Media Reviews

Below are some of our product reviews from media. For media contact, please drop us a line at: usasales@silentangel.com.
Hifilive Magazine Spain

https://hifilivemagazine.com

If you have a medium/high-end HIFI system, don't miss out on the opportunity to incorporate one of the switchers(N8, N8 Pro) currently in the Silent Angel catalog into your system because, like me, I am convinced that you will find such sonic differences that any backward movement will seem simply dramatic to you. Recommendable.

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Lite-Magazin Germany

https://www.lite-magazin.com

With the Bremen B1, Silent Angel offers a compact streamer that impresses with great sound in every setup. Thanks to the good variety of connections, it can be easily combined with a wide variety of systems and then impresses with its simple handling. Whether as a self-sufficient desk system with headphones, as space-saving amplification for active loudspeakers, or as a streaming upgrade for existing systems, the Bremen always entertains with its lively, direct sound.

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Audio Arkitekts USA

https://www.audioarkitekts.com

Are you looking for a Streamer, Music Server, Roon Core/Bridge that is silent in operation, cool to the touch, and works flawlessly? Well, I have found a really nice contender for your forever source. This is a source device that will give you all that you want and need to fill your thirst for digital music. In this video, I will explore the Silent Angel Rhein Z1 V2 and give you my best breakdown of features, experience, and value.

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The Audiophile Man UK

https://theaudiophileman.com/

As I’ve already highlighted, a CD transport is a one-trick pony. It is asked to do one thing and one thing only. Play a silver disc. A digital transport like the Silent Angel has an impossible task of trying to do many, many things, all at once, without bother and without any commotion.

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FIDELITY - HiFi Magazin Germany

https://www.fidelity-online.de/

Anyone audiophile who cares about the subject of electricity seriously should consider purchasing the Forrester F1 linear power supply with the M1 together, the output sound results in a real euphony.

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u-Audio Taiwan

https://review.u-audio.com.tw

Recommended Hi-Fi streamer with affordable price, operated by VitOS Orbiter with multiple hi-res music services integrated, owning a special compact Roon system via M1, no doubt it's the go-to streamer for you.

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Hi-Fi Choice UK

http://www.hifichoice.co.uk/

This is a great network switch for audio applications and the F1 linear power supply results in improvements that are more apparent with some recordings than with others. Priced at £400 for the N8 switch or £800 with the F1 linear PSU, for the money it’s definitely a winner.

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hxosplus (SOUND VISION) Greek

https://www.hxosplus.gr/

In the end, the three test products(Silent Angel N8, M1T, F1) successfully deal with any kind of noise. And in fact it is not necessary to use them all at the same time, since each can be used separately, this allowing the buyer to make the optimal combination according to his needs.

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Hifi Pig Magazine UK

https://hifipig.com/

I feel the Munich M1 is very competitive at its price point. For those who don’t need the headphone stage and internal DAC, the M1 T transport-only version is £300 less. At first acquaintance, the Forester F1 power supply does seem expensive, until you consider it can also power the Bonn N8 switch simultaneously with a Munich streamer.

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SoundRebels Poland

https://soundrebels.com

I dare to say that this influence is very noticeable. In addition, its scale can be easily compared to the progress brought by the replacement of the plug-in impulse by the Forester. However, while the power supply improved the dynamics, resolution and color saturation, the "kaskada aniołków" increased the volume and added weight to the testing.

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Silent Angel supplies a switch that has become popular in the Netherlands, for which the brand has now developed an upgrade itself in the form of the Forester F1 power supply. I cannot explain the improvement in rendering in almost all areas, let alone measure it, but I can clearly observe it. In short, if you are happy with the Silent Angel Bonn N8 Ethernet switch and want to take your streaming audio system a step further, consider the Silent Angel Forester F1.

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lite-Magazin Germany

https://www.lite-magazin.de

The Silent Angel Bonn N8 is a real asset to any modern audio systems. I hope that this type of sound tuning will gain more acceptance in the future. Because the gain in musicality that this switch offers is sometimes stronger than expensive cables in my system could offer. The N8 also looks attractive, can certainly be shown as a component in the hi-fi rack and is very clear proof that digital streams offer potential for optimization.

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We're talking about Roon. From our point of view, this software for music management and playback is a big hit. And for Roon users, the Silent Angel Rhein Z1 music server could be just as awesome. It is easy to set up, reliable in operation and has a great sound.

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Mono and Stereo

https://www.monoandstereo.com

Even within the first few notes of the track Bonn N8 have effectively increased the degree of resolution and the level of detail. And I am not talking about small increments.

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The Silent Angel Rhein Z1 V2 was absolutely perfect. It happily passed through DSD256 to my DAC, which confirmed that the original signal was being received. And it sounded perfect.

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Silent Angel supplies a switch that has become popular, for which the brand has now developed an upgrade in the form of the Forester F1 power supply. I cannot explain the improvement in the display in almost all areas, let alone measure it, but I can observe it very clearly. In short, if you are happy with the Silent Angel Bonn N8 Ethernet switch and want to take a step forward with your streaming audio system, consider the Silent Angel Forester F1.

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On the one hand, it's an open sound. There is room here for a lot of treble, for cymbals etc. On the other, it does not allow strong sibilants to dominate the performance, and if the upper midrange in vocals is too strong, as in Holiday's voice, it smooths it out. The lower part of the band is powerful and large, which gives the recordings a very good sense of scale and creates an impression of communing with real instruments, not their toy versions. It's just a very nicely organized sound presentation. With the Rhein Z1 one will be able to listen to any album with pleasure - whether it comes from a disc or streaming service. Good job Silent Angel!

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The Rhein Z1's background noise is quieter than others, it reduces the noise and makes the details are sharper. The most important thing is that these details are not emphasized to become the "high-definition feeling" that is hated by traditional music lovers. Rhein Z1 is indeed high analytical power and high definition, but the primary and secondary arrangements reasonable, natural sound, and sufficient texture and thickness, so it will not appear thin sound, highlighting details, intolerance, and other problems.

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Osoby, dla których pliki staly się jednym z najważniejszych nośników muzyki, ciągle szukają sposobów poprawy brzmienia swolch systemów. Firma Silent Angel ma propozycje - audiofilski switch sieciowy. Sprawdźmy, czy faktycznie jest on w stanie poprawić dźwięk, a może i obraz dostępne przez domową sieć

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Therefore, if you want to see with your own ears what your systems really have to say when it comes to playing files from ordinary human curiosity, reach for the Silent Angel Bonn N8 and you will understand that this is a one-way ticket and a return to the state before N8 -ki doesn't exist.

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I found the Silent Angel Bonn N8 to sound 15-20% better overall than the D-Link DGS-1008A, in some ways maybe not much. (The clarity of the sound stage + the independence of the sound) As for the clear aspect, there is the cleanliness of the sound throughout the area. especially the squeal with the texture of the sound that was observed to be more intense and the other part is the stillness of the sound This results in a more accurate rhythm of the song's style as well.

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What really fascinates me is the formidable growth in three dimensions of the stereo image, a pair of used speakers lagged far behind with the Linksys SE2800/iFi iPower and revived with the Bonn N8. The extra details you get, the calmness in the reproduction, the bass with extra definition, bonus points for any good system where streaming is the main focus.

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Compared to the usual network switches, it is these innovations and creative technologies that make the Bonn N8 stand out from the crowd. According to sales, the resulting improvements can actually be measured. Compared to standard devices, signals from the Silent Angel Bonn N8 network switch have 90 percent less jitter. Time errors in the audio-video signal are therefore a thing of the past.

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If I compare the Aqvox SE to the Bonn N8, there are indeed differences, but they do not outweigh the additional cost. Differences are, for example, precision, clarity and transparency which the Aqvox has a little more compared to the Silent Angel, but the Aqvox loses ground when it comes to stereo image, greatness and fun. Believe no one, not the pros and not the opponents of Ethernet improvements, trust your ears and will the Silent Angel Bonn N8 is one of the best investments in your streaming network ever. Lexicom MultiMedia puts its hand into the Ethernet for this.

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The Silent Angel Rhein Ziv2 fully supports the ROON system, much used by those who want ease of use.

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I have reviewed audiophile switches in the € 800 to € 1,000 price range and found them improving the sound quality clearly. Not so long ago Thunder Data introduces the Silent Angel Bonn N8 audiophile switch just under € 400.

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P.S. Some translations are made with Google Translate.