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Hi.

 

I have had my Paul Pang USB v1 die on me in my CAPS music player - it now fails to be recognized on Win Server 2012 and 2016 after a few years' solid use. So I am looking at simple and inexpensive options now.

 

1) Have the card repaired (if possible) and keep on using my fine Nuforce U192s to "translate into" coax out.

 

2) Buy an Auralic Aries mini or a MicroRendu and keep on using my Nuforce U192s to "translate into" coax out. I have already had an Aralic Aries mini in the house, but I sold it on because I already had streaming capabilities enough in the house at the time (1) Paul Pang + Nuforce U192S ; 2) Esi [email protected] spdif out).

 

3) Build an Allo network streamer = network to coax out "converter" (no need for a DAC)

 

Re option 3: How would I go about creating a streamer with SPDIF / coax out with the Allo Digione to feed my Audio Note Dac 3? 

 

Thanks.

 

Kind regards,

Peter

Caps V3 music player.

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Option 1 is a no go:
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Hi,
Sorry!
There are no spare parts for the V1 card,
Please consider the v2 card ...

Regards
Pang.Kai-Yu 
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A very quick reply from Mr Pang. Thanks!

So options 2 or 3 - or buy a v2 card. Hmm.

Caps V3 music player.

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Option 3:
RPI2 or 3
DigiOne
5V psu
Casing

Thanks for a swift reply from Allo!

I may give this a go, and even buy the usb out option too + kali reclocker + Piano Dac. Just to see how the Allo + RPI do in my set-up in its various guises.

Caps V3 music player.

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Hello,

I currently use the RPI3 + DigiBerry Digi+ and JRMC on Raspbian

 

I'm tempted to upgrade to the Allo DigiOne, but not sure if it would work with Raspbian and JRMC, everyone seems to get it to work with Volumino or Roon. 

 

I'm really not familiar with Linux and need 'dumb instructions' to get it to work - I did manage to get JRMC to work since they have such excellent forum/support - this doesn't seem to be the case with Allo...?

 

Please share from your experience,

Thank you!

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On July 12, 2017 at 4:21 PM, SparkSpark said:

The rest of my system is:

RPI3 + Allo Digione -> BNC -> Schiit Yggy -> Schiit Freya -> ATI 6002 -> ML electromotions + REL S/3

 

Thanks for your post. My question is - what are you using prior to the RPI3/DigiOne? I have not created a networked system yet, but only have my computer (MBP) connected directly to the DAC. 

 

Thanks...

MacMini Quad i7/Audirvana Studio/USBridge DigiOne Signature Player/Schiit Yggdrasil GS/Aragon Palladium 1 amplifiers/Stacked Energy 22 speakers (Reference Connoisseur on bottom & Pro 22 on top) set tweeter to tweeter/Kimber Monocle XL speaker wires/Straightwire Crescendo & Virtuoso IC/Mordaunt Short 309 subwoofers

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23 hours ago, rruffin said:

Thanks for your post. My question is - what are you using prior to the RPI3/DigiOne? I have not created a networked system yet, but only have my computer (MBP) connected directly to the DAC. 

 

Thanks...

 

I'm using Jriver, installed on a PC server in anotehr room and on teh RPI - works great and with the Jremote on the iphone very convenint.

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Got my Digione today. It is very good sounding. I'm running through BNC out of Digione to BNC on my 2Qute. Is it better then USB from RPI to 2Qute? I cannot hear any huge difference, but it is at least as good. Why I wanted to try it? USB on RPI is considered 'dirty' but 2Qute has galvanic isolation so it makes RPI a very pristine sounding player, anyway I decided to try. 

I feel it was a nice try but so far it have not really improved the SQ for me. What it has improved - USB connection sometimes would make these little pop/reset sounds, it might be due that the RPI bus is shared between ethernet and USB.

With Digione's BNC not pops or any other artifacts, at least that's an improvement. May be the sound will improve with burn in of Digione or/and BNC cable, which is possible, but it is too much of a voodoo concept to me.

 

Happy listening

my > overly > fancy > system > with > directional > interconnects > powered > by > ego & linear fusion reactor

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3 minutes ago, Bikutoru said:

Got my Digione today. It is very good sounding. I'm running through BNC out of Digione to BNC on my 2Qute. Is it better then USB from RPI to 2Qute? I cannot hear any huge difference, but it is at least as good. Why I wanted to try it? USB on RPI is considered 'dirty' but 2Qute has galvanic isolation so it makes RPI a very pristine sounding player, anyway I decided to try. 

I feel it was a nice try but so far it have not really improved the SQ for me. What it has improved - USB connection sometimes would make these little pop/reset sounds, it might be due that the RPI bus is shared between ethernet and USB.

With Digione's BNC not pops or any other artifacts, at least that's an improvement. May be the sound will improve with burn in of Digione or/and BNC cable, which is possible, but it is too much of a voodoo concept to me.

 

Happy listening

 

 

What BNC cable do you use? Are you using a quality LPSU to power the Pi?

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12 minutes ago, George Hincapie said:

 

 

What BNC cable do you use? Are you using a quality LPSU to power the Pi?

BNC cable ordered from Allo with Digione, looks very nice even it is a bit too long for my needs.

LPSU, no I am not using any LPSU.

To my ears, my setup sounds so good that I mostly concentrate on music, not on LPSUs or cables of different kind..LOL

Only once in a while when I have a hardware itch I do read these hardware threads on forums and try something, but again music consumes most of my time, not jumping from dac to another more expensive dac and cable after cable. 

my > overly > fancy > system > with > directional > interconnects > powered > by > ego & linear fusion reactor

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15 minutes ago, George Hincapie said:

The Allo BNC cable can be bettered easily for not much money - have a look on Ghent Audio.

If you want me to feel like I'm missing something you'd need to provide some kind of proof that Ghent Audio's BNC cable is better than Allo's BNC cable. Otherwise you sound like you just want to feel better at anybody's expense, in this case my. You said it is very well - do what you want, it is your life.

my > overly > fancy > system > with > directional > interconnects > powered > by > ego & linear fusion reactor

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Well in case someone is interested I tried DietPi and Volumio but never managed to get my Digione Player to work with LMS.

In the end I gave piCorePlayer a try and it worked right away.

I'm not familiar with any of these so I don't know what, if anything I would have gained had I have gone with DietPi or Volumio.

For now I need to do some listening and see if/how it betters my trusty SBT. I'm using an old CIAudio VDC-SB 5V @ 2.2 amps power supply. I might look into a PSU upgrade as well.

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On 10/1/2017 at 2:47 PM, George Hincapie said:

Just a quick post to see whether there has been any development in the software for the DigiOne? Is there a true burn and play image yet (that requires no config)?

Not sure what you're hoping for but as I previously mentioned piCorePlayer is pretty much burn and play.

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