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  1. LowMidHigh

    Article: SOtM sNH-10G Network Switch Review

    You've made some good and provocative points that are worth investigating, but this one is sheer non sequitur. Worst still, it wastes other members time and diminishes your credibility. You may want to think twice before you hit the "submit" button.
  2. LowMidHigh

    Article: SOtM sNH-10G Network Switch Review

    It takes one to know one.
  3. LowMidHigh

    Article: SOtM sNH-10G Network Switch Review

    Resorting to ad hominen attacks is usually a sign of intellectual inferiority. And starting countless examples with "I have a friend who..." belongs to elementary school debates. You know nothing about me and my sets of skills. For that matter, focusing on the issues in hand is far more productive and civil than hurtling insults. As I sensibly wrote above it seems plissken refered to clocking the data (although he mistkakingly uses the term re-clocking). He was absolutely right. But instead of trying to dichper his true meaning, you jumped on his re-clocking phrase with a triumphant crow. Well done.
  4. LowMidHigh

    Article: SOtM sNH-10G Network Switch Review

    Maybe there's a confusing between reclocking and clocking. Every conversation from Ethernet/USB to AES/SPDIF requires adding the timing information. Re-clocking is stripping off the original clock and introducing a new one.
  5. LowMidHigh

    Article: SOtM sNH-10G Network Switch Review

    First, decoding from AES/SPDIF to USB is rare, if existing at all. I assume it poses a serious technical challenge. Regardless, the example was the reverse: USB to AES; from data packs to a timed-laced stream. Adding the clock information is inevitable.
  6. LowMidHigh

    Article: SOtM sNH-10G Network Switch Review

    Now, this IS false. How can you creat an AES stream without timing information?
  7. LowMidHigh

    Article: SOtM sNH-10G Network Switch Review

    Can any one confirm there's no network activity in the streamer, while Tidal is in use? That is, no flashing orange light at the Ethernet port. (I don't use tidal).
  8. LowMidHigh

    Article: SOtM sNH-10G Network Switch Review

    When I stream using Airplay, the music stops. In general, the internet orange light flashes repeatedly, so network traffic is ongoing. Does that help you understand?
  9. LowMidHigh

    Article: SOtM sNH-10G Network Switch Review

    It can't just be frequency and jitter. Clearly there is more going on here "Clearly" to whom? No need to be chasing unicorns. Reducing jitter and phase noise goes a long way to explain the difference among switches.
  10. LowMidHigh

    Article: SOtM sNH-10G Network Switch Review

    I suppose those are measurements he took. Regardless, if one views paying for a high-grade chip and utilizing only 1 out of 4 clock lines acceptable, then SOtM is definitely a fitting vendor for them. Personally, I find it scandalous, but I'm sure many others will shrug it off. Good for SOtM.
  11. LowMidHigh

    Article: SOtM sNH-10G Network Switch Review

    Because everyone on this forum is interested in the truth and nothing but the truth, I did some digging and reached an audio engineer, who had taken a number of SOtM products apart. Fasten your seatbelts: In the heart of the iSO-CAT6 is the $3 HanRun single port Ethernet transformer, with a pile of caps and a couple of diodes on each side. In other words, mediocracy screaming to high heaven. As SOtM openly shares, that low-grade pseudo-isolation (iSO-CAT6) is the foundation of their $800 switch. If one opts for the $1,700 version, one gets their clock synthesizer board, but because the switch doesn’t have actual active digital isolators, it’s restricted to only one clock domain. The other 3 available clock lines are wasted (there are 4 with the SiliconLabs synth chip they use). So in essence, that $700 clock board runs the same performance as a $10 Crystek 575. I expect some flakes: SOtM and its associates have financial interests here and actual buyers detest cognitive dissonance. Still, I’m not heaping on the company for the sake of it, rather sharing facts that some may find useful in their decision-making process.
  12. LowMidHigh

    Article: SOtM sNH-10G Network Switch Review

    It's sort of descending, but you're so off that I feel a reply is warranted. (1) SOtM doesn't need a translator. It needs an editor, since the text is in already in English. Editing is by far less costly than translation. (2) Except I don’t believe it is a good or necessary use of funds in most cases for HiFi companies. Auralic, Lumin, Aurunder and so many others polish thier text. Fortunately, not only do they disagree with you on the importance of solid presentation, but they also don't find the cost prohibitive. (3) For 99% of the world, it doesn’t matter. Oh, that's quite presumptuous. Do you really know how 99% of the world thinks? More to the point, presentation appears to be vital for most businesses, and SOtM is the exception here. You may accept it, but others may find it unprofessional, cheapt and even contemptuous.
  13. LowMidHigh

    Article: SOtM sNH-10G Network Switch Review

    Kind of you to scan my phone-typed text for grammar errors. There's an opening in the Grammer & Typo police if you're so inclined. "My friend works for Microsoft and..." Is that a serious argument or a tongue-in-cheek joke?
  14. LowMidHigh

    Article: SOtM sNH-10G Network Switch Review

    Well, I take comfort that at least those myrad of companies that spent a fortune on localization agree with me.
  15. LowMidHigh

    Article: SOtM sNH-10G Network Switch Review

    It shows a lot a about the company's ethos when it charges top dollars for its products and then chooses to save on a professional translator.
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