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  1. Volumio vs Daphile sound

    I upsample now only to the 24bits and leave the sample rate native. And yes, I think the sound is better, more balanced and transparent. Really nice . Thanks for the hint. I have put the audio buffer size to 4MB leaving the buffer before play with 10%... Cheers
  2. Volumio vs Daphile sound

    That might it have been , you see I did not know what I was doing... I will give this a shot an see again.... Cheers
  3. Volumio vs Daphile sound

    My Marantz HD-DAC1 does 192K but what do I set with the bits? When I put it to 48 lots of pops and clicks...
  4. Volumio vs Daphile sound

    Yes , I am probably here in newbie land. Are you changing only the sample rate and leave the bitrate native? The bitrate is 16K and the sample rate is 44.1 for a CD, right? And what is each doing? Cheers
  5. Volumio vs Daphile sound

    Did some upsampling to 96k with the volumio option and the files played nicely, however, I had quite a few clicks and pops The sound was changed, seemed less brilliant in the high and more mumbled bass My 192k files were downsampled to 96k I still get the best outcome playing the native resolution on my system... Cheers
  6. Volumio vs Daphile sound

    Sounds interesting, will do some testing Cheers
  7. Volumio vs Daphile sound

    What does this do in regards to the sound quality? Is it taking away the correct sound wave calculation from the DAC and therefore improves the sound? Cheers
  8. Volumio vs Daphile sound

    Just a bit more info from my current volumio P3 system: System load over a listening session... at 1, at 5, and 15 minutes. Load average of 1.00 would mean the system would have waited to process data with consequences for the data stream. As you can see it came not even close and runs with a very low work load... Cheers ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Free Audiophile Linux Music Player - Version 2.0 C 2015 Michelangelo Guarise - Volumio Team - Volumio.org Volumio Debian GNU/Linux comes with ABSOLUTELY NO WARRANTY, to the extent permitted by applicable law. [email protected]:~$ uptime 06:24:48 up 12 min, 1 user, load average: 0.16, 0.13, 0.09 [email protected]:~$ uptime 06:33:38 up 21 min, 1 user, load average: 0.01, 0.11, 0.09 [email protected]:~$ dir [email protected]:~$ uptime 07:21:27 up 1:09, 1 user, load average: 0.09, 0.09, 0.08 [email protected]:~$ uptime 07:39:04 up 1:26, 1 user, load average: 0.00, 0.00, 0.01 [email protected]:~$ uptime 07:39:33 up 1:27, 1 user, load average: 0.00, 0.00, 0.00 [email protected]:~$ uptime 07:47:42 up 1:35, 1 user, load average: 0.00, 0.01, 0.00 [email protected]:~$ uptime 08:04:28 up 1:52, 1 user, load average: 0.04, 0.02, 0.00
  9. Yes, was FAT32 and my Pi is a 3B. It can be so many things really causing those pops and clicks. One could be the DAC itself, the data cable, the external HDD transfer speed, but I think it was the file system in my case. I think it makes sense to take a Linux native format for the storage devices which are optimised for the Linux OS. Cheers
  10. One more thing I would do if you go the Pi route: Format your external hard disk with a Linux disk format. This ensures the optimal data transfer. I use for example ext4 but there are many other formats available. Stay away from Windows file formats like VFAT etc, they are not native to your music server Linux OS on your Pi. The occasionally clicks and pops, which are data transfer hickups are gone since I use ext4, the sound seems (I stress "seems") to have improved, too. I guess this has to do with the DAC not being stressed to re-read missing packs in the data stream. And make sure the hard disk has all read/write rights for the Pi after you have played back all your music to the re-formatted external hard disk. If you don't have a Linux computer to format your external hard disk, you can do this from your Pi via ssh and terminal. Best is to ask a friend with a Linux computer to do this for you if you are not familiar with ssh and terminal. Cheers
  11. Having lived most of my life in a cold climate country before moving to Australia, I can even not imagine what it is to go through those long dark winters in the North (although it can have very beautiful sides to it, eg fresh snow). Yes, try to compile the new MoOde and see whether you like it. I agree that it is so much more flexible as it has heaps of options to choose from. The good thing is that you don't have to overwrite anything with the Pi. Just take the micro SD (mSD) with your working MoOde out and use a new one for the new compiled one. If you are unhappy with it, just swap your old mSD back... Cheers
  12. Second that, it would help if there would be a message in the browser when calling up moode.local that would give a idea where the little Pi is and whether it has finished... But then again, that fantastic MoOde Linux OS is well made and free, no complaints from my side Cheers
  13. Sounds interesting I am happy to give MoOde another try. Is the version with the MPD 4 on their website? Otherwise completely support your opinion: get rid of your desktop/laptop as sound server.... UPDATE: Just re-read your message. You don't have to download the zip file from the MoOde. I don't even know why he got it there. Just re-read my instructions above. Especially the bit with the commands to run from the terminal. In a nutshell: You install RASPIAN on your Pi, then ssh into the running RASPIAN and run those commands above. With those commands RASPIAN downloads everything for MoODE 4 from Tim's MoODE website and creates the MoODE image which then gets written in that process to a second USB device (MicroSD or USB stick). With that MoODE image on your MicroSD you swap out with the RASPIAN MicroSD and boot the MoODE MicroSD with MoODE on it... If you have further problems come back and let us know. Cheers PS: Cold in Canada atm I guess , +38C here today...
  14. seems to be good especially for hard rock Happy New Year everybody
  15. Did a re-compilation of MoOde, still Volumio sounds so much clearer and more transparent, although I miss a bit the smoothness of female voices there and also the warmth of large string instruments like contra bass. That is a small trade off because MoOde stifles on my system the brilliant high tunes like high piano keys, celestra, the shine of brass. Also Volumio has a nice transparency which seems a bit muffled in MoOde... Anyway, was a nice project Cheers and Happy New Year