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  1. #31
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    ... and a piccie of the Sony in place under the RPi :



    Happy coincidence that the drive is pretty much the same width as the RPi case
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  2. #32
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    Looking good Mike
    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.....

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    Did a few trials of cd v file, albeit files from audirvana to pi and felt the files won.
    Wasn't a lot in it but maybe more relaxed and clear... Less strident.
    Just my take
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    Hooked up a cheap LG DVD spinner VIA IFI IUSB3 Nano (spare) 2Qute DAC, PI3 Allo Digone signature (Longdog clean side PSU)

    I used the IUSB3 just to keep the DVD player off of the PI's VBus.

    Made a small but nice difference clarity wise.

    I Also tried an old freecom DVD unit but it sounded noisy like a jet aircraft taking off during playback. must be a duffer

    Sounding Pretty Good for such an inexpensive add on.

    Nice work guy's.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stig View Post
    Hooked up a cheap LG DVD spinner VIA IFI IUSB3 Nano (spare) 2Qute DAC, PI3 Allo Digone signature (Longdog clean side PSU)

    I used the IUSB3 just to keep the DVD player off of the PI's VBus.

    Made a small but nice difference clarity wise.

    I Also tried an old freecom DVD unit but it sounded noisy like a jet aircraft taking off during playback. must be a duffer

    Sounding Pretty Good for such an inexpensive add on.

    Nice work guy's.
    I've got a ifi usb3. I might try it
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    Quote Originally Posted by struth View Post
    I've got a ifi usb3. I might try it
    Worth a go.

    I had my IUSB3 lying around after I switched from USB to SPDIF.

    works well to my ears.

    Regen should also do pretty much the same thing

  7. #37
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    Bit the bullet and paid for the Nanosound license (27) to try the ripping feature.
    So - to use is a bit of a faff but nothing too bad!

    Go into settings (in Volumio) then choose plugins then the Nanosounds CD plugin.
    From here choose the format you want the files in (FLAC or WAV and also if you want it upsampled - I left it at none)
    Choose the location to store the files (default is the SD card) - I set it to my NAS drive.

    With a CD inserted and still in the settings page for Nanosound, click on the extract the whole CD.
    Takes around 40 minutes and it also has a button to show you how it is progressing.

    Main bug bare is that the folder it creates to hold the files is not the artist/album name nut the date and time(so just changed it in the NAS drive).

    Files played back fine with no issues - not carried out a back-to-back test with the original CD as yet.
    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.....

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    That all sounds a bit of a faff. I'm impressed with the playback from a cheap DVD drive, but it's not quite as straightforward as loading a CD player and hitting 'play'. Have you tried the upsampling facility?

  9. #39
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    A faff it is but the whole solution costs peanuts compared to an all in one player, ripper thingy you can buy.
    Not tried the upsampling yet (been busy this evening) but might try over the weekend and report back.
    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.....

  10. #40
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    Quote Originally Posted by struth View Post
    Did a few trials of cd v file, albeit files from audirvana to pi and felt the files won.
    Wasn't a lot in it but maybe more relaxed and clear... Less strident.
    Just my take
    I agree Grant - there's very little in it.
    Still find it a very useful, cheap and easy addon even though I usually stick to the stored file versions for ease of use.

    However, I have a lot more CDs than I can be bothered to rip and store so for me it saves the hassle for the occasions when I get a yen to listen to something other than my favourite stuff (or pick up a bargain from the charity shop...)
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