Sonore ultraRendu - Ethernet to USB source

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vortecjr

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Sonore ultraRendu - Ethernet to USB source
« on: 23 Jul 2017, 08:46 pm »


DESCRIPTION
The Sonore ultraRendu project is an extension of the microRendu project that we launched over one year ago. The design is inspired by audiophile gear and meant to bring grace and simplicity to a micro computer. The original microRendu was very small and intended to be hidden out of site behind your other gear. The ultraRendu is in a larger case and perfectly matches the Uptone Audio UltraCap LPS-1 power supply. However, the ultraRendu can still be powered by your favorite power supply because it shares the same power specification as the original. The ultraRendu remains as an Ethernet input and USB Audio output, but all the connectors are now located on the rear of the unit for easy cable routing. The ultraRendu utilizes a new proprietary printed circuit board with only the essential components and some updates to match its ultra designation. The best way to connect the ultraRendu to a USB device is via your favorite USB cable. The ultraRendu is easy to configure, accepts streams from various sources, and includes our new operating system Sonicorbiter 2.5.

SELECTABLE OUTPUT MODES - Sonicorbiter 2.5
Mode #1 - SqueezeLite Output - This output works with any Logitech Media Server and compatible controllers. This output supports true gapless playback of PCM, DSD/DoP, and native DSD.

Mode #2 - ShairPort Output - This is an AirPlay emulator that utilizes streams sent to it from a compatible source. This output supports true gapless playback of PCM.

Mode #3 - MPD/DLNA Output:
Mode #3a - DLNA Output - This output utilizes streams from UPNP/DLNA servers and controllers. This output can be configured as an OpenHome renderer. This output supports true gapless playback of PCM, DSD/DoP, and native DSD.
Mode #3b - MPD Output - This output is intended to work with a SMB mount. This output supports true gapless playback of PCM, DSD/DoP, and native DSD.
Mode #3c - Songcast Output - This output accepts streams from your computer running Linn Songcast. The application is in Beta form.

Mode #4 - HQ Player NAA Output - This output utilizes streams from Signalyst's HQ Player running on your computer. Digital signal processing is performed by HQ Player and then asynchronously streamed to the Network Audio Adapter (NAA) output. This output supports true gapless playback of PCM, DSD/DoP, and native DSD.

Mode #5 - RoonReady Output - This output utilizes streams from Roon. This output supports true gapless playback of PCM, DSD/DoP, and native DSD.

Mode #6 - Spotify Connect Output - This output can be controlled by your computer or tablet running the Spotify application. This application is based on librespot which is a an open source client library for Spotify. The application is in Beta form.

AVAILABILITY
MSRP 875 USD
https://sonore.us
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Re: Sonore ultraRendu - Ethernet to USB source
« Reply #1 on: 26 Aug 2017, 05:25 pm »
News flash:

Audirvana Plus 3.1 was been officially released and Sonore products are among the first to receive the "Works With Audirvana +" approval.


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Re: Sonore ultraRendu - Ethernet to USB source
« Reply #2 on: 20 Jan 2018, 03:45 am »
I recently got my UltraRendu (UR) and I have been trying to use it with my OPPO 205 via USB. I am posting to see if any others have experienced similar stability and compatibility problems and if anyone discovered solutions to these issues. I have issues in both Squeezelite and MPD app modes. I have had 3 main problems: The UR locking up while navigating the GUI, UR to 205 sync up difficulties in Squeezelite mode and DSD playback issues.
Lock Up Issue: I have had lockups of the OS while setting and using the various features of the uRendu’s Sonicorbiter OS and tonight after several days of use the uRendu is unreachable via Sonicorbiter or a control point app.
UR to 205 Sync Issue: I have had issues with Squeezelite unable to sync with the DAC, it either stays stopped (not active) or says “unknown” on the app switcher page and no sound comes from the DAC. I’m having similar problems with the MPD mode. I cannot get the UR and the OPPO 205 to readily sync up during a cold power up of the UR and 205 without a lot of futzing around. When this occurs, DAC diagnostics is missing the normal DAC connection status. DAC diagnostics normal DAC connection status shows up with they are sync’d up and playback is working.
DSD Playback Issue: The biggest issue here is tics and pops sometimes showing up when playing DSD tracks. Higher rate DSD (128 or 256) tracks generate a buzzing sound in addition to the tics and pops. The tics and pops occur when I pause, use the FF buttons, or select a different area of the song using my control point software. I use Orange Squeeze or Bubbleupnp. I hope that by writing this that other UR to OPPO 205 users can benefit or provide useful ideas that can help me or others work through these problems. UR is version 2.5 the OPPO 205 has firmware UDP20X-54-1127. I sincerly hope these issues can be worked out and I am willing to help where I can.

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Re: Sonore ultraRendu - Ethernet to USB source
« Reply #3 on: 30 Mar 2018, 01:03 am »
Sonicorbiter Update Notice:
 
1. Sonicorbiter 2.6 was officially released today for the microRendu, ultraRendu, and the Signature Rendu SE.
 
If you have Sonicorbiter 2.5 you can just update your unit from the GUI in Apps / Software Manager. As always this update can take some time and you most wait for the display to show the "Back to Main Menu" link before exiting the update page. Please ignore any Complete notices as they apply to intermediate steps only. If you are behind a firewall (local or government) that blocks website content do not update your unit as it might cause issues with the unit.   
 
If you have still have Sonicorbiter 2.4 or lower then you need to get an update card from our website. We currently only have Sonicorbiter 2.5 upgrade cards.
 
These are some of updates included:
Bug fixes for librespot (AKA Spotify Connect) with a lot of compatibility updates
New version of RoonReady player
New version of SonoreUPnP Bridge with volume pass through
New version of NAA and GUI update that allows unit name to display as output
New version of SqueezeLite
New version of Shairport
ultraRendu status LED function update (Red=power, Orange=boot, Green=internet active)
New DSD DACs supported
I'll update this list if I remember anything else we added:)
**This update does not included MQA support:
 
2. Sonicorbiter on the sonicTransporter series will be updated next with a surprise new feature!