by orchardaudio » Mon Jul 30 2018 10:35
jonners wrote:I bought one of the early versions of this DAC that were sent out for review and I have to say I'm very happy with it. The production DACs provide the option of powering RPi and DAC either separately or with a single supply. Mine didn't give that option so initially I powered the combination with a single iFi iPower supply. I heard a very well-resolved ,spacious and detailed sound with firm bass and extended treble. The downside was that it was just a bit fatiguing to listen to on some material and front-to-back depth was a bit limited.
I then realised that I could power the RPi and DAC separately by stacking my IsolatorPi in between them. The combination of separate supplies and isolation definitely improved things to the point where I was preferring it to my current fave, the Terraberry DAC2. Adding the Allo Kali to the stack was the icing on the cake but of course the cost of that whole combination is then in Katana territory.
by aconst » Wed Aug 01 2018 09:36
orchardaudio wrote:jonners wrote:... which adds HW volume control and re-clocking to the ApplePi DAC ...
by orchardaudio » Wed Aug 01 2018 17:42
aconst wrote:orchardaudio wrote:jonners wrote:... which adds HW volume control and re-clocking to the ApplePi DAC ...
Can I use my Allo Kali reclocker for the ApplePi DAC?
by jonners » Wed Aug 01 2018 21:18
by orchardaudio » Wed Aug 01 2018 21:41
Can the HW volume of the Volume Clocker be controlled from the UI of Volumio, or only from the onboard pot?
by aconst » Thu Aug 02 2018 13:39
by orchardaudio » Thu Aug 02 2018 13:45
aconst wrote:Can I use my 5V 3A stabilised power supply instead the required 5.25V?
by orchardaudio » Thu Aug 02 2018 13:47
by orchardaudio » Mon Aug 06 2018 13:44
by yannig27 » Mon Aug 06 2018 15:01
Thank you very much for your feedback.
In the future if you have a chance please also take a look at the ApplePi Volume-Clocker (https://orchardaudio.com/applepi) which adds HW volume control and re-clocking to the ApplePi DAC or to any other I2S DAC or Amplifier.