of a switch.

 

It might sound great.  I'm just saying I don't think it's a particularly good router.


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I don’t know yet, I’ll sure post when I’m done with my finding. I’m just happy finally audio grade router and switches got some attention and company actually able to come up with products. 


DigitalDac: Chord DAVE, Amp: MC275 Mono, Preamp: FirstSound, Source: Esoteric K01X, Cable: TaraLab GME interconnect,
CASSOtM Trifecta Mod 75ohm MCI, TheLinearSolution TCXO Router

Analog: SME 20/2, SME V, Skala, Esoteric C03 Phono

 

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6 hours ago, ismewor said:

I don’t know yet, I’ll sure post when I’m done with my finding. I’m just happy finally audio grade router and switches got some attention and company actually able to come up with products. 

Yah, I have to agree with you - it’s good to have others in the market. 


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Wires + Power: Transparent Reference + XL, Paul Hynes, HDPlex

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Analog: Radikal Linn LP12

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On 10/28/2017 at 8:13 AM, mfaoro said:

Second on looking for a review.

 

Do they post prices and options anywhere?

Hi all,

Here is my initial finding on this router. it is the game changer.

 

 


DigitalDac: Chord DAVE, Amp: MC275 Mono, Preamp: FirstSound, Source: Esoteric K01X, Cable: TaraLab GME interconnect,
CASSOtM Trifecta Mod 75ohm MCI, TheLinearSolution TCXO Router

Analog: SME 20/2, SME V, Skala, Esoteric C03 Phono

 

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