Sonore Sonicorbiter SE - Ethernet to USB and Optical output


#1

I just wanted to drop a post and introduce a new Sonore product.

Sonicorbiter SE

DESCRIPTION
The Sonore Sonicorbiter SE is an affordable PCM, DSD/DoP and native DSD capable music renderer with Ethernet input and USB or optical output. This version has a fast multicore ARM processor and comes with a linear power supply. The unit utilizes an external 5 VDC input so you can also use your own power supply.

SELECTABLE OUTPUT MODES
Mode #1 - SqueezeLite Output - This output works with any Logitech Media Server and compatible controllers. This output supports true gapless playback of PCM and DSD/DoP.

Mode #2 - ShairPort Output - This is an AirPlay emulator that utilizes streams sent to it from a compatible source. This output supports true gapless playback of PCM.

Mode #3 - MPD/DLNA Output:
Mode #3a - DLNA Output - This output utilizes streams from UPNP/DLNA servers and controllers. This output can be configured as an OpenHome renderer. This output supports true gapless playback of PCM and DSD/DoP.
Mode #3b - MPD Output - This output is intended to work with local storage. This output supports true gapless playback of PCM and DSD/DoP. This option requires a USB drive with your content in combination with the built in Drive Mounter application.

Mode #4 - HQ Player NAA Output - This output utilizes streams from Signalyst’s HQ Player running on your computer. Digital signal processing is performed by HQ Player and then asynchronously streamed to the Network Audio Adapter (NAA) output. This output supports true gapless playback of PCM, DSD/DoP, and native DSD.

Mode #5 - RoonReady Output - This output utilizes streams from Roon. This output supports true gapless playback of PCM, DSD/DoP, and native DSD.
Roon Logo

AVAILABILITY
MSRP 298 USD
www.sonore.us

*Posted with permission from Paul.


#2

An impressive little box.


#3
Elk said An impressive little box.
Thank you.

Jesus R


#4

I ordered one, can’t wait to try it out


#5

Jesus, category wise is this similar to the Chromecast Audio, which of course is not an audiophile device like yours, probably will order one btw. Are they shipping now ?


#6

I think it may be a smart move by Sonore to use proven COTS hardware Cubox

in order to ‘limit’ most problems to proprietary software.


#7

Looks very promising indeed. A lot of capabilities for an inexpensive little box. Thanks for letting us know about it Jesus.


#8
rogerdn said Jesus, category wise is this similar to the Chromecast Audio, which of course is not an audiophile device like yours, probably will order one btw. Are they shipping now ?
I have not looked into that product so I can't say. They are in stock and shipping.

Jesus R


#9
gocubs42 said I ordered one, can't wait to try it out
Your was delivered today per USPS tracking.

Jesus R


#10
Frode said I think it may be a smart move by Sonore to use proven COTS hardware Cubox

in order to ‘limit’ most problems to proprietary software.


Thanks. Using the Solidrun platform was a no brainer allowing us to concentrate on the operating system. We updated the Kernel, updated all the output packages, added SPDIF configuration support to the GUI, and added some new features like RoonReady. What all this means is that you plug it in and it’s ready to go when you are.

Jesus R


#11
stevem2 said Looks very promising indeed. A lot of capabilities for an inexpensive little box. Thanks for letting us know about it Jesus.
Thanks. It's my pleasure.

Jesus R


#12

Sitting here listening to it now. Great,great stuff. Simple easy to install. Now trying 14 day trial roon .playing through roon ready. Again simple easy. This thing sounds great. Thanks Jesus once again another great product.


#13

You still need a computer for Roon ?


#14

Yes, on the computer for Roon, I have an IMac with 3tb hD and Tidal. I’m using the SonicOrbiter SE, on a network with the computer, giving me access to Roon via Roon Ready on the SE. This really sounds great.


#15
gocubs42 said Yes, on the computer for Roon, I have an IMac with 3tb hD and Tidal. I'm using the SonicOrbiter SE, on a network with the computer, giving me access to Roon via Roon Ready on the SE. This really sounds great.
Paul, thanks for posting your findings. The Roon guys did a really nice job during the integration of their server with our unit. They gave use access to three volume control options and included DSP features for devices that need them for compatibility. From the GUI in /settings/RoonReady you can select the three volume control options (none, software, or hardware). You can also select to resample DSD by not enabling DSD/DoP output. This feature can be used with DACs that do not support DSD and it has been tested with Roon server resampling DSD64 down to 16 bit 44.1kHz. Having the resampling done server side means the unit is keep low power and glitch free.

Jesus R


#16

What when I already own such a CuBox? Is it possible to download the Sonore image? I don’t want it for free, of course.smile

And what about the μRendu? (when I may ask)

Thanks,

Mario


#17
Holzohr said What when I already own such a CuBox? Is it possible to download the Sonore image? I don't want it for free, of course.smile

And what about the μRendu? (when I may ask)

Thanks,

Mario


No, we have not decided to pursue that at this time. the microRendu is still under development.

Jesus R


#18

Some updates:

We have been working on adding native DSD support to new devices. When testing is complete we will update the unit’s firmware so you can enable support for these devices.

  1. W4S - code added and pending tests. This may require a firmware update to the W4S DAC and it may not work on all DACs. More information to follow when testing is concluded.
  2. Auralic Vega - code added and pending tests this week.
  3. Oppo HA-1 - tested and confirmed to work.
  4. Oppo HA-2 - code needs to be added.
  5. PS Audio NuWave DAC (up to DSD256) - tested and confirmed to work.

Jesus R


#19

Enjoying Roon very much, big SQ improvement over my tweaked PC. Btw the third party Spotify app is no longer working according to the Squeezebox forum, an API issue they say.


#20
rogerdn said Enjoying Roon very much, big SQ improvement over my tweaked PC.
How are you running Roon that gives you the SQ improvement? I understand there has to be a computer involved, but how is it connected in your system? Did you get a Sonicorbiter SE? Does it feed the DS DAC? Sorry if I'm missing something obvious here.