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    Trying to get this Rpi 'Hat' to work with PiCorePlayer - Need Help Please....

    https://www.audiophonics.fr/en/dac-a...4-p-14255.html


    I bought this Board to see if I could get a I2S output from a Raspberry Pi. I have seen a few posts on people that got it to work with HiFiBerry Settings (Which I have tried a few iterations to no avail)...

    I have also tried Coax output, but cannot get any sound out of this 'Hat'.

    Can someone recommend the Output setting for this 'Hat'....
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    There were posts recently about this one. Not sure of the result.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Greg Erskine View Post
    There were posts recently about this one. Not sure of the result.
    I did not come up with anything searching the internet, so after a few hours of trying various combinations of Drivers and Output devices and rebooting the Rpi many times..... I found a combination that actually plays music. The Seller said it should work with 'HiFiBerry DAC' (And of course there is no such option in PcP). I tried ALL of the HiFiBerry Drivers and they all failed !!

    The one setting that worked for me was "Audiophonics lSabre Q2M" and it defaulted to the Output Setting of "hw:CARD=DAC"

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    So far, so good !
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    Well that sure makes no sense. But that is the norm from Audiophonics. Complete lack of accurate documentation, and they change hardware without even telling the user when they buy it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by paul- View Post
    Well that sure makes no sense. But that is the norm from Audiophonics. Complete lack of accurate documentation, and they change hardware without even telling the user when they buy it.
    I have been communicating with Audiophonics and they told me to try "RPI DAC" and "ESS9023 DAC" ....... And both of them did work and played PCM and DoP DSD files...... They still claim that their board with Play Native DSD.... Still working on that one!
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    The driver you are using is an i2s sound card driver. I2S can ONLY do pcm. So your only option is DOP.


    It doesn't matter what they "Claim"
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    Quote Originally Posted by paul- View Post
    The driver you are using is an i2s sound card driver. I2S can ONLY do pcm. So your only option is DOP.


    It doesn't matter what they "Claim"
    I kind of suspected that...... But their webpage https://www.audiophonics.fr/en/dac-a...4-p-14255.html

    Was quite convincing... Scroll down about 2 pages... Jumper supplied for DoP vs. Native etc......

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    For what it's worth. I did get the I2S board to play DSD 64. This was with Volumio.
    Audiophonics told me that Volumio will support Native DSD 64 and Moode Audio will support Native DSD 64 and DSD 128.

    They don't know PcP

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    I still think it's semantics.

    The RPI I2S link is DoP, No way around it. But I suppose the board could disassemble the PCM encapsulation and output the Native DSD
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    Quote Originally Posted by paul- View Post
    I still think it's semantics.

    The RPI I2S link is DoP, No way around it. But I suppose the board could disassemble the PCM encapsulation and output the Native DSD
    What was really strange is that to get it to play DSD 64 on Volumio, they told me to set the DSD Playback mode to 'DoP'..... Which doesn't make any sense to me.

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