Silent Angel recently signed up with US Distributor Specialty Sound & Vision who asked if I’d be interested in reviewing a stack, albeit kinda mini, of their digital gear. And here we are.
A quick look, from top to bottom, at the business end of the Bonn N8 Audio Grade Network Switch ($549), Munich M1 Streamer ($1199), and Forester F1 Linear Power Supply ($599) tell most of the story in terms of ins, outs, and whys.
The Munich M1 Streamer is Roon Ready and offers a host of inputs including 4 USB ports for Storage Expansion.
From Silent Angel:
Expert Main Board Design
Fan-less cooling system with specialized heat-sink to lower 20˚C working temperature, and high-permeability EMI absober to remove any possible electronic interference.
Powerful Audio Processing System
Adopting CPU (4 Cores 1.5GHz ARM Cortex-A72); DRAM (Low-noise DDR4); ROM (High-speed 32GB Flash), devoted to only processing lossless music data.
The Bonn N8 Network Switch takes care to reduce electrical noise and reduce jitter using Silent Angel’s 0.1ppm Temperature Compensation crystal Oscillator. The company offers some data and related graphs pertaining to the Bonn N8’s effectiveness on their website for interested parties.
The Forrester F1 Linear Power Supply can power both units, which is exactly how I plan to use it. Also included in this stack-O-goodies package are two upgraded Silent Angel “Snowy White” DC cables and two sets of Silent Angel S28 isolation footers.
One question I have – Can a network switch make a hifi sound different? We shall see/hear!