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  1. Oops, according to a Roon expert it was a dumb question. Of course everything goes through the core, so using Roon would result in the URendu performing two tasks, sending audio files to core and receiving them back from core. Doesn't sound like making the Urendu's job easier. I must admit that my first experience with computer audio was using Soundirok, so I will go back to this, or MConnect and MPD, to play with this. Cheers Grantn
  2. Hmm, I think I need to get one of these, once I have confirmed from the Roon experts, how Roon works.πŸ˜† Cheers GrantN
  3. Wondering if the storage on Rendu could be seen and accessed by Roon? Then, would Roon pick up the files from storage (Rendu), drag them over Ethernet to core and then pass them off, again over Ethernet, to the endpoint (Rendu)? Or, what might be really cool, does Roon tell storage (Rendu), to send files directly to the endpoint (Rendu)? Any thoughts? Cheers GrantN
  4. Ah always the salesman eh. 🀣 Yes it is on my radar and the usbRegen was used so that my old USB dac could be powered by a separate LPS.😊 My new USB dac has it's own power supply. Great news. Cheers Gn
  5. Cool. Curious was from uRendu to usbRegen and A>B was from usbRegen to dac. I think you are saying that output from uRendu no longer requires usbRegen? Cheers Gn
  6. Hi guys I was wondering about proximity to other equipment and any associated effects on the system. I am going to use the etherRegen with an UltraRendu and expected to have them, if not on top of, then very close to one another. In the interests of keeping cables short, I intended to connect uRendu to USB dac using Curious regenlink (200mm), usbRegen and the adaptor that came with the usbRegen. So, etherRegen, uRendu, usbRegen and dac all very close together. Hopefully not too silly a question, but if I need to provide greater separation, where do you think it would be best to provide this? Best wishes Grant
  7. Well I am now enjoying my old CD collection via the LSX's. Having used the microJukebox to burn my CD's to the Hard Drive in the machine, I am now using it as a UPnP/DLNA server, using MINIM Server and mconnectLite as a controller and the LSX performing its duties as a DLNA Renderer etc. I can now swap seamlessly between using MINIM Server and Spotify over the network and the service provider "basic" modem/router is up to the task of running audio by either source. Still disappointed that the Kef supplied Stream App really struggled to get past about the 3rd minute before loosing contact with the speakers. I hope it works successfully for anyone with a serious modem/router, however for those of us that don't get through much more than 50GB of data a month and therefore cannot justify a fancy network system, then the combination of Minim Server and mconnectLite is a great alternative. Cheers Grantn
  8. Yes, well skilled in the fine art of peeling away the layers just enough to reveal the important stuff...
  9. Cebolla You are a Giant on the computer sceneπŸ‘ Player Lite sounds great and it JUST WORKS!!! I will pay the $10 for the adless version. Thank you for helping me through this. Kindest Regards Grantn
  10. Hi Cebolla Your last sentence is correct, however the only advice I have received from Kef is to spend a further 25% of the the value of the speakers on a modem-router, because my current one, which happily works with Spotify and Netflix is not good enough to run Kef Stream. I am guessing it is a truly grotesque and inefficient bit of programming from a big organisation whose primary business is not in computing. Anyway what happens is the App looses connection with the speakers part way through a song, the mJb finishes playing the song and awaits further instruction from Kef Stream, which has already gone AWOL. I will try to find a third party App that avoids Kef Stream, like Spotify does and use that. The logical thing to do is get Roon, but that apparently places too high a demand on the computer in the mJb. Although I should ask SGC if that is only relevant where the mJb is feeding a usb DAC, rather than feeding an end point. Guessing it will be the same, although no harm in asking them. Cheers Grant
  11. I have had help over here: but will add information here as my time and journey with the LSX's continues. Regards Grantn
  12. Okay, proof of concept, it worked briefly so will now focus on burning my CD's and getting a 1/2 decent wireless network sorted. The hard part will be going through the process of figuring how best to move seamlessly between Spotify streaming and the Private Library. We will call this "solved". Cheers and thanks for your help. Grantn
  13. Wooo that is weird, no MPD / DLNA switcher but for a brief moment, 3mins, I had Adele playing from the microJukebox through the LSX's. It stopped and after 10mins cannot get it going again. Guess it must be a poor wireless network using a internet service provider supplied modem/thingy. Will keep trying. πŸ™‚ Cheers Grant
  14. Okay, I have now installed MinimWatch and it is "seeing" the microJukebox. I will go to the Sonicorbiter link above and try to work through this, although the first hurdle will be figuring out why the only option I have when I go to Audio App Switcher is "Squeezelite" and none of the others shown in the first picture above: MPD / DLNA RoonReady HQPlayer NAA Shairport Cheers Grant
  15. Hi Cebolla This is getting messier. Apparently there is a known problem with computers not knowing what to do with .jar files and I think why MinimWatch is not working on my PC. The story: But my computer does not like the "fix": Okay just seen your message and will find JRE. Cheers Grant
  16. Well I downloaded and installed MinimWatch and it said I had to download File Viewer Plus, which I did. Now when I click on MinimWatch all it get is this: So not sure what "MinimWatch" is supposed to look like on my computer, but this screen is DOS like in appearance. I will delete minimwatch off my computer, along with file viewer plus and re-download MinimWatch and ignore the recommended/required download of File Viewer Plus. I will update hear when I have reached the stage where "MinimWatch" is working, although not knowing what it is supposed to look like makes that interesting. Thanks and appreciate the help. Cheers Grant
  17. Hi Cepa Most appreciated for getting to the true heart of my problem, my lack of knowledge of computer audio, despite owning a bunch of such components. You are correct in your other post on where I should have posted, I just didn't know enough to understand that I had a "networking problem". Thank you also for the above carefully stepping through the issues I have created for myself. Now, yes Minim Server is an option on the microJukebox and the road block I ran into with Minim was not understanding how "File Viewer Plus" fitted into the puzzle of setting this up. Knowing that Minim is most likely my best option, I will now go back and read carefully what is available about Minim and more carefully follow this. I will come back to this spot once I have done this. Hopefully reporting success, or back for some more of your sage advice. Kindest Regards Grantn
  18. Sorry to hijack/revive an old thread, but your advice sounds relevant to my current efforts trying to get a SGC microJukebox to talk to Kef LSX's. I am merrily burning CD's to the mJb, in the hope that one day it will see and I will be able to control playing of my CD library from this device to the LSX's. I can see my CD's in LMS, but not sure what I need turned on to both send stuff to the LSX's, or select and play the CD's. I have loaded and turned on Sonore UPnP Bridge and it identifies our LSX's as an available "renderer" so having selected this, I then turn on LMS and look for a "media server" with the Kef Stream App with no luck. I had thought Minim Server might be the way to go but that just leads down a rabbit hole of Minim this and Minim that, which confuses the hell out of me. This became a dead end when it became essential for me to load "File Viewer Plus" on my computer and no idea what it does and when I need to use it. So any examples from the world of LS50's used with "Media Servers" would be appreciated. I currently use an iPhone to run Spotify on the LSX's and have used Soundirok on the iPhone to play a few CD's burnt to a hard drive plugged into the back of a SOtM sMS200 in a previous set up. Kind Regards Grantn
  19. Hi Trying to get a set of Kef LSX to play music from a microJukebox. The Kef Stream app has a "media server" button and I thought the microJukebox was a "music server". The speakers cannot find the microJukebox and I do not understand the 2 line quick start instructions for the microJukebox that includes "select a player". Question is, what is a player? Figure I should just throw my CD's in the bin and listen to what Spotify has available. Hopefully someone here will take pity on me and identify what I need to do to get these two items to work. Cheers Grantn
  20. Hi Out There. Having taken the plunge and purchased these speakers and a SGC microJukebox, I am keen to figure out what I can do to use the microJukebox with the LSX's. My story is I needed to down size my day to day speakers for TV and background music, to make more room for the big rig speakers, which will be primarily used for the analog system. The LSX's do great with TV via optical and Spotify via "wifi", but I have NOT been able to get Kef Stream to see the microJukebox as a media server under "wifi". I see in the Darko review he used a Google Chromecast work around to get ROON, so not sure if I have to do something like this? He only really talked about streaming services as far as I could make out in the review and therefore not sure it is just something that is beyond the speakers capabilities, although clearly having a button in Kef Stream that says "media server", my expectation does not seem unreasonable. I must admit that I cannot figure out how to use the microJukebox as an analog source via a dedicated DAC into the speakers either, so the problem could simply be my understanding of how a media server works. Hopeful I am just being dumb and missing something obvious to someone familiar with either product. I am new to both products so I will be grateful for any help with either product. Kind Regards Grantn
  21. Hi Alex That answer is perfect and I have the uRendu. If/when I go 1.2, I would switch it on when I am home and switch it off when I am not. I would probably unplug the SMPS when away for more than a weekend as well, I am a risk averse geotechnical engineer. ? Simple and thanks. Cheers Grant
  22. Currently using a mains powered linear power supply for my Rendu, which I switch off when not in use. As the LPS-1.2 only uses mains supply for charging, is it normally permanently on, or can it be switched off when not in use? Not sure which, if either would be best for the little Rendu, on all the time, or just when listening. Cheers Grant
  23. Well I for one will never buy these speakers. I always apply the Rolls Royce principle. If I have to ask the price, I obviously cannot afford it. Beggars belief a manufacturer has the arrogance to not pay potential purchasers the common courtesy of giving a price. Shame really, interesting review.
  24. Hi Just downloaded Songcast and it has found my sMS200, but do not know how to make my sMS200 receive sound from songcast. Is this simple or not going to work? Cheers Grant
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