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HifiBerry DAC no sound

Postby ian2000t » Thu May 10 2018 07:27

I started my new Raspberry Pi build before - RPi2+HifiBerry DAC+Volumio (latest version), but I'm having problems enabling the DAC.

If I enable i2s, and select "HifiBerry DAC", I get no sound at all.
If I disable i2s, and set to "Audio Jack" I get sound form the 3.5mm socket.
If I enable i2s, and select "Allo BOSS", I get sound through the DAC RCA connectors. But, the sound seems very weighted towards the centre - almost as though it's Mono.

I've tried disabling i2s, rebooting, re-enabling i2s and rebooting but still didn't seem to give any output set to "HifiBerry DAC".

Any suggestions? How do I tell if my board is "HifiBerry DAC" or "HifiBerry DAC+"? I bought it a while ago.
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HifiBerry DAC no sound

Postby chrisrm9208 » Sat May 19 2018 08:11

For HiFiBerry, there's either a single crystal device or the dual crystal, the Pro. The board itself will have a name on it, but it's very likely that you have the DAC+. Anything else is likely to be Volumio not getting its naming correct.

If you're getting any sound out of it, with any settings, then the board is working; for me, whenever I've had weird shit happen with a Pi, I've always found that throwing the microSD card away and starting again with a new one fixed it...
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HifiBerry DAC no sound

Postby ian2000t » Fri Jun 22 2018 11:49

Ok, this is really annoying now.

I don't know how, but it did finally start working, and has been for a while... until I changed something for testing. Now, I cannot get it to go back onto I2S.

So, I set I2S DAC "On", select DAC Model as "HifiBerry DAC Plus" (which I know it is now), press "Save", and as soon as I reboot, it's back to I2S disabled.

I've tried setting it so many different ways - starting from HDMI/Audio Jack, also tried setting to Allo Boss which gave me audio before somehow, but it just keeps defaulting back to I2S "Off". Help please!

Is there a way I can configure this through SSH, rather than the buggy UI?
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HifiBerry DAC no sound

Postby chrisrm9208 » Sun Jun 24 2018 12:26

Every time the RPis have misbehaved or begun to behave inconsistently, I've bent my brains around testing the damn things until... I try a new SD card. That has always worked, so try a different SD card with Volumio and the logical card settings, then see what happens,

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Re: HifiBerry DAC no sound

Postby advr61 » Sun Sep 09 2018 08:11

Hi,

I have the same problem with my dac plus pro (that version I can not choose) but after restart, i2s is off. It's happening after latest Volumio version.

SD card new and reimaged.

Besides is there a setting for the pro?

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HifiBerry DAC no sound

Postby nuart » Tue Feb 19 2019 11:42

Hello,
same issue here with Raspi PI2B and Hifiberry DAC+. I choose the DAC+, Alsa Error, I switch I2S off, restart, then choose Hifiberry DAC, restart, change to DAC+ (without restart) and it works. After a reboot in some cases I2S is again off, or the setup of the DAC is back to Hifiberry DAC.
So I took the setting wit Hifiberry DAC and the System runs stable, also after rebooting. But now I would be interested if there are any differences between the settings of DAC vor DAC+. Are there any effects in sound quality or compatibility?
Any idea of other users or Volumio?
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HifiBerry DAC no sound

Postby Bigguy2018 » Wed Feb 20 2019 13:14

Check the PSU voltage at the DAC. They can be fussy and like 5.2VDC.
RPi 3B, HiFiBerry DAC Pro + , RemotePi, Volumio
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HifiBerry DAC no sound

Postby nuart » Wed Feb 20 2019 19:01

Thank you for your reply. I tried another PSU (original Raspberry) output 5,1/2,5A and it is the same. Maybe I find a PSU with 5.2. Do you have a recommendation?
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HifiBerry DAC no sound

Postby SanjeevM » Sun Feb 24 2019 14:43

Hi Bigguy !

Does your Tinker board setup sound better than your RPI?

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HifiBerry DAC no sound

Postby Bigguy2018 » Thu Feb 28 2019 13:47

There's not a lot of difference I can hear between the OSA Dacberry One and the HifiBerry DAC; the OSA has a little more bass and sounds a little more focused. It depends on the track being played.

Re PSUs; I found the official Pi PSU (5V1) works well.
Also the NorthPada Raspberry Pi 3 Model B 3A Power Supply.

I'm using the MeanWell RPS-30-05 30W PSU (which has an adjustable 4.7 - 5.5VDC output) in my Volumio players and find them totally reliable at 5.25VDC.

https://volumio.org/forum/volumio-build-t9833.html
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