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Absolute beginners: what’s better than a Sonos Connect?

By | August 7th, 2018|Categories: DAR|Tags: , , , , , , |

Long in the tooth – one way to describe the Connect; the standalone network streamer from Sonos, the world’s most popular streaming audio manufacturer.

As their range of digitally active loudspeakers enjoys the occasional hardware refresh, often with the addition of new features like AirPlay2, Trueplay room compensation and digital assistants, the Connect has been left to languish. It hasn’t seen its internals updated in almost a decade.

That leaves room for the smaller manufacturers to creep up and steal (some of) its lunch.… Read the full article

Step up from a Raspberry Pi with Allo Digital’s USBridge

By | February 5th, 2018|Categories: DAR|Tags: , , , |

Flavour of the month items come and go; we audiophiles have a proper thirst for the new. Some products leave an indelible mark though. Think NAD’s original 3020 amplifier or Linn’s LP12. Maybe the Devialet amplifiers or Roon software.

Sonore’s microRendu is surely such a landmark product, not just halting the rise in streamer pricing but completely reversing it. £10,000+ streamers now have a tougher time justifying themselves against a sub-£1,000 upstart. Sonore hasn’t been shy with product development (V1.4, the UltraRendu etc.) but no doubt Jesus Rodriguez and co.… Read the full article

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