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  1. Duh...I'm a space cadet! Thanks. Great review! Has anyone here ever done a straight up review of the HD 800?
  2. Hi Chris, thanks for the review. Just wondering if the 4 out of 5 stars correctly reflects your conclusion.
  3. Is anyone on Dietpi using a version new than version 6.18? I used the ssh command to update mine (to v. 6.24) and then noticed that the Dietpi Allo Web GUI went away (ie, type in "dietpi:local" on any browser). I created a new image back to 6.18 and the browser works again. Anyone else experience the same or did I possibly just have a corrupted version of the newer image (v 6.24)?
  4. Thanks. I was looking for way to connect to monitor without having to install any further hardware. I downloaded the plug in from the directions and hooked up my HDTV to see what it did. It worked and displayed the album art however the artworks was relatively small in comparison to the Volumio background picture (ie, mountains or stars or whatever you choose) which was displayed as the majority of the picture. I was able to go into settings and set the album art as "Mega" but that didn't seem to change the size on the big screen. I guess it isn't worth using a screen for it.
  5. Some further context, the use case would be to see album art while playing. I tried the output on the HDMI to my TV and that only seemed to show the terminal prompts on Dietpi and Volumio. Is it possible to use a small Raspberry Pi monitor with any of the GUI's to see album art while playing?
  6. Has anyone attached a small monitor to the Allo HDMI output as a screen to see the music playing? Almost as a poor man's version of the higher end streamers with a screen. Is that something that is even possible?
  7. You're probably right. I have an Allo Signature Digione that I mostly stream from Audirvana to the Pi. I remember trying it with mConnect when I first got the Digione and it worked but may not have validated that it was transmitting Qobuz or Tidal in hi-res. I just cancelled Qobuz but will re-test Tidal over the weekend. BTW, operationally mConnect is very lacking anyway which is why I went to Audirvana.
  8. mConnect should do the trick. Try it out with the "Lite" version and then you can determine if you need the full on version (which I think is no more than $5 to $7).
  9. Just curious is there any update on the "Nirvana" project, Allo?
  10. So far I like the service and appreciate all the hard work you and your teams put into the Beta and 2/14 launch. I am still noticing quite a few holes major Independent artist like Elliott Smith, Spoon, Husker Du and Radiohead but presume these are coming. I noticed that a lot of the major Matador Records and XL catalog was added over the past few days.
  11. Looks great. Can't wait for the upgrade! Damien, will there also be a corresponding update to the iOS/Android App?
  12. Would be cool if the next version could identify MQA or Hi-Res albums on Tidal & Qobuz without having to click through them.
  13. Hi, I was wondering if anyone is getting inconsistent results switching between audio devices on the remote app. I am running Audirvana Plus on an iMac hooked up to my Schiit Gungnir DAC and if I want to switch the audio device out to my UPnP Raspberry Pi (using Volumio) via the app, it will not give me the option to do it. If I have Audirvana Plus device switched to something else (ie, Built In Input, Hiby R3) then it will allow me to switch to "Volumio" via the app. Is there some other way I may need to configure my main computer DAC (Gungnir) in order to allow the the audio device to be switched via the App?
  14. No problem answering your questions. My answers are in bold italics. What software are you using on the Raspberry Pi? Volumio. I tried DiePi which wasn't as user-friendly and MoOde didn't really work well for me. I rarely use the Volumio GUI since Audirvana does almost everything as the front end interface. Did you have any problems controlling the volume (meaning, did Audirvana and your software - mine eventually was Volumio - play nice together? I had a very difficult time finding Pi software that did not keep the volume jumping to full volume. Have you noticed a difference in sound quality among the different Pi softwares? I didn't really play with the volume much between the Pi software and I usually use the volume knob on my headphone amp to adjust. I noticed that you can control the volume from audirvana if you select "Software Only" in the Volume Control Type area of the Audio Volume Preferences. I usually though have it at full volume on the software, Pi and DAC and adjust as needed on my Amp. In doing so I have not noticed fluctuation in volumes though when I have different listening sessions with the Amp knob static. Do you use Audrivana's upsampling and other advanced parameters (Steepness, Pre-ringing, etc...)? If so, can you imagine trying to fine tune a digital front end without them (like so many folks who use a DigiOne)? I have not used any upsampling or other adjustments besides sometimes using the Reveal Plugin for my Audeze LCD-2 headphones. Do you keep track of the power supply upgrades (as reported in the Allo section)? What are you using to power the "clean" side? I've seen a lot of the conversations in the Allo threads and I figured batteries would be a hassle and an LPS is a pretty costly upgrade for a $330 device and might not make a perceivable difference in the end. I did have a iFi iPower handy and compared it to the standard Allo Power supply (which is quite good) and noticed no audible difference. I use the standard Allo PSU to power the clean side. I may try out something else in the future but I'm content for now. Thanks and thanks for the Audirvana folks for tolerating this side conversation...
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