1st ever audiophile network interface. Ships 2nd half of July.
Setting up a media server on a PC or using a computer as a network audio renderer (endpoint) is easy nowadays. But the problem with computers is that they were never designed with audio in mind. While there are improvements for USB-based playback available, the network controller part of a PC remains noisy.
JCAT puts an end to imperfections of network playback with NET Card FEMTO – the ultimate network interface designed specifically for transferring high-quality audio over LAN.
• Audiophile PCI Express GbE LAN adapter • Ultra-low noise linear regulators and filters eliminate noise interferences from PC • No switching power supplies anywhere • FEMTO Clock Technology (Crystek CCHD-957) lowers jitter below measurable levels • Industrial grade components with operating temperature range from -40*C to +85*C • Enterprise level Intel i350 Ethernet controller • Gold plated high durability EMI shielded RJ-45 connectors • Two LAN ports supporting up to 1Gbit connection speeds • LED-off feature to counteract noise • Requirements for optional PSU: 5V/1.5A min (the 200W Linear Power Supply or 400W PC Linear Power Supply recommended for best SQ) • PSU can be supplied from computer PSU via LP4 connector or from an external PSU via 2.1/5.5mm center positive DC jack connector • Low-profile & full-height laser cut PCIe brackets included • All x1-x16 lane PCI Express 2.0 slots supported • Supported operating systems: Windows (all editions) and Linux