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RPI M2tech DAC set-up assistance needed

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I'm trying to get in to digital, so recently I purchased a music streaming rig from an SNA member.

It's an M2tech USB DAC packaged with RPI 3, 16GB SD, Apple charger/power supply and HiFiberry Digi + installed in aluminium case -  it also included a 3.5 to 2 x RCA connector to connect DAC to my Sansui AU-555A amplifier line level input. It has Moode on it and all other functions including Spotify.

I've been trying, with some limited assistance from the seller, for about a month or more to set this thing up. 

Does anybody have any experience with this stuff as I clearly am stupid beyond help. Apparently I just need to go to http://moode.local and everything will work, but it goes to **** from there as well.

Some very basic step-by-step instructions would be appreciated.

It's driving me nuts and I'll have to ask for a refund if nothing comes of this, but really want it to work.

 

Thanks in advance.

 

 

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Do you have the user manuals? See below  - a couple of links:-

 

https://lnx.m2tech.biz/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/hiFace-DAC-user-manual-1-1.pdf

 

https://www.hifiberry.com/build/documentation/

 

I believe that you have chosen a fairly complex package for your first foray into USB DAC but hopefully others on here who have experience with the exact same stuff as you have purchased will be able to assist.

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1 hour ago, Crymeariver said:

Some very basic step-by-step instructions would be appreciated.

You already got them  ;) 

 

If they don't work (ie. you can't to the moodle.local address you were told to go to) .... then someone will need to troubleshoot why you can't.

 

It's like starting your car.... you turn the key.   If that doesn't work, you don't need different instructions .....  you need to investigate why the instructions don't work.

 

1 hour ago, Crymeariver said:

http://moode.local and everything will work, but it goes to **** from there as well

Try saying what actually happens.

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4 minutes ago, PeteD said:

I believe that you have chosen a fairly complex package for your first foray into USB DAC

Nah.... he should just be able to go to the moodle.local address on a web browser and see the moodle interface, and start streaming music.

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I followed these instructions:

 

 

Power on RPI and wait about 30 secs.

Now on computer or tablet or iPhone, type into your internet browser

 

http://moode.local

 

and you should see screen as attached.

from there, turn on your amp and you should get sound

Controls and all settings are made from this interface.

Enjoy

cheers

 

My response:

 

http://moode.local  does not display the screen you have added above. It takes me to a page of search results from that I chose https://moodeaudio.org/ and it has a download for moOde 6 - which I did. Now it has taken me to File Manager and an extract file of moOde 6 and then a "disc image file is corrupted" warning.

 

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connect RPI ethernet to router, connect USB DAC to RPI, then connect output of DAC to your amp using Belkin  cable. 

The above instruction is impossible as the amp is 6 metres away on the other side of the room (as previously mentioned).

I'm not kidding when I say I'm not a tech expert - I'm stumbling around here and your instructions are confusing and not clear at all (to me).

 

Perhaps somebody on the SNA DAC page can explain it to me in baby steps later on, but just now I need to close this friggin' computer down and take Panadol.

 

Later,

Greg

 

I got this response:

 

Greg, you simply put into your browser the IP address of the device.

It should show up when you type in http://www.moode.local

   

 

So I've tried downloading and opening twice:

 

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2127789119_CapturemoOde6failure.thumb.PNG.832ef2ecaaf155c375abe141a59a2b0b.PNG

 

199547607_CapturemoOde6failure2.thumb.PNG.cbe20295ff498803ecbd2d6827b384a7.PNG

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You might as well get that brilliant new hearing aid - it might work better 🤣😂

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You have to connect your RPI to your local network.

 

Have you connected a network cable from your internet modem into the back of the RPI, as per " connect RPI ethernet to router"?

 

 

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