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  1. RaspTOUCH DigiONE

    Just launched by Audiophonics in France ... a complete network streamer with the Allo DigiONE S/PDIF interface, including RCA and BNC outputs. A simple, neat looking unit with a Touch Screen. https://www.audiophonics.fr/en/network-audio-players/rasptouch-digione-touch-screen-reader-with-digital-output-p-12429.html
  2. I’ve been using the Allo DigiOne + Shairport Sync (https://github.com/mikebrady/shairport-sync) running on Volumio to play audio from and Apple TV over Airplay for TV and movies. This setup works very well from sound quality and lip sync perspective. Was wondering if other streamers such as Auralic Aries that support Airplay handle AV sync well? I’m looking for a step up in sound quality without sacrificing AV sync. 🙏
  3. Hello everyone. I am in research for a streamer or network audio player. Expectations: - it can read mp3, flac and DSD from NAS (network attached storage, in my case Synology DS212j) and USB memory stick - it should transport digital signal (via SPDIF or USB) to external DAC - reliable while operating - price of the player should be within 1500€ (linear power supply included) - I don't want solutions that need external display (e.g. computer monitor). It should be HiFi device that can be turned on via button Advantage: - dedicated mobile application, and not just web control interface - AirPlay - Internet radio - streaming services Current candidates: - Sonore microRendu - no dedicated application. 640 $ + linear power supply. - Sonore ultraRendu - no dedicated application. They say at several forums that this model is better than its predecessor. 875 $ + linear power supply - SOtM sMS-200 - no dedicated application, didn't hear it. 450 $ + linear power supply - SOtM sMS-200ultra - no dedicated application. They say at several forums that this model is better than its predecessor. 1200 $ + linear power supply - Auralic Aries Mini - dedicated application. AirPlay + internet radio. 550€ + linear power supply - Auralic Aries LE - dedicated application. AirPlay + internet radio. I heard there are several problems with the stability caused by network problems. 1000€ + linear power supply - Auralic Aries - dedicated application. AirPlay + internet radio. I heard several problems with the stability caused by network problems. I do not know the price. - Bluesound Node 2 - dedicated application, Airplay, internet radio. No DSD support. 600€. - Electrocompaniet Rena S1 - dedicated application, Airplay, internet radio. 600€. - Onkyo NS-6170 - dedicated application, Airplay, internet radio. 350€. I heard only Sonore microRendu which had great sound for me. There are not candidates: - Raspberry Pi - there is no customized version of the HiFi I just buy, without having to do anything, put together, buy separately etc. that is sonically good enough for my system. Correct me if I'm wrong. - Aurender - great equipment but out of the price category. - dCS Network Bridge - great equipment, but out of the price category. Questions - do you have candidates to add to this list? - did you ever heard one of this candidates or can you compare it? It is own hearing experience that is most relevant to me, not reviews from 3rd sources. - if there is perfect or near-perfect process of comparing different streamers, what would it be? I noticed there are no such information available publicly. Many thanks!
  4. I have been out of touch for a few years thinking that my digital front end is all sorted for the foreseeable future. Unfortunately, my world is a bit upside down right now after direct comparison between my transport & my file as source player. The transport with spinning disc seems to sound better than the file player. I have been dabbling in computer audio since the late 2000's with RME sound card, Foobar 2000 etc & progressing to my current setup. Now, it seems if I want to get best CD / redbook playback, I have to go back to spinning disc. Therefore, I need help from all to point me in the direction which component can beat my transport in terms of sound quality. My current digital front end consists of : 1) Aurender W20 (wordclock fed from DCS master clock with RS232 interface for auto switching) 2) DCS Vivaldi 4 stack with latest streaming hardware in the upsampler & latest firmware + Antelope 10M Reference clock 3) Songs mostly ripped to FLAC level 5 using dBpoweramp Since the above revelation, I have tried a few things : 1) ROON with ROCK with upsampler as end point & QNAP fanless NAS as file server 2) ASSET with QNAP fanless NAS as file server into upsampler via network 3) SSD direct into upsampler USB input So far none is even as good as the Aurender. (2) does come quite close though. What other components should I audition to challenge my transport ? In this day & age, cannot be nothing that can surpass the transport.
  5. How Source Affects DAC

    I've been happily living with Modwright Oppo players for about 6 years now, and I've recently decided to go in a completely different direction, wanting more resolution and honesty than the Modwright units supply. Although I do listen to SACDs occasionally, 98% of my listening from my digital front end is from either an external HDD plugged in to the Oppo's USB port. Soon I will have the ability to connect my router directly to my new digital source (whatever that may be), however. I'm leaning toward an Auralic Vega at ~$1200 on the used market. Whatever DAC I go with, though, how will my front end selection impact the sound that ultimately comes out of the speakers? Will an Auralic Aries sound much better than an Aries Mini? Will it really sound significantly different than, say, a Bluesound Note 2, or a stock Oppo 105? Many thanks in advance for your insights! Best, HC
  6. I found an interesting review published on 23rd of September 2017. You may need to use google translator. Link: http://www.salonav.com/arch/2017/09/audioserver-aurender-n10.htm
  7. The exceptional Sonore Micro Rendu in "as new" condition with original box and USB A-to-B link. NO POWER SUPPLY. The micro rendu requires an external power supply- many different choices and price ranges available from others. Roon ready. See http://www.sonore.us/microRendu.html List $640.00. Sell for $540 via PayPal and will include shipping in US.
  8. Like new DAC / Streamer. First owner from a pet and smoke free environment. Serious buyers only. Pickup welcome in Toronto. Shipping anywhere in North America for the asking price. Buyer pays paypal fees. The unit is in rare silver finish and comes with the MiND streaming board with the latest firmware updates. Please check out the link for more info. Many reviews are available online. Non serious and tire kickers will be politely ignored. Not looking for trades. Thanks for looking. Original box, papers, remote. $3400 USD
  9. MicroRendu, year old. Perfect condition. 2.5 OS, iFi 9v PSU, brand new Supra Cat 8 Ethernet cable, mesh stand. Selling because I pwurchased SOTM SMS 200 ultra. Great sounding device at an incredible bargain price coupled with tons of extras. $370. I'll pay for either shipping or PayPal.
  10. I am selling my Auralic Aries (upgraded version with dual Femto clocks and low noise linear power supply). I am the original owner ($1599 retail) but decided to use a different server for Roon. The unit has received light use in a dust-free environment and works great. Asking $899 via PayPal with free shipping in the U.S. Thanks!
  11. Hi Chris and fellow members, Did you hear about any new developments in the "Ravenna protocol" ? I found a short video (dated 2010) where Genelec shows an "audio over IP" speaker. Now they are waiting for so called AVB products to hit the market, although Merging already has one. Is there anymore you can tell us about it ? Kind regards, Jeroen
  12. Starting this thread for people (like me) wanting to extract the best possible SQ from their dedicated music streamer set-up; particularly the Auralic Aires, which is discussed at; http://www.computeraudiophile.com/f22-networking-networked-audio-and-streaming/auralic-aries-hardware-impressions-and-information-21261/ but this thread is specific to sound quality tweaks and comparisons; e.g. USB input vs. network, wifi vs. LAN, SSD vs. HDD, linear PSUs, cables, whatever. Observations with other dedicated streamers/renderers are relevant but this is not about PC-based solutions. Thanks in advance
  13. Dear gurus, I own ArcamAlpha 5 amplifier. To enter into digital era I subscribed to Tidal. I also added ArcamMiniBlink. Now I want to improve expirence a little. I would like to receive advices about following combinations: ArcamMiniBlink + ArcamAlpha5 amplifier (existing one) or Bluesound Node2 + ArcamAlpha5 amplifier or simply Bluesound Powernode2 and pair of speakers. Which one is expected to work the best? Is amplifier part in Powernode expected to be better than old ArcamAlpha5? Thank you blaz_si
  14. 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
  15. This is a near-new three-month-old, mint Aurender N100H caching music server with a 2TB internal drive. It will also use networked NAS servers. It's built like a tank, beautiful fit and finish, and comes with renown, best of breed music app. It is under warranty has all original packaging, including double shipping box, cloth cover and paperwork. and I will throw in shipping to the continental US and a Supra USB cable, given 5 stars and a best-by by What Hi-Fi? Aurender is widely considered to make the best audiophile music servers in the world and the N100H is no exception. The N100H is USB only and plays all files, including DSD and PCM up to 24 bit 384khz. I'm not a great photographer. More pictures are available including packaging and incidentals. From the Aurender site: N100H The Aurender N100H digital music player supports DSD (DSF, DFF), WAV, FLAC, ALAC, APE, AIFF, M4A and other major formats at native-bit and sampling rates. Equipped with a high-performance USB digital audio output, Ethernet port, 120GB solid-state drive for cached playback, the N100H is also the ideal solution for playing High-resolution digital music collections from NAS. • 120GB SSD for caching playback • 2TB internal storage • Cached playback of internal and NAS contents • Clean USB audio class 2.0 output • Full linear power supply • Machined aluminum case • 3.0 inch AMOLED display • Switchable for a variety of modes, including names of artists and music titles • Gigabit Ethernet LAN Port for network connectivity • Award-winning Aurender App with convenient features • Remote internet technical support
  16. My Audiostreamer DIY Project

    I just finished my DIY audiostreamer. The base is an AsRock motherboard with onboard processor (Q1900-ITX), wide PicoPSU, 3 linear power supplies (PSU) for the mobo, the ssd and the PPA USB V2 Card (Paul Pang). I made linear PSU’s based on the sigma 11 DY project by AMB laboratories (USA). Currently, I have installed Daphile. More info and photo's on: https://audiostreamerdiyproject.wordpress.com/
  17. I'm looking for advice on a streamer. I'm currently using a modified OPPO-105 with linear power supply (and other improvements over the years) to feed my new auralic Vega DAC. I’ve been controlling it with the remote, and with the android app on a tablet. The Vega provides excellent sound, but I have lost the ability to stream DSD natively. Vega requires DSD via DOP on USB. The OPPO sounds excellent by itself with music on USB thumb drive on the front panel, or streaming wirelessly from my SMB share on my Asus router. I own JRiver, but have not been able to get it to work as well. I see four ways forward and ask your advice. 1) use a XLR switchbox so that I can listen to DSD directly from the OPPO outputs. This is the lowest cost option, but does not take full advantage of my new DAC. 2) purchase a used Aries streamer. However, online, some describe this is a middle level solution, and recommend various add-ons, improvements, and changes to the streaming infrastructure. Also haven’t had great luck with DLNA servers myself. For example, the OPPO sounds excellent from my samba server, or the USB front part, but not so good using J River or using DLNA. I also would need to purchase an iPad for this option. 3) find a used Aurender N100H. This would be my preferred solution except the price is very high. I particularly like the idea of being free from my network which has to be wireless at this point, and is not always 100% reliable. 4) I have an extra quiet PC (Streacom heatsink case , 3770 CPU, SSD etc.) that I could convert into either a streamer or a server. This was my original plan year ago, but now I’m concerned that it will still be electrically noisy. I could add a 100 W linear power supply, and a SOTM USB output card this could be a contender, but I still think that an Aries streamer would be easier to use. perhaps there are other options… Thanks, Eric
  18. I'm selling my Dual Femto Clock Aries because I don't use it anymore. Complete package includes the box and everything in it... Perfect condition, latest firmware and so on. 110/220v switchable (just let me know what would you use and I'll switch the voltage before shipping). Used for about 6 months. LPSU included. Shipping worldwide available. $1100
  19. 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
  20. Auralic Aries Mini Wireless Streamer ($549, includes 1 yr subscription to Tidal) FALL SPECIAL 20% off any cables with purchase (some restrictions apply) The wait is finally over. One of this years most anticipated products is here! The ARIES MINI is a wireless streaming node designed for connecting to your existing home audio system. It not only has shared all software and hardware functions coming from original ARIES, but also equipped with additional high quality analog output and optional hard drive slot for anyone whom don’t want to invest for a dedicate DSD DAC and NAS drive. The ARIES MINI can stream high-resolution music quickly and wirelessly in virtually any sampling rate, even for the latest Quad-Rate DSD and DXD. It is powered by Auralic's proprietary Tesla hardware platform that includes a Quad-Core ARM Coretex-A9 processor running at 1GHz, 512MB DDR3 onboard memory and 4GB internal storage. The Tesla platform has the ability to decode just about every available audio format, including AAC, AIFF, ALAC, APE, DIFF, DSF, FLAC, MP3, OGG, WAV, WV and WMA. Streaming your music collection at this level of performance has never easier or more affordable. The ARIES MINI is available in white or black Looking for even better performance... ALSO AVAILABLE WITH OPTIONAL AUDIOPHILE POWER SUPPLY UPGRADES Auralic Purer Power Supply ($299)- based 10uV low noise external linear PSU (same power supply that is offered with Auralic Aries) SBooster BOTW P&P ECO Linear Power Supply ($450) and Ultra Accessory Power Filter ($100) upgrades These products qualify for Free Shipping and 5% back in points when you register for Club Ciamara Membership Rewards Program 1.844.CIAMARA (1.844.242.6272) High End Audio Store NYC - Experience Ciamara
  21. Lumin D1 Network Music Player FALL SPECIAL ($150 off Sbooster BOTW Power Supply with purchase of D1) During the development of LUMIN A1, our focus was to create the absolute best source at any price. No expense was spared in its production. With the LUMIN D1, their aim was to try and retain all that award-winning musicality while compromising as little as possible in every other area. Reducing the size of the casing and removing the HDMI output help reduce costs without losing music quality, and using an auto-ranging power supply offered the biggest savings for the least compromise. LUMIN D1 - THE SAME MUSICAL DELIVERY, FOR LESS Compact case Single circuit board design Retains XLR balanced outputs External 100–240V AC auto-ranging power supply Native support for Tidal HiFi streaming service UNIVERSAL Effortlessly plays everything from DSD through high-res PCM to mainstream formats FLAC, Apple Lossless, MP3 and Internet radio streams. SEAMLESS Gapless Playback, On-Device Playlists and robust music buffering provide a superior playback experience, free from distractions. NO COMPROMISE Even at this price point, the highest-grade matching components are selected, including true balanced audio outputs. INTUITIVE A superbly natural, attractive and uniquely designed iPad app makes music browsing and selection a pleasure for everyone. Get close to the performance of the Lumin T1 for a fraction of the price when you add the SBOOSTER BOTW Audiophile Power Supply The “Best of Two Worlds Power & Precision ECO” audio upgrade (BOTW P&P ECO) is the successor of SBooster's “Best of Two Worlds Solutions” audio upgrade (BOTWS). This new upgrade product combines power, precision and efficiency in a unique innovative manner. With the BOTW P&P ECO audio upgrade the purification of the current starts immediately there where the polluted current enters the upgrade. A dual stage mains filter and an earth line choke clean the current from high frequency pollution before the current reaches the transformer. The transformer is a custom-made audio grade transformer with electrostatic shielding. This product qualifies for Free Shipping and 5% back in points when you register for Club Ciamara Membership Rewards Program 1.844.CIAMARA (1.844.242.6272) www.ciamara.com
  22. New streamers from Aurender!

    Aurender launches two new streamers - the N100 and N10. The N100 will be available in January followed by the N10 in March 2015. Both offers NAS connectivity with full cover art browsing etc. The N10 will also have internal storage capacity of 1TB (SSD). Prices are not yet official. More info: AURENDER - Reference Music System Aurender N100
  23. Very rare to see on CA for sale, Auralic Aries high end audio wireless streamer. Complete with all original packing and accessories. This is the version with the dual femto clocks and Low Noise Linear PSU. This unit is basically new! Have less than 3 hours of total use. This is an amazing device for streaming your collection. Supports Tidal, Qobuz streaming service. Has latest firmware and works flawless. Unit is in perfect condition. Photo was taken before the unit has been re-boxed and packed, ready to be shipped. Paid new $1600+ sales tax $142 (NY)=$1742 on Feb 27 My Price: $1400+shipping+Paypal adds 3% Technical Features 


AURALiC Tesla Platform 
ARIES is powered by AURALiC's proprietary Tesla hardware platform that includes a Quad-Core ARM Coretex-A9 processor running at 1GHz, 1GB DDR3 onboard memory and 4GB internal storage. The Tesla platform has a calculation ability of 25,000 MIPS, more than enough to decode a vast spectrum of audio formats, including AAC, AIFF, ALAC, APE, DIFF, DSF, FLAC, MP3, OGG, WAV, WV and WMA. AURALiC has chose this platform for a long term supporting consideration, the feature planned include DSD upsampling, room acoustic treatment and other acoustic DSP function. 

Gapless, Multiple Room Solution 
By using OpenHome structure which is adopted by U.K-based streaming solution manufacturer Linn, ARIES as well as all other Lightning based products support several advanced functions such as on-device playlist that allow control software to turn off during play and complete supporting of multi-room, multiple control points — functions that are not part of the legacy standards of the Universal Plug and Play (UPnP) and Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA). 

 Dual Femto Clock* 
The ARIES with two individual Femto clocks for both USB audio host and digital outputs: the clock used for digital outputs are in charge of generate master clock of digital signal to ensure lowest jitter performance for all digital outputs. Accordingly to our measurement, the USB controller's master clock can also effect sound quality as it effect USB interrupt timing when joint use with real time system, to maximum sound quality, ARIES also equipped with another Femto clock for USB controller. 

 Low Noise Linear PSU* 
Excepting for low noise internal power supply design, ARIES also comes with an external low noise linear power supply unit. This PSU is based on AURALiC Purer‐Power™ technology with advanced AC filter and very low noise circuit design. The actual measurement shows only 10uV cross 20Hz-20KHz range.
  24. Dears, with the latest firmware update, the Microsoft XBox-One now support UPnP / DLNA. Do you think it can be used as streamer / renderer in HiFi setup? Thanks and regards, Giuseppe
  25. Gents (and Ladies too of course!)- I am Soliciting your input and ideas on how to build/buy my dream music server with the following specs: Hardware: WiFi Bluetooth 2-3 USB 2.0-3.0 1TB Internal HD Optional- SSD Digital out (optical or coax) optional - analog RCA L/R out Great audio quality Quiet cool Small-medium footprint (12"x8"x2" ish) Stackable, or at least can sit on top of a CD Player Supports: external USB cd rom external USB NTFS HD Software: Audio file management & playback Web browser Supports iTunes file formats including Apple Lossless Supports MP3 & FLAC Optional- DSD playback Supports complete iPad control. (No monitor, keyboard or mouse needed) Supports DLNA discovery Supports Pandora, Spotify, and TuneIn apps Ideally this would cost less then $1000 US. I am (mostly) OS and Hardware agnostic. I would mostly connect this to my DAC, and then into my integrated amp, etc. I liked the idea of an Olive one, less the LCD and the amp outputs, but that is seeming less and less likely. I welcome your comments and suggestions on how to build or buy this pie in the sky media server/streamer. Thanks all in advance!
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