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    which network cable

    Does anyone have an idea of a great network cable to place between my switch and my streamer?

    At the moment I have a grey and a blue one, from the DIY shop. Bought 2 audioquest cables and in comparison with the cheap ones they produce a high tone in the background.
    speakers: Bach He2S
    stands: isoacoustics aperta
    amplifier: Bach 400W Tripoth class T with liquid cooling arriving soon,
    streamer: Sonore Ultra Rendu with Bach lineair powersupply 6 Volts 1 Ampere
    Usb dac need to be upgraded soon, at the moment an audioquest cobalt, looking for a high end dac
    network filter: audioquest niagara 1200
    Running Roon Rock on an intel 6i5 Nuc
    network audioswitches: 2 times a Bonn Linn d8, powered by the Bonn Linn Forester , on the second switch the network cable to the streamer

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    Re: which network cable

    Not sure what you mean by “high tone in the background”.

    Lots of Ethernet cable options available. What’s the system and how much are you looking to spend?
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    Re: which network cable

    Not expensive, but has great value/money ratio - Furutech Lan-8 NCF
    Marcin

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    Re: which network cable

    The entry-level Shunyata Venom Ethernet I beta-tested back by competitive benchmarking in Q2, 2019 blows everything I personally extensively tested against it, including Audioquest Cinnamon, Wireworld Starlight Cat 8, Supra Cat 8, Belden Cat6a, and Audioquest Vodka completely into the weeds. It's not even close. It's so "not close" that one evening, when I swapped out Vodka for the Venom Ethernet, I literally burst out laughing.

    They folks at Shunyata told me they designed it to be superior than their competitive benchmark, AQ Diamond, and given how significantly better it was than Vodka, I'd believe it.

    Just get it.

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    Re: which network cable

    I agree with Puma based on my experience. I have Shunyata Alpha Ethernet cables and they easily outperform anything I have compared them to.
    The difference is so great that I had no interest in further comparisons after hearing the difference.
    Buddy

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    Re: which network cable

    I’ve been using the Shunyata Sigma. It definitely bested the AQ Diamond.
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    Re: which network cable

    I'm hearing reports the AIM Electronics NA-7 ethernet cable from Japan is bettering the Shunyata offerings.
    Speakers: Magico M3, Q3, ACC, S-SUB | Electronics: Esoteric Grandioso | Amplification: Halcro |
    Analog cables: Crystal Cable | Digital cables: Shunyata Sigma | Rack: YG Acoustics Rack 1.4
    and YG Acoustics Rack 1.1 amp stands (pair)

    On the wish list: Esoteric Grandioso D1X. Shunyata Research Everest.

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    Re: which network cable

    For now only unboxing, but first hours of listening suggest that this cable is ... awesome - Synergistic Research Galileo SX Ethernet
    Marcin

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    Re: which network cable

    Shunyata Omega - lasik for the ears


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    Re: which network cable

    Quote Originally Posted by Audio 1 View Post
    I agree with Puma based on my experience. I have Shunyata Alpha Ethernet cables and they easily outperform anything I have compared them to.
    The difference is so great that I had no interest in further comparisons after hearing the difference.
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