SGCD w/ MicroRendu


#1

Aloha,

Has anyone tried the MicroRendu (or Ultra) with the SGDC? Impressions?

Thanks.


#2

Works great. The sbooster 9V power supply sounds great with it.

I recommend Audirvana for DLNA software and the DSD conversion.


#3

Cool. What sort of improvements did you notice? Is the MR worth the price?

Thx


#4

I’m late to the party, but I’ll second what CXP says. I also use Audirvana.

There’s an old James Thurber New Yorker cartoon that pictures a group of men standing around, all holding wine glasses. One of them says:

It’s a naive little domestic without any breeding, but I think you’ll be amused by it’s presumption…”

I think about that cartoon when I try to describe how something sounds.

With the Micro Rendu in place I sense a lower noise floor (the cliched “blacker backgrounds”) a wider, deeper soundstage and a better sense of space. I haven’t tried the Micro with a better power supply yet, which is supposed to improve things further. I think a good bit of it has to do with streaming… I also own a PerfectWave DAC and it sounds better via the Bridge II than a direct cable feed…


#5

Hi I use the SONICTRANSPORTER I5 MICRORENDU IFI BUNDLE in front of my Stellar DAC/S300 and it is fantastic sounding. I used to use an Intel i5 NUC computer for ROON/Tidal, but once I switched those out to this bundle, what a difference in sound quality! I highly recommend this setup. There is an article on this here using the SonicTransporter i5 with Micro Rendu: Intel NUC & sonicTransporter: A Tale Of Two Mini Computers Running Roon Core

Also I did notice a great leap in speed also with this MicroRendu setup over my i5 NUC pc.

Scott