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  1. TAV

    Allo Digione Player

    The Digione does not support USB, Coax is what I'm using to the Dynaudio's. I use a Macbook Pro as the Roon core and my library is on a NAS. Need to understand your system config better to attempt a suggestion. Where is Roon core, Where is music library? etc.
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    Allo Digione

    Thanks for the follow up I sent you a PM.
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    Allo Digione

    Completely agree with yours statement "..... offers an intensely musical experience". I'm using DietPi but only the Roon service and my system has been rock steady no issues at all. i was a bit worried about performing the 6.5 update but that went smoothly.
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    Allo Digione

    As with many things in life, the Allo Digione Player is a bit of a mixed bag. I'm very pleased with sound quality going directly to my Dynaudio XD 200 speakers via S/PDIF and exclusively using ROON. It was very easy to configure and has worked like a charm. I recently did the update to V 6.5 and it was flawless other than the fact that it rolls back service settings to defaults, meaning all services are enabled. Easy enough fix, takes a few minutes. You can't beat the dollar for value proposition! The flip side is that my customer service experience has been less than exemplary. My unit arrived with a loose screw floating freely in the bottom of the case. Thankfully this didn't impact functionality at all. I contacted Allo via the support link on their website several weeks ago and never heard back. At some point I may attempt to remove the screw. YMMV.
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    Allo Digione Player

    Humm, believe the former is correct.
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    Allo Digione Player

    Impossible to do a direct comparison as the Allo is Coax SPDIF and the SOTM is USB only. With that said and the many variables my ears tell me that the Allo/Dynaudio combination is at least as good perhaps a bit better than the SOTM/Ayre combo. With such a low cost of entry for the Allo and streaming tech changing quickly I didn't want to spend lots more for Bricasti, Lumin or similiar. I'm very happy with the Allo Digione player.
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    Allo Digione Player

    I've been looking for a high value Roon endpoint for my Dynaudio Focus XD 200 active speakers. Decided to give the Allo a try and ordered one last Thursday 3/1. It shipped from Bangalore IN and arrived at my doorstep today. From opening the box to listening to music took me about 15 minutes. Easy setup with the Allo/Dietpi GUI interface. All you need is a modicum of networking knowledge and a web browser, voila. The Dynaudio's are configured for direct two cable playback master/slave. The Digione is connected to the Dynaudio with a Blue Jeans Coax SPDIF RCA/BNC cable. Playing a bit perfect FLAC 192/24 file sounds pretty darn fine. I'm impressed, particularly for such a high value component, it won't win any beauty contests but sounds very good. I was previously feeding the Dynaudio's wirelessly using the Dynaudio connect USB port fed by the SOTM SMS200. Direct connect wasn't possible with the SOTM because of the USB only output. I'm very, very pleased so far. Prior to the Dynaudio's my configuration was SOTM SMS200 > Ayre QB9 DSD DAC > Ayre AX7E amp > Focal 1007BE. I'm liking the current config significantly better, less audiophile hardware in my media room and a highly flexible great sounding system. Current config is Allo Digione > Dynaudio Focus XD 200. Two boxes, love it.
  8. Agreed, I'm fine with 44/16 playback on Sonos. Sonos endpoints makes Roon a much better value proposition. Love the Roon UI with Sonos!
  9. Thanks, I"d have to ship mine to them not sure I will upgrade if the DSD improvement is all that's included.
  10. Any other changes included in this upgrade? What was the cost?
  11. I ordered mine from Wynn Audio in Ontario CA and the code was included in the product box. Wynn was great to deal with, very prompt shipping and my unit arrived on the West coast in perfect condition. Since I'm not aware of a US distributor for SOtM Wynn is a great alternative to SOtM direct. Wynn Audio
  12. Update was quick and painless everything working just fine. I'm using it as a Roon endpoint for an Ayre QB9-DSD with a Mac mini Roon core in another room. Very nice so far. The sMS-200 Comes with a 60 Day complimentary Roon subscription, since i'm already a subscriber I contacted Roon and they were kind enough to add the 60 days to my existing sub.
  13. Version : V0.3.0 - Date : 28-12-2016 - Fix not change background image bug - Fix raat_watch daemon bug - Fix broken icon for openhome - Fix volume issue for MPD - Add EFI mount disable only for sMS-200 - Add wifi connection feature - Add RTL8812AU driver - Update kernel to 4.4.14 - Modify UI http://sotm-audio.com/eunhasu/upgrade/sotm/armv7l/release/history.txt?a241e7
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    Chord Mojo

    Interesting idea but I'll admit I'm not that much of a tweaker. I'll leave it by saying that I'm very happy with Mojo as my portable solution and the Aryre in the main rig.
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    Chord Mojo

    Haven't heard the dac you mention but I can say the overall performance of the Mojo is simply stunning. My previous portable DAC was the Ibasso Mamba D4 and the Mojo is orders of magnitude better to my ears. Also, just for fun I temporarily placed the Mojo in my main sound rig, swapping out the Ayre QB9-DSD Dac and didn't feel I was giving up much ....... Hope that gives some perspective.
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