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  1. #41
    Join Date: Jan 2008

    Location: West Yorkshire

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    I'm Andy.

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    So - I will send an email off to Nanosound.
    Set the upsampling to 176.4k and let it rip (had already ripped the same CD to default (44.1k).
    First thing was the file sizes were the same.
    When selected in Volumio and played both showed as Flac, at 44.1k and 16bit - looks like the upsampling didn't work
    Main system:

    Digital.
    Philips DCC 730
    Technics SL-PJ28A CD Player
    Analogue.
    Michell Orbe with arm decoupling kit & Pete's Pylons. AudioNote Arm 1 V2. Goldring Elite MC and Firebottle OTP MKII Phono Amp
    Lenco L75 in Birch ply plinth. Linn Basik Plus. A&R P77 cart (Paratrace by Expert) VSPC MM Phono Amp
    Network Player.
    Raspberry PI plus IQAudio DAC+ (also used as a CD player) plus Pi NAS Server
    Amp.
    Burson Bang V6 Classic (Pure Sound A30 going into storage soon)
    Speakers
    Reiver Jenna floor standers
    HeadPhones.
    Sennheiser HD545 Ref, HD600, HD477
    Headphone Amp
    Myryad Z40 (also used as a pre amp)
    Backup Speakers.
    Heybrook HB1, TDL RTL2, Some home made concoction...
    Backup Amps
    Audiolab 8000a, Armstrong something or other, Amstrad Quadraphonic something or other, home built EL34 power amps.....

  2. #42
    Join Date: Jan 2008

    Location: West Yorkshire

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    I'm Andy.

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    Just checked the website again and I misunderstood the upsampling.
    It doesn't work on ripping CD's but only on playback!!

    So - will try and find a spare hour so I can listen to a few tracks in the different upsampling modes and see if it adds, takeaway or stays the same.
    Main system:

    Digital.
    Philips DCC 730
    Technics SL-PJ28A CD Player
    Analogue.
    Michell Orbe with arm decoupling kit & Pete's Pylons. AudioNote Arm 1 V2. Goldring Elite MC and Firebottle OTP MKII Phono Amp
    Lenco L75 in Birch ply plinth. Linn Basik Plus. A&R P77 cart (Paratrace by Expert) VSPC MM Phono Amp
    Network Player.
    Raspberry PI plus IQAudio DAC+ (also used as a CD player) plus Pi NAS Server
    Amp.
    Burson Bang V6 Classic (Pure Sound A30 going into storage soon)
    Speakers
    Reiver Jenna floor standers
    HeadPhones.
    Sennheiser HD545 Ref, HD600, HD477
    Headphone Amp
    Myryad Z40 (also used as a pre amp)
    Backup Speakers.
    Heybrook HB1, TDL RTL2, Some home made concoction...
    Backup Amps
    Audiolab 8000a, Armstrong something or other, Amstrad Quadraphonic something or other, home built EL34 power amps.....

  3. #43
    Join Date: Jan 2008

    Location: West Yorkshire

    Posts: 280
    I'm Andy.

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    A few months passed and I was not overly impressed with the Nanosound way.
    Main issue was I was hoping to reduce my box count and just use the PI for streaming/CD playing/ripping but I had too many issues with it not being able to play some CD's (or rip either).
    The support I got from them was not too good either so ended up not using it much (glad it didn't cost a fortune).

    Signed up for the great deal from Tidal (1.99 for 120 days) the other week and have enjoyed it so far so wanted to play it via the PI but you have to pay Volumio for this.
    Today I thought why not as it's only 25 for the year and again, impressed.
    But, you also now get CD replay and ripping facilities. On some of the CD's Nanosound couldn't read, the Volumio solution works a treat and the CD interface is so much easier and neater so a complete win-win.
    Main system:

    Digital.
    Philips DCC 730
    Technics SL-PJ28A CD Player
    Analogue.
    Michell Orbe with arm decoupling kit & Pete's Pylons. AudioNote Arm 1 V2. Goldring Elite MC and Firebottle OTP MKII Phono Amp
    Lenco L75 in Birch ply plinth. Linn Basik Plus. A&R P77 cart (Paratrace by Expert) VSPC MM Phono Amp
    Network Player.
    Raspberry PI plus IQAudio DAC+ (also used as a CD player) plus Pi NAS Server
    Amp.
    Burson Bang V6 Classic (Pure Sound A30 going into storage soon)
    Speakers
    Reiver Jenna floor standers
    HeadPhones.
    Sennheiser HD545 Ref, HD600, HD477
    Headphone Amp
    Myryad Z40 (also used as a pre amp)
    Backup Speakers.
    Heybrook HB1, TDL RTL2, Some home made concoction...
    Backup Amps
    Audiolab 8000a, Armstrong something or other, Amstrad Quadraphonic something or other, home built EL34 power amps.....

  4. #44
    Join Date: Apr 2008

    Location: Warrington

    Posts: 3,414
    I'm Neil.

    Default Raspberry PI as a CD player

    Winner as I found Nanosound quite clunky, but you can use Airplay to Volumio from various apps like Tidal and Spotify on the free version, which is lossless for 16/44.1 files.
    Mana Acoustics Racks / Bright Star IsoNodes Decoupling >> Allo DigiOne Player >> Pedja Rogic's Audial Model S DAC + Pioneer PL-71 turntable / Vista Audio phono-1 mk II / Denon PCL-5 headshell / Reson Reca >> LFD DLS >> LFD PA2M (SE) >> Royd RR3s.

  5. #45
    Join Date: Jun 2015

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    I'm Lawrence.

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    I play Tidal Hifi free on my Pi with Squeezelite.

  6. #46
    Join Date: Feb 2013

    Location: W Lothian

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    I'm Grant.

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    Have to say as good as my pi, digione is, I never use it now.
    After the trial of roon has finished I fear I may never again.
    It's more convenient although dearer.
    If you use audirvana it can run tidal. In fact it runs it or qobuz very well, and old volumio versions can run av.
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