With the new Silent Angel Bonn NX Network Switch, the company Thunder Data Co. Ltd. once again serves those audiophile hi-fi enthusiasts who really do not want to ignore any detail to achieve the best results with their solutions. For these users, the network that serves as the basis for modern streaming systems is also an essential area to achieve the noble goal of impeccable quality through playback free of any interference.
Silent Angel Bonn NX Network Switch – The New Flagship
The new Silent Angel Bonn NX Network Switch is supposed to be the flagship of the Silent Angel Bonn Series, as the manufacturer explicitly emphasizes. It offers everything that is needed for outstanding results and thus represents the perfect basis for smooth data traffic at all times.
Compared to previous products, improvements have been made in all relevant areas to actually be able to speak of the ultimate solution.
Designated HiFi Zone
Probably the most important feature of the new Silent Angel Bonn NX Network Switch is that it provides a designated HiFi Zone, which ensures complete separation of the streaming devices of a HiFi system from the rest of the data traffic in the network.
According to the manufacturer, the result of this measure is an elimination of noise, a transmission of highly precise, precisely timed data packets, and a reduction of transmission interference and latency problems caused by bandwidth-intensive activities of PCs and other devices in the network. For audiophiles seeking the best possible quality for their streaming systems, this is a critical factor, he said.
Network switch with eight ports
In principle, the new Silent Angel Bonn NX Network Switch is a solution that provides eight ports, whereby these are designed as Gigabit RJ45 Ethernet ports with gold-plated contacts.
The LEDs, which are common for such interfaces, can of course also be found here, but can be deactivated if desired. These “light games” are known to disturb some users, especially when the switch is installed directly in a HiFi rack.
Precise clock generator – TCXO Clock Signal
The data traffic is controlled here by a highly precise 25 MHz TCXO clock, where this abbreviation stands for Temperature Compensation Crystal Oscillator. If desired, an external clock source can also be used, for which an external 25 MHz clock input is available.
The manufacturer speaks of a drastic improvement of the jitter effect in the new Silent Angel Bonn NX Network Switch. Distortions are a common problem in the transmission of high-frequency network packets, which can be countered. The new Silent Angel Bonn NX Network Switch reduces jitter to 369 ps, compared to 705 ps for typical switches.
Optimized power supply – Radar Grade Switching Power
A very important aspect from the manufacturer’s point of view is also the power supply, which is said to have been improved once again compared to previous Silent Angel models. However, those who don’t want to make do with the integrated switching power supply can also access an external power supply, for which a separate 12 V DC input is available. A gold-plated ground connection is supposed to further reduce interference. A Silent Angel Forester F2 Linear Power Supply can be optionally brought into play here.
Elaborately designed housing – two-layer chassis design
In order to prevent any disturbing external influence, the developers of the new Silent Angel Bonn NX Network Switch rely on a particularly elaborately designed housing, which essentially consists of two layers.
First of all, there is the solid aluminum chassis, inside of which another housing made of galvanized stainless steel is used. The manufacturer thus speaks of a two-layer chassis design.
But that’s not all, the entire housing of the new Silent Angel Bonn NX Network Switch rests on vibration dampening feet, which are supposed to be made of solid stainless steel.
Finally, it should be mentioned that the Silent Angel Bonn NX Network Switch measures 439 x 63 x 250 mm and thus weighs 6.4 kg.
Prices and availability
The new Silent Angel Bonn NX network switch is expected to be available at retailers soon. The user can choose between a black and silver version. The recommended retail price is listed at € 3.499,-. The optional Silent Angel Forester F2 Linear Power Supply is priced at € 1.299,-.
Getting to the point
Who also wants to leave no stone unturned in the network as an essential basis for modern streaming systems to prevent any interference to raise the quality of the entire hi-fi chain to the highest quality level, will find suitable products in the solutions of the brand Silent Angel from the house of Thunder Data Co. Ltd. For example, the new Silent Angel Bonn NX Network Switch, which is the new flagship of the brand and which the manufacturer calls the ultimate solution in the field of audiophile network switch.
|PRODUCT||SILENT ANGEL BONN NX NETWORK SWITCH|
|Price||Silent Angel Bonn NX Network Switch € 3.499,-|
Silent Angel Forester F2 Linear Power Supply € 1.299,-
|Manufacturer||Thunder Data Co. Ltd.|
|Distribution Austria||IAD GmbH|
|Distribution Germany||IAD GmbH|
|Distribution Switzerland||AudioSphere GmbH|
|More about this manufacturer at HIFI BLOG|