iFi-Audio has released the LAN iSilencer, an audiophile accessory which aims to “quiet your network.” In accordance to the Ethernet dongle designers in Japan, this product or service gets rid of electronic sign interference, and hence shields your audio signals from sounds. It endorses the thumbdrive-sized product be related to your router, swap, or wall RJ45 socket to realize audio bliss.
There is some background data about the issue of ‘noisy’ community audio and an explanation of how the iFi-Audio LAN iSilencer performs shared on the product webpage. The critical design and style functions that are claimed to be of advantage to your digital audio’s 0s and 1s are “a zero jitter memory buffer and galvanically isolated inputs.”
The existence of buffers would suggest some designed-in hold off to your community signals, which doesn’t sound suitable for a amount of Personal computer use-conditions. In the meantime, the principle of galvanic isolation is applied in mainstream digital circuit design and style, but we can’t come across any purported audio added benefits for the technologies. On the matter of galvanic isolation, iFi-Audio states that audio alerts passing by means of won’t put up with because of to the interference of floor likely discrepancies and AC electrical power transients. No in advance of / following audio charts or comparable details are shared to again up audio high quality / lessened noise statements.
iFi-Audio shares some tech specs for the LAN iSilencer, which is outlined for sale in Japan for the equal of $109 such as use tax (10%). The product supports 1000Foundation-T /100Foundation-T /10Foundation-T transmission speeds, has a shielded case, weighs 17 grams, and actions 73.5 x 19 x 16mm. In the examples exhibiting this dongle plugged into several products, it seems like it would be inclined to accidental harm, as it is a rigid product that sticks out just about 3 inches from your Ethernet jack.
What we can say for absolutely sure, is that iFi-Audio’s promises appear to be to be substantially less wild than other modern audiophile computing equipment we have documented on. For instance, the $1,250 AudioQuest Diamond RJ/E Ethernet cable mixed “Solid Perfect-Area Silver Conductors” and carbon-loaded synthetics to defend and defend your wiring from RFI. Even much more outlandish are the statements about the $500 SATA SSD cable with Superstar Crystals, which would seemingly function its magic even if you didn’t plug it into an SSD. In current months we have also noted on an audiophile SSD, and the in the same way focused Ethernet Swap UEF.
Offered the previously mentioned merchandise, the iFi-Audio LAN iSilencer is at minimum rather cheap for the audiophile useless accent sector. Priced at all-around $100 prior to tax in Japan, it looks to be a bargain if you think the spiel. If you really do not, you can help you save your $100 and invest it on greater good quality headphones, speakers, or other audio equipment.