MSE SoundTube STNet Switch Optimized for Dante Audio

MSE Audio SoundTube STNet Switch II is a 16-port network switch with PoE designed for use with Dante-enabled digital audio systems.


Dante is a digital audio platform that enjoys an unprecented level of popularity in the commercial market. Adaptable to a range of installations that include residential, the new MSE Audio SoundTube Entertainment STNet Switch II helps integrators in both markets utilize SoundTube's digital speakers in a range of installations.

MSE Audio, the parent company of consumer audio brands such as dARTS, Phase Technology and Induction Dynamics, has unveiled its new STNet Switch II, a proprietary Power over Ethernet (PoE) device that incorporates the Dante protocol. 

The STNet Switch II provides 16 ports and it designed to product to support its STNet IPD Speaker products. 

“The SoundTube Entertainment STNet Switch II is design specifically for our line of STNet IPD Speakers,” states Michael Sipe, vice president of U.S. sales for MSE Audio. 

“Incorporating Dante-optimization to the STNet Switch II creates a simple-to-use system with a wide range of interoperability and functionality. The SoundTube Entertainment STNet line is designed to be efficient, economical and versatile through Dante-enabled functionality.”

Dante-Enabled SoundTube STNet Switch II Included DHCP Server 

Designed for a range of digital audio installation scenarios, the SoundTube STNet Switch II is a 1-RU, 16-port Gigabit switch that includes a 700-watt proprietary power supply. 

Related: SoundTube Brings Dante Connectivity Outdoors

The STNet Switch delivers 40 watts to each SoundTube IPD speaker connected to the switch, and its advanced features allows integrators to fine tune the switch to specific installations.

The Kansas-based company points out the STNet Switch features a built-in DHCP server and a pair of SFP ports for fiber or additional Ethernet connections. 

MSE Audio SoundTube STNet Switch II Summary of Features:

  • 16 Gigabit ports
  • Audinate Dante enabled
  • Power over Ethernet (PoE) with a total of 700 watts of power
  • The STNet Switch II provides 40 watts of power to SoundTube IPD Speakers
  • Two SFP ports for fiber or Ethernet connections
  • Built-in DHCP server

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Robert Archer:

Bob is an audio enthusiast who has written about consumer electronics for various publications within Massachusetts before joining the staff of CE Pro in 2000. Bob is THX Level I certified, and he's also taken classes from the Imaging Science Foundation (ISF) and Home Acoustics Alliance (HAA). Bob has also served as the technology editor for CE Pro's sister publication Commercial Integrator. In his personal time beyond his family, he's studied guitar and music theory at Sarrin Music Studios in Wakefield, Mass., and he also studies Kyokushin karate at 5 Dragons and Brazilian jiu-jitsu at Binda Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.


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