I go to significant lengths to achieve galvanic isolation of my DirectStream Junior DAC, analogue crossover and power amp. I use only a TosLink to feed digital audio into the DS Jnr and have a length of fibre-optic in the network path to the Bridge in it. (The fibre-media converter (FMC) that turns the Ethernet back into electrical form is very close to the DS Jnr and has a very high quality isolating DC power supply by Uptone Audio.)
Now I have a PowerPlant P5 and I’m wondering what to do about its network connection.
• I could interpose another length of fibre-optic with another pair of FMCs but that will need another, very expensive DC power supply for the FMC closest to the P5.
• I could do without the network connection to the P5.
• If I knew that the P5’s network connection is galvanically isolated (there’s no mention in the specifications) I could just plug in a network patch cable and stop thinking about it.
I welcome comments.