Sonnet Hermes Digital Bridge
At Sonnet Digital Audio we are fanatic about building the best Digital to Analogue converters. Because of this dedication to perfection we can truly appreciate listening experiences like Roon. Roon looks at your music and finds photos, reviews, lyrics, and concert dates, and makes connections between artists, composers, performers, conductors, and producers. What you get is a searchable, surfable magazine about your music.
And as we believe a Digital to Analogue converter is the heart of your music setup, what else can we do than to build a ROON Endpoint which will allow you to direct your digital music through our device in order to get the most sublime sound available!
The HERMES Digital Bridge is using high quality components and combines it with the user-friendly interface from Roon Labs. Recognized for its perfect timing there hardly is another streamer product available which adds so much detail to music.
The HERMES out of the box comes as a ROON certified digital end point, however because of its architecture it is also capable of running different platforms such as DietPi, PiCorePlayer and Volumio. ( For Volumio or Audirvana a dedicated free version for the Hermes can be found here ) This allows for even more possibilities such as playing Qobuz or Logitech Media Server content, or even being discovered in a network using UPnP.
At Sonnet Digital Audio we do not believe in “taking prisoners”, hence the choice to provide our clients with an open platform. Using our HERMES, a client could swap the SD card installed, and open up a whole new world with content from different providers, such as Qobuz. Adding web radio and play it throughout your house, office, wherever you wish to enjoy music, installing Logitech Media Server might be the solution. As for warranty we are OK with you choosing freedom, however as long as the changes apply to the software.
The HERMES comes with a dedicated I2S output which is based on impedance matching. This approach makes it possible to use standard UTP cable over lengths of 30 meters without loss or interference. Standard outputs like AES/EBU, Coax and Toslink are available as well. The hardware platform in HERMES enables you to stream high res music files from network attached storage, online streaming services through the powerful ROON platform or others, outputting bit perfect audio direct to your DAC. The HERMES By Sonnet Digital Audio comes with all the connections an audiophile can wish for, and when hooking it up to your network it is a plug and play device.
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