Sonore micro rendu- dlna vs roon

charlesphoto posted:

The hard adaptor is there for convince only I think. No way for me to balance the mR back of my V1 so never used it. Just get a decent USB cable and be done with it. There's no special sauce in the hard adaptor and many have said bespoke USB cables sound better. I'm using a fairly inexpensive Atlas Hyper and have nothing to complain about. 

In the 4 weeks the microRendu has been in my system, I've been using a Chord-C USB as I had one spare.

However, following a number of very positive comments on other forums and the review on digitalaudioreview.net, I've plumed for a Curious Cables USB.

Mike at curious was extremely helpful and made me a bespoke 100mm version of the Regen Link which is a perfect straight link from the microRendu to my 2Qute. It arrived in the UK from Australia in 7 working days which is better than many UK retailers.

As for the sound, it has livened up to everything that has been claimed. More detail, smoother and the soundstage appears to have gained additional depth and scale.

For $120 shipped, it is something of a bargain in this world of ridiculously over priced cables and has taken the microRendu to another level. The next step is LPS's for the microRendu and 2Qute, so more to come.

 

The Buster posted:

My microRendu arrived on Friday, and after two very late listening sessions going well into the early hours later, I'm absolutely gobsmacked by sound now being produced by my DAC (a Resonessence Invicta Mirus). 

Pound for pound, the best value addition to my system without a shadow of a doubt. My NDX  soon to be sold! It's that damn good. There was no need for any A-B comparisons: after five minutes, I knew the microRendu was a keeper. Having also auditioned the Aurender N100H and the Melco N1A (as a USB DAC source) at home, this little box of tricks goes to the top of the tree for me.

To respond to the OP's question, I have now installed Roon core on my iMac, and have found the same result - that is that DLNA mode sounds marginally better than the Roon Endpoint mode. Bizarre but true - the iMac must be introducing some "digital nastiness" en route. 

Out of interest which power supplies are other owners using with their microRendu? I have the ifi iPower.

Hi Buster!

I had the chance to try the Melco N1A (as a music server connected to a Devialet 200 via USB) and the results were rather impressive. Problem is I also tried Roon and now I want to include it in my system. How would you compare the performance of the Melco against the microRendu? Any help would be very useful.

Thanks in advance and best regads,

ZP

ZePiter posted:
The Buster posted:

My microRendu arrived on Friday, and after two very late listening sessions going well into the early hours later, I'm absolutely gobsmacked by sound now being produced by my DAC (a Resonessence Invicta Mirus). 

Pound for pound, the best value addition to my system without a shadow of a doubt. My NDX  soon to be sold! It's that damn good. There was no need for any A-B comparisons: after five minutes, I knew the microRendu was a keeper. Having also auditioned the Aurender N100H and the Melco N1A (as a USB DAC source) at home, this little box of tricks goes to the top of the tree for me.

To respond to the OP's question, I have now installed Roon core on my iMac, and have found the same result - that is that DLNA mode sounds marginally better than the Roon Endpoint mode. Bizarre but true - the iMac must be introducing some "digital nastiness" en route. 

Out of interest which power supplies are other owners using with their microRendu? I have the ifi iPower.

Hi Buster!

I had the chance to try the Melco N1A (as a music server connected to a Devialet 200 via USB) and the results were rather impressive. Problem is I also tried Roon and now I want to include it in my system. How would you compare the performance of the Melco against the microRendu? Any help would be very useful.

Thanks in advance and best regads,

ZP

Hi ZP, 

Prior to hearing the microRendu, the Melco N1A was the best streaming USB source for my DAC that I'd heard, and it was very much going to be my next purchase. I didn't really need the additional storage that the Melco offered, so took a gamble with the MR after all the positive reviews. I would say the MR is "as good" as the Melco, when used as a USB source, with both devices giving a detailed, natural, and musical presentation, and lacking in any digital noise and nastiness. I probably couldn't separate them in terms of one being better than the other, so it would boil down to your preferred use case, and requirements. 

Probably not very helpful I know!

Regards,

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