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ambre

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  1. Allo Sparky USBridge

    Correct..... works fine NOW and Sparky UsBridge sounds amazing ...clear and open sound with a big stage. ....via my DAC ..many thanks. Only 2 question are remaining: Is it advisable to disable all installed DietPi -apps and only enable NAA HQ-Player functionality? Is the UsBridge is than full functioning as a NAA for HQ-player? When wil DietPi V160 be released? Because latest 159V4 needed a manual install on a SDXC -card. Only by means of the Allo Web GUI I can install latest version on EMMC-card again (=much faster). Ps.I am not able to mount latest DietPi version manually on my EMMC using a IMac and the program Etcher. Very best regards, Andreas
  2. iTunes - HQPlayer front-end re-visited

    Hallo Geoffrey, Where can I download the program resp script? On the 1e page of this forum? Is that the latest one? But it cannot find the plist- file ( please see below) Is there a brief description how to start as newbie? Or do have to read all the comments on this forum? Best regards, Andreas
  3. Allo Sparky USBridge

    Hello, That's a fast reply. Does not work till now. The other way around mostly successful...till this afternoon! Namely start first UsbBridge (2 minutes waiting). Than start my Teac DAC and at the same time the power of my Uptone Regen. Starting Teac DAC first it only/mostly plays ONLY 48.0 kHz files ( PCM or converts DSD to PCM 48kHz =>standard output format ). Wil try this afternoon again what you suggested. Another remark and a question: Via WEB GUI it isn't possible to enable Squeezelite at all. Not needed for me..... but found it strange. My question is it advisable to disable all apps and only enable NAA HQ-Player functionality? Is the UsBridge is than full functioning as NAA for HQ-player? Ps. At this very moment the UsBridge is functioning again ...strange .... BUT nevertheless it SOUNDS AWESOME In awaiting your reply. Very best regards, Andreas
  4. Allo Sparky USBridge

    Again problems with connecting see above message from 12-12-2017. Please be so kind to answer
  5. Allo Sparky USBridge

    Dear Daniel Knight, On 12 december I haves raised following question ..but NO reply yet. At first instance only running 44khz or 48kHz music files. I have changed by means of Web GUI the DAC settings in MPD and Sharepoint to 352.8 and 24 bits ( wil try 32 later for my Teac UD 501). After that I am able to play 352.8 PCM or 128 DSD. Ps. I don't see any kind of relationship /dependency between these 2 applications and HQ-Player but ..it works! May be you can explain in layman's language. This afternoon again connecting problems with USBrigde and HQ-Player & DAC. What is the correct sequence of startting? Should USbridge be running before I start resp connect HQ-Player and DAC . IMO is there isn't a correct handshake USBridge or HQ-player is going back to the default settings ( 44k or 48) as set in Audio/Midi setup of my IMac? Please advice and be so kind to answer earlier raised questions too. Best regards Andreas
  6. Allo Sparky USBridge

    Do you use this USB Clean port? Please see picture.
  7. Allo Sparky USBridge

    Hi Jussy, No problems anymore IMO due to the new releases of HQ-player 3.19.1 and latest OS High Sierra releases. The new library functions => Import and Export are a very good improvement. Running HQ-player with NAA Mac Mini, a Raspberry P3 and last but not least the ALLO Sparky USBridge with sounds awesome and outperforms by far my stripped Mac Mini . Ps. For the ALLO Sparky USBridge I use the NAA functionality of DietPI (OS). My chain updated with latest grounding tweaks Switch, SMPS, Uptone Regen and Etnernet CAT8 Supra and USB cable as described by Mr. John Swenson on CA. Highly recommended and immediately audible tweaks. Very nice to listen to Music again without any kind of drop-outs etc. Best regards and ENJOY the Music, Andreas
  8. Hi Jussy, No problems anymore IMO due to the new releases of HQ-player 3.19.1 and latest OS High Sierra releases. The new library functions => Import and Export are a very good improvement. Running HQ-player with NAA Mac Mini, a Raspberry P3 and last but not least the ALLO Sparky USBridge with sounds awesome and outperforms by far my stripped Mac Mini . Ps. For the ALLO Sparky USBridge I use the NAA functionality of DietPI (OS). My chain updated with latest grounding tweaks Switch, SMPS, Uptone Regen and Etnernet CAT8 Supra and USB cable as described by Mr. John Swenson on CA. Highly recommended and immediately audible tweaks. Very nice to listen to Music again without any kind of drop-outs etc. Best regards and ENJOY the Music, Andreas
  9. Allo Sparky USBridge

    Maybe you better use the Allo Web GUI ..thats much easier
  10. Allo Sparky USBridge

    @tboooe, My Sparky UsBridge is NOW running flwawlessly with the latest (re)update V159 as NAA for HQ-player . Even with the normal Ethernet connection instead of the Gigabit USB 3.0 dongle the library access is fast (enough). Very nice SQ ......much better than my Mac Mini as NAA HQ-Player. Keep in mind that I upsample to max DSD 128. I don't have any experience with DSD 256 or even 512! But an earlier post in this thread you find following remarks. Very best regards Ambre
  11. Allo Sparky USBridge

    Hallo Daniel, First of all my thanks for your very quick response and actions taken. SUPERB. If have installed the proposed image by means of Etcher on Micro SDXC-card. HQ-Player and Sparky UsBridge as NAA is up and running again. At first instance only running 44khz or 48kHz music files. I have changed by means of Web GUI the DAC settings in MPD and Sharepoint to 352.8 and 24 bits ( wil try 32 later for my Teac UD 501). After that I am able to play 352.8 PCM or 128 DSD. Ps. I don't see any kind of relationship /dependency between these 2 applications and HQ-Player but ..it works! May be you can explain in layman's language. Very best regards, Andreas from the Netherlands
  12. Allo Sparky USBridge

    Hello Allo, Urgent Version DietPI V159 is not properly working: Updated today latest version V159. HQPlayer and Sparky USBridge as NAA are not running properly. I immediately loose Ethernet connection. Tried this with the normal Ethernet Port and with USB 3.0 Gigabit-dongle as supplied. Other observations: 1) Via Allo Web GUI I cannot change respectively enable Sharepoint stays disabled. 2 ) If I .....succeed in connecting HQPlayer (V 3.19.1) plays only one album/song. As as soon as I start another album / song I immediately loose connection and HQP freeze respectively tries to contact the choosen library. But doesn't succeed and keeps trying. Pls look at attached pictures. Ps. I am on Apple OSX version 10-13.2 3) The interaction/ handshake between HQplayer and Sparky UsBridge seems not good. If I am able to play an album song the it starts always with the first 2 boxes as default and auto on. But the Auto setting in the main menu is disabled. I received my Sparky USbridge last Saturday and played the weekend fine. Ps. I have updated from version V157->V158 and it worked properly. After update to V159 only problems as described. In waiting your replay. Very best regards, Andreas
  13. Allo Sparky USBridge

    Hallo, Just received the Sparky Bridge thanks this including the USB 3.0 TO GIGABIT ETHERNET ADAPTER. I found at first instance the wired Ethernet connection " slow" in terms of responsiveness for large library music files upsampled by HQ-Player to DSD 128. Sparky Bridge as NAA for the HQ-player. Therefore I attached the USB 3.0 TO GIGABIT ETHERNET ADAPTER. But after starting Sparky USbridge I was only able ty transfer music-files to max 48 Mhz. I have changed the technical settings ( by means of Allo Web GUI) Sharepoint from 48Mhz to 352.8 Mhz and after that I was able playing high rated PCM and DSD files. Is this the correct way of installing? Ps. Playing with latest DiepPi version 1.58 Very best regards, Andreas
  14. Hallo Jussy, Starting points: I did a 100% clean=> new install of OS High Sierra on both machines. A Mac Mini I7 server and Mac Mini I5 running OS from SDXC-card). Also back to a standard USC-DAC cable and a standard Ethernet Cat6 cable. Running now HQP-player 3.19. No other audio/music program running nor detected. Audio output is always set =>build in soundcard on both machines. That happens when the audio device (DAC) has not been accepting more data in 10 seconds. IOW, it is stuck. It may also indicate problem with USB, such has faulty or out of spec cable I have again problems with connecting and running my music files. It shows again push to queue timed out! And..... if NAA starts ......buffers are set at 58 or 106! But I have found out (after shutting down and restarting the NAA application and combined with a renewal of the Library by means of structure only. In most of the times HQ-Player connects properly with buffers set at 512 and streams the DSD or PCM music files as required. Ps. My # music files is 380 Gb. Ps. Complete scanning of the so-called separate Time capsule HD-disk takes a lot of time 5-8 minutes at least. The not documented new features of 3.19 namely creating a Library and loading it at start helps too. Than I need to restart max. 1-3 times before I have a proper connection. What also helps is starting with PCM instead SDM resp DSD... this seems very odd. But I have tried this so many times that IMO this helps in all cases. Ps. Use a Teac 501 that runs both formats. Push to queue timed out can this be caused due to the fact that loading such a big library every time takes too much time? Or is this a wrong assumption? Alternatively you could try to dump my NAA image to USB memory stick and boot it up (by holding Alt-key at power up). Image package naa-352-x64.7z Running from a Linux USB stick works perfect but I need every-time the key board after a new start. Because OS Apple needs a choice during startup => 1) normal hard disk partition, 2) start recovery partition or 3) start USB Linux 352-x64.7z. Found out that If OS Apple detects during start-up not a High Sierra partition on the USB-stick or SDXC-card it starts/ forces the OS on the harddisk. With other words it starts NOT the 352-X64 image on the USB-stick or SDXH card. But I have to test the SDXC card option better. Very best regards, Andreas Kiitos vastauksestanne.
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