PhoenixNET

Designed from the ground up for network audio
Typical IT network switches/routers are designed with the sole purpose of taking data from A to B with a noise floor and precision that is "enough" for the rate of transmission. This is fine for data networks but when sensitive components such as DACs and Pre-Amplifiers are involved, it will have an audible impact on sound quality
The PhoenixNET is the realization of Innuos' philosophy of simplicity and signal purity applied to the network switch. Having started with improvements to the Ethernet ports' clock on our flagship Statement, Innuos has now taken the concept to the next level with a completely new network switch design that focuses exclusively on audio use.

      EUR € 3 099

      GBP £ 2 799

      USD $ 3 749

      CAD $ 4 899

PhoenixNET

Design is focused on 4 areas: Noise, Clock, Power and Vibration.

01.

Minimize Network Switch Noise

  • Simpler 100mbps network switch chip results in lower operating noise floor compared to Gigabit
  • Network switch chip with no internal switching regulators. All 3 independent voltages supplied by internal Statement-grade linear power supply with independent ultra-low noise regulation.
  • Massive individual Network Isolation Transformers to further isolate from noise coming from router or connected devices
  • Just the right amount of Individually shielded, high quality ethernet ports soldered directly to the board with no ethernet activity lights as blinking leds introduce considerable electrical noise.
  • EMI absorption at the right places so that interference produced can be captured before influencing other components.
02.

Increase Clocking Precision and Stability

Using the same 3ppb 25MHz OCXO oscillator as used in the Statement, individually powered by its own linear power supply and connected directly to the network switch chip, avoiding precision losses from using external master clocks.

03.

Provide Pristine Power to the Components

Two independent STATEMENT-grade linear power supplies with Mundorf Caps to power individually the OCXO clock and the mainboard, keeping the power path short with less opportunity for EMI contamination.

04.

Minimize Vibration on Components

Vibration was managed at 3 levels: Anti-Vibration feet tuned to the resonant frequency of the chassis, top cover treatment to convert vibration captured from sound waves into small amounts of heat and sturdy RJ45 ports with silicone connection to the chassis.

Specifications

Input/Output

Input 1x RJ45
Output 3x RJ45

Network Speed

100Mbps

POWER

Mains Supply 230V AC/115V AC – 2 x Internal Linear Power Supply
Power Consumption 3W when idle, 7.5W peak

PHYSICAL

Dimensions 215mm x 342mm x 87mm (W x D x H)
Weight 5 Kg
In the box PhoenixNET Audiophile-Grade Network Switch
Mains Cable
2m Ethernet Cable
Getting Started Guide

``I was utterly surprised by how much additional performance this still compact modestly dressed box managed to squeeze from my own rig, just as its USB sibling more than two years ago.``

PhoenixNET Review at HiFi Knights

Dawid Grzyb

``It feels like a critical element, the missing link between the recording and the listening experience.``

Hi-Fi + reviews the PhoenixNET

Jason Kennedy

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