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  1. Note that Sonore Audio is extending my warranty on this unit to whoever buys it!
  2. You are too nice and a great audio company in my book! I appreciate the $$ help by honoring the warranty when I sell the unit! Costing me big bucks $$$ for the theater upgrade I am doing and everythingh helps. Thanks.
  3. For sale is my Berkeley Audio Alpha USB Converter, which retails for $1,895 and remains a current model in the Berkeley Audio line. An excellent review at: http://www.theabsolutesound.com/articles/berkeley-audio-design-alpha-usb-interface/ Asking $1350 plus shipping and Paypal fees. Will consider best offer. Note that 1999-2003 I moderated the AVS Special Guests Forum at www.avsforum.com; and I have a sterling record on Audiogon.
  4. I am very pleased with the Tier 3 upgrade to my Sonore Signature Rendu SE. However, the new Trinnov Altitude 32 I recently setup I just upgraded from 16 to 24 channels, and I have to finance a buying spree of adding speakers, amplifiers, and paying big bucks to Adam Pelz the custom install guy currently setting up CEDIA HQ's new theatre in Indianapolis. So I've decided to sell my upgraded Sonore Signature Rendu SE Tier 3 upgrade! I am not losing ROON, as my Trinnov Altitude 32 is ROON Ready. You don't want to look at its MSRP, over $30 grand! Bottom line is I am simplifying my system in terms of components and relying on ROON via ethernet which is good quality and close to using AES/EBU digital in to my Trinnov SSP. I ordered the upgrade a bit before getting the Trinnov SSP and had no idea I'd love it so much I'd be skimpting to add so much to my system, which will go from 5.2.4 to 9.4..8! The Tier 3 upgrade I have received is described below: UPGRADE OPTIONS Tier 1 Conversion to systemOptique, 595 USD We recommend upgrading to the Synergistic Black or Blue fuse before the Tier 1 conversion, if this has not already been implemented. Upgrade Price $120 (MSRP $149.95) in addition to the Tier cost. Tier 2 Tier 1 + “RFI to Heat” applied material to the underside cover, 695 USD The application of this material absorbs stray radio frequency interference (RFI) and converts it to Heat. Tier 3 Tier 1 + Tier 2 + Turbo Linear Power Supply, $995 Please allow up to three weeks for a Level 3 conversion. When I ordered the upgrade, I first talked to Adria of Sonore, who advised that the existing power supply as upgraded will likely be better than the new power supply in the to be made and sold Sonore Signature Rendu SE optical model, as power supplies are simply getting so expensive to build. As a new Sonore Signature Rendu SE (without any optical upgrade) is $3295, and the Tier 3 optical upgrade is $995, total cost new with upgrade is $4,290. Questionable if Sonore even has any new models available, and Sonore can't give a timeline when the optical Signature Rendu SE will be available for purchase. and again my understanding is that my upgraded model will have a better power supply and thus potentially even better performance than the new optical model when it becomes available. I will accept $4,000, plus shipping and Paypal fees, and will consider best offer. So if you are interested message me with your email and phone. Note that 1999-2003 I moderated the AVS Special Guests Forum at www.avsforum.com; and I have a sterling record on Audiogon.
  5. I am very pleased with the Tier 3 upgrade to my Sonore Signature Rendu SE. However, the new Trinnov Altitude 32 I recently setup I just upgraded from 16 to 24 channels, and I have to finance a buying spree of adding speakers, amplifiers, and paying big bucks to Adam Pelz the custom install guy currently setting up CEDIA HQ's new theatre in Indianapolis. So I've decided to sell my upgraded Sonore Signature Rendu SE Tier 3 upgrade! I have an ad in the For Sale Forum here at Audiophile Style. I am not losing ROON, as my Trinnov Altitude 32 is ROON Ready. You don't want to look at its MSRP, over $30 grand! Bottom line is I am simplifying my system in terms of components and relying on ROON via ethernet which is good quality and close to using AES/EBU digital in to my Trinnov SSP. I ordered the upgrade a bit before getting the Trinnov SSP and had no idea I'd love it so much I'd be skimpting to add so much to my system, which will go from 5.2.4 to 9.4..8! The Tier 3 upgrade I have received is described below: UPGRADE OPTIONS Tier 1 Conversion to systemOptique, 595 USD We recommend upgrading to the Synergistic Black or Blue fuse before the Tier 1 conversion, if this has not already been implemented. Upgrade Price $120 (MSRP $149.95) in addition to the Tier cost. Tier 2 Tier 1 + “RFI to Heat” applied material to the underside cover, 695 USD The application of this material absorbs stray radio frequency interference (RFI) and converts it to Heat. Tier 3 Tier 1 + Tier 2 + Turbo Linear Power Supply, $995 Please allow up to three weeks for a Level 3 conversion. When I ordered the upgrade, I first talked to Adria of Sonore, who advised that the existing power supply as upgraded will likely be better than the new power supply in the to be made and sold Sonore Signature Rendu SE optical model, as power supplies are simply getting so expensive to build. So if you are interested visit my ad at the For Sale Forum and message me with your email and phone.
  6. Any idea when the standalone version will be available?
  7. So I have had my old trusty SSP, Theta Digital Casablanca IV-A, back in. I've used burn-in tracks with the Rendu SE upgraded for several days. Frankly, after really liking my new Trinnov Altitude 32 SSP with its advanced room correction/optimization and Auro 3D for 2 channel which sounded sensational, I figured listening to music with my trusty Casablanca would be disappointing. As I definitely felt that Trinnov had better 2 channel sonics than the outstanding sonics I was used to with the Casablanca (using Berkeley Audio USB to digital converter with Rendu SE). So tonight I start playing music I just played the other nite with the Trinnov, and also recently with the Casablanca, and I was frankly expecting to be disappointed in comparison to the Trinnov. But I am having a great time early in the AM listening, listening, listening, some Hank Mobley, Tierney Sutton, Witmer Trio. Its obvious the clear sonic improvement from the previous non-optical version. WOW! I may be up all night! This upgrade is a clear [email protected]@@ Next up, when I get my Trinnov back, how it sounds compared to the Casablanca, and how Trinnov's Roon Ready ethernet (which sounds great) sounds compared to the upgraded Rendu SE! My gut impression the first day was that the upgraded Rendu SE may have been somewhat more dynamic than ROON Ready ethernet, but next day some issues with Trinnov and sent back for repair. When Trinnov Altitude 32 comes back the upgraded Rendu SE will be well burnt in and ready for the challenge test of excellent sounding ROON Ready ethernet vs upgraded Rendu SE!
  8. My upgraded Rendu SE arrived last Saturday and sounds wonderful! I have a new Trinnov Altitude 32 SSP (replacing my trusty Theta Casablanca IV-A SSP) and I already found its ROON Ready ethernet sounding great on 2 and multi channel. I got to play with the upgraded Rendu SE some and initial impression it may be even better - but due to an issue with my Altitude 32, it just got shipped for repair. However, I have reinserted my Casablanca meanwhile, and will try to go by memory and do some listening with my new upgraded Rendu SE. Barrows, Adrian, etc thanks so much!
  9. Barrows, out of curiousity, what linear power supply, if any, are you using to power the fiber media converter https://www.amazon.com/TRENDnet-1000BASE-T-Converter-Switching-TFC-GSFP/dp/B01M32YPHJ/ref=sr_1_fkmrnull_4?keywords=Trendnet+TFC-GSFP%2FA&qid=1551653118&s=gateway&sr=8-4-fkmrnull
  10. Sorry, but I am a bit confused by all this well intended jabber. Since this stuff costs barely nothing, its easier just to get what Barrows uses. So I will get: https://www.amazon.com/TRENDnet-1000BASE-T-Converter-Switching-TFC-GSFP/dp/B01M32YPHJ/ref=sr_1_fkmrnull_4?keywords=Trendnet+TFC-GSFP%2FA&qid=1551653118&s=gateway&sr=8-4-fkmrnull Barrows, I assume your above cable link was for the media converter I already have. Can you give me the proper link to purchase the same cable you have to go with the media converter you use with the upgraded Sonore Signature Rendu SE/System Optique. Thanks.
  11. Right now Barrows is upgrading my Sonore Signature Rendu SE with the full SystemOptique package! I had emailed Adrian with no response so I will ask Barrows: Adrian mentioned that the Sonore Optical Module (ethernet to optical/optical to ethernet converter) will be available for sale in maybe two months; and that I will be able to use this which includes the cabling to connecgt/provide optical into the Signature Rendu SE. He said this will be better than what you buy off the shelf say at Amazon. 1. This begs the question whether the upgraded unit have both ethernet and fiber inputs (so I can simply use the ethernet input until the Sonore Optical Module is available)? 2. If the upgraded Rendu SE will only have a fiber input, I do have a TP-Link Gigabit Ethernet Media Converter, 1000Mbps RJ45 to 1000M Multi-Mode SC Fiber (MC200CM). Is this converter compatible with the upgraded unit for me to use until the Sonore Optical Module is available? 3. If the upgraded Rendu SE only has optical input and my above fiber module is not compatible with the upgraded Rendu SE, then I assume I should buy the optical module that you use (https://www.amazon.com/TRENDnet-1000BASE-T-Converter-Switching-TFC-GSFP/dp/B01M32YPHJ/ref=sr_1_fkmrnull_4?keywords=Trendnet+TFC-GSFP%2FA&qid=1551653118&s=gateway&sr=8-4-fkmrnull). Can you give me the link for the optical cable to buy compatible with the upgraded Rendu SE. 4. Can you explain if the upcoming Sonore Optical Module should provide better audio performance than the above off the shelf stuff at Amazon and why? Thanks.
  12. My Signature Rendu SE will arrive for Sonore to upgrade to the optical version [email protected]@@ EXCITING!!!
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