Sonore Signature Rendu

The Sonore Signature Rendu streamer ($2,895) outputs its asynchronous Ethernet input via coax S/PDIF (BNC) or LVDS i2s. In-room at RMAF, a Twisted Pair Audio DIY Buffalo-IIISE 2-Channel DAC ($379), which can process PCM resolutions up to 32-bit/192kHz and DSD using the ESS Sabre32 Reference (ES9018), received its bits from the Rendu's i2s output. A pair of DIY Hypex Ncore amps drove the always good sounding Raidho C 1.1 loudspeakers.

I ran into Stereophile's Jason Victor Serinus (see Jason's report on this room) who played a simply stunning sounding Eric Whitacre choral work recorded by John Atkinson for a forthcoming release of the Portland State University Chamber Choir. I'd imagine this recording will sound lovely through anything.