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I don’t know if it’s just a rumour, but Innuos could be ready to release a competitive audio grade network switch for about the price of a Phoenix. Anybody else heard something along these lines?

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This was hinted at a while back.  Nuno had said something about making both the USB and Ethernet technologies from the Statement available to owners of the Zenith SE (and of course other servers).  The first shoe dropped with the Phoenix so I wouldn’t be surprised if another shoe would be dropping at some point.

 

 

Digital:  Sonore opticalModule > Uptone EtherRegen > Shunyata Sigma Ethernet > Antipodes K30 > Shunyata Omega USB > Chord Hugo TT2 

Amp & Speakers:  Spectral DMA-150mk2 > Aerial 10T

Foundation: Stillpoints Ultra, Shunyata Denali power conditioner, Shunyata Alpha and Delta power cords, Shunyata Alpha interconnect, Shunyata Sigma Ethernet, MIT Matrix HD60 speaker cables, ASC isothermal tube traps

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I demoed an Innuos Statement in my system to use with a Linn Klimax DSM streamer and the Melco S100 w/ Farad Super3 power supply that I already owned outperformed the direct ethernet connection from the Statement. I suggest that you give the Melco a trial if you have a chance. 

ChrisG

Bend, OR

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On 1/9/2021 at 1:47 AM, ChrisG said:

I demoed an Innuos Statement in my system to use with a Linn Klimax DSM streamer and the Melco S100 w/ Farad Super3 power supply that I already owned outperformed the direct ethernet connection from the Statement. I suggest that you give the Melco a trial if you have a chance. 

Hey Chris 😀

How was the Melco connected to the Statement? Are you saying that the music sounded better when the Statement was fed a stream from the Melco vs streaming directly into the Statement? 

 

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I do not have the new Innuos switch, but I have a modded Pink Faun Buffalo switch. From what I can tell from the specs online, these devices look very similar, and certainly the intent is similar: added precision, if I can say it that way. 
 

I do have the Innuos Phoenix USB re-clocker. I think it works very well and provided an improvement in my system (into Aurender ACS10). 
 

Full Disclosure: I actually recently removed the Phoenix but only because I bought an Extreme, and will be adding their USB card soon, so the Phoenix is redundant. I plan to post the Phoenix for sale this week, if I can figure out PayPal.

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Yes, I would be interested in your impressions.  I have the Phoenix and would like to know what the NET would do for me.

Thanks!

Netgear modem > Synology router > Roon Nucleus / HDPlex LPS > Kii Control > Kii Three > w/Supra cables

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Thank you, @Varadero xl 1000v for your photos and initial impressions.  Please keep us posted on the aural developments as the PhoenixNET settles in with additional hours.  I believe all Innuos devices (with the Mundorf caps and large toroidals) will take about 400-hours to fully break in.  It should open up a bit more as it reaches the 400-500 hour mark.  

 

I am very intrigued with this new PhoenixNET device, as my digital front-end is currently:  Innuos Zenith 3 + PhoenixUSB. I also have an UpTone eRegen w/ JS-2 dual-rail LPS (powering the eR & my modem) ahead of the Innuos kit, and the possibility of inserting a PhoenixNET into the mix has piqued my interest. In my case, I would initially cascade: ISP Modem > eRegen > PhoenixNET > Zenith 3 > PhoenixUSB > DAC. Albeit expensive, I believe this addition could put me in the 'Statement' territory, but before I go down that path, I was hoping to learn more feedback on this device from you and other contributors in the AS & WBF communities. 

 

** If interested, here is the link to the PhoenixNET thread on WBF:  https://www.whatsbestforum.com/threads/to-switch-or-not-to-switch-melco-s-100-or-innuos-phoenix-net-switch.32550/

 

I suspect I will soon make the necessary initial steps on price/delivery inquiries for a PhoenixNET with my Innuos dealer. Based on what I am hearing in my system now (w/o the PhoenixNET) and what I anticipate the PhoenixNET would/could do, it could be a homerun for my set-up. Fingers crossed. Until then, I hope to continue to learn additional feedback about the PhoenixNET from you and others on the community board(s).

 

 I have attached my system FLOW diagram for an easy visual.  Diagram Note: the items depicted in 'Black' are current state; and the items in 'Red' are proposed future state (i.e., the PhoenixNET.)

 

Thanks, again!

 

Re-tread

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