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  1. No, I never tested with the Bridge card removed. I'll give that a try.
  2. My experience has been the opposite in my system. For me, I rank the inputs on the Directstream in terms of sound quality as 1) i2S via the ultraDigital (of course, the ultraDigital can be feed by any version of Rendu, I happen to use a SOtM in my setup). 2) the Bridge II (not the original Bridge which may be what your boss had) with a fiber isolator between the switch and the Bridge II (I use the TrippLite which does support 10Mbps-1G). 3) USB direct from a streamer (I tried it but no longer use this input).
  3. If you already have the opticalModule, use it as you have outlined. No need to buy a TrippLite. I got mine awhile ago before Sonore (or anyone else in the audio world) was supporting direct fiber connections. I don't have an opticalModule, so I've never had a chance to compare one to the TrippLite. BTW, I do use a Uptone LPS-2 power supply for the TrippLite, so it sounds very good.
  4. I have a similar setup with a PS Audio DSD and Bridge II. I have tried the USB but was never happy with it compared to the Bridge. My two favorite sounding connections are SFP out from my rack switch to a TrippLite media converter with a short run of ethernet cable to the Bridge II, which you can do for less than $200. This will have the same benefit as the opticalRendu in providing optical isolation but permits using what even Ted Smith considers the better sounding input on the PSA, which is the Bridge II. The other option I use is I have a SOtM sMS-200 Ultra (similar to your Sonore) but instead of running USB to the PSA, I inserted a Sonore UltraDigital ($400) which takes the USB and provides an i2S output which I then connect via a 0.5m HDMI cable to the PSA. Both options sound better than anything I've tried into USB and are hard to tell apart in A:B tests. Either option is much less than an opticalRendu and will provide equal or better performance.
  5. @sahmen If you don't need or plan to use any of the other software offered by the standard rendu, the Roon lite version will save you money and meet your needs. The only difference is the software pre-loaded on it. @charlesphoto I don't understand what you mean by "RAAT Ready". A DAC either is Roon Ready, which means it implements RAAT and has been certified by Roon or it isn't. The specific purpose of the rendu is to act as the interface between Roon and any non-Roon Ready DAC. I have 4 different rendus all working with DACs that know nothing about Roon.
  6. Teddy Pardo 7v/2a PS. Yes, I power cycled the Hydra and the oR. I did look in the DAC diagnostics and the oR is not seeing anything - not the Hydra or the W4S DAC when I connect directly to the DAC. I am letting the oR cool completely down and will retry from everything powered off once more.
  7. Issues with updating oR to v2.8. I just received my order this week, so these are the latest chips. I originally updated successfully last night. I followed the directions but had to do some futzing around to get the oR to actually be seen by Roon, despite everything looking ok. I eventually got it working. This morning, the oR was completely shut down. I disconnected power and let it cool down while I successfully updated a micro- and ultraRendu. I powered the oR back up and checked and it wasn't seeing the DAC. I am using a Hydra-Z in front of a W4S DAC. It worked fine with v2.7. Despite repeated power cycles, couldn't get the oR to recognize the Hydra. I tried going direct into the W4S DAC and oR won't recognize the DAC either. PS is a Teddy Pardo 7v/2A dedicated supply. Any suggestions? I have removed power from the oR again and will let it cool to room temp before trying again.
  8. Already tried that. I have a Meraki firewall/router that handles my FIOS feed and I plugged directly into one of the ports.
  9. But I initially tried both units in the same switch. One worked and the other got the orange light. I tried the one that isn't working on two different switches, but will try a few more. I moved the one that is working upstairs where it is on another switch and it works fine there too. I can power cycle my router but I have over 100 devices on my network, so I not going to power cycle all of them.
  10. I took the SD card from the uR that is working and tried it in the other one. Got the same orange LED after rebooting. I checked the switch and it's getting an IP address, so it's talking to the router. I can also ping it. But the http server is not working as I can connect to it directly via the IP address.
  11. I replaced the two SD cards in my two failed ultraRendus. The first one booted up fine with the new card. The second one didn't. The LED goes from red to orange but never goes green. Device is not seen by mysonicorbiter.com. Any other ideas?+
  12. Thanks, I ordered two cards earlier today, anticipating that might be the answer. Weird that two would go bad at the same time, while the microRendu soldiers on.
  13. I have two ultraRendus and one micro. I just got back from being away 10 days. Before I left, all 3 devices were working fine and running 2.7. When I came back, only the microRendu is recognized by mySonicOrbiter and Roon. I removed both ultras from where they were installed and took to my workbench in the basement. I tried them both using a different network switch and using an LPS 1.2 to power them (9v). On one of them the LED goes from red to orange but the other one stays red. The one that goes orange is recognized by the Meraki managed switch but I can't connect to the http interface using the IP address. The other one doesn't even show up on my network. These were used to two different rooms and two different systems. No thunder storms this time of year, here. Not much I can do since I can't access the web interface on either of them. Any trouble-shooting tips?
  14. Very cool. This will include both the micro- and ultraRendu series?
  15. Supported by Sonore or not, I can tell you it works. I have this exact configuration in my home. I have no idea whether SoTM uses a Linux distribution or not, but I suppose they do, since their devices do not require any type of driver install for USB.
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