Any owners of of the Connect with the mod ever compare to other high end streamers for SQ? I have a yggy that is connected to Sonos connect and wonder if it is worthwhile to get the wyred4sound mod done or move on to a another streaming option.
I think the Wyred mod is excellent. I use a modded Connect in main system and non modded in bedroom. I run both through an outboard DAC. Well worth the upgrade but have not compared to other brands, as I like the Sonos interface so much.
Thanks for responding. if your main Sonos Connect became unusable, would you pay the $450 again on your other Sonos to use on the main system? Just wondering if there was enough difference would you do it over again.
It is superb. I have my modified Sonos plugged into my Job INTegrated and it sounds amazing. If you stream a lot or don't have any high res files, it's probably the best, easiest solution out there. Add a great DAC to it on a conventional system and enjoy higher quality tunes.
what DAC are you using? I have a yggy and it seems my stock Sonos gets it clock cleaned by the yggy, but I would like to be able to give the yggy the best opportunity to excel. Can you add any advice of me leaving my Sonos as stock or spending ~450.00 to perhaps not really hearing any improvement ?
Schiits response to my email said to not send an up sample to yggy,. It is better to let it do take care of it. The only other improvement from the upgrade would the better clock low jitter. The yggy already says it has s good stream so I don't see how an upgrade to the stock Sonos would be any improvement. Am I missing something?
I have the yggy DAC from Schiit. They are not confirming or denying that sending the yggy a better PCM steam with less jitter makes any RATIONAL sense. If the stream is not good enough the light for "Need Better Stream" comes on. The stock Sonos stream is good enough and does not cause the light to come on. Only really bad equipment would cause this.
Anyone have the Sonos and YGGY that had done the mod post getting the YGGY out there care to comment.
This Schiit already sounds so good matched up with my Prima Luna HP.
Mcdude - I'll check into the Magna Audio upgrade thank you for the advice. Reading through baldr's post of the yggy I did find an indication that the yggy would take the lower jitter stream and it would be an improvement. They are also very clear to point out that not everyone can hear lower level details. But I don't think that applies to anyone in this hobby, right?
Magna Audio is across the pond. I would go thru wyrd4 audio here.
I would like to find someone here that has a sonos connect and the yggy that did the sonos mod. Don't want to be the trailblazer in this one Spending $550 for no noticeable sound improvement and dare I say it no audio eye candy.
Wyred offers a 30 day trial of the Remedy reclocker, which is most of what the Sonos upgrade is...a good way to find out if it's for you..Wyred told me the Sonos upgrade sound a little better than adding the Remedy
I checked the reclocks that was a good idea to be able to compare. Seems it up samples to 96kHz. Schiit customer support said not to upsample need to let the burrito filter take care of it. The less equipment in the chain was also a strong recommendation.
The latest Sonos update was awesome. It is great to see them actively enhancing the front lend and easily delivering updates.
This nagging technical question stopped me Friday from pressing submit of the Wyred mod upgrade.
Is there any value in using a device (Emperical Audio) that says it performs Asynchronous Sample-Rate conversion between a music streamer and the yggy. Or is this redundant if the yggy is already performing the resampling to improve and reduce the jitter? Maybe this is one of the things yggy does that is responsible for its massive adoption.
Isn't the Sonos basically doing the same thing as the Emperical device and my yggy DAC would already be doing this?
the yggy will not reduce jitter as well as the Wyred or Empirical upgrades...becomes a question of how much improvement you want and how much you want to spend...I would not use the standard Sonos with a quality DAC...tried it...
thanks jl35 I would for sure get the Sonos modified, But yggdraisal has Schiit's AdaptiClock proprietary technology that takes the stream and reduces the jitter as long as it is not too bad. Otjer DACs may not have this ability
Just can't seem to find anyone that has a Sonos and yggy that later did the mod to see if there was an SQ improvement or if it is just redundant.
Just how how much the yggy can clean up the Sonos stream is the ?. $ 550 to find out I guess