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Ethernet Switch UEF

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Over the years, we’ve developed technologies that redefined what we can expect from our audio systems. Products like the original PowerCell with its patented EM Cell set the bar as the world’s first noncurrent limiting AC power conditioner. We then adapted its EM Cell technology to our Tranquility Base isolation platforms that condition signal while still in a component and power cords with Active EM Cells built-in to function as inline power conditioners. We’ve even applied EM Cells to bias system ground in our Active Ground Block ground conditioners and to our FEQ and Atmosphere ULF Field Generators that control room acoustics without the need for massive traditional room treatments. We’ve continued this decade-long adaption of EM Cell technology to condition the digital signal in an Ethernet Switch for perhaps our most transformational product since the original PowerCell line conditioner. It is no secret that digital sound quality has taken monumental strides forward since the days of “Perfect Sound Forever.” It’s also no secret that many audiophiles, including our Lead Designer, find much to love about the sound of analog playback from LP’s and Tapes. To quote the late great Harry Pearson of the Absolute Sound, “The best way to enjoy digital is to not listen to analog,” and in many respects, we agree. A state-of-the-art analog rig still excels in areas of spacial and holographic realism, as well as a harmonic texture that leaves many digital systems sounding somewhat flat and bleached in comparison.

Solid Billet Aluminum Chassis

With active EM conditioning.

Enter our new Ethernet Switch UEF with UEF and Active EM Cell technology to close the gap between digital playback and state-of-the-art analog tapes and LPs. To accomplish this, we combined all EM Cell and UEF Tech applications and Galileo level chassis construction into a single component. EM Cell and UEF Tech to condition the digital signal? Check. An EM Cell to act as a built-in Tranquility Base? Check. A chassis milled from a solid billet of aluminum like our Galileo Active Ground Block? Check. Use of Carbon Fibre to eliminate the effects of chassis vibration on the signal? Check.

SR Ground Block

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We’ve even included a direct connection port so you can star ground your new Ethernet Switch UEF to an SR Ground Block for an even lower noise floor. Subjectively in our reference system with an Ethernet Switch UEF we hear a more natural presentation of space and harmonic texture that rivals the best LP and tape playback. We also hear a Jet Black noise floor and dynamics analog rigs cannot match. Perhaps we have finally achieved “Perfect Sound Forever.” The only question is, have we surpassed analog playback? Only you can answer this question with a no-risk money-back guarantee. Find out now by calling your authorized Synergistic Research dealer to arrange your in home audition today.

 SR Purple Fuse installed

Beauty is in the eye of the fuse holder.

Purple Fuse (Included)

Master Fuse (addl $250)

SR Ethernet Switch UEF

MSRP

$2295 110V

$2595 230V

with included 5ft Foundation 12awg AC cable ($599 Value)

and SR Purple Fuse ($199.95 Value)

Dimensions - 2.6″h x 10″w x 6″d
Weight - 6.2 lbs.

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SR Ethernet switch packages

Bundle and save.

Ethernet switch bundles.

Foundation SX Ethernet +$299 (MSRP $449.00) - 1 meter

Atmosphere SX Ethernet +$550 (MSRP $795.00) - 1 meter

Atmosphere SX Reference Ethernet +$800 (MSRP $1195) - 1 meter

Galileo Discovery Ethernet +$2295 (MSRP $3395) - 1 meter

(One ethernet cable discount per purchased Ethernet Switch UEF)

Power cable upgrades.

(5ft Foundation SX 12awg included standard)

Atmosphere SX Excite +$1495 (MSRP $2,495) - 5 ft

Atmosphere SX Euphoria +$2295 (MSRP $3,495) - 5 ft

Galileo Discovery +$5500 (MSRP $6,995) - 5 ft

(One power cable upgrade discount per purchased Ethernet Switch UEF)

Review

After just the first minute of listening to one of my test tracks I’ve got a smile on my face and a very rare feeling that I seem to have caught a Big Fish today! During my 20 years of audiophile life with each new component or tweak you can more or less predict what to expect and usually it works out the way you thought it would. That’s not the case today. The changes I hear seem to have added another dimension to music! It seems to be some kind of Higgs boson in my house which caught me completely off guard. The music flows in a continuous stream so effortlessly, coherently and naturally that I find myself not breathing in my favorite parts. New timbre nuances, tonal textures… dynamic decays and bursts become frighteningly realistic! Surprisingly, with the increased amount of information, realism and accordingly emotional involvement I feel more at ease listening to music .

As if before that all musical elements on the canvas were tangled by some kind of invisible web that hindered them somehow, interfered with their natural freedom. SR Router was a real discovery when it comes to which component is the most important in a system. It is N1 device out of all components/tweaks/enhancements for streaming audio I’ve auditioned to date and an absolute must-have.

Alex G. - June 2023

Review

I was guided by the amazing Andy Wiederspahn, who suggested that the most immediate changes to the system could be had by a combination of the Galileo Discovery ethernet cable and their UEF Ethernet Switch. They arranged a demo for both. I was excited to hear what was to come.

But, was absolutely NOT prepared for the RESULT. Inserting both into the system transformed it incredibly. The greatest transformation for the least cost I have enjoyed. The imaging became wholly transparent – not more so, wholly. Invisible. Seamless. Positioning of every element was as if in-the-room. Tight. Precise. MAGIC! The relaxed, organic decay of voice and instrumentation became next level, resulting in an ability to hear even the subtlest nuance in a natural, open, un-hyped manner. From classical to rock, EDM, electronic, Pop, Rap, R+B, Soul, etc. = transformative. Everything is meaningfully more so cohesive in ways I have not heard in my very many years of listening. The spectrum of sound reads empirically true and aligned. Which is exactly what I have been working to create for so many years.

It’s moments like these where one must then make the hard decision as to what next to play, discovering the song anew, and then having people keep asking, “Why are you smiling so much?”.

It’s an experience I can’t recommend more. Make you and your ears fulfilled.”

Mark Beaven – Founder and Co-CEO Advanced Alternative Media, Inc -
The most identifiable global brand for Producer and Songwriter management

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"I have been so fortunate to have worked very closely with many of the legendary artists, producers, songwriters and mixers of our time for over 40 years.

I love music and, particularly music when it sounds great. To that end, I have continually updated and evolved my system of playback. As a rule, one never wants to listen to someone’s work with them and have it sound terrible. It’s a good way to lose major credibility and respect. Far better it sound the best they have heard it. I have been lucky to regularly have that be the case. Studio listening versus audiophile listening is extremely different.

I have a highly evolved and considered playback system working in a great room. I have continued to upgrade it at the highest levels of gear and playback results. Always seeking that next level of audio nirvana….

I had spotted mention of various tweaks online and so queried my audio guru about updating elements of the system with various linear power supplies. He noted a number that would bring a great deal and suggested that a filter in the ethernet path would help meaningfully.

I began researching what would be the best solutions, I immediately ran across Synergistic Research, their incredible line of products, and the tremendous respect they enjoyed for their work.

In further proof one can always learn something, my belief of digital cable being basically equal due to the 0 and 1 nature of transmission and that I could work from the source of audio downward in the audio path, was found to be greatly misconstrued. Recognizing the issues of electrical transmission within cable and the potential for noise, I was ready to learn.

I was guided by the amazing Andy Wiederspahn, who suggested that the most immediate changes to the system could be had by a combination of the Galileo Discovery ethernet cable and their UEF Ethernet Switch. They arranged a demo for both. I was excited to hear what was to come.

But, was absolutely NOT prepared for the RESULT. Inserting both into the system transformed it incredibly. The greatest transformation for the least cost I have enjoyed. The imaging became wholly transparent – not more so, wholly. Invisible. Seamless. Positioning of every element was as if in-the-room. Tight. Precise. MAGIC! The relaxed, organic decay of voice and instrumentation became next level, resulting in an ability to hear even the subtlest nuance in a natural, open, un-hyped manner. From classical to rock, EDM, electronic, Pop, Rap, R+B, Soul, etc. = transformative. Everything is meaningfully more so cohesive in ways I have not heard in my very many years of listening. The spectrum of sound reads empirically true and aligned. Which is exactly what I have been working to create for so many years.

It’s moments like these where one must then make the hard decision as to what next to play, discovering the song anew, and then having people keep asking, “Why are you smiling so much?”.

It’s an experience I can’t recommend more. Make you and your ears fulfilled."

 

Mark Beaven – Founder and Co-CEO Advanced Alternative Media, Inc -
 The most identifiable global brand for Producer and Songwriter management

Review

From the opening seconds, I could feel the atmosphere in the venue. The music had a clarity, presence, and natural feel that, for the first time, made me think there was something worthwhile to streaming music. The sibilance was finally controlled. The soloists were so realistic I could feel something like their personalities in their voices. Musicians were solidly placed in realistic, identifiable positions on the soundstage. Jackson Browne sounded like I had heard him on my reference CD & LP rig. And the applause came from real people in the audience.

Rick Becker - Enjoy The Music - November 2021

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"There are products that can be considered just the icing on the cake. This is not that. The Ethernet Switch UEF provides a dramatic step forward for streaming and digital performance. It is an important component and without question a real game changer. Congrats to Synergistic Research for another outstanding design and for the superb product execution."

Robert Youman - Positive Feedback - December 2021

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