Presenting Bonn N8: a network switch purpose-designed for High Resolution Music Streaming. Audiophiles seeking to build a Dedicated Audio Network that delivers the purest possible audio quality at an attainable price will find Bonn N8 the ideal solution. Bonn N8 enables music lovers to create a stable and isolated audio zone, completely independent of household network traffic; as a result, data is transmitted with less interference, more accurately-timed data packets and a purity and freedom from distortion that maximizes the true potential of fine HiFi systems.

Optimized for Superior Audio Quality

Many High End Audio manufacturers utilize low-cost commodity components in their network switches: even very expensive ones. Although acceptable for basic data transmission, these parts cannot adequately support an audio-grade network. Thus, the Bonn N8 was designed to deliver superior audio quality by specifying critical components without compromise or regard for cost. At a time when traditional High End companies are repackaging standard switches as “Audio-Grade,” Bonn delivers true Audiophile Grade Performance at a fraction of the price.

A highly permeable EMI absorber (>120 @1MHz) is deployed inside the enclosure to reduce electrical interference.



Noise-filtering Power Adapter

Our Medical-grade power adapter ensures stable power and precise system function.



Exclusive Clock Module, TCXO

Silent Angel’s 0.1ppm TCXO (Temperature Compensation Crystal Oscillator) is 50 times more precise than the generic Crystal Clock used by our competitors, resulting in lower latency issues and reduced jitter effects.



Jitter Effect Improvement

When transmitting high-frequency network packets, distortion is a common artifact. The Bonn N8 effectively lowers jitter to 369ps whereas typical switches present at 705ps. (Learn More)



Designed for HD Music Streaming

The Bonn N8 enables an isolated “Network Ecosystem” to create an independent low-noise, low-interference HiFi audio zone that effectively separates your audio devices from household traffic and reduces the degradation of network broadcasting storms and latency caused by bandwidth-intensive activities from PCs and other devices. The result is greater signal purity with lower noise, distortion and greater resolution of fine detail.

Optimized For Music Applications

  • Optimized for Roon infrastructure; for example, supporting a network composed of Rhein Z1 as a Roon Core server or Munich M1 as a Roon Ready player.
  • Optimized for high-resolution streaming services such as Tidal, Qobuz, Spotify and more.
  • Optimized for playing music collections from NAS (Network Attached Storage). Works well with multiple brands including QNAP, Synology, WD NAS.

Further Upgrade

  • Power Source
    Connect to the Forester F1 linear power supply (supplying dual 5V 2A DC outputs) to further improve power delivery and stability.

  • Vibration Suppression
    Silent Angel S28 stainless steel Resonance Control Feet minimize vibration and reduce mechanical noise.

  • Network Signal
    Daisy chain additional Bonn N8 switches to better isolate the audio network zone from household traffic.

Product Specification



 
Ethernet Ports 8 x Audio Grade 100 / 1000 Base-T
Main Clock Accuracy 0.1 ppm at 25 °C
EMI Absorber Silent Angel Noise Absorber (SANA)
Noise Isolator Main Power Circuit: 17.78 dB @ 100MHz x2
Clock Gen. Circuit: 20.79 dB @ 100MHz x2
Power Adaptor Medical Grade Power Adaptor*
Power Input External Power 5VDC at 1A
Power Consumption Max. 5W
Product Dimension 6.09(W) inch x 1.03(H) inch x 3.35(D) inch
154.5(W) mm x 26(H) mm x 85(D) mm
Case Material Metal in Black
Certificate CE
Weight 2.21 lbs (1 KG)
Temperature Operating: 32 ~ 86 °F (0 ~ 35 °C)
Storage: -4 ~ 158 °F (-20 ~ 70 °C)
Humidity Operating: 10% ~ 90% RH (non-condensing)
Storage: 5% ~ 95% RH (non-condensing)
* The medical grade power adaptor meets 2xMOPP isolation regulation, which is highest level in medical grade, and has ultra low leakage current (<100μA).

  • Click here to download the Bonn N8 Quick Start Guide PDF.
  • Click here to download the Bonn N8 Product Specification PDF.