Sonicorbiter 2.5 operating system


Yesterday was the 1st. Did the software ship?

Shipping has started and will continue until all the orders are complete.

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Has anyone received the upgrade yet ? How is it working out ?

Nope. I am in Virginia and ordered it about 10 days ago. Have not received a shipping confirmation either.

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Yes. It eliminates the loud pops with native DSD but now I occasionally get some crackling sounds only at DSD512. I don’t know if anyone else had this experience?

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I had 2.5 installed, updated and working within 5 minutes no issues at all.

So far it’s working faultlessly and there does appear to be a SQ boost which wasn’t expected.


Works fine, no issues to report.


Yes. No issues at all.

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It is beyond my understanding how updating the software /OS on microRendu would improve the SQ. Am I missing something? As I said earlier, I have yet to receive the upgrade, so I don’t know.

It improved the sound quality for me because the sound before would have loud pops! Kidding aside, my impression immediately after switching was that it sounded different, I won’t say better or worse because I didn’t do a critical comparison. For me, getting rid of the accursed pops was worth it even if the newer OS had worse sound quality. Fortunately that doesn’t seem at least obviously the case, but again I haven’t performed critical comparisons. Maybe it is better, maybe not? But to me, definitely a worthwhile upgrade.

No issues for me either. I did lose my DSP settings but they were easily recreated in Roon. I was skeptical about a SQ improvement from an OS update, but to my ears and my setup I’m hearing a slightly fuller sound. I like it whatever the case is.

Hello. Just received the V2.5 release firmware and upgraded without problems. But am I right in thinking that V2.5 lost the Shairport mode - the ability to act as an Airplay receiver? I don’t see it presented in the Audio App switcher anymore.

Update: solved: just needs reinstalling with software manager. My oversight

A very few users may find that the new SD card for SonicOrbiter 2.5 doesn’t boot their microRendu and no Ethernet lights appear. If that is happening to you then email @Jesus_Rodriguez. This happened to me so I was pleased to hear a fix has been found.

Any news on the fix? I also have a microRendu that does not boot with the 2.5 microsd.

No news that I know of, make sure you email or PM Jesus so he knows to put you on the list to get a new card.

Ah. I’ve already sent Jesus an email. I thought that maybe you had heard more.


Here’s a little quirk with the new firmware.

“Current” SW version 2.5 / “Latest” SW version 2.3

An update yielded the same result…

If you have 2.3 that is the latest firmware you can update to. You have 2.5 so you are fine.