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  1. $375 Sonore microRendu with the 1.4 board with upgraded clock (same clock as the ultraRendu). Ethernet input and USB output. Purchased in 2017 and in Excellent condition. Selling because I moved up the product line to ultraRendu. Very flexible software—Roon Ready and basically any other streaming protocol. Does NOT include a power supply. UpTone LPS-1.2 or any other high quality 6-9v power supply recommended.
  2. Hi all - continuing my quarantine tinkering... received a Lush^2 today to compare with USPCB for the connection between microRendu 1.4 and a Chord 2Qute DAC. After inserting the Lush^2 (shipped configuration) I’m hearing a distinct decrease in bass volume and quality. Did any of you that compared to USPCB experience this? Was your preference Lush^2 immediate, or did it take some time? At first I thought this might be due to having to power down the streamer and DAC for a few minutes to rearrange to accommodate the cable (clock warmup time, etc.). However it’s been a few hours now and no change.
  3. Uptone LPS-1 for sale. Excellent condition, original owner (purchased April ‘17). $250
  4. Hi @Schnoopies - it has 7Vdc, 9Vdc, 12Vdc, 19Vdc selectable output voltage - that's one of the great things about it; super versatile to use with many different devices More info here: https://www.sotm-audio.com/sotmwp/english/portfolio-item/sps-500/
  5. SOtM SPS-500 power supply for sale. Perfect condition. Will ship in original packaging. Comes with the SOtM stock DC cable as well as a custom Ghent Audio (Canare 4S6 wire, Oyaide 2.5 to Hirose HR10A-7P-4P(73) connectors, 0.3m Purchased in December 2017 and has been powering an Intel NUC Roon ROCK server. Retails for $500 + $53 for the custom cable. Asking $400.
  6. Agree with other comments, not sure the battery you tried was the best choice... try it with an LPS1.2, Paul Hynes SR4, or something along those lines.
  7. I believe Roon ROCK is based on a minimalist Linux OS. (Plenty of info about it on Roon’s website.)
  8. No, the SSD was a Samsung EVO 850 250GB 2.5 inch SATA III.
  9. Based on the chatter on this thread, I ordered a 32G Optane card and did some A/B testing between it and my Samsung Evo SSD. This is on my Intel NUC (NUC7i3BNH) server running Roon ROCK. Music storage is on a USB stick. In my case, the Optane brought a subtle upgrade to imaging/separation and realism. It took several back and forth changes comparing the same 5-6 tracks to be sure of what I was hearing. This wasn't nearly as big an improvement as I've experienced with tweaks (e.g. improving power supplies). However, it was only $60 for the 32G Optane card, and it's nice to get any sort of improvement for that small an investment. And as a little side bonus, Roon is also running faster for me with the Optane.
  10. Wifi from server to the Orbi satellite, and Ethernet Cable from the Orbi satellite to the microRendu (with the low-power switch in between). And yes the server /router are on a different circuits than the satellite/streamer. Confirmation bias is possible for the 2nd Furman AC filtering device that’s placed at the server. The effect of that 2nd unit was pretty subtle and I’ll admit I wasn’t 100% certain I was hearing improvement. That said, I’ve had this setup for awhile now and have definitely heard big sound signature differences when I’ve changed other things at the NUC server (power, supply-stock SMPS to SPS-500, OS-windows to Roon ROCK, bios changes, etc.). I don’t have a logical explanation for it. But I don’t want to hijak this thread on that topic. Most relevant for this thread was that I recommend others try out the Furman AC-215a if they suspect noisy AC power and want to test a relatively inexpensive, easily returnable (Amazon) potential fix.
  11. Do you mean the network topology? If so, I have the Netgear Orbi system which uses a main router and satellites to get whole home wifi coverage. The main router is in my office and the Roon server is directly connected to that router by Ethernet cable. The hifi system is in the living room. Orbi satellite -> Network switch -> microRendu 1.4 network streamer -> Chord 2Qute DAC. When the UpTone EtherRegen is launched I’ll likely replace that network switch with the EtherRegen.
  12. Thought I’d share a quick update. I was pleased enough with the affect of the Furman AC-215a filtering the power to my integrated amp that I decided to order a 2nd one to put in from of the SPS-500 that powers my NUC Server (Roon ROCK OS), which is located in a different room from my main system. I’d read elsewhere that the SPS-500 was sensitive to AC noise, and anyway it’s very low risk to try it out given Amazon’s return policy. Another improvement. More subtle step up than the first Furman (the one powering the amp), but a noticeable step up, and I’m definitely keeping the unit. I still don’t understand why improvements at the server level affect the sound quality in my setup so much, but that’s a different thread!
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