Innuos has announced the release of their new Innuos PhoenixNET Audiophile-Grade Network Switch, designed from the ground up for network audio.

Innuos PhoenixNET Audiophile-Grade Network Switch

The Innuos PhoenixNET is the realization of their philosophy of “simplicity and signal purity” applied to the network switch.

Having started with improvements to the Ethernet ports’ clock on their flagship STATEMENT, Innuos has now taken the concept to a completely new network switch design that focuses exclusively on audio use.

Innuos PhoenixNET Audiophile-Grade Network Switch

Innuos PhoenixNET Audiophile-Grade Network Switch

Usability And Audiophile Performance

These two principals have been at odds with one another in the Music Server and Digital Audio world for a long time, but Innuos set out to change this when it was founded in 2009. They maintain their vision that high-quality audio does not mean compromising in ease-of-use.

Design

The design of the PhoenixNET is focused on four areas.

Minimize network switch noise – Reduces high-frequency noise through a simpler 100Mbps network switch chip with no power switching regulators. Connected through high-end Isolation Transformers to individual Amphenol RJ45 shielded jacks with no LEDs and complemented with EMI treatment to further prevent noise into the circuit.

Increase clocking precision and stability – A 3ppb 25MHz OCXO oscillator, as used in the Innuos flagship STATEMENT, individually powered by its own linear power supply and connected directly to the network switch chip.

Provide clean power to the components – Two independent STATEMENT-grade linear power supplies designed by Sean Jacobs with CX modules and Mundorf Caps to individually power the OCXO clock and the mainboard, keeping the power path short with less opportunity for EMI contamination.

Minimize vibration on components – Vibration managed using custom-designed CNC machined aluminium feet with an internal compound tuned to the resonant frequency of the chassis. The top cover is treated to convert vibration into small amounts of heat and sturdy RJ45 ports use silicone rings to minimize vibration coming from the chassis.

Innuos PhoenixNET Audiophile-Grade Network Switch

Innuos PhoenixNET Audiophile-Grade Network Switch rear panel

Price

2,749 EUR I 2,599 GBP I 3,499 USD I 4,549 CAD

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