RoonReady Sonore Sonicorbiter SE

This is just a broad question as I’m new to what a NAA does or I should say will I benefit in SQ over what my setup is now.

Now I have a dedicated MacMini (late 2012 i5) that is just used as a music server with 4TB FW drive for my music and USB port into my DAC. I also bought a license for HQP which I use sometimes.

I also have a Squeezebox Touch that I purchased it’s own linear power supply (CIAudio VDC-5 MkII) which I think I could transfer over for use with the Sonicorbiter SE if I was to purchase one.

Thanks in advance for any help.

NAA is a direct player for HQplayer.

If you have HQplayer this is the way to go. You will see sonic improvements and easy configuration with NAA. The NAA player will just “show up” in the HQplayer user interface and all settings and control can be done from the HQplayer user interface.

You can then run Roon of top of HQplayer for the improved user interface and feature.

Thanks Andrew @agillis for the info. Can you confirm if the linear power supply I already own (CIAudio VDC-5 MkII - will work with the Sonicorbiter SE.

Yes that would work great!

The Sonicorbiter SE takes 5v DC and comes with a 2 amp switching supply. With an output cable that fits, a 2.5 amp linear supply will power it just fine.

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It will work, I am using the exact same one right now with my Sonicorbiter SE.

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A question about the Sonic Orbiter, as a RoonBridge or endpoint, whichever it is, does it work through spdif and USB outputs?

And also will it only act as an NAA for HQP using the USB output?



I also have a question on the outputs. I am clear that there are USB and SPDIF outputs but I wondered could this be connected to a one box amp/speaker set up like the Cambridge Audio AIR100 that takes a 3.5mm input by using a USB to 3.5mm adapter?

Something like this

Its an option I was exploring for some of my secondary room endpoints…

Seems like that might be an expensive option (if it worked) and a bit of a waste of the SonicOrbiter?

I’d maybe hold out for something like Chromecast support for your secondary devices…

Yes you are probably right - I could always just use airplay also for my secondaries. I am just greedy for a RoonReady option and am useless at waiting :slight_smile:

The photo on DAR shows an HDMI port on the SE. Out of curiosity, what does that do?

I’m with you there. I’ve got an LPS, a Pi, plus a Chromecast Audio on Order, all ready and waiting…

Ok to be fair I had the Pi, and I bought the LPS in anticipation of RoonSpeakers. The Chromecast is actually an experiment in getting Radio into my Devialet without spending much money, so I’ll try the LPS on it just because It’s there.

At some point soon hopefully I’ll have both running Roon in some fashion. :wink:

Only experimentally of course, because I’ll still have one final hurdle - Room Correction.

Andybob, the unit comes standard with a linear power supply. You can also order it with an iPower clean power supply for an extra $49.

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Ah thanks Jesus, I was thinking of the CuBox itself. My apologies.

John, the Sonicorbiter’s RoonReady output mode can work with USB or SPDIF, but most people will use the USB output though. The unit also a SqueezeLite output mode, DLNA/MPD output mode, and a Shairport output mode.

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I don’t recommend devices based on the C-Media chip. Try something from hifimediy instead.

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Robert, the HDMi port is not used for audio.

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I am contemplating the Sonicorbiter SE, but I am in the Netherlands and tried to find a dealer (online / brick and mortar) for Sonore products, but have not found any. I am a bit hesitant to order from the US (voltage?, warranty case, tax, etc…). Anybody from let’s say the NL/BE/DE region that has a Sonic Orbiter and where did you get it?

I don’t know if this belongs in its own thread I’ll let the mods decide but by stating that the Sonic Orbiter is Roon Ready does that mean it is a Roon Bridge (aka speakers) device or are these 2 different things. If they are 2 different things, what are the differences?