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Yes I agree the double process does not seem logical but it has the advantage of retaining DSD compatibility which a lot of people want. Using the Sparky/USB bridge the USB signal is reclocked & has very low noise so it should work really well with the huge amount of USB DAC’s that are out there.

I have tried Kali with good results but no DSD unfortunately.

 

 

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Thanks Gieseler, Im a bit of a 44.1/16 guy so DSD wasnt part of my thoughts :/

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There are reports from the Roon and Computeraudiophile forum that the Allo USBridge is on par with the Sonore microRendu even when the mR has a better PS.

It is the best to power the Sparky and USBridge separately.

The Gieseler PSs are certainly very good, for lovers of SMPS Allo will launch in two months a 5V Super SMPS, named Nirvana.

 

Matt

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The feedback on the USBridge is excellent.

I have just ordered one with  DietPi as OS.

Now I have this radical idea about a bigger case for the Gross DAC & installing the USBridge inside. 

Then I could add two more low noise PSU’s - one for the Sparky & one for the USBridge board.

Anyway one thing at a time so as soon as the USBridge arrives I will give it a thorough workout with the Gross DAC & post the results.

Thanks Matt for alerting me about this. 

:popcorn:

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34 minutes ago, Gieseler Audio said:

Now I have this radical idea about a bigger case for the Gross DAC & installing the USBridge inside. 

Clay,

sorry, but I see no gain to put the USBridge inside.

You would have USB out/in inside the case, it does not make sense.

And you would need something like an OEM contract with Allo to do this.

Anyway, I like to get your feedback about the USBridge.

Thanks

 

Matt

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17 minutes ago, matth said:

And you would need something like an OEM contract with Allo to do this

I cant imagine Allo have much say in what anyone does to the device after it has been sold

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1 hour ago, Gieseler Audio said:

The feedback on the USBridge is excellent.

I have just ordered one with  DietPi as OS.

Now I have this radical idea about a bigger case for the Gross DAC & installing the USBridge inside. 

Then I could add two more low noise PSU’s - one for the Sparky & one for the USBridge board.

Anyway one thing at a time so as soon as the USBridge arrives I will give it a thorough workout with the Gross DAC & post the results.

Thanks Matt for alerting me about this. 

:popcorn:

 

On 04/03/2018 at 9:26 AM, scumbag said:

Allo usb bridge might be a good candidate? https://www.allo.com/sparky-eu/usbridge.html

No problem ;)

 

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On 09/04/2018 at 8:30 AM, scumbag said:

 

No problem ;)

 

So what's the dirty on the USBridge?  Lookig at it as a (relatively low cost) option over sms-200 for Roon (streaming Tidal) endpoint.....

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I've been sitting with my cursor hovering over the buy button on an allo pi based streamer for quite a few months.  I'm not in a position to give any sort of ranking unfortunately . What I can do is join the dots between the different reviews. John darko very handily has a section on streaming devices in his dac rankings. According to that, the allo devices seem to sit in sound quality around the microrendu. He has never reviewed the sotm200 so there is no way to get a feel for where he thinks the usb bridge or the DIGIone sit with regards to it. Hans beekhuyzeen has reviewed the mr, the sotm200, the allo usbridge and the DIGIone. His videos are quite long and exhaustive but the feeling I get is that the allo solutions are going toe to toe with the sotm200. 

Anyway, what is now grabbing my attention and is more relevant to clay's interests is the Kali reclocker. I've been itching to grab one of these to listen to as it has i2s output so no conversion to usb or spdif and 

possibly less interaction with cables as i2s. I'd like to hear this feeding my directstream junior! https://www.audiophonics.fr/en/raspdac/raspdigi-lte-lvds-reclocker-kali-streamer-i2s-lvds-hdmi-audio-gd-compatible-p-12031.html

Not cheap but very interesting. 

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Hi Mark,

the Allo Kali sounds very good. Works well with picore player too.

You just need a DAC with I2S in.

I have not done a comparison to the USBridge yet.

I ordered it (USBridge)with the Allo dietPi OS - unfortunately it is a very basic gui with not a lot of options. I'm wanting to use it as a standalone unit so you need to go in via ssh & install LMS, mount drives ect. I will let you know how it sounds when I get it up & running. Allo support is good which is a big help.

 

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