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    Hi fellow sound loverís

    Iím interested in your opinion/experience with these devices

    My interest in this stems from running my whole setup via a a Furman P2300it-e symmetrical balanced power conditioner = 1 power source & 1 decided ground...ore so I sought
    But my streamer is connected to a Router in another room via a cat7 cable = a different power outlet & a different ground connection

    My whole Furman mainís setup was installed buy a pro audio guy, whom insisted I installed ďgalvanic isolationĒ to my tv antenna & HDMI cables, to avoid unwanted ground loop feedback - something about the way the Furman operates
    I asked him about these LAN isolators, and he said that they only install these in laboratoryís

    All this got me thinking...I donít really buy in to the supreme sound improvementís
    But since I have spent time & money on a symmetrical balanced power conditioner source with a dedicated ground - wouldnít it make a lot of sense isolating my cat7 cable also?

    Thanks for your inputs

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nordlys View Post
    Hi fellow sound lover’s

    I’m interested in your opinion/experience with these devices

    My interest in this stems from running my whole setup via a a Furman P2300it-e symmetrical balanced power conditioner = 1 power source & 1 decided ground...ore so I sought
    But my streamer is connected to a Router in another room via a cat7 cable = a different power outlet & a different ground connection

    My whole Furman main’s setup was installed buy a pro audio guy, whom insisted I installed “galvanic isolation” to my tv antenna & HDMI cables, to avoid unwanted ground loop feedback - something about the way the Furman operates
    I asked him about these LAN isolators, and he said that they only install these in laboratory’s

    All this got me thinking...I don’t really buy in to the supreme sound improvement’s
    But since I have spent time & money on a symmetrical balanced power conditioner source with a dedicated ground - wouldn’t it make a lot of sense isolating my cat7 cable also?

    Thanks for your inputs
    You'd be better off throwing away your Cat7 cable and using Cat6 UTP.
    Shielded ethernet cabling needs appropriate grounding.
    Without appropriate grounding the shield, and the conductive case on the RJ45 plugs injects airborne RFI into the network.
    Chris



    Common sense isn't anymore!

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    Hi Chris

    Thanks for your speedy reply
    I’ve gone a similar rout, after your mail, just 1 up to CAT8

    Thanks again

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nordlys View Post
    Hi Chris

    Thanks for your speedy reply
    I’ve gone a similar rout, after your mail, just 1 up to CAT8

    Thanks again
    So you've gone 1 worse
    Same rules apply as my previous post.
    Chris



    Common sense isn't anymore!

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