Marketed by Small Green Computer as the “Audiophile Jukebox”. Essentially a SonicTransporter plus an SOtM USB output card. Includes 2TB SSD for storage. Runs the Sonicorbiter operating system which allows it to be configured as a Roon Server, Squeezelite/Squeezebox Server, Apple Airplay emulator, MPD Renderer, DNLA etc. Connect the device to a network by ethernet and it will play to an endpoint such as the ultraRendu, or connect directly to a DAC by USB.
It will sound significantly better than a desktop or laptop. That’s been my experience comparing the unit with running Roon on an MacBook Pro, iMac and iMac Pro. I’ve been using it primarily as a Roon device, using Roon’s DSP feature to upsample to 192kHz (as high as my DAC will accept). Will probably not have enough processing power to upsample to higher DSD rates. (The reason I am selling is to buy a more powerful SonicTransporter to experiment with HQ Player.)
Includes original box and SMPS. The included power supply will power everything, but it is possible to provide a second source of power to separately supply the SOtM USB card.
Price includes shipping to Canada or USA.
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