NET CARD XE
REDEFINING SOUND QUALITY.
NET CARD XE opens up new dimensions of sound quality with its extremely precise ±5ppb OCXO and state-of-the-art power supply section. Experience playback from TIDAL or Qobuz at new heights of resolution and dynamic range. Thanks to the NET Card XE, for the first time ever streamed music sounds better than locally stored files.
HIGH-END NETWORK AUDIO INTERFACE
With streaming services becoming the primary way of listening to music, the quality of network-related components becomes crucial if one wants to enjoy music at the highest sound quality. The NET Card XE delivers increased resolution over the NET Card FEMTO – world’s first audiophile network card - and is able to portray even the finest textures and details.
CUTTING EDGE OCXO
Engineered to solve the long standing challenges of legacy quartz OCXOs which are sensitive to environmental conditions, Emerald OCXO used on the NET Card XE offers 10 times better dynamic stability - the most stable timing in the presence of stressors such as airflow, temperature perturbation, vibration, shock, and electromagnetic interference (EMI).
SPECIAL COMPONENTS FOR AN EXCEPTIONAL PERFORMANCE
By using industry’s best LT3045 ultra-low noise linear power supplies and extremely stable OCXO clock combined with high-end Ethernet controller, the JCAT NET Card XE offers unprecedented quality of network streamed audio data. Connect a network audio player/DAC, a media server (NAS) or a broadband router to any of the two 1Gbit LAN ports on the JCAT NET Card XE and and pull out more detail and richness from audio files than ever.
The perfect combination:
taking excellence to new heights
The NET Card XE offers external PSU option which, when used, completely eliminates computer as the source of noise. Paired with the OPTIMO 3 DUO, which is among the best power supplies in the world, ensures the highest sound quality possible.
- Audiophile PCI Express GbE LAN adapter
- Plug & Play in any PC or mini PC with a PCIe slot
- Extreme sound quality improvement for any music server, network player/DAC, streaming bridge or Audio PC
- Improves music playback from cloud services (TIDAL, QOBUZ etc) as well as files stored on local music servers
- State-of-the-art LT3045 linear regulators and filters eliminate noise interferences from a PC
- Truly linear design: no switching power supplies
- Cutting edge ±5 ppb stability Emerald OCXO (oven controlled oscillator) delivers the most stable timing in the presence of environmental stressors such as airflow, temperature perturbation, vibration, shock, and electromagnetic interference (EMI)
- Highest quality industrial grade components with operating temperature range from -40*C to +85*C
- Enterprise level high performance Intel i350 Ethernet controller
- Gold plated high durability EMI shielded RJ-45 connectors with built-in 12-core transformers for improved isolation
- Two audiophile grade network adapter ports supporting up to 1Gbit connection speeds
- LED-off feature to counteract noise
- External PSU option eliminates computer as the source of power for lowest noise & best sound quality (requirements for the PSU: 5V/2A min)
- 5V PSU can be supplied via 2.1/5.5mm center-positive DC jack connector or via LP4 molex connector(OPTIMO 3 DUO recommended for best performance)
- 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
- Works natively with roon ROCK