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montechristo358
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Re: Computer audio and my closed mind

Unread post by montechristo358 » Sun Apr 15, 2018 1:48 pm

my cunning plan at the moment is a pi with screen and HiFi Berry Digi+ with each of the 3 items powered by a seperate one of Docs reccomended chinese linear supplies

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Re: Computer audio and my closed mind

Unread post by terrybooth » Sun Apr 15, 2018 2:02 pm

montechristo358 wrote:
Sun Apr 15, 2018 1:48 pm
my cunning plan at the moment is a pi with screen and HiFi Berry Digi+ with each of the 3 items powered by a seperate one of Docs reccomended chinese linear supplies
I'd be interested in progress on this since it is a thought that I had. However, as far as I know, getting the HiFiBerry to take a separate power input (even through it has the points marked for it) requires removing a tiny component from the board - maybe things have moved on since I looked at this (with a DAC board, not the digi plus or any later board.)
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Re: Computer audio and my closed mind

Unread post by Fretless » Sun Apr 15, 2018 2:05 pm

montechristo358 wrote:
Sun Apr 15, 2018 1:48 pm
my cunning plan at the moment is a pi with screen and HiFi Berry Digi+ with each of the 3 items powered by a seperate one of Docs reccomended chinese linear supplies
Take a look at the Digi+ PRO, Which is a distinct improvement over the normal Digi+ board.
Or (even better) go for an Allo DigiOne which is just plain awesome in terms of SQ.
NVA: P50sa - SSP - A40 - LS6 - Cube3
Digits: RPi 2B/Allo DigiOne/Volumio/Tomanek ULPS/AQ Jitterbug
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Re: Computer audio and my closed mind

Unread post by montechristo358 » Sun Apr 15, 2018 3:02 pm

yeah I've hard good things about the allo, but have yet to research it properly

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Re: Computer audio and my closed mind

Unread post by Fretless » Sun Apr 15, 2018 3:05 pm

I'm running all 3 boards here in different systems. The Allo DigiOne is by far the best soundwise.
NVA: P50sa - SSP - A40 - LS6 - Cube3
Digits: RPi 2B/Allo DigiOne/Volumio/Tomanek ULPS/AQ Jitterbug
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Re: Computer audio and my closed mind

Unread post by karatestu » Sun Apr 15, 2018 3:18 pm

Fretless wrote:
Sun Apr 15, 2018 2:05 pm
montechristo358 wrote:
Sun Apr 15, 2018 1:48 pm
my cunning plan at the moment is a pi with screen and HiFi Berry Digi+ with each of the 3 items powered by a seperate one of Docs reccomended chinese linear supplies
Take a look at the Digi+ PRO, Which is a distinct improvement over the normal Digi+ board.
Or (even better) go for an Allo DigiOne which is just plain awesome in terms of SQ.
I have seen the Allo digione on the web store linked to earlier. £99. From the pdf sheet it says there are two 5V supply pins. Does not mention negative voltage so i assume that is two +5v supplies. Room for a bit of diy psu faffing here.

A plan is coming together slowly. Raspberry Pi model 3b (plus is latest model), 7" touch screen, Allo DigiÒne plus enough linear power supplies for everything. On the end of this will be the £3.76 chinese dac (as long as it is compatible with digione) plus linear psu (s). TIS cable between Pi and dac. NAS still to be decided. There are probably other things i have not thought about yet.

Do you use the bnc output of the digione fretless ? Supposed to be superior.

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Re: Computer audio and my closed mind

Unread post by Fretless » Sun Apr 15, 2018 4:00 pm

I have an RCA adaptor on the BNC socket. Don't notice any difference in SQ between that and the RCA output.
NVA: P50sa - SSP - A40 - LS6 - Cube3
Digits: RPi 2B/Allo DigiOne/Volumio/Tomanek ULPS/AQ Jitterbug
CD Transport: Cambridge CXC DAC: Metrum Acoustics Musette
Headphones: AQ Nighthawk Carbon H/P Amp: Schiit Magni 3

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