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  1. Given all of the above commentary and discussion, it might be helpful to have an established description of the optimal recommended configuration of the opticalRendu and associated optical, and related components in one's system. It's become clear that two power supplies are needed. However, I would hope that I need not also extend this as far as needing two expensive data switches as some have reported is ideal. So, I believe that a leaves the following as the necessary components: 1) Sonore opticalRendu 1) Sonore optical module 2) SFP Fiber Transceivers (either bundled from Sonore or another brand known to work well in this system) 1) fiber optic cable (either bundled from Sonore or another brand known to work well in this system) 2) Sonore approved external power supplies Am I correct in the above? I'm trying to determine the actual cost. Thanks. JC
  2. Also, it appears I truly need that 12 hi res transfer to own the best version of this classic album, despite owning the original cd, and the SACD. I will now apparently be dropping the $100.00 or so on the 25th Anniversary box to get it........ JC
  3. Adding my voice to those above, absolutely outstanding article on one of my favorite albums. Ranking it in the Gabriel hierarchy is always a difficult challenge. Really superb work though. My vote for Yes, also one of my most cherished bands, prog fan that I am, would be for Close To The Edge. I could easily understand you alternately deciding to go with Fragile though. JC
  4. I completely understand your position on this. The unfortunate consequence (and certainly unintended, prior to the issues arising) is that it now adds substantially to the price of purchasing and implementing the full Optical Rendu system for those, and I am certain there are many, who own LPS-1's, or 1.2's and were expecting to be able to use them for this application. I have two LPS-1.2's I was planning to utilize with an upcoming Optical Rendu system purchase and not being able to makes this a much more expensive way to go. And the LPS series power supplies have been a great value in a high end audio system needing power supplies. Any equally good, and suitable replacements will almost certainly be even more expensive. No one's fault, simply a consequence related to the impact of the situation as it has become known. JC
  5. You have excellent taste in speakers Paul. If I had the room for 20.7's and matching subs (or the room, and the money for 30.7's with matching subs) I would have already owned them. And in a barely different world, a set of Harbeth 40.1's could easily have ended up in my system. But in a perfect world, in which I would have a lot of money, then the Sonus Faber Aida would be the choice. As Tone audio said of them: "“For that kind of money, those speakers should wash your car” or, “They should be better than sex”—or something to that effect? A pair of Sonus faber Aida loudspeakers cost $120,000 and are better than sex. Spend a few minutes immersed in a serious listening session, and you won’t care if your luxury car is dirty. Play a few more tunes, and you might not even notice your significant other beckoning you to the bedroom for some intimate time. They are that good. Indeed, the Aida is as close to perfection as I’ve experienced, and I’ve spent a lot of time listening to the world’s finest speakers." JC
  6. I second this Chris, and also hope you were able to get together with Wendell and audition ideally set up 20.7's and 30.7's. JC
  7. Dave, You certainly did the right thing in purchasing the large area rug to help with the hardwood floors, and also the drapes to deaden the window area behind the speakers. Some sound treatments on the side walls, and also the back wall behind your listening position could help to tame the liveness. I would also wait for people who know Vandersteens well to chime in with their thoughts on speaker placement and positioning etc. I'm sure that you have them placed properly, at the long end of the room, but don't know the speakers well enough to guide you in distance from back wall, side wall, etc, as well as toe in. Best of luck with getting things working the way you want. A new room is always a challenge. JC
  8. Also, when I check Zones, the microrendu is shown there, and highlighted as the selected device, and it shows the music being played
  9. On the Rendu go to Apps / DAC Diagnostics and make sure your USB device is listed. - CHECKED and listed On the Rendu go to Settings / RoonReady and press Save. - DONE On Roon go to Settings / Audio and make sure the Rendu is listed and Enabled. The Rendu is listed, as a device located on my network, I can find no enable button for it. On other devices founf, there is an enable button, on the Rendu's, in that same place the button would be found, it says zone name and below that the name of the microrendu On Roon make sure the Rendu is selected as the Audio Device. - It is selected as the audio device, and at the bottom, right corner of the iPad's Roon screen it shows queue - the Rendu's name, and a speaker with the indicators that it is on At this point things seem further along than before, but still no music being passed to the DAC thus, no sound.
  10. Really need some help here. I sat down to listen to some music last night on my upstairs system. The source equipment is a SonicOrbiter as the Roon core, and an upgraded MicroRendu. When I first turned on the amps, preamp, and DAC, and let them warm up a bit, all looked fine, but I was getting no sound when I selected music from my Roon app on my iPad Pro. I rebooted the SonicOrbiter, and also rebooted the microrendu. Now, the zone shows my Microrendu, but the music only plays out of my iPad! I'm completely confused as to what is out of whack here. Any assistance would be appreciated. Thanks. JC
  11. Anyone? Listening to the iPad Pro's sound might be better than some things that came before, but I can't live with it. JC
  12. Sat down to listen to some music earlier on my upstairs system. The source equipment is a SonicOrbiter as the Roon core, and an upgraded MicroRendu. When I first turned on the amps, preamp, and DAC, and let them warm up a bit, all looked fine, but I was getting no sound when I selected music from my Roon app on my iPad Pro. I rebooted the SonicOrbiter, and also rebooted the microrendu. Now, the zone shows my Microrendu, but the music only plays out of my iPad! I'm completely confused as to what is out of whack here. Any assistance would be appreciated. Thanks. JC
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    Great story. If only we had the opportunity to expose more people to what quality sound truly is. JC
  14. Thanks Nikhil. Amazing sound from this piano, and I very much enjoyed the music being played too. JC
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