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  1. #21
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    Hi John.

    That's great! - Yep, it's certainly a very nice sounding bit of kit.

    I also think improvements in the documentation would be good too. I've not had the repeating problem you have had though.

    Jo
    Preamplifier: Croft Epoch Elite - Dual external PSU & Upgrades
    Amplifier: Tube Distinctions Copper Amp No. 5 using KT150's
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  2. #22
    Join Date: Apr 2008

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    I'm John.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Black Adder View Post
    Hi John.

    That's great! - Yep, it's certainly a very nice sounding bit of kit.

    I also think improvements in the documentation would be good too. I've not had the repeating problem you have had though.

    Jo
    Hi Jo.

    I've fiddled with some of the Moode settings, and the player will now pause after three or four 1-second repetitions! Very strange, presumably to do with the interaction between Kali and Moode software.

    John

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    Hi John.

    Yes, could be. I've not tried it with Moode, just LMS. I much prefer Moode or Volumio myself. Much easier to use.
    Preamplifier: Croft Epoch Elite - Dual external PSU & Upgrades
    Amplifier: Tube Distinctions Copper Amp No. 5 using KT150's
    Digital: Raspberry Pi & ALLO Piano DAC & KALI - IQAudio DAC with SBooster Linear BOBW PSU & Trio DP700 CDP
    Turntable: Thorens TD124 MkII - Schopper refurbished
    Tonearm: SME 3009 S2 None Improved - Audio Origami modified
    Cartridge: Ortofon SPU GT
    Speakers: 15" Tannoy Monitor Golds in Lockwood Majors with Tannoyista Spec 3 crossovers
    Cables/Mains: Mark Grant Black Series mains cables & 6-Way power bar
    Cables/IC's: Mark Grant HDX1 Pure Copper + Custom made Silver/Gold interconnects
    Mains Other: Tube Distinctions/Mark Grant 'The Power Works' Digital noise mains power filter TD2414-MG - Nick Gorham DC Blocker unit constructed by Mark Grant

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    I'm Andre.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jonners View Post
    I've just seen this thread and, coincidentally, received a Kali and Piano Dac from Allo.com this morning. Hence I've paid full whack! No regrets however, as my first impressions are that the sound is very good: To begin with, I put the Kali with the RPi and Mamboberry LS dac that I've been using with the Moode player. It played straight off, and the sound was fuller and more realistic with the Kali in place. The one odd thing was that the pause control now caused the last second or so of playback to go onto constant repeat.
    Kali plus Piano Dac gave similarly good sound. (I haven't yet really compared the Piano with the LS Dac though). The pause oddity was still present.
    I do think that Allo should provide a bit of documentation with the products. Both the Kali and the Piano have tiny switches which are covered in protective film. The film has to be removed and the switches set for 'HAT' and, in the case of the Piano, for 'RPi compatability' if the Rpi is being used. Anyone who didn't know about this could have a frustrating time. Also,the Piano Dac arrived with standoffs for mounting, but the Kali didn't.
    So I'm happy so far, and will post again after more listening and experimentation.

    John
    Thank you for the comments John...
    checking with shipping about the standoffs.
    you ordered Piano or PIANO 2.1 ?
    thanks
    Andre

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Black Adder View Post
    Hi John.

    That's great! - Yep, it's certainly a very nice sounding bit of kit.

    I also think improvements in the documentation would be good too. I've not had the repeating problem you have had though.

    Jo
    Next week expect several changes to the site and added documentation as well as new image releases for new players and improvements.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jonners View Post
    Hi Jo.

    I've fiddled with some of the Moode settings, and the player will now pause after three or four 1-second repetitions! Very strange, presumably to do with the interaction between Kali and Moode software.

    John
    Try piano with rpi without kali and if it doesnt do it, then you will know
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    Grant ....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Audiohdwr View Post
    Thank you for the comments John...
    checking with shipping about the standoffs.
    you ordered Piano or PIANO 2.1 ?
    thanks
    Andre
    Hi Andre
    I've got the Piano. I had some more standoffs here, so not too much of a problem.

    John

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    I'm Fred.

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    Send you a pm Andre. Would like to introduce this set on a Dutch forum, zelfbouwaudio.nl

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    Hi,

    I sent Andre a PM yesterday lunchtime to sign up for the 50% offer but have had no reply.

    What is the status of this offer?

    Geoff

  10. #30
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    Sure he will get back to you Geoff. He is not on here all the time.
    Regards,
    Grant ....
    Sometimes incompetence is useful. It helps you keep an open mind.
    .... ..... ...... ...... ................... ..... ..... ..... ..... .....
    IMUTO TAURUS X4 BATTERY SUPPLY. - RPI2B & AUDIOPHONICS DAC running MOODE 3.7- TONBRUX BATTERY SUPPLY & CHROMECAST2 AUDIO DONGLE no1 - JBE SERIES 3 SLATEDECK & EMOTIVA XPS-1 PHONO - DENON DV2900 - TWIN PRO MONOBLOCK AMPLIFIERS. - XIANG SHENG DAC\PRE\HEADPHONE AMP. -AUDIO TECHNICA ATH-MSR7 & OPPO PM-3 PLANAR HEADPHONES - WIN10 JRIVER22, SPOTIFY PREMIUM- KINPS CABLES, SMSL M6 MINIDAC, CHROMECAST2 AUDIO DONGLE no2 POWERED BY ANKER BATTERY PSU - FULL RANGE TWIN & SINGLE TELEFUNKEN's - Q ACOUSTIC BT3 actives - CANTON SUB - TANDBERG TCD310 CASS - CARTS.. ACD xlm mk1 integra, AT95SA Shibata, SHURE N55 SAS, SHURE M55E original, JVC MD1029. - RCA CABLES BY BRIAN SPKR CABLES BY MOI HAIR BY MARCO FEET BY ELECTRICBEACH - MAINS REGENERATED BY POWERINSPIRED AND FILTERED BY BELKIN PUREAV.

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