Network Acoustics Introduce the tempus Ethernet Switch – Industry Update
tempus… the beating heart of networked entertainment
Streaming specialists Network Acoustics introduce tempus, their flagship Ethernet Switch. tempus is a precision ultra-low noise Ethernet Switch, designed to deliver a clean and perfectly timed data signal to your music and video streamers, media servers, NAS, and Smart TV. Providing an instant upgrade to the performance of any connected device, tempus is the essential foundation for any serious music or video streaming system.
tempus brings impeccable timing, extraordinary clarity, and realism to streamed music, but it can also deliver improved depth and contrast, pin-sharp detail, and a natural fluidity of motion to video playback. It brings both sound and video to life in ways that few, if any, alternatives can.
Upgrade the performance of every networked device in your system
Network Acoustics developed tempus as a complete system, with equal attention paid to both the design of the Switch and its dedicated power supply.
In developing tempus, Network Acoustics consistently found that effectively separating the power supply from the signal clocking and output is the critical factor when designing an Ethernet Switch for high-end music and video streaming. Network Acoustics achieved this goal by designing a Switch with huge processing and switching capacity, precision clocking, and integrated power filtering. The tempus Switch is perfectly matched with its Hybrid Power Supply, which is designed to provide ultra-clean and dynamic power precisely as required.
Connectivity: 12 ultra-low noise outputs: six universal Gigabit and two 100 Mb/s RJ45 ports, four SFP ports (for use with future Network Acoustics products).
Multi-stage noise-rejection power filtering: Network Acoustics have developed a system of noise-rejecting DC filtering, which is integrated across both the Switch and its separate power supply.
Huge switching/processing capacity which runs at low-stress, ‘tick-over’ speeds, enabling noise-free and accurate data flow, even in bandwidth-intensive scenarios.
Precision clocking capable of simultaneously delivering perfectly accurate signals to all the devices in your entertainment home network.
Flexible connectivity without compromise: bucking the trend in audiophile Switches, many of which have a miserly number of ports. Network Acoustics’ unique design allows the user to connect and optimize all the devices in their home entertainment system for zero compromises in performance.
Shielded enclosure engineered from a single billet of aluminum to act as a final layer of noise rejection.
tempus – Hybrid Power Supply
After months spent testing the ‘best’ available battery, linear, and switched-mode power supplies, Network Acoustics concluded that the only way to realize the performance they wanted for tempus was to create something new, a power supply designed specifically for a network switch.
The tempus Hybrid Power Supply is a ground-breaking design in its own right. Featuring multi-stage noise filtering, a unique output stage design, switched-mode technology and its own high-performance DC cable. This hybrid design delivers ultra-clean power of a quality normally only associated with the best linear supplies combined with the speed and dynamics only a switched-mode supply can provide.
Network Acoustic’s Co-founder & Head of Engineering, Richard Trussell comments:
“At Network Acoustics, we have single-mindedly focused on streaming, and all our experience has shown that if you are serious about getting the best sound and pictures from streaming, then you have to take a holistic approach to network optimization. Sure, you will get an instant upgrade by delivering a clean signal to your music or video streamer, but there are also big and cumulative gains in performance by cleaning the signal as it travels to and from your media server or NAS drive. We have designed tempus to be the beating heart of any networked entertainment system, a switch capable of delivering a clean, perfectly timed signal to all your devices.”
tempus is engineered and hand-built in the UK, sold with free express worldwide shipping, 12-month manufacturer’s warranty, and Network Acoustics’ 30-day money-back guarantee.
Finish options: silver or black
Availability: On sale now
Pricing: £3,995 (UK)
£3,329 (rest of the world)
About Network Acoustics
Network Acoustics is a digital-first audio electronics company set up by two music-loving audio engineers on a mission to design products that make streamed music sound as good as it possibly can.
Network Acoustics believe streamed music can sound better than records or CDs, but only by eliminating the unwanted interference transmitted into sensitive audio systems via Ethernet, USB, and other digital connections.
Network Acoustic’s products are designed exclusively for high-quality audio and video reproduction.
For more information, visit www.networkacoustics.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Manufacturer: Network Acoustics