Innuos have released their first network switch the PhoenixNet, designed from the ground up for streaming audio. Having started with improvements to the Ethernet ports’ clock on their flagship Statement, Innuos have taken the concept to the next level with a completely new network switch design that focuses exclusively on audio use.
The design focuses on four areas: minimizing network switch 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 getting into the circuit.
Increased clocking precision and stability with a 3PPB 25MHz OCXO oscillator, as used in our flagship Statement server, individually powered by its own linear power supply and connected directly to the network switch chip. Power is provided by 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 main board, keeping the power path short with less opportunity for EMI contamination.
Vibration on components is minimised 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.
Pricing for the PhoenixNet is £2,599/€2.749/$3,499 USD/ $4,549 CAD.