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  1. Thanks @bluesman for an illuminating and fascinating article. I can't wait to continue reading the series. In a past life I spent three months working as a tape op in a recording studio. I quit before getting the opportunity to do any real sound engineering ... I got bored making cups of coffee and finding drugs for rock 'stars' ... but this took me back - I should have pushed through. Good times. Thank you.
  2. I too use stacked ERs...good little improvement in my book as long as the PSUs are good. Off-topic but @TwinPeak if you could PM to point me in the direction of how you hardware reset your 2960 then I'm all ears...it's so far eluded me. Then I can try three switches in a row! Thanks.
  3. @mitchco another really interesting article - thank you!. Similar comment to above... is this easier to work with and/or to get better results with than audiolense?
  4. Not right now as it's in pieces. Let me know if there's anything in particular you'd like to see and I'll see if I have an old one. All it is, is the pi conditioner board plugged into othe bridge PCB. 5v Shanti plugged into Pi conditioner boards. It could easily have just died for another reason but it seems like too much of a co-incidence. I'll see if @audio_allo can let me know what the differences in GPIO pin configuration are so that we can clear this up.
  5. No modification required. the conditioner board fitted into the 40-pin GPIO port and then I powered up the conditioner board (with the power supply that previously powered the USB signature board. Everything powered up as normal for weeks (I usually leave the Pi running continuously). About 2 months later, I powered down to do some tweaking and it wouldn't power up again. This is why I was so surprised/confused by @Audio_Allo's response as it clearly worked (but sadly....then clearly didn't) ... so I'm trying to find out what happened and if it is a different pinout then how come i
  6. Thanks @Audio_Allo can you confirm that those pins you indicate are connected to the 40-pin GPIO connector in the same way that one can power a standard Pi board? This is the device I am looking to use: https://github.com/iancanada/DocumentDownload/blob/master/UltraCapacitorPowerSupply/ConditionerPi/ConditionerPi.pdf Thanks.
  7. I would also like an authorative answer on this. From my personal experience, I powered mine for a long time through the USB connection to great effect. I think used one off Ian Canada's Ultra Capacitor hats to power via the GPIO. This definitely improved things but only lasted about 6 weeks before giving up the ghost!
  8. I picked up a 16MB optane drive to experiment with but I've had no joy getting it to work in a USB enclosure (it's much easier for me to plug the enclosure into a laptop and install an image from a laptop rather than install to PC and then install OS etc via USB). It could easily be because I'm using a Mac to plug the USB drive into or perhaps the Mac ports aren't able to supply enough current. However, the ports and the enclosures work perfectly with all sorts of other m2/nvme cards I've stuck in them. The optane card itself works perfectly in the PC... Anyway, I wonde
  9. I just wanted to thank Piero for some great support that I received, last week and over the weekend, whilst trying to update my systems recently (I've been too busy this past year). I bought unlimited upgrades to the various versions of audiolinux I use a while back and his availability to his customers is quite amazing - thank you! Incidentally, if anyone hasn't upgraded to the latest version of headless AL then I can report it is well worth doing. Best, Crom
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    HQ Player

    Hi Jussi, Thanks as ever for a fabulous product. Not a priority but would you consider making a small adjustment to the convolution ui in the web front end for HQ Player embedded? Could you make the "set" (see below) more prominent as it catches me out everytime....all I see is the No files selected. Perhaps remove the "No files selected" green text when a channel is set or put "set" in bold+ some other colour? Many thanks, Crom
  11. THanks for the heads up @basillus I have been meaning to try Andrea's clocks. I tried to get involved in the last GB but didn't have time to work out what I needed! I'll take a look. I'll certainly be after 25 ... maybe even a 24 in case I decide to use USB again...
  12. Thanks for a very informative post @seeteeyou I would like to try this distro on my USBridge sig with CM3 but it doesn't have HQPlayer NAA included. I have looked at the available downloads from @Miska website but I've only ever used his pre-built Pi images ... not sure which one the right one to use with Arch Linux?? Can anyone point me in the right direction please?
  13. I had a pimped sms-200 which I'd upgraded the clocks and the regs with various USB enhancements in the signal path (re-clock etc etc - can't remember now) and I swapped this out for the USBridge sig which I run with some of Ian Canada's card to provide an I2S output straight into the Dac via u.fl headers. It's not exactly stock but leaving USB behind was a great decision for me.
  14. look in the manual on the allo site. I was on there earlierlooking for an answer to my question. On the PCB there's at least one earthing point marked that i saw.
  15. I am powering the USBridge Sig with an Allo Shanti currently but I would like to introduce Ian's ConditionerPI which introduces an ultracapacitor filter into the GPIO power pins, see here: https://github.com/iancanada/DocumentDownload/tree/master/UltraCapacitorPowerSupply/ConditionerPi I already added a small ultra/super capacitor across the 5v input of the signature with a small improvement and my question is whether it's possible to power the USBridge signature from the GPIO or is power input only at the USB-C socket. thanks, Crom
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