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  1. vortecjr

    Sonore opticalRendu

    We are going to offer solutions that work together. If you are going to buy your own solutions it will be hard for us to approve them based on the number of possible configurations. Anyway, you will find some helpful tips here: https://audiophilestyle.com/forums/topic/55216-sonore-systemoptique/?do=findComment&comment=910082
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    Sonore opticalRendu

    Announcing our newest Rendu - opticalRendu According to Chris C. in his Audiophile 5: Sonore opticalRendu In 5 Minutes review he sates, "It's the best Rendu they have ever made." The opticalRendu utilizes an SFP fiber optic transceiver at it's input to provide 100% galvanic isolation from the network and USB-audio output. The opticalRendu has linear power regulation, CPU circuit design with femto clocking, USB circuit design with femto clocking, and a network circuit design with femto clocking. This unit utilizes SonicOrbiter for it's operating system so you already know how to use it. This unit this System Optique Certified If you are interested in this product please sign up to the Sonore mailing list on our website at www.sonore.us or through this direct link: https://www.sonore.us/mailing-list.html
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    Sonore opticalRendu

    Don't worry more news is coming soon. Chris said it's the best Rendu we have ever made and everyone who has heard it agrees)
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    Sonore systemOptique

    systemOptique is a fiber optic Ethernet interconnection scheme that utilizes a new series of Sonore products with optical transceiver capabilities. Please note that this system was also designed to work seamlessly with the original Rendu series. Why systemOptique? 1. Shortly after we launched, the microRendu some customers started using off the shelf fiber optic to Ethernet converters for galvanic isolation. The problem with these products is that they isolate the Rendu from the network, but they don’t isolate the Rendu from their low quality power supplies and their price point circuits. 2. Later some customers started connecting their Rendu directly to their music servers via Ethernet. This has some obvious issues because you are connecting the noisiest device on your network to the cleanest device on your network. 3. Recently, some customers have been tinkering with modifying off the shelf network gear and distributing critical clocks over wire. Adding sensitive oscillators to dirty circuits, distributing low jitter clocks signals over a wiring mess, and interconnecting ground plans across multiple devices is a less than an optimal solution. While the solutions above seemed reasonable on face value we understood that noise can potentially find its way into ANY traditional ethernet cable (regardless of CAT series, copper purity, cable quality, shielding, etc...). systemOptique solves the noise problem by creating an optical solution with infinite galvanic isolation between your music server and your opticalRendu. So how do I get the WOW factor? What was needed was a properly engineered system and to that end we designed some new products for your consideration: 1. Sonore opiticalRendu - The opticalRendu utilizes an SFP fiber optic transceiver at it's input to provide 100% galvanic isolation from the network and USB-audio output. The opticalRendu has linear power regulation, CPU circuit design with femto clocking, USB circuit design with femto clocking, and a network circuit design with femto clocking. This unit utilizes SonicOrbiter for it's operating system so you already know how to use it. 2. Sonore opticalModule - The opticalModule has an SFP fiber optic transceiver along with an RJ45 connector which can be used to add fiber optic networking to your existing wired network. The circuit design features femto clocking, linear power regulation, external power input. 3. Sonore (product to be announced) - sorry still working on the details. 4. Sonore (product to be announced) - sorry still working on the details. If you are interested in any of these products please sign up to the Sonore mailing list on our website at www.sonore.us or through this direct link: https://www.sonore.us/mailing-list.html
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    Sonore systemOptique

    Chris is going to send in his Signature Rendu SE for upgrade to optical. this hasn’t happened yet though.
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    Sonore ultraDigital

    DESCRIPTION The Sonore ultraDigital project is a USB digital converter with SPDIF output via BNC and a LVDS i2s output via HDMI. The LVDS i2s output supports various formats for compatibility with various digital to analog converters. For use with microRendu, ultraRendu, and Signature Rendu SE only. Please note Sonore will not provide support for direct connection to OS X or Windows. SPECIFICATIONS 1. SPDIF output via BNC: PCM 44.1K-192K, DSD64 via DOP 2. LVDS i2s output via HDMI: PCM 44.1K-384K, native DSD64, DSD128, DSD256 3. USB input support PCM, DSD via DoP, and native DSD via Linux 4. No drivers needed for Linux and OS X 5. Power input: 6-9 VDC 6. Selectable LVDS i2s output formats via HDMI: Gustard, PS Audio / Denafrips, Holo Audio, L.K.S., Wyred4Sound 7. Selectable master clock output rate (for DIY use only)
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    Sonore opticalRendu

    All you would need is the opticalModule, but you can use a switch if you want to. If the switch has an SFP port then you can connect it directly opticalRendu. The SFP port takes an insert that outputs optical Ethernet and we will be selling the SPF inserts to assure compatibility from end to end.
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    Sonore opticalRendu

    The testing is going great:)
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    Sonore systemOptique

    As a reminder If you are interested in any of these products please sign up to the Sonore mailing list on our website at www.sonore.us or through this direct link: https://www.sonore.us/mailing-list.html
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    Sonore opticalRendu

    You would use a fiber medial converter or FMC. You connect your Ethernet cable into one end and the opticalRendu to the other end. We are making our own FMC to follow the release of the opticalRendu called the opticalModule.
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    Sonore opticalRendu

    He is testing an opticalRendu board installed in a Signature Rendu SE enclosure with it's power supply.
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    Sonore microRendu

    Just go to Settings / RoonReady, confirm the settings, and press a Save.
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    Sonore microRendu

    DESCRIPTION The Sonore microRendu is an audiophile micro computer with Ethernet input and USB Audio output. The microRendu utilizes a propietary 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 eliminateing 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 nessesary. 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. SELECTABLE OUTPUT MODES - Sonicorbiter 2.5 Mode #1 - SqueezeLite Output - This output works with any Logitech Media Server and compatible controllers. This output supports true gapless playback of PCM, DSD/DoP, and native DSD. 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 supports true gapless playback of PCM, DSD/DoP, and native DSD. This option requires a SMB share in combination with the built in Drive Mounter application. Mode #3c - Songcast Output - This output accepts streams from your computer running Linn Songcast. The application is in Beta form. 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. Mode #6 - Spotify Connect Output - This output can be controlled by your computer or tablet running the Spotify (premium) application. This application is based on librespot - an open source client library for Spotify. The application is in Beta form.
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    micro/ultraRendu - support thread

    If the DAC gets into a weird state power cycling it is what is needed. Rendu can’t sort it out and it will not stream becuase of it.
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    Sonore microRendu

    The Rendu would connect to the Mytek via USB.
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    micro/ultraRendu - support thread

    When was the last time you pressed update? Update the unit and wait for the Back to Main Menu link. Then go to the Settings page and pressing Save in the output you use. You can also try removing the USB and reinserting it and power cycling the DAC.
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    micro/ultraRendu - support thread

    Open Kazoo and click on the menu bars at the top left. Click on any of the tabs except Tidal and Qobuz. Go to Apps / MPD DLNA and clear the cache...wait for the page to refresh automatically and a wait a few seconds before proceeding. In Kazoo now click on the Tidal or Qobuz tab and you should prompted to enter the login ID and password.
  18. This thread is intended to be a supplement to the Sonore Rendu series user manuals. The manuals contains quick start information that can be viewed here: Sonicorbiter Rendu Series - User Manuals The DLNA/MPD output mode is three outputs (UPnP, MPD, and Songcast receiver) working in conjunction at the same time. 1. The UPnP output mode works with DLNA/UPNP servers and controllers. DLNA/UPNP servers run on your computer (PC or Mac) or on a NAS serving up your content to the unit for playback. This is a list of the popular DLNA/UPNP servers: MinimServer and Logitech Media Server on a Small Green Computer sonicTransporter DiskStation on a Synology NAS - synology JRiver on your computer (PC or Mac) - JRiver MinimServer on your computer (PC or Mac) or your NAS - MinimServer Logitech Media Server on your computer (PC or Mac) or your NAS - LMS You can control playback via DLNA/UPNP controllers running on your computer (PC or Mac) or via one of the popular Apps on your mobile device. This is a list of the popular control Apps for use on your computer (PC or Mac) or mobile device: Audirvana Plus - choose Compatibility Mode in Settings / MPD DLNA JRiver on your computer (PC or Mac) - choose Compatibility Mode in Settings / MPD DLNA JRemote on your mobile device - choose Compatibility Mode in Settings / MPD DLNA BubbleUPNP on Android AudioNet on iOS - choose Compatibility mode in Settings / MPD DLNA Lumin iOS and Android - choose Compatibility Mode in Settings / MPD DLNA Linn Kazoo on your computer (PC or Mac) - http://Kazoo Linn Kazoo on your mobile device These are some setup tips for DLNA on JRiver: Rendu JRiver setup with DoP Rendu JRiver setup with native DSD Rendu JRiver setup with DSD2PCM conversion Rendu MinimServer setup native DSD Rendu MinimServer setup with DoP 2. The MPD output mode works with local storage made available via the unit's Drive Mounter application. The Drive Mounter application is installed via the Software Manager. The Drive Mounter application mounts USB drives (Sonicorbiter SE only) and remote SMB shares so that the mounted content can be played by MPD. MPD is best controlled by Apps on mobile devices: MPaD and MPoD on iOS* MPDroid on Android* *In order for the mobile controllers to function with MPD the controller most initiate MPD to scan the local drive for content and also cache the indexed content along with it's cover art into memory. This process takes time and is a function of the size of the library. This process most be initiated every time new music is added to the library. 3. The application is only supported on Sonicorbiter 2.5 or higher. The Songcast receiver accepts streams from your computer running Linn Songcast. The Songcast receiver application is installed via the Software Manager. You will also need to install the Linn Songcast application on your computer and select it as the default output device on your computer. The Linn Songcast application can be downloaded from this website: https://www.linn.co.uk/software
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    micro/ultraRendu - support thread

    Yes and we have some interesting things we want to do with it:) Did you have something in mind?
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    Sonore microRendu

    Quote of the day from a b-stock microRendu owner "The system is up and running. Superb sound. Congratulations with this product!"
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    Sonore microRendu

    Personally, my content is stored as FLAC and streamed as FLAC or PCM depending on the server application. I really don’t concern myself with which one it is streaming FLAC or PCM or with which one has more processing at one end or the other. C-3PO plug-in is great and I have used it before. My SqeezeLite setting are the default settings from the unit.
  22. This was never meant to be a primary connection scheme. I proposed it because in some cases it’s useful. My opinion is that this is generally a bad idea because you are connecting a noisy computer directly to a Rendu.
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    Which (xxx)Rendu fits this situation?

    No issue buying a refurbished unit...they even have the same warranty as new. The base unit is the original design also from John Swenson. Buy with confidence...they are all great.
  24. have look here: https://audiophilestyle.com/forums/topic/27933-sonicorbiter-direct-connection-to-a-macpc-beta/
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    Chromecast for Rendu series

    When Roon or JRiver add this feature maybe you will be able to...
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