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  1. I am finding my system for managing and playing music too complicated. I have my library on an external drive connected to a Mac mini so that I can manage the music using iTunes - playlists, ratings etc. But I play the music on Roon. The Mac is connected to a microRendu then to an Arcam iRDAC/A38 Amp and out to KEF LS50s. It seems to me that thus far Roon is not the best place to be doing the management. I’d like a solution like a NAS or Rock or something else that connects directly to my DAC/Amp but still lets me work with my files easily (like iTunes). Any ideas?
  2. Hi All, I have for some time now been considering designing a DAC that is capable of only one sample rate playback - so as to optimize the circuitry for this particular sample rate. Yet, to make this feasible in practice I will have to use my computer to perform the sample rate conversion from any and all of the sources that I would like to play. And this may include tidal, CD, youtube, the National Danish Radio, etc ... I have previously asked Miska (the HQPlayer developer) if it would be possible to stream music from these sources using HQPlayer as the "sound data handler" towards the USB-to-DAC converter, and his reply was affirmative - this is doable. I wonder, though: - how simple/easy it is to set up a "streaming system" on the computer, i.e. is it also simple/easy to add new music sources (e.g. tidal)? I much prefer it to be simple so that I can enjoy the music instead of having to focus on the technical aspects. - what it requires in terms of software (preferably only a software & USB-to-DAC solution) besides HQPlayer ... (Roon, JRiver, something else)? Again simplicity and an intuitive use is key. - How stable it is ... That is does such a setup often experience interrupts, drop-outs, or some other "issue" that interferes with music listening? Besides the single sample rate DAC another option is a DAC that is capable of sample rate switching - like what a normal DAC does ... I just happen to be intrigued by the single sample-rate DAC - and before deciding which path to take - would like to hear if someone here has experience with such a setup from the perspective of reasonable simplicity & stability in practical use ... Cheers & thanks for any insights Jesper
  3. November NewsletterClick above link for full newsletter FALL SPECIALS EDITION This month we've got tons of specials to tell you about. Whether you're looking for a new system or considering upgrading an existing component, we've put together some very attractive packages that will help you get your system to where you'd like it to be. To start things off, we've got a new SPECIALS SECTION on the site. This is where you'll find all of our ongoing sale items, packages and factory authorized specials. This season we're offering a number of cable/equipment/Roon software packages from some of our more popular products from Auralic, Luxman, Ayre and Lumin. We're also going to begin offering double Rewards Points, which will allow you to earn 10% back on every purchase through the holiday season, so be sure register for our Club Ciamara Membership Rewards Program to start earning store credit on every purchase. As always, we offer FREE SHIPPING on all purchases over $99 and the ability to try just about anything we sell in the comfort of your own home for up to 30-days. Thanks for taking the time to take a look at this month's newsletter, if you have any questions feel free to contact us here, in our LiveChat or at 844-242-6272 1.844.CIAMARA (1.844.242.6272) High End Audio Store NYC - Experience Ciamara
  4. All, I have been in contact with the folks at Roon, urging them to add a dithered volume control as found in Amarra, Pure Music, HQ Player, Audirvana, etc (the current Roon volume truncates bits). They said they are open to it but need to hear from users in the Feature Requests forum in the Roon support forums. I have posted there in a thread that had already been started by others. Please take a minute to quickly post that you would also like this feature (if you're a Roon user, you can sign up to use the forums with your existing username and password). The thread is here: https://community.roonlabs.com/t/dithered-volume-control/5427/11
  5. Mytek just released a firmware update (2.34) for the Brooklyn enabling it to support USB HID volume control. Mytek's release notes: https://mytekdigital.com/download_library/firmware/BrooklynDAC_firmware_readme.txt Plugging my Brooklyn directly into my mac via USB worked just as expected: I could use the volume slider in the Roon software to adjust the Brooklyn's hardware volume settings. Unfortunately, I can't seem to get this to work through microRendu. I set the Volume Control setting in the microRendu > Settings > RoonReady > Volume Control to Hardware: But in Roon when I try change the volume, it says "Volume control is Fixed" And the Roon > Device Setup > External Volume Control drop down is disabled and fixed at None: Interestingly, after updating the Brooklyn's firmware to 2.34 the microRendu > Apps > DAC Diagnostics > "Set DAC to MAX volume" button works now (it didn't before). Has anyone been able to get their microRendu to work with the latest Brooklyn firmware, or another DAC supporting USB HID Volume control?
  6. I'm finally getting around to selling my previous server. Details below. Full disclosure: This unit stopped working (I couldn't get to to power back up after reinstalling Roon) and was repaired under warranty by the manufacturer - Martin Smith of Vortexbox UK. It's now working perfectly but just want to be upfront about the history and I have of course factored this into the bargain price. Willing to ship only within Europe. Apologies to those outwith Europe. Model - Audiostore Prestige 2 https://www.vortexbox.co.uk/Audiostore_Prestige_2 Specifications: Martin installed my Samsung 850 Evo TB from a previous server I owned. XL performance with 8 GB RAM (for DSP in Roon) OS: SonicOrbiter system with Roon & LMS players 19v DC input PreBridged Ethernet ports (1 in from LAN and 1 out to End-Point or DAC) to allow you to skip the potentially noise introducing switch in sending music to the DAC (as per the Novel Way thread on this forum) A great low noise server for sending music either directly to a DAC to to an end-point like the SMS-200Ultra or UltraRendu etc. Server cost £1,128 and the Samsung SSD originally cost £258. I therefore think that £700 is VERY, VERY fair given the history and age. (I bought it in July 2017). There is no box and no cables other than the stock power cable. I do also have an Sbooster 19V power supply that I used to power it. Willing to include it for an additional £150 if the buyer wants a better LPS for it. https://www.vortexbox.co.uk/Sbooster_Linear_Power_Supply_-_BOTW_P_P_ECOLinear_Power_Supply Shipping included but I'm only willing to ship in Europe. Apologies to those outside of Europe. Photos to follow. Thanks for reading. Cheers, Alan
  7. At The Indulgence Show in London from September 29 to October 1, 2017, Emerging UK will be holding a contest with hourly giveaways of NativeDSD Music Downloads. The contest will be held along with demonstrations of the Merging + NADAC Player DAC and Server with Roon. http://blog.nativedsd.com/win-free-dsd-albums-at-uk-shows/ https://www.instagram.com/p/BZl_Ng-A94r/ https://indulgenceshow.com/exhibitors/ultimate-stream/ https://indulgenceshow.com/
  8. thequietman

    Roon Airplay To Aurender

    Hi I'm an Aurender N10 user and enjoying it enormously. However I just signed up for the free roon trial and I'm using airplay to play audio to the N10 and it sounds wonderful, I have turned off all dsp engine functions (I think). Does anyone else have experience of this, thequietman
  9. ROON and MQA news updates for Lumin Universal Audiophile Network Players and Systems. ROON is now part of the upgrade to Lumin <8.0> for all products D1, A1, T1, S1, U1. (The only thing left to do will be the L1 media library as a upnp device!). Roon is working well on our end with LUMIN products natively (not going through airplay). To use: 1. Have a computer running Roon core 2. Computer and LUMIN are on the same network 3. Roon app installed on the iPad 4. LUMIN/Roon running firmware 8.00+ It should work fine if all these are "yes". MQA: MQA ON LUMIN AS OF FEB. 23, 2017 1x = 16/44.1 Via Airplay bit perfect. Also: MQA at 24bit 48kHz is active In development for firmware updates. (Dates TBD but should be done by Q2/Q3 2017). 2x = 24/88.2 or 24/96 4x = 24/176 or 24/192 8x = 24/352 or 24/384 2x (or maximum 4x) is all that is really required from a technical point of view. Universal Music Group has now signed on with MQA, and their labels include: *** ECM, Interscope, Geffen, A&M, Capitol, Island, Def Jam, Decca, Verve, Blue Note, Virgin, and EMI *** Re: MQA now on Tidal For those using Lumin app, there should now be a Masters category under Tidal. If you don't see it, please kill the app and retry. You can also ‘tag’ MQA but does not yet give you the full MQA resolution (it down samples it to 24bit/48kHz for now), which is still an improvement over 16bit/44.1kHz . Lumin has full MQA support in the works, so we should see that in the near future. Additionally, MQA also plays bit perfect via airplay at 16bit/44.1. Lumin app for iPad, iPhone and Android tablets available at: http://www.luminmusic.com/lumin‐app.html Click here to visit the full lineup of Lumin Music Players To start your free Roon trial click here Click here for the latest information on MQA
  10. So I bought i7-7700 Kaby lake anf I am optimizing Windows 10 for audio performance. What I found online was the best way to use CPU was to set the power option to High Performance and min and max CPU to 100%. This would leave me with the CPU to work at 3.6GHz at all times. Intel updated speed shift to v2 with Kaby Lake, and I wondered if I should start using it i.e. will the CPU at constant base frequency work better/faster/smoother than with Speed Shift enabled? I am using this PC for Roon and HQPlayer.
  11. Hi All, After 2 frustrating attempts I've finally conquered Roon Attempt 1 - core installed on Dell XPS months ago. Could not get it to see my renderer for the life of me and threw in the towel Attempt 2 - installed again on XPS because my new DAC happened to be Roon Ready so figured it was worth a shot. Sound quality terrible tho and kept cutting out. Probably due to many factors including laptop noise, Windows not being optimised and sending over busy WiFi rather than wired. Saw enough in the whole Roon user experience to warrant attempt 3 and to my shock found it very easy to install it on my QNAP HS-251+ (2GB) NAS (running a 1 TB Samsung SSD). Setup is Roon Server on the NAS. Ethernet to the DAC via a switch. And using my Android phone as a control point. Sound quality is great! I'm also looking to add optical isolation to the ethernet path as per my previous post: So I've read all the stuff about Roon needing 4GB RAM. And clearly a lot of people here go to serious effort and expense to optimise there setups for Roon. So I guess I'm wondering if I should call it job done and sit back and enjoy. Or whether I'm missing anything. In terms of Roon functionality with just Server and Control point am I missing any UX? In terms of the all important SQ. So far it's sounding great to me. I've streamed my own Hi Res PCM Flac files flawlessly and Tidal Masters MQA. And this is on a £600 NAS/SSD option. So I'm wondering what a £1500/2000 dedicated server / fanless computer brings to the table? Same question for the Innuos / Melco and those sort of audiophile servers? Is it a pure SQ thing where on paper at least they outperform my QNAP? Or is it more options like being able to push via USB rather than pull via Ethernet? For the record I'm most likely to stick with the NAS. Unless of course you knowledgable folks can convince me there's a night and day difference and leave me with a dilemma Cheers, Alan
  12. Hi all, just wondering if someone can help me. Can you edit the tags of album names (for example) via the Roon Remote app, on an iPhone or iPad, for example? Or can tag editing only be done on the PC/Mac software? Cheers!
  13. The HOST is the first digital music server of CLONES audio. Equipped with a high performance USB digital audio output, Ethernet port, solid-state drive for music storage, full linear power supply with the super low noise regulator modules. Providing the solid foundation to the high performance playback. The great solution for playing and storing high resolution digital music collections. Custom Linux OS with the ROON Server for the best performance. Also providing the DAPHILE as the difference choice for the user. The HOST also is the platform for audiophiles to make his own PC based Computer Audio System. • SHAAR USB gateway for the clean and high performance USB audio class 3.0 output. • Full linear power supply. • Double POWER STATION regulator supply the SSD/SHAAR and the Main processor board separately • 256GB/ 500GB/ 1TB/ 2TB internal storage option • Machined aluminum case, same structure as the ASHER DAC • Gigabit Ethernet LAN Port for network connectivity Specification • 322mm(W) X 260mm(D) X 90mm(H) • Weight: 7kg • Mucic Storage: 256GB/ 500GB/ 1TB/ 2TB • Digital Output: 2 - USB • Other I/O: Gigabit Ethernet, USB Port X 4 • 2 YEARS WARRANTY Price: Starting from HKD11,799(EUR1,377)* *Solid-state hard drive and ROON licence are excluded CLONES audio SaveSave
  14. Crossfeed is an attempt (either in software or hardware) to "fix" the skewed stereo effect when listening headphones. Stereo assumes two speakers in front of you, not right on your ears. Roon has a built in crossfeed DSP function based on the Bauer implementation: http://bs2b.sourceforge.net/ JRiver has an unidentified (at least I have not been able to find anything specific about it) implementation in their DSP interface (with varying strengths of moderate, standard, etc.). Of the two, I prefer Roon's. Indeed, while I would not call Roon's transparent it improves most (but not all) recordings for me in spite of a bit (but only a bit) of mid range "veiling" for lack of a better word. JRiver's implementation sounds to my ears a bit more heavy handed. I still use it on occasion however. Anyone have experience with any other implementations (perhaps a VST plugin in JRiver)? Do you regularly use Crossfeed?
  15. This is the absolute best value all in one integrated amplifier on the market today! New retail for $3500 asking $2395 + Paypal. I'll ship for free.Perfectly maintained Simaudio Moon ACE, all in one unit.Featuring the MiND (MOON intelligent Network Device) module which provides convenience and a full graphic interface, allowing you to effortlessly access your digital music library with power and flexibility; Add TIDAL and an unlimited world of music awaits you. The DAC is also Roon Ready and easily plug into your Roon ecosystem. The ACE is both intuitive and easy to use. Featuring all new advanced setup software, this is the most configurable and customizable MOON component ever offered. Bridging digital and analog audio at a price-to-performance ratio that is impossible to beat, the ACE includes a high resolution DAC with DSD decoding up to DSD256 and 32-bit/384kHz PCM. At the other end of the audio spectrum, a moving magnet phono preamplifier rounds out this complete package.The finest sounding and most complete “all-in-one” available, the ACE can do virtually anything expected of a high-performance audio component of this nature. Accentuated by the world renowned MOON sonic signature - visceral tight bass, transparent midrange, precise natural highs - along with lifelike sound, plus countless features, the ACE will be the “heart and soul” of all your musical indulgences. Top rated, reviewers choice award after award given for this unit: WhatHiFi, Soundstage, Stereophile, Digital Audio Review, all give this unit top rankings and so will you! Significant Design Features • 3 line-level inputs including a front-mounted 1/8” mini-jack for personal media players. • Headphone output on 1/4” jack located on the front panel. • Seamless integration with our MiND app. • 8 digital inputs include USB (hi-res audio), SPDIF (2), Optical (2), Qualcomm® aptXTM audio for Bluetooth®, WiFi and Ethernet. • OLED type screen which provides more detailed information. • Simple MiND setup via on-board software menu. • Moving magnet phono preamplifier input. • Analog inputs are configurable to “pass-through” mode, which bypasses the gain stage to accommodate components like a home-theater processor, whose own volume control is used. Specifications Output Power at 8Ω 50 Watts per channel Input Sensitivity 370mV - 3.0V RMS Input Impedance 22,100Ω Gain 37dB Signal-to-noise Ratio 100dB @ full power Frequency response (full range) 10Hz - 80kHz +0/-3dB Crosstalk -100dB THD (20Hz - 20kHz @ 1 watt / 50 watts) 0.02% / 0.02% Intermodulation distortion 0.005% PCM Bit-depth range / sampling rates 16 - 32 bits / 44.1 - 384kHz DSD sample rates DSD64, DSD128 & DSD256 Thanks for looking and feel free to reach out with any questions and Serious Offers. Price is Firm.
  16. Nikko1960

    Configuration for new Mac Mini

    Hi folks For a little over a year, I have been using an entry-level Mac Mini (1.4GHz i5, 4GB mem, 500GB disk) as a music server that runs Roon & HQPlayer and stores 400GB of music. HQP plays across ethernet to a uRendu connected to my DAC with a bridge connection facilitating a direct link to the uRendu. Since the DAC is limited to DSD128, this setup has worked ok, although when I tried using Jussi's new polysinc-xtr filters, I've had to dial them down to the -2s variety. A local friend that I met through this forum kindly shared over a terabyte of superb music, so I've since invested in a Synology NAS, which works fine. Sadly, this weekend, the Mac Mini's HD died, leaving me bereft of music. Of course, such events are an upgrade opportunity but I have to be stealthy. The command bunker objects to me spending money on (in her eyes) "worthless hifi", so I went browsing on the Apple Store and found an incredible bargain in their refurbished store - a 2014 Mac Mini 3Ghz i7 with 8GB mem and 1TB disk, for just £812. It arrives on Friday and she won't know the difference from the old one which, with a new HD fitted, will be donated to the eldest son's university kit come September. I've read elsewhere that folks optimise their Mac Mini servers by creating an OSX boot disk on an SD card in order to dismount Mac Mini's internal HD & power down SATA in the quest for a quieter system. I have bought a Lexar Pro 2000x 32GB (300MB/sec) for this purpose, and have loaded OS/X Sierra onto it as a boot volume. The question I have is this. I know through the process of creating the SD boot card that it runs like a snail on Valium. This doesn't really matter for loading Roon & HQplayer into memory on system initialisation. But is it feasible to have the Roon database running on an SD card or is that also loaded into memory? Does anyone have any advice/guidance please? It wouldn't be the end of the world to run everything off the 1TB HD, but I'd rather optimise for quietness if its at all possible. Thanks! Nikko
  17. The Computer Audiophile

    Roon Labs Software

    Hi Guys - This is pretty big news. I received a demonstration of this software at CES and was extremely impressed. The Roon Labs guys have built a software app that will challenge all existing apps. The ability to navigate one's music collection by almost any piece of metadata and to click on, for example, a mastering engineer and display all his/her music you own is so cool. It will support TIDAL as well and a host of other really cool stuff. I'm really looking forward to getting this asap. http://roonlabs.com Meridian Audio has announced that it has agreed a deal to transfer the company’s software applications business to a newly established entity, Roon Labs. Explaining the spin-out dealer Meridian CEO John Buchanan said ‘We entered the music streaming market in 2009 with the best-in-class music server combining Meridian’s legendary audio quality with the unique and intuitive user experience we had acquired with Sooloos. As the market for streaming products continues to boom, and with the introduction of higher quality music services, Meridian continues to grow its business in this area by investing in developing our award-winning range of high performance audio and home theatre products and focusing on the specific needs of music lovers and the dealers who serve them.’ Commenting on the future relationship between Meridian and Roon Labs, Buchanan said ‘Having fully absorbed the Sooloos experience into Meridian’s hardware product offering, this deal enables our software applications team to establish a separate company, to address specialist software requirements for other consumers. We are now two independent companies focused on our own successes but Meridian Audio and Roon Labs will continue to collaborate and work closely together into the future.’ Describing the vision for his new company, Roon Labs Co-Founder Enno Vandermeer said ‘Roon Labs produces software that lets music enthusiasts interact more deeply with their collections, by exploring the music, the people who composed, performed, and recorded it, and the multi-dimensional connections between them.’ Commenting further Vandermeer said ‘We are excited by the opportunity to reach a broader audience and support their choices, both in terms of music content and audio hardware. We look forward to making important partnership and product announcement to the market very soon.’ The transfer is effective from 1st February 2015. Meridian Audio retains the Sooloos brand name and the Cambridgeshire company remains fully committed to the award-winning Meridian Sooloos system – and its thousands of satisfied customers – including the ongoing development of new features, such as the recent system integration of TIDAL’s high fidelity music streaming service.
  18. Maybe we need a new forum for high end car audio. 😀 Anyway, I would like to get good suggestions how I best and cheapest can do Roon in my car. I will use an iPhone as controller, and also as the internet access point for streaming Tidal HiFi. I will use the Audioques Beetle as a DAC, since I own one and since it has the only interface my car radio accepts. AUX. The Beetle has USB in, and I suppose that’s the best interface to use. The usb is also power for the DAC. Can I use a NUC with ROCK ? Seems like the obvious choice or ? Other Linux solutions with USB out. (Or toslink). I’m fully aware of the the easiest way is to skip Roon and just do Bluetooth from iPhone to Beetle, and AUX from there. But I suspectes the Bluetooth will degrade the SQ, so that’s why I would like to do Roon. Another idea I just got while writing this is to use the same iPhone with the CCK as endpoint into the Beetle. Or if I would need a second iPhone as the first one is occupied as a access point. This is how I do Tidal from my iPhone today. Works very vell.
  19. I digitized my music library many years ago and have invested a ton of time and cash to this hobby. But all these years later I find myself at wits' end to find a music library solution that fulfills the promise of digital music. There doesn't seem to be a viable option that lets me: easily store, add and manage music files (including rating songs, editing metadata and creating playlists) integrate my library with a streaming service so that as I add new streaming music it can be integrated with existing library (ratings, metadata, playlists) easily playback my integrated library. I've used Roon for a couple of years - but the metadata/ratings/playlist library management capability is just not there to integrate my library with Tidal. Right now I'm back to where I was several years ago, using iTunes/Apple Music on a Mac mini as the source, managing (integrating) the library remotely from a MacBook Pro and feeding it to a mid-fi system that includes an Arcam A38 integrated, irDAC, Sonore microRendu and KEF LS50 standmounts. This option has forced a compromise in both sound quality and playback (the iOS Remote app is just terrible). So much here on CA is focused on gear and SQ, but I've never read much about library management. Playing an album at a time is fine, but shouldn't we be able to take advantage of database capabilities to easily rate, sort and group music from two sources? I'd be very curious to hear what others are doing...
  20. I have three locations where I want music available and where the “ultimate” Audio quality is not all that important. In addition the ability to voice control music is of great interest. Voice assistant to other things such as alarms, weather, etc is also important. To that end I have removed the three amazon echo devices and put Apple HomePods in the same places: Office, Master Bedroom, and family room. Note that I am getting more and more concerned about what Amazon and Google do with information gathered by my using their devices. (I am also worried about Kindle but that is another discussion). I got the “space gray” ones as they seem to fade into the environment better. The family room space is at corner of a 20x13 room that is open to the eating area and the kitchen. The bedroom is a much smaller space. And the office is a MESS so I did not take a picture of that!! Setup is “just like” the AirPods. Operation is pretty normal If you are used to Siri and Apple devices. There are folks that have written a lot about the setup and operation. Check out the coverage over at http://imore.com I have the three devices in place and I have 14 days of the normal Apple bring them back for any reason warranty. So this will be a lot of testing and listening over a very short time frame. First Notes: The space that the family room HomePod has to “feed” is just too big for the current location. While the voice assistant can hear me just fine from the kitchen it is too far away for a “good” listening experience. I am going to have to find a different location for testing at least. In the bedroom and the office there are no issues of that sort. I have been able to do some basic listening of a few tracks and conduct some initial testing of Siri. The Amazon Echo seems to have some advantages in the voice assistant things it can do over Siri. That will not be a primary part of what I am talking about but it is important to the overall experience. The overall initial impressions are very favorable (comfortable). I will be setting up Roon to talk to them shortly... 1774A41B-64A4-42CE-9325-2099DC7C302B.MOV
  21. Mint Micro Rendu unit with latest v2.5 OS card. Package also includes: Wireworld Starlight 7 USB Cable. 1m iFi iPower 9v Low Noise PSU 2 month Roon trial coupon USB hard adapter Original packing $475 and I'll split shipping in the US. Check 'ismarket' on Audiogon for feedback. No paypal please. Thanks for looking. I pack carefully and ship quickly.
  22. Georgethesixth

    Devialet petition

    Dear, A few months ago, I proposed to start an online petition to ask Devialet to do something about the AIR-problem. While a lot of people were enthusiastic, one of you reacted and proposed to explain to Devialet what I intended to do before starting the petition. I did that. I opened a case and explained what I intended to do. I also asked a very simple question : give me a PC-system (make and model) that will work. We are five months later now, and I haven't received a meaningful answer yet. At first they asked a lot of info : I used to be system and networks engineer so I provided them all the info, and more. After that : nothing. Three weeks ago, I again warned support that I would take action. Again I was promised a response, not a solution, but a response. Needless to say that no response materialized. Please click the line if you agree. If you have suggestions or remarks, please feel free. My intention is to post the petition at every review for the new products they will be announcing, something I've warned them about. If you want to get involved, send me a PM. I feel lonely I really wanted to avoid this : I simply want to be happy with my purchase, purchase a second one to upgrade the config etc. Thanks, George https://www.ipetitions.com/petition/devialet
  23. Ciamarasound

    New Bricasti M5 Network Player

    Bricasti Designs Model 5 Network Player ($2000) The Bricasti M5 network player is a network interface and media renderer. With wide support for DLNA and other popular network protocols, the M5 delivers pristine lossless audio from your network to your Digital to analog converter; your music server can go anywhere you choose. Connects to your LAN via Ethernet and Wi-Fi, with SPDIF, AES and USB outputs supporting sample rates up to 192k PCM and DSD 64. Play from anywhere The M5 Network Music Player plays ethernet wired or wirelessly over your data network. In addition, audio listeners have become accustomed to having a computer server and additional storage drives directly in the listening environment. This can get messy with the added cables and power supplies that accompany them. With the M5 Network Player you can find new freedom from your server devices and place them anywhere on your network, away from your system. Purity of sound The M5 is a dedicated DNLA and Roon Ready audio media renderer. Simple, raw data is served to the M5 over the network from your NAS or server and only then does data become rendered as a real-time audio stream to its SPDIF, AES or USB outputs, connecting to your D/A like our M1SE to do its magic. Many computer servers play dual roles as archival systems and players but not when you have a dedicated player like the M5. With the M5 dedicated player the audio rendering is in the M5, and close to its D/A destination for a pure, noise free experience that we believe is exceptional. A class unto itself The M5 is built solid. The chassis is milled from solid aluminum with beautifully rounded corners all the way around. Inside the chassis lies the Bricasti media player and powered by the same linear power supply as found in the M1 digital to analog converter for superb low noise performance under the most demanding circumstances. The M5 takes the Network player experience to the next level, and no add-ons are needed with the M5, it comes complete. The other popular product in the market that offer similar functionality is the Micro Rendu. However, to achieve optimal performance one really needs to use it with a much better power supply than the one it comes with. The M5 solves all the issues, runs on a proper internal linear supply that is out of the award-winning M1 DAC and has AES, SDIF and USB digital outs. Bricasti has taken the performance of the USB audio out a step further by powering it using the USB the power from the M5’s direct linear power supply. This means there are no switch mode regulators in the path to degrade performance. For more information, visit us here or give us a call at 1.844.CIAMARA (1-844-242-6272)
  24. I wonder if anyone either using Roon or HQPLAYER to upsample to 384 to a (Hugo) DAC via Raspberry Pi could check the following for me. Basically at this upsampling rate I get left to right speaker inversion. Totally reproducible and doesn't happen at any lower rate. It also doesn't happen with direct connection between PC and HUGO. Searching doesn't seem to come up with anyone else having this issue, I'm unsure whether it is due to an interaction between Hugo and Raspberry Pi or just a Pi issue as I have no other DAC to check. So I'd be obliged if anyone upsampling to 384 with Raspberry Pi can check if Ringo moves from left to right speaker or whatever track you have that will display the left to right inverted nature. Im using dietpi. 384 kernel activated. Thanks in advance. .sjb