Computer Audiophile – Overall Product of the Year 2016
Audio Stream – Runner Up Product of the Year 2016

The Sonore microRendu is an audiophile micro computer with Ethernet input and USB Audio output. The microRendu utilizes a proprietary printed circuit board with only the essential components. The microRendu is small and light weight. Connect the microRendu directly to your USB device via a USB cable or hard adapter eliminating the need for a USB cable. Don’t let the size fool you though because it’s been designed to take into consideration all that is important to USB Audio. The microRendu is easy to configure and can accept audio streams from several digital sources.

What makes the microRendu different from a typical computer music server is that it’s a purpose built audiophile device. The problem with computer music servers is that they all rely on mass produced motherboards designed for general purpose computing and are built to the lowest possible price point. The microRendu solves this problem by removing the consumer grade computer peripherals and optimizing power supplies where necessary. The microRendu has been specifically built for processing USB audio perfectly. You can also combine the microRendu with an audiophile grade linear power supply to achieve the lowest possible noise floor.



    • Mode #1 – SqueezeLite Output – This output works with any Logitech Media Server and compatible controllers. This output supports true gapless playback of PCM, DSD/DoP, and native DSD*.

    • Mode #2 – ShairPort Output – This is an AirPlay emulator that utilizes streams sent to it from a compatible source. This output supports true gapless playback of PCM.

    • Mode #3 – MPD/DLNA Output:
      Mode #3a – DLNA Output – This output utilizes streams from UPNP/DLNA servers and controllers. This output can be configured as an OpenHome renderer. This output supports true gapless playback of PCM, DSD/DoP, and native DSD*.
      Mode #3b – MPD Output – This output is intended to work with a SMB mount. This output supports true gapless playback of PCM, DSD/DoP, and native DSD*.

    • Mode #4 – HQ Player NAA Output – This output utilizes streams from Signalyst’s HQ Player running on your computer. Digital signal processing is performed by HQ Player and then asynchronously streamed to the Network Audio Adapter (NAA) output. This output supports true gapless playback of PCM, DSD/DoP, and native DSD*.

    • Mode #5 – RoonReady Output – This output utilizes streams from Roon. This output supports true gapless playback of PCM, DSD/DoP, and native DSD*.

  • *Native DSD playback can produce noise between tracks, change in rate, and when playback is paused/stopped/resummed. This noise is expected and depends on your DAC’s firmware. The noise can be at full volume. For best results select DoP for DSD playback.



    • Supports the following PCM sample rates up to: 44.1kHz, 48kHz, 88.2kHz, 96kHz, 176.4kHz, 192kHz, 352.8kHz, 384kHz, 705.6kHz, and 768kHz
    • Supports the following DSD sample rates up to: DSD64, DSD128, DSD256, DSD512
    • Not all USB devices or output modes support the maximum sample rate of the unit
    • RoonReady certified
    • Running Logitech Media Server locally allows playback of local radio stations and streaming service
    • Logitech Media Server allows you to use the unit as a UPNP server in combination with Drive Mounter
    • The Software Manager that allows you to install and uninstall apps as needed
    • BubbleUPNP Server app allows any renderer to take advantage of the OhMedia – OpenHome protocol
    • OhMedia – OpenHome protocol allows the Linn Kinsky and Linn Kazoo Apps with playlist support to be used as controllers
    • Supports Tidal and Qobuz lossless streaming in Squeezelite output mode and DLNA output mode
    • Native DSD is supported on certain DACs
    • The unit is controlled via third party apps on your mobile device and on your computer
    • Based on Sonicorbiter, closed source and open source (GNU -V2)



  • External power input jack
  • RJ45 input connector
  • USB audio output connector
  • Micro SD port for operating system
  • High quality low noise and ultra low noise regulators
  • Fixed frequency low jitter oscillators
  • Multicore processor with DDR3 RAM
  • Power input: 6-9 VDC at 1 Amp min continuous
  • Power connector: 2.1mm x 5.5mm (center +)
  • Dimension: 3.5″x2.2″x.7″
  • CE, FCC, and RoHS certified


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