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    Join Date: Sep 2009

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    I'm Josie.

    Cool New version of the ALLO BOSS is here

    Hi all.

    Its been a while. Just had the heads up from Andre of Allo.

    A new version of the most excellent Boss DAC for the RPI will be arriving very soon.

    I've not much in terms to details as yet so I'll keep you posted but apparently power can be fed either through the Boss or via the RPI, or both which makes things more interesting.

    Can't wait to give a go.



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    Hi guys.

    So.. It's landed. Here are some pics

    Not been well recently and so haven't had chance to try and it as yet.

    A couple of first impressions of the build. The phone sockets seem to be more substantial. That is the seem more sturdy on the board.

    Also, the USB power connector is a larger type so that also feels more serious.



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    After feeling much better the new BOSS is now up and running.

    Very first initial impressions are very favorable.

    The first thing that hits you is the space and general ambiance. From the very first play of Shpongles Codex VI, it was pretty evident that something had been improved. With the DAC still in very early burn-in stages this was very welcome and puts it on a great platform for further improvements over the next few weeks of use.

    I've been running the previous BOSS with the Isolator board. This time I've gone back to basics running just the RPI and the new BOSS. I will try it with the Isolator at a later date.

    Reading up on some of the hardware changes it makes sense in regards to what I'm hearing with the new Boss. I'm not going to pretend that I understand the technical changes. Whatever has been done has been done well.

    Although at this very, very early stage of testing it's most certainly an improvement over the previous boss with improved realism and air.

    It's going to be a tough cookie to improve over the first BOSS DAC as it's such a great sounding DAC.


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    Great stuff Josie!

    As a current Boss owner I can't quite justify upgrading to v1.2, but for anybody reading who might be tempted to try the Boss, this is great news.

    I'm still waiting on their new 5v power supply. It didn't arrive in time for Christmas!

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    Hi guys,
    firs off, I want to wish all of you only the best for the year to come.
    lots of exciting things coming out this year!

    Thank you Josie for sharing your impressions so far.

    We used a type C connector in the BOSS so you can power it and push full 3A that dont go through the microUSB.
    Feeding your RPI and BOSS separately is just better... less noise form the RPI.
    Another advantage of the 1.2 are the new NDK ultra low noise oscillators, less noise again.
    New film capacitors , again less noise and finally, optimized component placement to ... you guessed it... reduce noise.

    BOSS (discontinued) was a great master DAC, but the 1.2 is just more representative of its time and our increased experience in audiophile design.


    also see pics of the cases!
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    seems to be developing well as i predicted. good stuff
    Regards,
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    Yup, Grant. With each update the sound just grows.

    I've now reintroduced the isolator with the boss 1.2 and the sound is stonking.

    I'll update my review soon.

    The cases look great too.

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    Looks great and thanks for the heads up Josie. I have to admit I'm a little behind on developments here. The Piano 2.1 + KALI is still considered the top of the tree though is it not?
    Rich

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    Does anyone have contact details for Andre? I PM'd a few days ago but don't think he checks in daily.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lovejoy View Post
    Looks great and thanks for the heads up Josie. I have to admit I'm a little behind on developments here. The Piano 2.1 + KALI is still considered the top of the tree though is it not?
    I think it is as a complete player (including DAC).

    The Digione is their top spdif board.

    Geoff

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