ethernet cable CAT7


#1

My home is wired with Belkin CAT 5e from Apple Extreme router and Netgear Gigabit switch, there are 20 wired outlets. Would there be any benefit in using a “high end” such as Audioquest or Wireworld CAT7 cable from NAS to outlet and from outlet to Perfect Bridge? Any insight comment would be helpful.


#2

Welcome, hutchp

We have discussed this a number of times, such as here. In summary, some have found a benefit.

The Forum’s search function is poor. I suggest entering the following in Google: site:psaudio.com ethernet


#3

It is really a crap shoot at this point in time. You might first try exchanging your final cable with an inexpensive Cat7, like a Belkin. You also might try moving the NAS to your listening room and adding a switch after the wall outlet. Are you having any network troubles or only looking for a bump in sound quality?


#4

Only looking for a bump in sound quality. I had tried the Forums search function, to no avail. Thanks for info on searching Google. NAS is in same room as soon to be ordered Directstream will be. I have two ethernet “outlets” in room, both going to switch in adjacent roo/cabinet. Thanks again


#5

Using a nas and it not being in the room and on its own private network allows for changing in sound quality . It maY or may not ever happen but it can. If your network becomes busy things slow down but audio suffers before video. Having a cat 7 cable and just using it as a patch cable i think is a waiste but I am sure others or the maker of the fancy cable may say different.

Al