the sound has to be in concert with the music....
an incredible USB Audio source
Chris Connaker of computeraudiophile.com recently reviewed the microRendu and said, "I've spent hours on end listening to music since I took delivery of the microRendu. I wanted to make sure I wasn't burned by expectation bias, so I compared it to many other sources and methods of audio playback (both blind and sighted). After all this, I can unequivocally say that with the microRendu in place, my audio system has never sounded better than right now."
Michael Lavorgna said this over at Audio Stream, "The first I did this morning, after making coffee, is connect the little microRendu to my hi-fi, set its output for Roon, and hit Play. First impressions: Wow!"
Hans Beekhuyzen said this on his YouTube channel, "The shockingly good Sonore microRendu networked audio adapter is versatile and extremely good sounding."
The Sonore microRendu is an audiophile micro computer with Ethernet input and USB Audio output. The microRendu utilizes a proprietary printed circuit board with only the essential components. The microRendu is small and light weight. Connect the microRendu directly to your USB device via a USB cable or hard adapter eliminating the need for a USB cable. Don't let the size fool you though because it's been designed to take into consideration all that is important to USB Audio. The microRendu is easy to configure and can accept audio streams from several digital sources.
What makes the microRendu different from a typical computer music server is that it's a purpose built audiophile device. The problem with computer music servers is that they all rely on mass produced motherboards designed for general purpose computing and are built to the lowest possible price point. The microRendu solves this problem by removing the consumer grade computer peripherals and optimizing power supplies where necessary. The microRendu has been specifically built for processing USB audio perfectly. You can also combine the microRendu with an audiophile grade linear power supply to achieve the lowest possible noise floor.
Mode #1 - SqueezeLite Output - This output works with any Logitech Media Server and compatible controllers. This output supports true gapless playback of PCM and DSD/DoP.
Mode #2 - ShairPort Output - This is an AirPlay emulator that utilizes streams sent to it from a compatible source. This output supports true gapless playback of PCM.
Mode #3 - MPD/DLNA Output:
Mode #3a - DLNA Output - This output utilizes streams from UPNP/DLNA servers and controllers. This output can be configured as an OpenHome renderer. This output supports true gapless playback of PCM, DSD/DoP, and native DSD.
Mode #3b - MPD Output - This output is intended to work with a SMB mount. This output supports true gapless playback of PCM, DSD/DoP, and native DSD.
Mode #4 - HQ Player NAA Output - This output utilizes streams from Signalyst's HQ Player running on your computer. Digital signal processing is performed by HQ Player and then asynchronously streamed to the Network Audio Adapter (NAA) output. This output supports true gapless playback of PCM, DSD/DoP, and native DSD.
Mode #5 -
RoonReady Output - This output utilizes streams from Roon. This output
supports true gapless playback of PCM, DSD/DoP, and native DSD.
Supports the following PCM sample rates up to: 44.1kHz, 48kHz, 88.2kHz, 96kHz, 176.4kHz, 192kHz, 352.8kHz, 384kHz, 705.6kHz, and 768kHz.
Supports the following DSD sample rates up to: DSD64, DSD128, DSD256, DSD512.
Not all USB devices or output modes support the maximum sample rate of the unit.
Running Logitech Media Server locally allows playback of local radio stations and streaming services.
Logitech Media Server allows you to use the unit as a UPNP server in combination with Drive Mounter.
There is a Software Manager that allows you to install and uninstall apps as needed.
BubbleUPNP Server app allows any renderer to take advantage of the OhMedia - OpenHome protocol.
OhMedia - OpenHome protocol allows the Linn Kinsky and Linn Kazoo Apps with playlist support to be used as controllers.
Supports Tidal and Qobuz lossless streaming in Squeezelite output mode and DLNA output mode.
Native DSD is supported on certain DACs.
The unit is controlled via third party apps on your mobile device and on your computer.
External power input jack
RJ45 input connector
USB audio output connector
Micro SD port for operating system
High quality low noise and ultra low noise regulators
Fixed frequency low jitter oscillators
Multicore processor with DDR3 RAM
Power input: 6-9 VDC at 1 Amp min.
Power connector: 2.1mm x 5.5mm (center +)
LICENSING / COMPLIANCE
Based on Sonicorbiter, closed source and open source (GNU -V2)
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