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    Clicking throughout music

    Not sure if I'm in the right forum, it's hard to tell where my problem is.

    I'm running picoreplayer on a raspi3.

    When playing music, after about 15 mins or so the music develops clicks throughout.

    I am using the app Spotty to stream spotify and picoreplayer is running squeezelite, lms and shairport. I am not running the shairport app on lms, although I have in the past. I thought this was the issue, so I killed it, but it doesn't seem to have helped.

    I thought maybe it was because it was trying to sync to another picoreplayer in the house so I killed that too but it doesn't seem to have fixed it.

    The clicking generally continues after I pause the music, in fact it generally continues after a lms reboot, although stops after a full rasberrypi reboot.

    Any ideas?

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    How are You outputting from the Pi? HDMI, analog, Dac etc?
    It’s usually the sound card chip,
    You could schedule an overnight reboot
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    Quote Originally Posted by d6jg View Post
    How are You outputting from the Pi? HDMI, analog, Dac etc?
    It’s usually the sound card chip,
    You could schedule an overnight reboot
    It’s a hifiberry amp+

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    Quote Originally Posted by ryangodammit View Post
    It’s a hifiberry amp+
    In which case the only thing you can really do is schedule a reboot.

    It is under Tweaks in Beta mode on piCorePlayer

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    VB2.4 storage QNAP TS419p (NFS)
    Living Room - Joggler & SB3 -> Onkyo TS606 -> Celestion F20s
    Office - Pi3+Sreen -> Sony TAFE320 -> Celestion F10s / Pi2+DAC & SB3 -> Onkyo CRN755 -> Wharfedale Modus Cubes
    Dining Room -> SB Boom
    Kitchen -> UE Radio (upgraded to SB Radio)
    Bedroom (Bedside) - Pi2+DAC ->ToppingTP21 ->AKG Headphones
    Bedroom (TV) - SB Touch ->Sherwood AVR ->Mordaunt Short M10s
    Everything controlled by iPeng

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    Quote Originally Posted by d6jg View Post
    In which case the only thing you can really do is schedule a reboot.

    It is under Tweaks in Beta mode on piCorePlayer

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    Is there something specific causing it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ryangodammit View Post
    Is there something specific causing it?
    Yes but unfortunately it is most likely the DAC chip on the Pi or AMP+ getting its knickers in a twist. I have had it on a Pi3 with a USB DAC. A reboot clears it.
    An audio electronics expert will give you a fuller answer.
    VB2.4 storage QNAP TS419p (NFS)
    Living Room - Joggler & SB3 -> Onkyo TS606 -> Celestion F20s
    Office - Pi3+Sreen -> Sony TAFE320 -> Celestion F10s / Pi2+DAC & SB3 -> Onkyo CRN755 -> Wharfedale Modus Cubes
    Dining Room -> SB Boom
    Kitchen -> UE Radio (upgraded to SB Radio)
    Bedroom (Bedside) - Pi2+DAC ->ToppingTP21 ->AKG Headphones
    Bedroom (TV) - SB Touch ->Sherwood AVR ->Mordaunt Short M10s
    Everything controlled by iPeng

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    Quote Originally Posted by d6jg View Post
    Yes but unfortunately it is most likely the DAC chip on the Pi or AMP+ getting its knickers in a twist. I have had it on a Pi3 with a USB DAC. A reboot clears it.
    An audio electronics expert will give you a fuller answer.
    I might try asking around at hifiberry. They’re pretty helpful

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    Quote Originally Posted by ryangodammit View Post
    I might try asking around at hifiberry. They’re pretty helpful
    When I first installed a AMP2+ (I thnk) - I had this issue. It was only on one speaker - and I could see the driver jump as it clicked.

    I measured with a voltmeter and got had a slowly building up DC voltage - until the driver jumped and clicked, and repeated.

    I reported it to HifiBery -I got a replacement for free. Been OK since - this scenario sounds similar for you.....hope it helps.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wl1 View Post
    When I first installed a AMP2+ (I thnk) - I had this issue. It was only on one speaker - and I could see the driver jump as it clicked.

    I measured with a voltmeter and got had a slowly building up DC voltage - until the driver jumped and clicked, and repeated.

    I reported it to HifiBery -I got a replacement for free. Been OK since - this scenario sounds similar for you.....hope it helps.


    Thanks man. I posted on hifiberry’s forum and they got in touch and said they had trouble with an early batch and are sending me a free replacement. Awesome customer service. Can’t reccomend them highly enough

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