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    Using Harman Kardon Soundsticks I together with piCorePlayer?

    Hello!

    I have here the old Harman Kardon Soundsticks I with USB input that are working fine on my Mac as sound output.
    Is it possible to use such USB Speakers attached to a Raspberry Pi 4 with installes piCorePlayer and use them as sound output?
    How do I have to configure them? Is this a USB-DAC?

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    Quote Originally Posted by carsten_h View Post
    Hello!

    I have here the old Harman Kardon Soundsticks I with USB input that are working fine on my Mac as sound output.
    Is it possible to use such USB Speakers attached to a Raspberry Pi 4 with installes piCorePlayer and use them as sound output?
    How do I have to configure them? Is this a USB-DAC?
    Yes they should work.
    Just select USB as the output and follow the suggested settings
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    Quote Originally Posted by d6jg View Post
    Just select USB as the output and follow the suggested settings
    You are right! It has been so easy. Everything is working fine!
    Thank you!

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    I am using this settings now:

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    I tried to change the ALSA volume control:

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    but I can not change anything there. Or should this be edited by hand not selected on the right side?

    Also on thing I hear is that the Soundsticks are at 100% not as loud as they are attached to may Mac. On my Mac it is impossible to be there because it is too loud, but attached to the Pi they are not really loud. I would say normal volume is 70%.
    Can this be changed anywhere in the settings?

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