Dummies Guide to Pi2AES! Throw away your PC or laptop.

Discussion in 'Digital: DACs, USB converters, decrapifiers' started by purr1n, Jan 29, 2020.

  1. dericchan1

    dericchan1 Rando

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    What I have done is to connect the power supply to a smart plug so I can call Alexa to turn the pi2aes on or off instead of reaching out to the outlet to unplug (obviously I always do software shutdown the Pi first)

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    Just like to share my impression of the pi2aes. I was previously connecting my pi4 to ifi neo idsd dac through USB with moode and I have another pi4 with a 12TB external hdd set up for a simple samba server/nas. I don’t do streaming at all.

    listened to Billie Eilish’s happier than ever a number of times. With the USB input I always felt the soft vocal and the intentional muddled/distorted sound effects made it really hard to listen to, I could barely heard a word wtf she sang (poor separation). Made me wonder if the song was meant to be muddled like that or it could be my dac!!! With the pi2aes and connection through coax, all I can say is wow!!!! The clarity was simply amazing!! I did not have to listen hard to be able to hear all the words and the vocal separation with the intentional distorted sound effects was simply amazing!!!
     
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  3. sp33ls

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    Hey Michael, QQ when you get a second...

    Does the optical out from the OTJ-6 support 24/192? I'm testing it out with what should be a sufficient cable and it seems my Yggdrasil isn't a fan. Works just fine with AES. I know most transmitters only support 24/96, which is why I'm curious of there's a spec for this on the Pi2AES?

    I tried searching for it, but couldn't find it. Only found that the WM8804 transceiver can handle it.
     
  4. Michael Kelly

    Michael Kelly MOT: Pi 2 Design

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    The part we use is the Cliff OTJ6. It is rated to 18Mbps. 24-bit @ 192Khz is 4.6Mbps.
     
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    Update:
    I believe this problem was being caused by having my iPod or laptop connected to the Pi2AES via AirPlay while playing music to that same Pi2AES using bubbleupnp on my Samsun S10e. I think having AirPlay connected to that Pi2AES confuses bubbleupnp.

    I’ve been making sure I disconnect AirPlay after use (movies or browsing BANDCAMP etc) and haven’t had the problem since.
     
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