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    RPi (2012) + Picoreplayer + Topping D10s = Clicks/Pops/Dropouts

    Hello,

    I am an early user of the Slim Devices SB3 (2006) and LMS, and am excited to have recently found Picoreplayer which I have installed on an early RPi (two USB ports, circa 2012).

    I have connected a Topping D10s via USB, and all sounds fantastic, but I'm getting intermittent clicks. I have read though many posts on the forum, and tried all the settings that I can find on the excellent pCP Squeezelite webpage without any success. I have been able to make it worse!!

    I would welcome any thoughts, I really believe this setup is fantastic if only...........Thank you.

    Roger

    #2
    Those old boards had lots of usb problems. You can try to change the usb settings on the tweaks page….
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      #3
      Originally posted by paul- View Post
      Those old boards had lots of usb problems. You can try to change the usb settings on the tweaks page….
      Went through all the tweaks and did manage to improve it, but no get rid of it totally.

      Tried it on a Pi 400 and problem went away! Thanks very much for your help.

      Roger

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        #4
        Does the Topping have a DPLL setting? If so, you can try increasing it. Might be a jitter issue.
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          #5
          Hello Rogers,

          Can you please elaborate the steps how you manage to get music finally? I'm trying to connect my Denafrips AresII with the RPI4. Squeezelite & LMS are running "green ticks" on the main page, how do I proceed from here to test if I have the much needed music indeed?

          TIA

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            #6
            Originally posted by Narcos View Post
            Hello Rogers,

            Can you please elaborate the steps how you manage to get music finally? I'm trying to connect my Denafrips AresII with the RPI4. Squeezelite & LMS are running "green ticks" on the main page, how do I proceed from here to test if I have the much needed music indeed?

            TIA
            You can tell it is working if you can hear the music. If you have a spare SD card you could see if you can get your DAC working with Moode. It seems odd that your DAC doesn't appear by name in the drop down list in Squeezelite settings.

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            Bedroom: Radio
            Bathroom: Radio

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              #7
              Originally posted by Narcos View Post
              Hello Rogers,

              Can you please elaborate the steps how you manage to get music finally? I'm trying to connect my Denafrips AresII with the RPI4. Squeezelite & LMS are running "green ticks" on the main page, how do I proceed from here to test if I have the much needed music indeed?

              TIA
              Is your DAC on and connected when you boot picoreplayer?

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              Bedroom: Radio
              Bathroom: Radio

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                #8
                Gents,

                I FINALLY have music what an amazing feeling. I'm listening to radio just now, now I just need to mount my 4Tb usb external drive with 25k albums, any pointers on how to accomplish that "mount disk". I will eventually be using a 1Tb SSD attached to the Rpi, just fyi.

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                  #9
                  Originally posted by Narcos View Post
                  Gents,

                  I FINALLY have music what an amazing feeling. I'm listening to radio just now, now I just need to mount my 4Tb usb external drive with 25k albums, any pointers on how to accomplish that "mount disk". I will eventually be using a 1Tb SSD attached to the Rpi, just fyi.
                  Tell us how you got it working then [emoji2]

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                  Living Room: Touch or Squeezelite (Pi3B) > Topping E30 > Audiolab 8000A > Monitor Audio S5 + BK200-XLS DF
                  Bedroom: Radio
                  Bathroom: Radio

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                    #10
                    Originally posted by Narcos View Post
                    Gents,

                    I FINALLY have music what an amazing feeling. I'm listening to radio just now, now I just need to mount my 4Tb usb external drive with 25k albums, any pointers on how to accomplish that "mount disk". I will eventually be using a 1Tb SSD attached to the Rpi, just fyi.
                    Its in the "how tos": https://docs.picoreplayer.org/how-to/add_usb_hdd/

                    Jim

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                      #11
                      Originally posted by slartibartfast View Post
                      Tell us how you got it working then [emoji2]
                      With just a wee bit of trial & error, once you choose the correct “output setting” for your DAC In my case I got it right the 3rd time, I tried hw:CARD=Audio,DEV=0 (thanks to you then, front:card=Audio,DEV=0 and lastly (thanks Paul) iec958:card=Audio xxxx which was the correct choice. Hope this helps someone in the future..

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                        #12
                        Originally posted by Narcos View Post
                        With just a wee bit of trial & error, once you choose the correct “output setting” for your DAC In my case I got it right the 3rd time, I tried hw:CARD=Audio,DEV=0 (thanks to you then, front:card=Audio,DEV=0 and lastly (thanks Paul) iec958:card=Audio xxxx which was the correct choice. Hope this helps someone in the future..

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                        I wonder why the other outputs didn't work. It is possible that the alsa volume was set to zero I suppose.

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                        Living Room: Touch or Squeezelite (Pi3B) > Topping E30 > Audiolab 8000A > Monitor Audio S5 + BK200-XLS DF
                        Bedroom: Radio
                        Bathroom: Radio

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                          #13
                          Originally posted by slartibartfast View Post
                          I wonder why the other outputs didn't work. It is possible that the alsa volume was set to zero I suppose.

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                          It's my understanding (being a bear of extremley little brain )

                          hw:CARD= ; front:card= ; and iec958:card=
                          are fundamentally the same command, in that they pass throught the signal unmolested.

                          Why some work in preference to others is a mystery to me (like life and the universe, #42.)

                          perhaps its the manner of the usb connection in the software?

                          ronnie

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                            #14
                            Originally posted by Man in a van View Post
                            .#42.

                            ronnie
                            Jackie Robinson? OK Ronnie, I give up...

                            Jim

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                              #15
                              the clue is in slarti's user name

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