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VOLUMIO soundcheck invitation for Hamburg, Germany

Postby judydudi » Fri Feb 15 2019 10:16

The Elac amp is one of the best amps in his class tested by many trade journals and you call it a 'bad amp'...
We are going our independent way ... ;) perhaps we come to Hypex or somewhere else...
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Postby SanjeevM » Tue Feb 19 2019 11:49

Hi Judy,

Have you compared Daphile systems with I2S boards anytime?

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Postby judydudi » Fri Feb 22 2019 09:38

SanjeevM wrote:Have you compared Daphile systems with I2S boards anytime?

Hi SanjeevM,
no, i did not.
regards, j.
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Postby judydudi » Fri Feb 22 2019 10:00

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part I of Soundcheck, yesterday.
First i explained the six guests the advantages of volumio.

in the 'warm up' round we had a setup with three amp's to compare.
(allo said, the announced elac amp would not be great) ;-)
so we compared the Marantz PM6003 (used in the souncheck past), the Elac EA101EQ-G and the allo volt + D amp.
We used 3 ELAC FS 78 speaker pairs. The volumio primo provides the signal with a switch and a remote control to the three amps.
We realized very fast, that the elac did not sound as well, as the other. (in a blind check, of course)
The Marantz was more warm. the allo a bit more detailed. The group was 50/50 to decide which one would be best.
I decided to take the allo in the next round, the DAC competition, because we already heard most of the DACs with the marantz...

i'll come back later on, to write about the DAC round :-) stay tuned... ;-)
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Postby Heisenberg78 » Fri Feb 22 2019 20:43

Can some explain me some configuration ?
My friend have Allo Boss 1.2 , Allo Isolator 1.3 and RPi.He wants to know how to connect right ?
He have linear power suply and power bank
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Postby judydudi » Sat Feb 23 2019 07:23

... and our winner in best sound quality is : volumio primo !
very closed followed by the allo Katana THD board and DACBerry Pro.

Some of us also said that they would prefer the Katana Board in a certain genre of music, and in others the volumio player....
All of the tested boards were very good. no board disappointed us.

Katana v1.2 with THD stage and Isolator with Dual LPS Thel NT-25HQ-09
Volumio 'Primo' (on Tinkerboard S) with shipped psu
DACBerry Pro with one line of NT-25HQ-09 LPS
X400 DAC extension module, 19V IQaudio PSU
DACBerry ONE+ with one line of NT-25HQ-09 LPS
Mamboberry HD DAC+(crystek) & kali with mambopower LPS
Khadas gneric tone board on RPI 3b+ and ifi ipower
IQaudio DAC PRO with 5V allo dual PSU

volumio 2.555 was used in all setups. same playlist as before.
Piano 2.1 with Kali reclocker did not work in dual mono.
I was happy to see the new I2S driver for the DACBerry boards in this volumio version.
The apple pi was gone, because orchadaudio asked for his board to get it back.
Many thanks to allo, michelangelo, collybia and OSA electronics for the great support of the soundcheck.

We used the allo volt+D (Dual) amp, with the 19V from allo dual PSU.
Loudspeaker were the compact ELAC BS 244.3 (they are great)

The pleasure is always the come together and speak about what we are hearing.
When people are talking about " i was falling in the music scene", or "the sounds were frayed" ...

thanks for coming!
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Postby SanjeevM » Sat Feb 23 2019 15:33

No comparison between boards? What happened?
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Postby judydudi » Tue Feb 26 2019 08:14

I think the most interesting point is
that with different people, different speakers and another amplifier
we still (blind) identify the same boards as best. (primo, katana). The DACBerrys come very closed to them and i'm sure, apple pi would be also great again with this setup.
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Postby judydudi » Sat May 25 2019 08:22

Thank you so much for your great patience.
Next soundcheck is on june, 13 and everybody is invited the hear together with other the best volumio setups...
I am so proud to have some new devices for you.
Just got the PecanPI streamer - a new, complete player setup from orchardaudio.com! (have attention enthusiasts)
Also i have now the AroioDAC from abacus-electronics.de
collybia is sending me the Mamboberry HD+ v2, and we hopefully get some new stuff from osaelectronics.com (isolator, etc)

01 Katana v1.2 with THD stage and Isolator 1.2
02 Orchard Audio’s PecanPi DAC streamer
03 Volumio 'Primo' (on Tinkerboard S)
04 Piano 2.1 with Kali reclocker
05 IQaudio DAC PRO
06 DACBerry PRO
07 DACBerry ONE+
08 Boss 1.2
09 Mamboberry HD DAC+ Crystek v2
10 AroioDac
11 Khadas generic tone board USB DAC
12 X400 DAC extension module

A round to tune in is currently being coordinated with michaelangelo. volumio vs. volumio ;-)
stay tuned...

so it's free. just write an email to linux @ kompage.de to register and getting more information...
You are welcome.

Many thanks to all supporters to make this event happen!

I'm just developing a better questionnaire to get a more detailed statement to publish here.
Soundcheck is an independent and non profit association of HI-FI enthusiasts, gathering together to evaluate with double-blind methodology several Audio equipments. (typically I2S hats for Raspberry PI)

we heard in the past:
DAC:TauDAC-DM101 with TauOUT-TP101, Dial-DAC, HIFI Shield & HIFI Shield2, SabreBerry Z, JustBoom DAC HAT, Terraberry Dac 2, ApplePi, Curryman DAC
PSU: Raspberry, allo 5V3A, allo Dual, ifi Ipower, SBooster, Thel NT-25HQ-09, MamboPower
Reclocker: Kali, ApplePi Reclocker, 3R USB Renaissance, iFi iPurifier2
USB-DAC: iFi nano ione, Elac EA101EQ-G
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Postby allo » Mon May 27 2019 16:49

Hi Jody

Can you tell us what amp you will be using ?
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