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Or, are both the RPi & DigiOne Signature powered by the two leads connecting to the DigiOne, only? If so, again, which is the critical one?

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Hi John &

 

Sounds like you’re having fun! 😀

 

I have to say I found the power supply arrangement a bit counterintuitive initially.

 

And speaking of power supplies (do I ever speak of anything else? 🙄) ... I couldn’t help myself and I tried out one of those UWB 7805 regulators you showed us ... I think you’ll very much enjoy it!! 😁👍

 

Hope to see what it’s done to the measurements tomorrow if I get time, but I definitely know what it’s done to the sound (with my system and electrical supply). Seems to me to combine the very best bits of the LT3045 and the 7805 ... be really interesting to see how you feel about it!

 

Very much appreciate your finding it and then pointing it out, thanks! 👍

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Hello Rod &

 

I’m very happy to hear the new regulator is working so well for you; I picked up my example, today. I imagine it’ll be a few more days before I have all the parts I need to complete the build - I am excited about it!

 

Our local pbs classical fm station has been stripped to the bone, but King FM, in Seattle, is still wonderful and I’m hoping that the streaming quality will at least be acceptable.

 

Inclement weather forecast for the weekend and so looking forward to being holed up and focused on this project!

 

Glad I could be of help, returned the favour!

 

Will keep you posted!

 

John

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Greetings everyone! 

 

I thought I'd report back and explain that I finally have my streamer up and running. Currently, I'm using Volumio; it was a fairly easy install and allows me to use my Ipad to control everything. However, I'm finding limitations, such as: while King FM, in Seattle, is listed, it won't load and play. I've also subscribed to Spotify premium, primarily because they offer high def tracks, but, I'm not able to access them from Volumio (it may be possible, but, at this point, not looking that way). 

 

I've built a voltage regulator, as Rod described, but I can't comment on how it influences sound as I've not listened any other way - all I can say is it's solid at 4.97v . 

 

My home stereo system is very revealing and while listening to web radio, when the recordings are high quality, the sound will go holographic, but, if not, they can sound bad, like flat sounding, bright mp3's. 

 

I think that covers it. I can see that I've opened the window on a new world, will be a further learning and I hope a delightful listening experience - currently listening to a Berlin classical station from southern Ontario, Canada! Amazing. 

 

Thank you everyone!

 

John 

 

 

 

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Hi John &,

 

Great to hear you have got it all up and running, and it sounds like you’re getting good sound quality?

 

Funnily enough I was wondering a couple of days ago how your build was going.

 

That is slightly the trouble with high-res systems isn’t it though; that when it’s good it’s very, very good but when it’s bad, etc ...?

 

I shall have to follow your lead and explore some other OS’s too!

 

Best,

 

 Rod

 

 

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Hello All,

 

I'm not all too familiar with the Allo, but still contemplating a DigiOne Signature Player with a 3rd party LPS.

My aim is very limited: to stream off SoundCloud and send the coax/spdif to my Mutec re-clocker.

 

1) Which OS should I choose?

2) How simple is it to set the operation up?

3) How do I load SoundCloud app onto DigiOne?

4) How do I control it over an Android phone?

     (I suppose the DigiOne streams off the net, not my phone=>DigiOne).

 

I'd appreciate every answer, partial or full.

 

Thanks!

 

 

 

 

 

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20 hours ago, Dr.J said:

Greetings everyone! 

 

I thought I'd report back and explain that I finally have my streamer up and running. Currently, I'm using Volumio; it was a fairly easy install and allows me to use my Ipad to control everything. However, I'm finding limitations, such as: while King FM, in Seattle, is listed, it won't load and play. I've also subscribed to Spotify premium, primarily because they offer high def tracks, but, I'm not able to access them from Volumio (it may be possible, but, at this point, not looking that way). 

 

I've built a voltage regulator, as Rod described, but I can't comment on how it influences sound as I've not listened any other way - all I can say is it's solid at 4.97v . 

 

My home stereo system is very revealing and while listening to web radio, when the recordings are high quality, the sound will go holographic, but, if not, they can sound bad, like flat sounding, bright mp3's. 

 

I think that covers it. I can see that I've opened the window on a new world, will be a further learning and I hope a delightful listening experience - currently listening to a Berlin classical station from southern Ontario, Canada! Amazing. 

 

Thank you everyone!

 

John 

 

 

 

If Internet radio is your thing, I recommend trying a DietPi installation.  That's what I use.  See https://dietpi.com/phpbb/viewtopic.php?t=2317 for the latest Raspberry Pi GUI image and instructions.  Scroll down to the Download/Getting Started section.

 

DietPi will give you a wide variety of audio software to install and run.  See picture below.  The ones with asterisks are the ones installed by default.  It's very easy to install and uninstall others, though.

 

For accessing Internet radio stations (and for other things, if you like it), I recommend running SqueezeLite on the Pi and installing Logitech Media Server (LMS) on a computer on the network.   Alternatively, you can install LMS on the Pi instead (entry 35 on the list below).  When I run LMS/Squeezelite I like to run LMS on a computer that's always on and connected.  But I realize not everyone can do that.

 

LMS/Squeezelite will give you a very thorough and usable interface for finding and playing Internet radio stations all over the world.  Your KING FM works and sounds pretty decent.

 

By the way, if anyone likes Radio Paradise (I do), there's a LMS plugin available that allows streaming of the lossless (FLAC) Radio Paradise stream.

 

 

 

 

 

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Hello Rod &

 

great to hear from you and thank you for your guidance and encouragement! The project has turned out well, opened a new window on audio and maybe a bigger can of worms! lol 

 

Again, thank you!


John 

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Hi, Clipper &

 

thank you so much! I'm going to give this a try, buy another micro sd card and load it with DietPi, see where that will take me. 

 

Yes, King FM, in Seattle, is a great classical station!

 

I think I'm also going to download some hd tracks and see how they compare. 

 

John 

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7 hours ago, clipper said:

If Internet radio is your thing, I recommend trying a DietPi installation.  That's what I use.  See https://dietpi.com/phpbb/viewtopic.php?t=2317 for the latest Raspberry Pi GUI image and instructions.  Scroll down to the Download/Getting Started section.

 

DietPi will give you a wide variety of audio software to install and run.  See picture below.  The ones with asterisks are the ones installed by default.  It's very easy to install and uninstall others, though.

 

For accessing Internet radio stations (and for other things, if you like it), I recommend running SqueezeLite on the Pi and installing Logitech Media Server (LMS) on a computer on the network.   Alternatively, you can install LMS on the Pi instead (entry 35 on the list below).  When I run LMS/Squeezelite I like to run LMS on a computer that's always on and connected.  But I realize not everyone can do that.

 

LMS/Squeezelite will give you a very thorough and usable interface for finding and playing Internet radio stations all over the world.  Your KING FM works and sounds pretty decent.

 

By the way, if anyone likes Radio Paradise (I do), there's a LMS plugin available that allows streaming of the lossless (FLAC) Radio Paradise stream.

 

 

 

 

 

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Can you please tell me know if SoundCloud is on thar list? 

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6 hours ago, LowMidHigh said:

Can you please tell me know if SoundCloud is on thar list? 

There is a SoundCloud plugin available for Logitech Media Server.  

 

It's very easy to install plugins.

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On 11/25/2018 at 9:50 PM, Dr.J said:

Hello Rod &

 

great to hear from you and thank you for your guidance and encouragement! The project has turned out well, opened a new window on audio and maybe a bigger can of worms! lol 

 

Again, thank you!


John 

Hi John,

 

That is great to hear it’s all going well, and I’d have to say a big thank you 🙏 to you for pointing me in the direction of those NewClasD regulators. In my system they comfortably outperform everything else I’ve tried inc LT3042/5 providing an ideal -balanced - sense of drive and control!

 

Just one thing, I seem to remember you using an 11v Supercap? I’m no expert on supercaps (other than knowing that they can sound great) but I have read that if a Supercap is overdriven continuously it can explode. I wonder if it might be worth putting another one in series to (effectively) give you a 22v Supercap 0.5F capacity, if you’re driving it with the 12v iPower to give you some headroom there?

 

And thanks again for the NewClassD tip! 👍

 

Best,

 

 Rod

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Hi, Rod &

I'm glad the new Class D voltage regulator is working so well for you. As you know, I'm using it, as well, but have nothing else to compare it to. My digital system sounds good - it lacks some of the three dimensional body that I get with my hot rod Sansui tuner, but, now I can hear the short comings in my tuner - it's noisier and is more limited at the frequency extremes, as compared to the new digital streamer. I'm hoping that when I get a chance to change the raspberry setup and access higher resolution recordings that this will be the ultimate prize - time will tell. 

 

I've checked and my supercap is rated for 12v and I'm powering it with 9v and so well within spec. I checked the operating temp and it's just above room temperature at 74.8 degrees; so, I think it's fine. Thank you for the heads up, though. 

 

I'm thinking of switching out the 10uf cap, on the output side, to a 47uf cap that I have; will see. 

 

And, you're welcome, Rod, glad I could to be of some help - I certainly appreciate the help you've given me! 

 

Thank you,

 

John 

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Hi John &,


A Sansui tuner. Now that’s v interesting! I remember hearing a TU919 at a dealers years ago ... and being absolutely bowled over by how good it sounded (and looked) but sadly couldn’t afford it. (Had similar reaction to the Yamaha CT7000). Which model are you using, if you don’t mind my asking?
 
If the Signature is sounding in anything like that kind of ball-park that (IMHO) is praise indeed!
 
Funnily enough I’ve been alternating 10 and 47uf output caps, and I just can’t decide which I prefer.
 
Do tell which you prefer, and I think I’ll just copy you 👍😁
 
Best,
 
 Rod
 
 

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Hi, Rod &

 

I'm using a Sansui TU-9900. I recapped and modified the tuner quite a bit and at times and depending on the material, it sounds holographic; only the TU-X1 is considered better. 

 

The Signature sounds cleaner than the Sansui, but is less three dimensional, is lacking in body (sometimes sounds sterile if the recording is poor quality); but, as I explained, the Signature reaches higher and lower. I need to feed the Signature a high def recording, see how that goes by comparison. 

 

Overall, I'm pleased with the outcome. 

 

If I switch out the 10uf for the 47uf, I will keep you posted. 

 

Thanks,

 

John  

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Has anyone compared the Signature to the SOtM sMS-200Ultra? I know, those are two different price categories, but serving the DAC spdif / coax can yield better SQ over USB. 

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13 hours ago, LowMidHigh said:

Has anyone compared the Signature to the SOtM sMS-200Ultra? I know, those are two different price categories, but serving the DAC spdif / coax can yield better SQ over USB. 

How would you compare the two devices? They have very different outputs!

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4 minutes ago, nbpf said:

How would you compare the two devices? They have very different outputs!

A SQ comparison, given your DAC has both usb and coax inputs, is possible. 

 

My Mutec MC3USB has both, so I'm interested in others' opinions. 

 

Thank you. 

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Does anyone understand how Allo return policy works? Is it 10 days from date of shipment or delivery date? Does one have 10 days to ship it back or 10 days to make sure it arrives back to their warehouse?

I want to give it a spin but without sufficient time it makes no sense.

I'm in Thailand. Any idea of shipping time?

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