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PecanPi -- Next Generation Raspberry Pi DAC and Streamer

Postby orchardaudio » Wed Mar 13 2019 12:01

I have had multiple questions regarding volume control on the unit.

The volume control can be either through the knob on the unit or through software when you control the device remotely.

The HW volume control on the unit (knob) will be better than to the SW one. Both will sound great.
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Postby avangerx » Wed Mar 13 2019 14:04

is there any support for Asus Tinkerboard S?
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Postby orchardaudio » Wed Mar 13 2019 14:26

avangerx wrote:is there any support for Asus Tinkerboard S?

Not yet but there will be in the future, follow this thread:
tinkerboard-i2s-dac-compatibility-applepi-dac-t11289.html
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Postby orchardaudio » Sun Mar 17 2019 15:37

First review / writeup on the PecanPi:
https://audiophilestyle.com/forums/topi ... rypi-dacs/

Some quotes from the writeup:
"I know very well how the SBT and AudioEngine 5+ powered speakers sound, but even as I was being somewhat distracted by enabling this new RPi endpoint in Roon, my focus was immediately drawn to the music when I started up Jean Michel Jarre’s latest “Equinoxe Infinity” (via Tidal). It’s a new reference recording, and I immediately noticed a significant sound quality improvement. Granted the SBT is probably a better streamer than DAC, but holy cow! The stereo imaging on Flying Totems (Movement 2) was outstanding, and the bass much, much tighter. Everything was just better."

"Thebass is huge and the imaging is precise. Way better than Ithought possible. I even forgot about wanting to add a subwoofer. My wife even commented on how great it sounded and wants me to now set up something at her office. What just happened?!?"
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Postby orchardaudio » Sat Mar 23 2019 13:41

Here is video showing how to assemble the PecanPi DAC into optional case:
http://youtu.be/78NWQz_Itzw
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Postby orchardaudio » Wed Mar 27 2019 00:20

I have had multiple requests to have a picture of the PecanPi Streamer with something other than a plain white background so that the size of the unit can be more easily visualized.

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Postby orchardaudio » Mon Apr 29 2019 00:05

Write-up by a Roon user who tried the PecanPi pre-production model:
https://community.roonlabs.com/t/pecanp ... /63919/119
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Postby orchardaudio » Wed May 01 2019 12:45

Another great review:
https://theaudiophileman.com/pecanpi-da ... ard-audio/

"The PecanPi sits within an attractive price point and at that price it offers plenty: impressive sonic abilities being top of the list. Specifically, an attractive blend of dynamic force, rich imagery and layered detail. A bit of a bargain, then."

and

"I then played Looking for a Home, two guys and two guitars or, more accurately, Kevin Greeninger & Dayan Kai at 24bit/192kHz. The string manipulation from the guitars was impressive as was the silence sitting behind the pair: the contrast set up a soundstage heavy with emotion from this serious song. The sense of clarity was also excellent as the PecanPi took advantage of the superior sound source file while the imagery that set the singers and their instruments on the soundstage was excellent. Even the bass-infused foot stomps from the guys, keeping a beat, were easily heard here. The sense of tonal balance allowed me to increase the gain without having my ears bitten off."

and

"If anything, DSD output (despite the non-native processing) was the most impressive file output across the entire sound test as inherent noise was very low. Small and subtle details were able to flow easily from the rear of the mix and the 3D structure around the stereo image added layers and a busy, almost market square feel to the song which seemed packed with people and instruments. A party atmosphere, if you will. Harmonicas here, acoustic guitars there, an accordion, mandolin, 57 varieties of percussion but throughout the PecanPi allowed this detail to reach the ear unimpeded."
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Postby orchardaudio » Fri May 03 2019 14:01

Due to popular demand preorder pricing has been extended till May 31st.

PecanPi™ Streamer -- 399.99 -- 20% off 
The Streamer is a fully assembled and ready to go out of the box. Just plug it in, and enjoy.
https://orchardaudio.com/shop?olsPag...s%2Fpcnp-strmr

PecanPi™ DAC -- 224.99 -- 25% off 
Like the DIY approach? Then this is for you.
https://orchardaudio.com/shop?olsPage=products/pcnp-dac
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Postby michelangelo » Fri May 03 2019 15:25

Would you mind to stop spamming?
At least add a value for the community...
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