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Letters to the editor: Konto, Lindemann, Dynaudio & more

By | January 17th, 2019|Categories: DAR|Tags: , , , , , , , |

A new year brings a fresh batch of ‘givers’ to the yard. A robust ‘thank you’ goes out to all who choose to share their findings with us.


Ryan K. writes:

Just wanted to say thank you for your approach to reviewing, as you’ve become my first in line, go-to guy when I inevitably begin my daily music & audio obsession.

Also wanted to thank you for your coverage on Raspberry Pi/DigiOne/Allo etc. as it pushed me to finally get a USBridge to replace my laptop as my streaming source via Roon.… Read the full article

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A short film about the ALLO DigiOne Signature for Raspberry Pi

By | November 13th, 2018|Categories: DAR|Tags: , , , , , , |

If bits were just bits, high-end streamer manufacturers would be snake oil peddlers and their (many thousands) of customers deaf dopes. Experience tells us otherwise: that not only do digital sources sound different but there exists a substantial audible delta between the very best-sounding digital audio sources – like the Innuos’ Zenith SE – and the worst – hello Raspberry Pi. Furnishing us with the ‘why’ are experienced digital audio engineers like Gordon Rankin.

Closing the Pi’s sound quality gap on the big boys are third-party manufacturers like France’s ALLO Digital whose terrific DigiOne HAT add-on directly connects to the Pi’s 40-Pin socket to pull digital audio upwards to output via S/PDIF with reduced amounts of jitter and/or electrical noise. … Read the full article

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ALLO’s $59 Boss DAC is a super tasty delicious Pi maker

By | November 14th, 2017|Categories: DAR|Tags: , , , , , |

The Raspberry Pi, now at version 3, sells for around €35. A teeny-tiny personal computer selling for a teeny-tiny price.

For digital audiophiles with a DAC primed for USB hook-up, the Raspberry Pi’s potential as digital streamer appears strong. From the microSD card housed in the Raspi’s undercarriage one can run all manner of audio friendly operating systems. Some see the Raspi play music from a directly-attached USB drive. Some do network streaming via UPnP. Some do Roon Bridge. Some even do Roon Core.… Read the full article

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