Why Bonn N8 Pro?

Bonn N8 Pro was created for music lovers who want to build a dedicated “HiFi Ecosystem” and achieve the best possible audio quality. Silent Angel’s rigorous approach preserves the integrity of the source and delivers a high-purity signal to connected components, for a performance unattainable with typical Network Switches. Purpose-engineered for High Resolution Streaming Networks, Bonn N8 Pro provides the ideal foundation for sonic excellence.



Unique and Advanced Designs

  • Eight gold-plated Gigabit Ethernet Ports with spaced out ports to physically reduce possible signal interference.
  • Class-leading Radar-Grade internal switching power supply module, which is exclusive to noise-sensitive acoustic equipment.
  • Perfectly timed data transmission.
  • TCXO (Temperature Compensation Crystal Oscillator) greatly lowers network latency issues and jitter effects.

Advanced Options for Audiophiles

  • An auxiliary DC power jack (12V) enables users to bypass the internal switching power module and connect an external linear power supply for performance upgrade.
  • A gold-plated grounding terminal for dedicated connection to ground further lowers power noise.
  • LED light switch which enables users to turn the port status indicator on/off.
  • Class-leading clock receiving module accommodates an external clock input.
  • Two available N8 Pro models: One with an 10MHz external World Clock input, and one without


Radar Grade Switching Power

Class-leading internal Power Module supports highly accurate system function



Noise Reduction

Our highly permeable EMI absorber eliminates electrical noise



Gilded LAN Ports

Deliver the purest and most stable signal to your devices with richly gold-plated RJ45 connectors




Gold Plated Grounding Terminal

Offers dedicated connection to ground for power noise reduction



Switchable LED Lights

User-selectable switch to keep port status lights on or off while enjoying your music



TCXO - Clock Signal

Highly accurate clock reduces network latency issues and jitter impact



System Structure






  • TCXO clock (10MHz):
    Eliminate irrelevant frequencies and generate pure clock. High precision, ultra low phase-noise signal output as the clock source for the Ethernet switch system.
  • Power source circuit for TCXO clock:
    Power filter technology, it filtering out crosstalk and noises. Feeding the purified power to the TCXO module.
  • Power source circuit for switch system:
    Low-noise voltage regulator circuit, capable of processing wide dynamic range power. Features highly-efficient circuit design and fast response time.
  1. Exclusive, customized Silent Angel power module:
    Wide dynamic range AC to DC power module. Stable, low-ripple noise, secure protection circuit, well-covered by an alumni heat sink.
  2. AC power filter circuit:
    High isolation common mode choke circuit for AC power input to prevent the noises pollution from AC power sources from other device or power system.
  3. Connect to the optional linear power supply.
    DC Jack for external 12V DC.
  4. Receiving the external clock input port (gold-plated, at 10MHz).
  5. Internal/external clock selector switch. Ultra-low-noise clock synthesizer (PLL clock generator).

Introducing the Bonn N8 Pro

Watch the below video for a quick overview of the Bonn N8 Pro

Designed for HD Music Streaming

The Bonn N8 Pro creates a dedicated HiFi Network Zone to effectively isolate your audio devices from other digital traffic, thereby eliminating noise and transmitting data with extreme timing accuracy. Implementing an isolated “Network Ecosystem” for audio eliminates degradation from the storm of network interference and latency issues caused by bandwidth-intensive activities from PCs and other connected devices.

Exclusive Clock Module, TCXO: Silent Angel's TCXO (Temperature Compensation Crystal Oscillator) is more precise than the Crystal Clocks found in other network switches, lowering latency issues and jitter effects.

Jitter Effect Improvement: Distortion is a common byproduct of transmitting high-frequency network packets. Bonn N8 Pro lowers jitter to 369ps whereas typical switches present at 705ps.

Optimized for Music Applications

  • Optimized for Roon infrastructure; for example, supporting a network composed of Rhein Z1 as a Roon Core server or Munich M1 as a Roon Ready player.
  • Optimized for high-resolution streaming services including Tidal, Qobuz, Spotify and more.
  • Optimized for playing music collections from NAS (Network Attached Storage). Works well with multiple brands including QNAP, Synology, WD NAS.

Further Upgrades

  • Power Source
    Connect Bonn NX to Silent Angel’s Forester F2 linear power supply (supplying dual 12 volt DC outputs) to further improve power delivery and stability.

  • Vibration Suppression
    Silent Angel S28 stainless steel Resonance Control Feet minimize vibration and reduce mechanical noise.

Product Specification



 
Available Model - N8 PRO-CLK (with an 10MHz external Word Clock input)
- N8 PRO (without external Word Clock input)
Color Black
Power Input IEC (AC) 100-240V, 50/60Hz
(DC) 12V/1A at max
Power Consumption 10 Watt at max
Ethernet Port Pure gold-plated 1GbE RJ45 port x 8
Interface Clock input switch x 1 (external/internal)
- BNC interface 10MHz external Word Clock
- Silent Angle specialized TCXO clock module

LED indicator switch x 1
- Control the on/off status of LAN port LED

Grounding Port x 1
- Connect to a ground box to make the signal quality more purer and precise without interference
LED Indicator Power LED (Green) x 1 at the front panel
Port Status LED x 8 (Light on when linked; Flash when it's active) at the rear panel)
Green: 1000Mbps; Amber: 100Mbps
Temperature Operating: 32 ~ 86 °F
Storage: -4 ~ 158 °F
Humidity Operating: 10% ~ 90% RH (non-condensing)
Storage: 5% ~ 95% RH (non-condensing)
Dimensions 17.37 (W) inch x 2.05 (H) inch x 6.89 (D) inch
Weight 5.74 lbs
The Quick Product Guide can be downloaded here.