Help me to understand how the MicroRendu is connected/works

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glynnw

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Despite reading the site info several times, I am still unclear about how I might use the MicroRendu in my system.   I am running JRiver on a PC, output to a USB DAC.  Can I hook up the MicroRendu from the router to the DAC and then control it with JRiver on my PC?  In other words, would my way of doing things stay the same, except the MicroRendu would send the signal from the router to the DAC?  My goal is to improve sound quality without giving up any of the functions of JRiver.  I use a big screen as a monitor as well as a Kindle, but I prefer all the data available to me on the TV/monitor - tagging, links, etc.

jtwrace

Re: Help me to understand how the MicroRendu is connected/works
« Reply #1 on: 5 Sep 2016, 05:53 pm »
Yes. It's called DLNA mode.

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Re: Help me to understand how the MicroRendu is connected/works
« Reply #2 on: 5 Sep 2016, 07:26 pm »
I have an engineering background & don't want to get response deleted.

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Re: Help me to understand how the MicroRendu is connected/works
« Reply #3 on: 5 Sep 2016, 08:49 pm »
To jtwrace - thanks - I will order one.

To smk - ????

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firedog

Re: Help me to understand how the MicroRendu is connected/works
« Reply #5 on: 6 Sep 2016, 06:30 am »
See: http://rationalwiki.org/wiki/Audio_woo

Nothing "rational" about that article. Numerous statements there presented as fact which are actually only opinion, or factual with many caveats in real life.

In addition, the article ignores something called taste. Whether a certain sound is a result of euphonic distortion or not (vinyl, tubes) is irrelevant. If someone likes the sound better, then it is better - to them. If I prefer the sound of vinyl, no sense telling me I am uninformed and should listen to digital. Same for those who prefer digital over vinyl.

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Re: Help me to understand how the MicroRendu is connected/works
« Reply #6 on: 7 Sep 2016, 02:33 pm »
Connections/terminations don't appear proprietary.

Firedog; In Your Humble Opinion. IMHO, it's another "black" box.

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Re: Help me to understand how the MicroRendu is connected/works
« Reply #7 on: 7 Sep 2016, 04:16 pm »
SMK - when you listened to the microRendu, what areas did you feel were lacking?