RoonReady Sonore Sonicorbiter SE

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.

Jesus R

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.

Jesus R

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

Jesus R

Robert, the HDMi port is not used for audio.

Jesus R

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?


I think you can only order direct, which may mean customs but you may get lucky. I’ve never bought a Sonore product personally, but from my vast research I don’t think you’ll have any warranty problems.

Its also worth noting that while the base US model comes with a linear, the EU version comes with a switch mode, unless you upgrade to the ifi version.

I did ask about buying the OS as a download, but that isn’t an option sadly - I guess its down to it being sold as a certified hardware device, which relates to @Sloop_John_B 's question above.

I purchased the SonicOrbiter from the us. It came with an EU switching power supply. Everything arrived perfectly in order with no problems or delays. I also purchased a low noise linear power supply from and it too arrived with no problems. I am delighted with the performance of the SonicOrbiter.

I just went to take the plunge only to find the Sonic Orbiter with ifi is sold out, when will it be available again?



Hi John,

As I understand it, RoonReady means the device has been tested by Roon to properly implement RAAT (the protocol underlying RoonBridge) including things such as integration of volume controls, transport buttons and front panel displays.

In practical terms, when you buy a RoonReady device and have a problem, @brian will have one in the Lab (strictly white coats and clipboards) and will pretty much know how it ticks. If you run RoonBridge on a device that hasn’t been invented yet, you may still be able to surprise him.

Peter, many thanks for the info. Very helpful for EU residents in the forum. If I were to buy a low noise linear power supply from aqvox, do I need to order it with any specific plugs for the SonicOrbiter?


Specifically you need this power supply and select the 2.1mm barrel connector.

You do not need the voltage converter within Europe as the device is good for 140-260v.
Works like a charm for me - I have no direct or indirect financial interest in any of the activities of the seller. I am just a happy buyer.

Thank you!!

We also sell the iFi 5V supply as an optional upgrade. It works world wide.

We ship all our products world wide. We make sure you get the correct voltage an handle and warranty problems. You may need to pay VAT tax but you would need to pay this on any product you purchased locally.

The Sonicorbiter is a RoonReady certified product. It is an endpoint for Roon streams received over the network. The unit takes those streams and outputs via USB and optical.

Jesus R

Sorry about that…it’s available now for purchase.

Jesus R

Hello @Jesus_Rodriguez

I am just about to order a Mytek Brooklyn as my DAC and want to hook it up to the SE to connect up my main listening room to Roon. The SE runs on Linux, correct? If I need to install drivers for the Brooklyn, is that possible to do on the SE?

I am just in conversations with a supplier ot the Brooklyn to determine whether it is driverless for USB 2.0 Audio for Linux. It seems to be for Mac OSX but not for Windows.