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    Allo USBridge Sig Review

    This is a slightly different review for me.  It is hardware review that focuses on a lot of software not supplied by the hardware vendor.  It is also about integrating both hardware and disparate software systems. Finally, the end results totally surprised and delighted me and everyone else who has participated.

     

    The Allo USBridge Sig arrived with the Volumio software installed. Since I reviewed the Volumio Primo over the summer, I thought that starting using the Volumio on the Allo was a great idea.  

     

    As a refresher, Volumio software is a complete music playback system for local files, streaming services, and Internet Radio.  Volumio is a complete Linux OS with a competent and flexible music player that is lightweight and designed to run on small computers. MyVolumio is an add on SAAS component to bring more services to play.

     

    The Hardware 

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    By using the Raspberry Pi 3+ compute module instead of the standard Pi 3+, Allo gains the flexibility to provide dedicated external interfaces.  The USBridge Sig board is engineered to isolate the ethernet noise from the compute module and to isolate the clean USB port for your DAC.  By providing the standard 40 pin interface connector, they give access to HAAT systems such as the DIGIONE Signature SPDIF board installed in the case I have.

     

    There are two separate power supply inputs on the case, one for the mainboard with the Pi computer and one for the DIGIONE board set. The Shanti power supply manages this with its two outputs.  The Shanti is a linear power supply with super-capacitor outputs.  It ships with multiple adaptors for different input connections, providing two fixed outputs 5V 3A and 5V 1A as a match to the Pi boards and HAATs. 

     

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    Allo has “earth” or ground binding posts on both the Shanti and its case for the USBridge Sig.  Allo is very insistent that you run a separate grounding connection between the devices and include your DAC if there is a way to do that.

     

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    That wraps up the hardware and a once over lightly for the Volumio Software.  Now to the testing and how does it sound?

     

     

    First, let's set the “sound-stage!”  

     

    The Software

     

    I am working through four Operating Systems that provide different services on the Allo USBridge Sig in this review. 

     

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    1. Ropieee is a Roon endpoint application, and it has an XL version that does more.
    2. DietPi is a general-purpose Linux implementation for the Pi.
    3. Volumio is a music playback system that is a stand-alone and multi-room music playback system that also an SAAS component. 
    4. MoOde audio player is a stand-alone “Audiophile-quality” music player.

     

    I flashed microSD cards for this testing.  They are The V30 speed cards, and they help performance on Volumio and MoOde Music Players. I want to try the faster UHS II V60 or V90  cards to see if they improves performance.

     

    Here are a couple of notes of caution going down the software path that this hardware leads us.

     

    • Qobuz in the open-source world  
      • Qobuz was suffering theft of services against their service.  They have made several changes that, in effect, shut out some Open Source systems access.  Today for my testing, I cannot merely use DietPi to play Qobuz streams.  
    • Problems in the Linux 4.19xx kernel  
      • As of this writing, the current version of the Linux kernel used by some of the player software has a defect that causes clicks/pops to some DSD DACs.  (Including mine)

     

    This testing involved lots of learning and unlearning.  There is fussing / fiddling around with software and settings and a whole lot more.  I have shut down, rebooted, yanked the power, swapped USB cables, and typed on the Linux command line for a lot more hours than ever before!  As an example: after Volumio I moved over  to MoOde to get a feel of how it worked. I did a terrible job of reading, let alone understanding MoOde.  The underlying music player software is MPD, and you have to configure MPD with your USB DAC attached.  Read the Manual! Get on their forum for help.

     

    I did some of my initial listenings on my Schiit LYR3 with multi-bit DAC and with my Chord Mojo. The results were rather promising, and it helped with the break-in.  Then I moved into my main system and spent a few days listening, bouncing between my Server and the Allo.  The Allo started on a good foot and over time, it really hit its stride.  After about three weeks of on-time things were very stable!

     

     

    The Hook-up

     

    I have the USBridge Sig connected directly to my Ethernet network, and my Xeon based server/streamer connects via an opticalModule Fiber Media Converter to the same network.  I swap the Lush2 USB cable from the Xeon box (+tXUSBultra) to the USBridge Sig. 

     

    My Xeon box runs Euphony OS so it can swap around between the Roon components and Stylus player.  I have primarily been running it with Roon + StylusEP.

     

    I have an i7 NUC in my office that I also have Euphony OS on.  It runs as a second Roon server.  Again it as the same flexibility.  It is connected to the Ethernet network directly.

     

    My music library is on a QNAP NAS located in the basement.  There is no extraordinary power or network, just Ethernet, to the main Ubiquiti Switch.

     

    My system setup before the testing is shown in my profile here on AS:

     

    @bobfa Audio System

     

     

     

     

     

    Beginning to Listen: FINALLY! 

     

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    First we have to have music!

     

    I want to thank @The Computer Audiophile and @austinpop and Kii Audio for their Qobuz Playlists. They are very helpful in finding a variety of music and not get stuck on “that one track.”   I have also added a playlist of some of the tracks I use.  I have more but this gives you a flavor.

            

     

     

    There are dozens of permutations, hundreds of settings and options that I could have tried.  I have kept this “simple” I am using three configurations. On Device Music Player, Squeezelite, and UPnP.  Where Possible!

     

    I started my actual listening tests using Ropieee as the Roon Bridge. I was disappointed in the sound quality.  Many of us have found that Room Bridge has some limitations. We have moved to Squeezelite. My time with Ropieee ended rather quickly.

     

    I setup DietPi next, and to be honest, I did not bother listening to it much at all.  I did not want to learn how it worked to run different software packages, too much GEEK!.  Maybe it was just a bad day. I want to listen to music, not manage another computer.  If there is time later, I will setup DietPi and compare it to the others.  Yes, I have to read the manual!  I am sure I am not giving DietPi a fair shake yet.  

     

    That left me with two options to work with: Volumio and MoOde!

     

    As noted above, I started with Volumio and MoOde as a stand-alone streaming solution against Roon+StylusEP on my Server.  I could not conduct some of my tests fairly as Volumio can do Qobuz via SAAS, and MoOde only plays local files without a different control point application. 

     

    Volumio works fine on the USBridge Sig, I had some problems with the iOS App finding the Allo on the network.   In the end, Volumio did not sound as good as MoOde.  It lacked clarity and depth in comparison.  I have now narrowed myself down to one OS, WHEW!  

     

    The MoOde player's user interface is pretty simple and clean.  Using the UI on small screens is hard.  On a large iPad or a laptop it is fine.  My system also has a large display hooked up to the Allo.  I use a cordless mouse to navigate.  MoOde has surprised everyone who has listened to it on my system.  It is great!  In any mode we tried.

     

    I am still trying to find a good UPnP control point for iOS devices.  I guess good is relative.  I finally got MConnect HD working on the iPad after finding a bug that took me two days to work out.  USE the GEAR icon to find your renderer. I also used BubbleUPNP on my Android Phone.  Of course, that is not all you have to do.  You need your local music on a device that is UPnP.  Fortunately, all I had to do is to configure Plex on my NAS to include my music folder.  

     

    During listening, I did not bother to search in Mconnect ; I just ran down the file/folder structure.  For some reason, there is no artwork displayed. I was mostly getting the PLEX logo on my local library.

     

    This testing showed much more of the promise coming from the Allo, but, I had to pause this project for about 10 days. 

     

    At this point, I was dizzy trying to keep notes flipping back and forth, WHEW.  I had my friend Rich come over for coffee and music. Comparing the Allo and my Xeon server has been a self-defeating process.  I have been so happy at my progress in building something that sounds so great.  Only to be squarely kicked in the rear by the Allo USBridge Sig!  

     

    In summary, I think that my friend Rich said it best; he would be happy with either device!  After another few days of listening, I have to agree.  BUT WAIT THERE IS MORE!

     

    I switched MoOde over to Squeezelite and started using it as a Roon endpoint.  So now, the software paths are similar. We are “closer” using Squeezelite on the Allo and StylusEP on the Xeon.  The made the A/B a bit simpler as long as they did not crash the USB bus!

     

    We have a photo finish. The imaging is almost identical. I had some help with blind A/B testing, and it is to the point I have a tough time telling the difference.  There seems to be a bit more detail in the USBridge Sig and a little more harmonic fullness in the Xeon box.   

     

    This past weekend my friend Eli came over and listened.  He made many of the same conclusions that others have made.  The USBridge Sig is a great piece of hardware with the right software to make it shine.  (There will be more notes in my upcoming update on the DIGIONE Signature boards)

     

     

     The last lap

     

     Can I make the USBridge Sound Better?

     (Note that during this testing I was using MoODe with Squeezelite)

     

     While I was at this, I created a side project to try to “improve the sound quality” from the Allo!  

     

     I did an A/B with and without the txUSBultra connected between the Allo and the Kii Control.

     

    While this did make a difference, it was not enough to even consider back ending a $1500 device on the Allo.  The USB side of the USBridge Sig does its job, Thank You Very Much!

     

    The next A/B trial was to move my Sonore opticalModule to the Ethernet input on the USBridge.  I did not spend much time listening as I had to reboot on every change for some reason. I did not hear any difference with the FMC inline.

      

    Note that the opticalModule makes a very noticeable difference when connected to the standard Ethernet port on my Xeon server.  Again the folks at Allo seem to have done a great job on the input side.

     

     

    In Summary: The Hook-up

       

    Note that I fronted the Shanti power supply with a Transparent Generation 5 High-Performance Power cord. Yes, the cord costs more than the Shanti!  

       

    The USB cable I am using on the output of the USBridge Sig is the Phasure Lush’2 cable as the last link to the Kii Control.  But again, this cable is around $250, which is more than the USBridge Sig board costs!

       

    I feel that it is a very fair testing method, keeping everything the “same” around the unit under test. 

       

    In summary, the Allo USBridge Sig is an excellent value for the money, and it plays well above its price class.  Buy it in the bundle with the Shanti power supply and get the metal case; it is worth the price! 

       

    The hardest part of this review was starting to learn how all the different software packages work and finding software to do thinks like UPnP.    It is my understanding that Allo is working on improving the software situation!  

       

    Software and hardware stability in these rather complex systems can be a problem. Once running, the systems were stable during most of the testing. 

       

    To be completely open: more than once, I confused the USB interface on the Kii Control by swapping between devices, and that caused me to have to power it down.  I am having software issues with Roon on Euphony OS (RAM Loaded), as the system would stop talking to the DAC over USB that I am still debugging.  The problem seems to be around the audio endpoint in Roon.  I am seeing this on both of my Roon boxes and with other DACs.

     

    Going forward, I am set up to test the DIGIONE Signature board set on the USBridge Sig card. Expect additional reporting on that soon.

     

    In closing, I almost hate to admit that the USBridge Sig with the Shanti power supply sounds better than my custom-built Xeon.

     

     

     

    Just One More Thing!

     

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    As I was finishing up my review I had to go back over my listening and my configurations, ONE MORE TIME.  I started back using the Allo as the render in with Roon on the NUC server and Squeezelite on the Allo.  

     

    Then I went back to native MoOde and UPnP for Tidal and Qobuz.  The soundstage opened up, there is more detail.  Vocalists are more defined.  Listening at lower volume levels is even more satisfying.  

     

    Maybe there is something to what I have heard about MPD sounding the best? The MPD/UPnP path eliminates a lot of software, network traffic. 

     

    I am now using the USBridge Sig as the main / only device in the music system and I am  storing the local music on my NAS with an SMB share with the moOde Player.  Adding in streaming from Qobuz and Tidal using Mconnect HD rounds out the mix.  So one app on the iPad for streaming and Safari Web  browser for local music playback.   This is not Roon but it works and sounds great!  I will run with this for a while and see how we all feel operating the system.  I know that I will be happy to just listen for a while and not be testing.  

     

     

    Bob Fairbairn

     

    OK, OK; I still have to do the DIGIONE Signature !  I promise.

     

     

     

     

    Product Information

     

    • USBridge Sig  Board is $239 (link)
    • DIGIONE Signature boards $239 (link)
    • Shanti Power Supply $159 (link)
    • Case for Board only is $20 (link)
    • Case for Board with space for DIGIONE $23

     

    **Look into Allo combination pricing!

     

     

    Other equipment in the mix

     

    Kii Three + BXT + Kii Control

    Xeon server with HDPlex400

    Custom NUC with HDPlex200

    Modified SOtm txUSBultra

    Sonore opticalModule

    Lush2 USB

    Ghent JSSG360 USB

    Transparent HP USB

    Transparent HP Ethernet

    Ghent JSSG360 Ethernet

    UpTone Audio LPS-1.2 running the txUSBultra 

    Transparent Audio HP power cables and power bank 6

    QNAP NAS

    Ubiquity UniFi Network 

     

    Primary Software used

     

    Bubble UPnP on Android

    MconnectHD on iPad for UPnP

    MConnect on the iPhone for UPnP

    MoOde OS

    Volumio OS

    Roon

    Euphony OS

    Squeezelite Roon Endpoint

    StylusEP Roon Endpoint 

    Plex server on QNAP NAS

     

     

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    The purpose of life is not to be happy.

    It is to be useful, to be honorable,

    to be compassionate,

    to have it make some difference

    that you have lived and lived well.

     

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

     

     

    “Enjoy the music and the fun.”



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    Amazing - Thanks Bob.  I especially like the link to the "fit Headless" HDMI adaptor, brilliant!  I'm still progressing with my evaluation and intend to post up further feedback when I have chance.

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    I have a short update.  I seem to have found one of the interaction problems with Roon and MoOde!

     

    In the setup instructions from @clipper  Roon has to be configured to not compress FLAC files it sends to GenToo Player.  I flipped the same switch for the MoOde endpoint and it seems to have fixed the track skipping/not starting issues I was having.  

     

     

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    There is more info on Gentoo Player here.  

     

    With some help from @antonellocaroli and some push from @clipper  I started listening to  a test version of Gentoo Player for the Allo USBridge Sig.  

     

     

    A lot of cool software is coming out of Italy!  I might just try this on an Intel platform like my Xeon based server.  I guess I cannot sell my extra power supplies just yet!  Merry Christmas!

     

    Bob

     

     

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    bonsoir

     

    je suis français et je partage les mêmes préoccupations sur la dématérialisation, utilise actuelle un Pc de bureau Puissant et très énergivore comme serveur sur lequel est stocké ma musique dématérialisée

     

    il est relié à un réseau pour diffuser sur un Lecteur Lumin D1 piloté par un IPAD avec l’application Lumin.

     

    le lecteur est relié en RCA vers un ampli HEGEL H80 qui drive des enceintes Colonnes DALi Opticon 5

     

    je me sers du lecteur Reseau Lumin pour lire mes Fichiers Flac HI res, ce ripés et du DSD64 et 128

     

    j'ai un abonnement TIDAL HIFI

     

    j'utilise également le service TuneIn pour lire les web radios, mais la qualité n est pas au rendez-vous c est du MP3

     

    je souhaiterais m'orienter vers un serveur audiophile et le ALLO USBRIDGE SIGNATURE PLAYER 

     

    celui ci serait brancher en USB vers le Lumin d1, et le tout en utilisant Roon à partir de mon IPAD, 

     

    plus l’utilité de l'application Lumin 

     

    avec Roon implanté nativement dans le Lumin

     

    - Lecture des fichiers musicaux en local

    - Web radios avec Roon ? est ce possible et quelle qualité de diffusion ?

    - écouter TDAL Hifi

     

    voila ma requete, par contre pour faire tourner Roon ? comment cela se passe t'il cest l'allo usb bridge sur lequel il est implanté ou bien le lumin D1 , j'ai un peu de mal avec la dématérialisation

     

    merci de voter retour

     

    cpasmoi

      

     

     

     

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    On 12/23/2019 at 1:32 PM, cpasmoi said:

    bonsoir

     

    je suis français et je partage les mêmes préoccupations sur la dématérialisation, utilise actuelle un Pc de bureau Puissant et très énergivore comme serveur sur lequel est stocké ma musique dématérialisée

     

    il est relié à un réseau pour diffuser sur un Lecteur Lumin D1 piloté par un IPAD avec l’application Lumin.

     

    le lecteur est relié en RCA vers un ampli HEGEL H80 qui drive des enceintes Colonnes DALi Opticon 5

     

    je me sers du lecteur Reseau Lumin pour lire mes Fichiers Flac HI res, ce ripés et du DSD64 et 128

     

    j'ai un abonnement TIDAL HIFI

     

    j'utilise également le service TuneIn pour lire les web radios, mais la qualité n est pas au rendez-vous c est du MP3

     

    je souhaiterais m'orienter vers un serveur audiophile et le ALLO USBRIDGE SIGNATURE PLAYER 

     

    celui ci serait brancher en USB vers le Lumin d1, et le tout en utilisant Roon à partir de mon IPAD, 

     

    plus l’utilité de l'application Lumin 

     

    avec Roon implanté nativement dans le Lumin

     

    - Lecture des fichiers musicaux en local

    - Web radios avec Roon ? est ce possible et quelle qualité de diffusion ?

    - écouter TDAL Hifi

     

    voila ma requete, par contre pour faire tourner Roon ? comment cela se passe t'il cest l'allo usb bridge sur lequel il est implanté ou bien le lumin D1 , j'ai un peu de mal avec la dématérialisation

     

    merci de voter retour

     

    cpasmoi

    I am French and I share the same concerns on dematerialization, currently uses a powerful and very energy-consuming desktop PC as a server on which my dematerialized music is stored
     
    it is connected to a network to broadcast on a Lumin D1 Reader controlled by an IPAD with the Lumin application.
     
    the reader is connected in RCA to a HEGEL H80 amplifier which drives DALi Opticon 5 Column speakers
     
    I use the Lumin Network reader to read my Flac HI res files, this ripés and DSD64 and 128
     
    I have a TIDAL HIFI subscription
     
    I also use the TuneIn service to read web radios, but the quality is not there it is MP3
     
    I would like to switch to an audiophile server and the ALLO USBRIDGE SIGNATURE PLAYER
     
    this one would be plugged in USB to the Lumin d1, and all using Roon from my iPad,
     
    plus the usefulness of the Lumin app
     
    with Roon implanted natively in Lumin
     
    - Play music files locally
    - Web radios with Roon? is this possible and what quality of broadcast?
    - listen to TDAL Hifi
     
    here is my request, on the other hand to make Roon turn? how it goes it is the allo usb bridge on which it is installed or the lumin D1, I have a little trouble with the dematerialization
     
    please vote back
     
    it's not me

    On 12/23/2019 at 1:32 PM, cpasmoi said:

      

     

     

     

    I am trying to answer here and I used Google Translate to help me.

     

    The Lumin D1 is a complete playback system with network streamer and DAC if I am correct.  The Allo USBridge is equivalent to the front half of your Lumin.  The network to the front end of the DAC.  I do not think there is a way in the Lumin to actually feed the DAC from USB.  With the Lumin D1 I do not see how you would use the Allo.  

     

    IF you are asking about Roon, it will play your local music files and of course Tidal HIFi.  The web radio support in Roon will play whatever the radio stations stream at.  Mostly lower bit rate material.  

     

    The Allo will not run the Roon Core.  You need a different computing platform for that.  Here is an article that may help with Roon:  

     

    https://roonlabs.com/howroonworks.html

     

     

    Also note if you are running Roon you would not use the Lumin App.

     

    The Allo can boot multiple operating systems that can act as a Roon Output or Roon bridge as it is sometimes called.

     

    Bob Fairbairn

     

     

     

     

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    New Year update!

     

    I am now using the just released 64bit version of Gentoo Player as Squeezelite endpoints for Roon

     

    .  While it is still very early this release is VERY promising.  @antonellocaroli is working on some software updates and a web menu for the OS.   Read the thread below for the latest info.

     

    Find out more at: http://gentooplayer.com

     

    And on the thread here:

     

     

     

    Bob 

     

    Note I have updated my system diagram with the current hardware info;

     

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    Hi Bob,  Happy New Year, you are keeping yourself busy, thank you for the contribution. So you are running Gentoo on the Allo Sig, you are not longer using MOODE, I see they have a version for the original Allo Bridge not Sig so potentially I could run Gentoo there too, the last DietPi version doesn't support my Denafrips DAC new board and I think the Gentoo version might.

    You are not longer using any AL versions? do you know if Gentoo could run Miska's NAA?

    Take care

    Luis

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    7 minutes ago, luisma said:

    do you know if Gentoo could run Miska's NAA?

    GentooPlayer has NAA (for HQPlayer) built in.  Works perfectly...

     

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    5 minutes ago, clipper said:

    GentooPlayer has NAA (for HQPlayer) built in.  Works perfectly...

     

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    There are some interesting options for us to try here.  I have not tried Roon Bridge and I have not tried UPnP for use with Audirvana.

     

     

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    14 minutes ago, luisma said:

    Hi Bob,  Happy New Year, you are keeping yourself busy, thank you for the contribution. So you are running Gentoo on the Allo Sig, you are not longer using MOODE, I see they have a version for the original Allo Bridge not Sig so potentially I could run Gentoo there too, the last DietPi version doesn't support my Denafrips DAC new board and I think the Gentoo version might.

    You are not longer using any AL versions? do you know if Gentoo could run Miska's NAA?

    Take care

    Luis

    Luis,

     

    I have not been using Audio Linux for around six months.  Up until my review of the Allo USBridge Sig I had been running Euphony on my Xeon machine as a single box solution.  I was switching between Roon + StylusEP and Stylus .

     

    I am waiting for the 6.4.1 update from MoOde to see what it does.  I think that Allo is working on something new too.  Gentoo Player (not to be confused with Gentoo Linux) has turned out to be a real gem and @antonellocaroli has been working pretty darn hard on making it better in a lot of ways.  I really love to see people who enjoy their work.

     

     

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    Dear Allo Team and others,

     

    Allo Bridge Signature stutters every 15-20 seconds with the new RME Adi 2 FS DAC. 

     

    1) My setup was / is Mac Mini I7 ( bridged) => Allo Bridge Signature => Uptone ISO Regen => Pro-Ject S2 Ultra dac.

    This plays flawless since weeks now. Ps. Playing with HQ-player 4 and upsampling everything to DSD 256.

     

    2) Since yesterday I installed a brand-new RME Adi 2 Fs Dac. It stutters from the first start when connected to the Allo Bridge Signature.  Ps. I have checked the RME Dac with direct USB and Direct USB  & Uptone Iso Regen.

    Plays very well (indeed). 

     

    Another observation // suspicion (but have to do another trial and error check.) 

    The power-unit Shanti was connected in earlier set-up (1) with the Project and Allo Bridge Signature. As soon I use the RME without the Shanti  5.2V at 1.2A in use  can this causes the stuttering by only feeding the Allo Bridge. Can be the current of 5.2V 3A be too high?  

     

    Ps.  I have also triedto change  in HQ-player the buffer time and dac bits.... but without success. 

     

    Does the Allo USBridge  has a  own clock in terms of master <=> slave with the dac?

     

    Please your help.

     

    Best regards, Andreas 

     

    Ps . Will also post this message in the Allo community.

     

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    On 11/26/2019 at 2:39 PM, Richard Dale said:

    I use Rigelian on an iPad in conjunction with moOde running on Rasperry Pis in my systems and it is a really nice combination. I haven’t found anything as good as BubbleUPnP on Android to use with a DLNA backend on my iPad. The advantage of Rigelian is that it uses the native MPD protocol and has canned configurations for moOde, Volumio and Rune to handle the cover art (you need a file called ‘folder.jpg’ in each album folder with cover art picture). You need to be able to mount the files on your NAS with SMB or NFS.

     

    I looked at Rigelian, and see that it’s a subscription model software; but I can’t find any information about the pricing - what does it cost?

     

    Cheers,

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    17 hours ago, Casper said:

     

    I looked at Rigelian, and see that it’s a subscription model software; but I can’t find any information about the pricing - what does it cost?

     

    Cheers,

    I paid 3.49 euros for a year's subscription.

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    1 hour ago, Richard Dale said:

    I paid 3.49 euros for a year's subscription.

    As soon as they add in streaming services then I'm in!

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    On 1/6/2020 at 9:35 PM, ambre said:

    Dear Allo Team and others,

     

    Allo Bridge Signature stutters every 15-20 seconds with the new RME Adi 2 FS DAC. 

     

    1) My setup was / is Mac Mini I7 ( bridged) => Allo Bridge Signature => Uptone ISO Regen => Pro-Ject S2 Ultra dac.

    This plays flawless since weeks now. Ps. Playing with HQ-player 4 and upsampling everything to DSD 256.

     

    2) Since yesterday I installed a brand-new RME Adi 2 Fs Dac. It stutters from the first start when connected to the Allo Bridge Signature.  Ps. I have checked the RME Dac with direct USB and Direct USB  & Uptone Iso Regen.

     

    Very good support by Allo team. But there are still are some problems in communication with RME Dac. Returned to vendor 😞

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    Just now, ambre said:
    On 1/6/2020 at 9:35 PM, ambre said:

    Dear Allo Team and others,

     

    Allo Bridge Signature stutters every 15-20 seconds with the new RME Adi 2 FS DAC. 

     

    1) My setup was / is Mac Mini I7 ( bridged) => Allo Bridge Signature => Uptone ISO Regen => Pro-Ject S2 Ultra dac.

    This plays flawless since weeks now. Ps. Playing with HQ-player 4 and upsampling everything to DSD 256.

     

    2) Since yesterday I installed a brand-new RME Adi 2 Fs Dac. It stutters from the first start when connected to the Allo Bridge Signature.  Ps. I have checked the RME Dac with direct USB and Direct USB  & Uptone Iso Regen.

     

    Very good support by Allo team. But there are still are some problems in communication with RME Dac. Returned to vendor 😞

    Very good support by Allo team. But there are still are some problems in communication with RME Dac. Returned to vendor 😞

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    1 hour ago, Gavin1977 said:

    As soon as they add in streaming services then I'm in!

    Rigelian is an MPD client and so it isn't its job to implement streaming services. That would be done by the server end software running MPD, such as moOde.

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    13 hours ago, Richard Dale said:

    Rigelian is an MPD client and so it isn't its job to implement streaming services. That would be done by the server end software running MPD, such as moOde.

    It's on their to do list on their website

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