Sonore OpticalRendu

Giving a shout out and recommendation to Small Green Computet and Andrew for the Sonore Optical Rendu. Great resolution and detail. Of course, pairs well with my SonicTramsporter i9 Optical Roon Core Server. They are a mainstay in my rig. What are your experiences?

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I also upgraded to the Sonic Transporter i5 and Optical Rendu 2 years ago.  The i5 serves as my Roon core.  I also use the upgraded power supply sold by Small Green Computer for the Rendu.  For the first time, I feel no need to upgrade my streaming system.  I can play with DACs all day long knowing that I have a very low noise and transparent setup for retrieving and sending music files.  Yes, it's a few more boxes and cables but they are very small.    Andrew is extremely helpful.   I have not had the first issue with this setup.    Highly recommended!

Although this review should qualify me for a software upgrade, I absolutely love this streaming system.   I was just too lazy to let others know before.


Never knew that the best place to store Roon was a streamer. I previously stored Roon in my mac mini. Thanks to Andrew's thorough explanation on this topic, I went and purchased Small Greens Computer's SystemOptique. It consists of a power supply, sonic transporter i5, ultra Rendu and ethernet media converter. Best decision I've made audio wise. Superb sound.

At Live Vibe Audio (fka Star Sound Technologies) we have use SGC/Sonore gear for years. Our reference system (setup in our Energy Room) has a Signature Rendu SE and sonicTransporter i9. We have experience with much more expensive methods for SSD file transfer and streaming and it does not reach the SGC/Sonore performance level. The differences are complete. There are no weak points and the post-sale service is timely and thorough. The service component is important with this type of equipment as networking and related issues can be confusing if you do not have sufficient experience. Optical is absolutely the way to go. We do use Roon however HQPlayer is installed and used for playback. Will also note the dedicated USB and power cable make a noticeable improvement.