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  1. The short answer is no, not without another roon endpoint in the mix. The newer USB SSR II will work with Roon.
  2. JRiver for ripping to my NAS. MediaMonkey for tag consolidation and some organization (I listen to a lot of metal JRiver hasn't a clue about) and Lumin for playback on my iPad. Lumin works great. I see a lot of people using Roon, but I am not sure why the added expense, particularly as one who doesn't subscribe to Tidal, doesn't listen to audiophile music. Tidal has very little overlap with my tastes I do subscribe to Spotify premium cause Spotify has a killer selection of metal for checking out new bands. I buy if I listen more than a few times.
  3. I made a listing, actually two by accident, wasn't used to the posting. Wasn't sure how to delete the second one. https://superphonica.com/all-products/components-digital/streamers/sonore-signature-rendu-2/
  4. This seems like the natural analog of the original Signature Rendu which I own. I am using it with my Directstream DAC via the i2s (HDMI cable). It's also nice because at this moment I am using the SR via HDMI into my Anthem pre/pro with very good results. This though seems like it is made for the more ubiquitous USB connector that all audiophile dacs these days have, whereas not too many of said DACs provide an I2S connection. Mildly curious how the old and new Signatures would compare on the Directstream DAC that can do either.
  5. Ok, I am not sure what exactly happened but I eventually got it to work. I shut it down and restarted, then went back into my router's system and updated the port for port forwarding and that seemed to work. Wished these things were so darn confusing
  6. So I had finally gotten everything setup to use Lumin on my Android tablet to control music playback from my Synology NAS to the SSR. It worked for one day and I've been trying to figure out ever since how to get it to work again. Lumin definitely sees the miminServer on the NAS and shows my music. It lets me choose the SSR OH as the Lumin device, but it won't play anything and my AVP shows no signal from the SSR. So I opened up BubbleUPnP and under media renderers, there is no SSR, only my ShieldTV and some other devices like my laptop. I turned the SSR off and on again, rebooted the Bubble server, still nothing. When I type the IP address into a browser, I can bring up the renderer page, but bubble doesn't see it. Any suggestions?
  7. I understand. I was just hoping to try out Roon without adding two more physical servers into the system. For now I will continue to work on getting Lumin to work right for me.
  8. Any chance that this bridge will be able to run on NUC ROCK server?
  9. Based on this thread, I got a new tablet and loaded Lumin. I tried it out briefly on my Samsung S4 first to make sure it was good. I have a Synology DS1815+ NAS > Sonore Signature Rendu and was intrigued by Roon but didn't want to add another server for the Roon interface and also I like to KISS, so I thought I'd try another interface. So far I'm really likely Lumin. It doesn't do AI associations, but I'm ok with being my own for now. What I like is that is has a nice slick interface that isn't too laggy with 5.5K albums loaded on my NAS as of right now.
  10. By the way, I have a Synology DS1815+ NAS. I don't really want another server.
  11. Ok, cool, somehow I thought this was software based rather than an extra component. Will investigate further. Not worried about the cost per se, was just somehow expecting a software plug. The first post suggest the SSR is on the compatible device list, so I am bit confused. If I were to get one of those, what is the point of the SSR then?
  12. Where can one acquire said software? I have a Signature Series Rendu and would like to try out Roon.
  13. You are probably right on the memory, but it is one of those things where it was easy, cost ~40 iirc and overkill never hurt anyone in memory. I plan to run a couple different servers in parallel even if I don't use them all at the same time. I have squeezeboxes in 3 rooms in my house and I have a Sonore Sig Rendu in the main system plus my movies serving up to my HT. I also want to experiment with interfaces.
  14. Just an update in case anyone reads this thread for advice. I got my Synology up and running. Currently creating a SHR2 volume (essentially RAID6). I prefer to use a bit more caution with drives as I have even lost a RAID5 once years back. I chose the DS1815+ as I think having more drive bays is a very good thing. I used WD Red 5TB drives as I already had 4 of them, so I ordered 6 more with the diskstation as I think it is good to have two spares ready to go if needed. I came across a youtube video showing the exact type of memory you can use to upgrade to 16gb (cheap upgrade compared the everything else). I followed suite and it was easy to do except the inside one is a pain in the ass to seat if you have fat fingers like mine. So far I found the setup and software fairly straight forward. I think the Synology software feels more like made for the average consumer whereas the QNAP software was written for nerds and IT people.
  15. Thanks guys for all the advice. I will probably upgrade the drives on my old NAS someday as well. Maybe then I can keep that one in a firesafe as another backup. I still have all my CDs, DVDs and BRs but it took ages and ages to rip and I don't want to start over.
  16. Consider me dumb but I am not sure how exactly to upgrade the drives in my current NAS while keeping the data that is on them. I have another copy on a 4 drive External drive system with 5TB disks, so I guess I could just copy from there again after upgrading, seemed a hassle. Oh I know that a NAS is not a backup too. I have those external drives but also a copy of all the flacs on my vortexbox, which I still own. I think I decided on getting a Synology so that I don't regret it later.
  17. Hi guys, I figured this might be the best place to ask some opinions on my situation. I have a QNAP TS-569L, which is a few years older than the current models. It has 5 3TB drives in RAID 5, but it is too full for me to even put the last dozen CDs I've ripped on it (because I have concert videos ripped as well, both DVD and Blu-rays). I hate spending lots of time configuring computer hardware/software since I use a computer all day at work. The QNAP took me some time to figure it out, so on one hand I might just get another QNAP or get their 8 disk expansion server (8 disks, but not too much cheaper than dedicated). The other option is a Synology (likely 1815+), but then I might have to learn another interface, however I heard it is simpler. I just don't know what I think is the best solution. Another QNAP might mean I know all the basics already (haven't setup the cloud or anything else fancy yet). The expansion UX-800 will be a more seamless expansion supposedly (although it technically isn't supported for my NAS but some confirms it works anyway). What would you do?
  18. I'd be happy if there were a site that you could just download 16bit/44.1khz flac files of metal music. Here in Canada, CDs are quite expensive and especially if they are more obscure like a lot of metal music is.
  19. I consider myself an audio hobbyist/diyer and music lover. Music is my first love (in this hobby) and equipment and building gear is part of the experience, but only to enhance the enjoyment of music. I generally find myself starchly at odds with most audiophile conclusions. I think acoustic treatments and good room set-up is worth 10x cable upgrades (but low on WAF, so not as often done). I think circuit design trumps fancy face plates and parts. Why? Cause I've done the experiments myself and flipped sides. I can still enjoy music on the sh**ty system....cause its about the music not the gear. The gear only serves to serve.
  20. I was going to say the same. I listen to Rock/AltRock/ProgRock and Metal!
  21. So, it seems like at least one places thinks Thecus are the tops in terms of features, software, expandability and they had me convinced. I was looking at the N4800 but I can't seem to find it in Canada and I am tired of paying custom/broker fees for imports (it adds up fast!). Thecus came out with the N5550, and tigerdirect.ca have it, but they have it listed as No O/S, which makes zero sense. Buy the Thecus N5550 Enterprise Tower NAS Server at TigerDirect.ca No other one has any mention of O/S and the price seems about what you'd expect the typical Canadian markup to be over US street prices (I'm american living in Canada, so I am well aware of this pain). I am just wondering if anyone else thinks this is a type-o as well? What do you think of this unit for a NAS? With 5 bays, I am tempted to go RAID-5 backing up all my other PC's and VBA. Of course I am looking to do an offline backup too, but I am forgetful, lazy and don't do updates very often with those. Thinking WD Red 2TB drives. Some expensive, but worth the peace of mind if I can get it working prop.
  22. Lyngdorf are PWM amps. They are the only one I know of off hand.
  23. I am wondering if this can do FIR filters? Like room correction or digital XO? Could the HD-PLEX work instead of the the Streacom? Any reason for SSD vs mSSD?
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