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Bourneendboy
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Re: Life of Pi

Unread post by Bourneendboy » Wed Jan 02, 2019 9:40 am

I'm currently using an Allo Boss V1.2 but am considering a stand-alone dac with a Pi Digi board.
Could you please give a bit more detail regarding the differences between the Digione and the Digi+ Pro - have you tried the Iqaudio Digi+?

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Re: Life of Pi

Unread post by Fretless » Wed Jan 02, 2019 10:01 am

Haven't tried the Iqaudio board.

Physically, the DigiOne replaces the Toslink socket with a BNC, and the Allo board is more expensive.

Soundwise the Digi+ PRO has a crystal-clear sound with lovely detail and space.
The DigiOne adds some weight and solidity to instruments, with a wider & deeper soundstage.

Both are excellent.

The Allo board can be further improved by adding the aluminium casing. This acts as one big heat sink for the Pi's main processor and smoothes out the SQ.
Main: NVA: P50sa - SSP - A40 - LS6 - Cube2
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DAC: Metrum Acoustics Musette CD Transport: Cambridge CXC
Headphones: AQ NightHawk & NightOwl Amp: Schiit Magni-3
DAC: Cambridge DacMagic Plus + Sbooster LPSU

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Re: Life of Pi

Unread post by Dr Bunsen Honeydew » Wed Jan 02, 2019 11:53 am

The above post is a classic example of hi-fi speak, what does it mean musically.

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Re: Life of Pi

Unread post by Fretless » Wed Jan 02, 2019 1:32 pm

Digi+ PRO - very musical
DigiOne - more very musical
Main: NVA: P50sa - SSP - A40 - LS6 - Cube2
Pi: Allo DigiOne Signature/Volumio/Tomanek LPSU/Jitterbug
DAC: Metrum Acoustics Musette CD Transport: Cambridge CXC
Headphones: AQ NightHawk & NightOwl Amp: Schiit Magni-3
DAC: Cambridge DacMagic Plus + Sbooster LPSU

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Re: Life of Pi

Unread post by valvesRus » Wed Jan 02, 2019 2:17 pm

Fretless wrote:
Wed Jan 02, 2019 10:01 am

Soundwise the Digi+ PRO has a crystal-clear sound with lovely detail and space.
The DigiOne adds some weight and solidity to instruments, with a wider & deeper soundstage.

Both are excellent.

The Allo board can be further improved by adding the aluminium casing. This acts as one big heat sink for the Pi's main processor and smoothes out the SQ.
I understand the above perfectly well, the fact it is also more "musical" (whatever that really means) is a given for me. :grin:

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Re: Life of Pi

Unread post by Dr Bunsen Honeydew » Wed Jan 02, 2019 4:20 pm

Describe the musical differences.

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Re: Life of Pi

Unread post by CN211276 » Sun Jan 06, 2019 10:41 am

I think Bigboy has been reading this. He is waxing lyrical and describing the SQ on AOS. Will it be another of his passing phases. :lol:
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