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    Sonicorbiter SE squeezebox replacement + Roon

    Our new Sonicorbiter SE can replace an existing Squeezebox. It runs squeezelite and you can attach a USB DAC to it. So you can use it with your existing VortexBox or microJukebox.

    But it does a lot more.

    - You can run LMS on it locally if you want.
    - It's RoonReady (first player to be certified by Roon Labs) so you can play directly to it from a Roon server
    - it can act as a DLNA renderer from servers like jRiver
    - It supports NAA from HQplayer

    The Sonicorbiter SE is basically the Swiss army knife of network audio players. It supports all popular protocols so you don't have to pick just one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by agillis View Post
    Our new Sonicorbiter SE can replace an existing Squeezebox. It runs squeezelite and you can attach a USB DAC to it. So you can use it with your existing VortexBox or microJukebox.

    The Sonicorbiter SE is basically the Swiss army knife of network audio players.
    Hmm dont get me wrong but it can replace an existing Squeezebox cause it has a Display?
    I "can" attach a USB DAC to it or i have to unless i dont want to use it as a player?

    Is the line with the army knife the hint for "some" of the Stuff is made in Switzerland?
    And all "your" Userinterfaces are made by?

    Why all that Marketingnonse - why not face the facts?
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    More detail here - http://www.rendu.sonore.us/Sonic-Orbiter.html - it has an Optical out as well as USB.
    An expensive alternative to a Raspberry Pi based player for those that can't or daren't build a Pi.
    VB2.4 storage QNAP TS419p (NFS)
    Living Room - Joggler & SB3 -> Onkyo TS606 -> Celestion F20s
    Office - Pi3+Sreen -> Sony TAFE320 -> Celestion F10s / Pi2+DAC & SB3 -> Onkyo CRN755 -> Wharfedale Modus Cubes
    Dining Room -> SB Boom
    Kitchen -> UE Radio (upgraded to SB Radio)
    Bedroom (Bedside) - Pi2+DAC ->ToppingTP21 ->AKG Headphones
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    Quote Originally Posted by d6jg View Post
    More detail here - http://www.rendu.sonore.us/Sonic-Orbiter.html - it has an Optical out as well as USB.
    An expensive alternative to a Raspberry Pi based player for those that can't or daren't build a Pi.
    That's a CuBox-i, running Vortexbox? http://solid-run.com/freescale-imx6-family/cubox-i/

    I've got a Cubox-i4 pro, now unused since Squeeze on Arch became unsupported, offers? UK only.
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    Quote Originally Posted by d6jg View Post
    More detail here - http://www.rendu.sonore.us/Sonic-Orbiter.html - it has an Optical out as well as USB.
    An expensive alternative to a Raspberry Pi based player for those that can't or daren't build a Pi.
    Ahh that explains something..
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    I can give you some more info. This is a direct link to the product page.

    http://microjukebox.com/products/sonicorbiter-se

    DJanGo asked for more specific info. It's made in the US not Switzerland. It's running an iMX6 processor and a custom Linux OS. The hardware is built by SolidRun and looks similar to the CuBox.

    It has a much better hardware design then a Raspberry Pi. For example it has a PCIe bus and doesn't just have the Ethernet and other peripherals etc all on a USB hub like the Pi does.

    It's also RoonReady certified if you are interested in getting into Roon.

    The Sonicorbiter SE has a web interface to configure it. So you can select what player is attached to your DAC.

    You can choose

    - Squeezelite
    - mpd/DLNA
    - NAA (HQ player)
    - Roon player
    - AirPlay

    Your correct it doesn't have a screen like the original touch but I just use iPeng. This is a good product if you are looking for plug-and-play player plus the ability to use both legacy protocols like squeezebox and new protocols like RAAT (Roon).
    rip, tag, get cover artů All you do is insert the CD!
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    Quote Originally Posted by agillis View Post
    I can give you some more info. This is a direct link to the product page.

    http://microjukebox.com/products/sonicorbiter-se

    DJanGo asked for more specific info. It's made in the US not Switzerland. It's running an iMX6 processor and a custom Linux OS. The hardware is built by SolidRun and looks similar to the CuBox.

    It has a much better hardware design then a Raspberry Pi. For example it has a PCIe bus and doesn't just have the Ethernet and other peripherals etc all on a USB hub like the Pi does.

    It's also RoonReady certified if you are interested in getting into Roon.

    The Sonicorbiter SE has a web interface to configure it. So you can select what player is attached to your DAC.

    You can choose

    - Squeezelite
    - mpd/DLNA
    - NAA (HQ player)
    - Roon player
    - AirPlay

    Your correct it doesn't have a screen like the original touch but I just use iPeng. This is a good product if you are looking for plug-and-play player plus the ability to use both legacy protocols like squeezebox and new protocols like RAAT (Roon).
    Very interesting - but utterly overpriced compared to the alternatives for Squeezebox.)eg. Chromecast audio for 35 usd_
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    I think you can't compare that.
    ChromeCast is a passive player which requires you to run a lot of emulation on th server side and even then doesn't fully support all Squeezebox features like synchronization with other players.
    If you get it to run at all (never had the luck on any of my servers).
    This is a device that has a full Squeezebox player on board.
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