LHY Audio SW-8

No lie – It's the SW-8 Ethernet switch from LHY Audio [$594], a subsidiary of China's Jay's Audio. It's represented by Beatechnik of Singapore, a web shop associated with Alvin Chee's Vinshine Audio. The SW-8 carves from aluminium billet to segregate its power supply with mains filter, clock/regulator circuit and Linksys switch module. As the name indicates, there are eight RJ45 sockets. The SW-8 means to update consumer-grade routers for serious audio purposes.