I’m very satisfied with my current rig, using a DSJr with a modified Mac Mini (Mojo Audio LPS), using bridge and optical inputs only on the DSJr side (I found USB has no value anymore, even with expensive cables, sotm gizmos and Jcat isolator vs a simple optical cable)
The problem is I have 2 x 20 feet ethernet cables for my local network : 1 from my router (crappy smps…) to the Mini, then from the DSJ to the router. So I’ve decided to use a switch on the Mini side. I would be able to use only 1 long ethernet cable, then 2 short ones from the switch to the Mini and the DSJ. The other advantage is that I could power the switch with the very high quality linear power supply I already own, as the switch is 12v DC.
I can get a used sisco Sg300-10 at a very good price. It has a metal enclosure, is manageable, so I can choose to activate some settings on the advanced menu…i.e. Desactivate EEE (energy saving), choose priorities in the QoS menu, or just connect it and it would work as it is…
Do you know any settings I should choose for the switch when playing music through bridge, who could improve SQ ?
i found this (in French, but there’s the same page in English) for configuring a switch for audio when using Dante protocol (audio over ip) :
…don’t know if it applies also for the bridge connected to a switch ?