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Review of the Audiophile TP-Link SG108e @ $29.99

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I created a video on why a carefully selected $29.99 8 port switch is more audiophile than switches costing hundreds if not thousands of $$'s. 

 

*Initially uploaded to YT but they are taking everything and making it standard definition and therefore UNWATCHABLE. Seriously, if you are going to take 1080p or 2160p, and reduce it to 360 just put up a notification that you can't upload. The video is USELESS at this down-rez!

 

So I put it on my Amazon Drive:

 

https://www.amazon.com/clouddrive/share/bfjq6CXYWrl9INT9jqSmY5gY5OgItiY0s20ZwmPz95f

 

You will need to download it since Amazon limits video to 20 minutes. I'll follow up with a part 1 and 2 to make it convenient to view in browser.

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1 hour ago, plissken said:

I created a video on why a carefully selected $29.99 8 port switch is more audiophile than switches costing hundreds if not thousands of $$'s. 

 

*Initially uploaded to YT but they are taking everything and making it standard definition and therefore UNWATCHABLE. Seriously, if you are going to take 1080p or 2160p, and reduce it to 360 just put up a notification that you can't upload. The video is USELESS at this down-rez!

 

So I put it on my Amazon Drive:

 

https://www.amazon.com/clouddrive/share/bfjq6CXYWrl9INT9jqSmY5gY5OgItiY0s20ZwmPz95f

 

You will need to download it since Amazon limits video to 20 minutes. I'll follow up with a part 1 and 2 to make it convenient to view in browser.

When I tried with my iPad/Chrome Browser I only get the message that it can't be viewed b/c of the size, but I don't get an option to download.


Main listening (small home office):

Main setup: Surge protector +_iFi  AC iPurifiers >Isol-8 Mini sub Axis Power Conditioning+Isolation>QuietPC Low Noise Server>Roon (Audiolense DRC)>RPi4 (dietpi)>Kii Control>Kii Three >GIK Room Treatments.

Secondary Listening: Server>Matrix Element i Streamer/DAC (XLR)>Schiit Freya>Kii Three .

Bedroom: SBTouch to Cambridge Soundworks Desktop Setup. Living Room/Kitchen: RPi 3B+ running RoPieee to a pair of Morel Hogtalare. 

All absolute statements about audio are false :)

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I re-shot the video to keep it under 20 minutes. Damn you Amazon Drive! 🙂

 

Here it is.

 

This goes into some length with detail with actual configuration examples and explanation as to what they do. Hopefully it's actually helpful vs your typical audio 'journalist' review.

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So, apart from configurability, would you expect to see any improvement in performance compared to the switch built in to an ISP provided switch/router/modem?

 

Alan

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14 minutes ago, the_bat said:

So, apart from configurability, would you expect to see any improvement in performance compared to the switch built in to an ISP provided switch/router/modem?

 

Alan

 

A SQ improvement? If the supplied Swrouter is meeting spec then no.

 

There is certainly the possibility of a through put benefit, traffic contention benefit, unknown unicast benefit. Plus for $30 you get diagnostics, you get port counters. And I still have a standing offer of $4k of my money to anyone else's $1K they can't tell the difference between this and Bonn, UpTone, Melco, Chord, etc switch.

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On 5/21/2020 at 4:18 PM, plissken said:

I re-shot the video to keep it under 20 minutes. Damn you Amazon Drive! 🙂

 

Here it is.

 

This goes into some length with detail with actual configuration examples and explanation as to what they do. Hopefully it's actually helpful vs your typical audio 'journalist' review.

Nice video.

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4 hours ago, vortecjr said:

Nice video.

 

Thanks, it's primarily intended as an educational and tutorial video. I'm going to do a PfSense walk through next with the TPlink integrated into it for multi-armed routing aka inter-vlan routing.

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