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  1. What is the cost of a DC3 and how /where can one source It?
  2. I’m new to Qobuz, it’s perfect for casual streaming to finding new music. When I’m serious about best sound I go to my music library on the server I have not purchased /downloaded music from Qobuz yet. Are you finding your purchased high res Qobuz down loads files off your server sound better than their high res streaming versions?
  3. This was a lot of help. LMS should work out well. When I had my previous UtraRendu I never explored internet radio options. Internet radio might not sound as good as files off my server, but Radio Paradise is still very listenable.
  4. Guess I can’t hide ignorance of several concepts here apparently available via Sonicorbiter. What is LMS? How do I install the Radio Paradise FLAC streaming plug-in on the UltraRendu? I really like the idea of have control of my Radio Paradise account.
  5. Looking at how your currently configured, the ISO Regen must have benefitted more from the LPS-1.2 than the UltraRendu. Did you upgrade the DC cable on the SGC power supply? It looks like the SGC power supply has a different ID (2.5mm) barrel connection than the UltraRendu’s more standard 2.1mm. Why would SGC incorporate a different less standard size barrel connectors on their ps when it would apparently require a different barrel connectors at each end of their DC cable to power a Rendu?
  6. After trying several one box solutions, I am considering returning back to a UltraRendu especially with the 2.8 software upgrade lending more stability. I have couple hurdles to get past to take me back towards the Sonore. I do half of my listening to Radio Paradise, an Internet based radio site that I am addicted to, it's my go to spot for new music. I’m not sure if this is accessible via the UltraRendu. You can stream Radio Paradise from some devices at full FLAC Quality and other devices it’s its as low as 320. It’s a pretty popular site so I was wondering if any one has been able to access this with some application on the UR? I plan to power it with an Uptone audio Ultracap ps. I’ve heard the DC cable can really improve the sound quality. Could someone please recommend a DC cable to connect them. any help would be appreciated.
  7. The point I was trying to make earlier was that it is painful to spend $20 plus on a Hi-Rez download just to find out your 16/44 CD sounds better. Of course this is not always the case, but happens far too frequently. I’ve purchased too many expensive downloads that ended up sounding like somebody just threw a tarp over my speakers. I’ve often thought that these companies musr get feedback from their customers that this or that release that they’re selling does not sound as good as a CD, but alas many of those crummy sounding downloads stay in their catalog. It’s easy to get involved with the technical aspects, regarding perfect fit rates and which master was sent but the bottom line is, too much of the time what’s purchased doesn’t sound as good as the inferior format. When CDs disappear I will be more dependent on streaming and downloads from companies like Qobuz & HD tracks. I’m hoping to find out that a purchased high res download from Qobuz will sound better than their normal streaming Hi-Rez. I have yet to try that.
  8. I’m strictly a digital guy. Speaking for myself, once CD are not available, it will create void in sourcing what I consider the best digital sound other than SACD. My experience is that the supposed superior Hi-Rez digital downloads to sound inferior to my 16/44 CDs. Aside from a very few hi res digital downloads I’ve purchased, I sit down and listen and say “hey wait a minute, that’s doesn’t sound as good as my CD rip”
  9. I’ve read the very short sonic comparison at the Tweek Geek site. In his comparison he stated: The “Innuos is very musical and rich in tone and image density. It creates a very 3D sounstage and resolves fine detail really well” The Lumin sound is “slightly more forgiving, warmer, softer sound”. I have to take away from this that the Innous, still has a nice tonel balance but is more 3-D and finally detailed. My experience with most, but all HiFi components, labeled as warm, translates into soft, veiled, polite, missing transparency, drive and the urgency that robs excitement. Any else compared Lumin to Innous side-by-side?
  10. I’ve tried the small little renders with the outboard power supplies the USB decrapers connected specialized DC cables etc. My hi-fi system started to resemble like a mad scientist lab. So, I’m seeking a one or maybe two chassis solution. So after a lot of research my digital evolution path sould be either the Lumin or Innous. I would imagine that Lumin and Innous have thier own “house sound” and even aside from sound quality each one has different virtues. The U1 and the U1 mini do not have onboard drives available, that could be a downside. The Innous appears to have a very nice UI and OS with cd ripping and file retagging that’s a really nice option. If anyone could provide a perspective in regards to the “house sound” differences between the Lumin and the Innous, that be really helpful. I’ve looked through so many discussions online but I can’t find folks that have bought one over other and descriptions of why one was preferable over the other. From my rural area, any brick and mortar audio store that would have products to listen to would be a 12 Hour drive and Cov19 has even further complicated the issue of auditioning. I have to make a leap of faith decision, hopefully somewhat thought out. I’m willing to go up to the Innuos Zenith and the Phoenix or the Lumin U1. I’m looking first and foremost for tonal quality, image density transparency and detail, the whole 9 yards. Thanks to anyone who could provide some perspective.
  11. Ok, this is a pretty tough topic, but I’m looking for a Bridge between and my Sonic Transnsport i5 music server/ MinimServer (DLNA server) and my DAC. My three current top of the list potential candidates are: Sonore UltraRendu powered by Uptone audio Ultracap LPS1.2 power supply. SOtM SOtM 200 ultra Neo (special edition) powered by Uptone audio Ultracap LPS1.2 power supply. Lumen U1 mini with S booster power supply. I’m trying to avoid purchasing a pile of boxes. By the time I were to install and fully break in and evaluate all these options, each on it's own merit, any return policy’s would long have expired. Audio opinions vary pretty widely, however, I’m hoping there might be a general consensus out there regarding significant leaps in performance between one of these combinations over the other. In judging these differences assume that I would be cable up each optimally to the archive it’s best sonic performance. I’m most concerned about overall refinement but I’m focused on transparency, image density and tonal balance. Any help would be appreciated.
  12. My goal is to have a stable easy to streamer/server system. If I install MinimServer on the SonicTransporter will MinimServer run along side or simultaneously with Roon?
  13. I am considering a U1 mini as a hopeful upgrade from a UltraRendu? I have a Small Green computer SonicTransporter which has 2tb of internal SS HD storage that I would like to continue to use for my library. The i5 specifies network DLNA protocol. If the i5 is plunged in my lan network will a Lumin see the i5 library? Is the U1 Mini a audible upgrade from a UltraRendu?
  14. I would also be very interested in that comparison. I did compare the sOTM sPS-500 to Green Computer 7V PS on the UlltaRendu. The SGC 7v did so sound more open with greater texture and image density. So it’s a solid performer and a good value.
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