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Old 13th June 2014, 04:12 PM   #481
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I was thinking along the lines of a Dell Venue 11 Pro with an external DAC and HD.

The Dell supposedly gets about 10 hrs on a single charge and has an option to swop batteries.

Oh! and another thing... Do you have any pics of your DHT headphone amp?
Seems like the Dell can run linux, but has some issues, like wifi
Dell Venue 11 Pro (Tablet PC, 10,8" Intel Atom Z3770, 2,4GHz, 2GB RAM, 64GB HDD) | Linux Hardware Guide.com

I'm not sure what version of linux Daphile uses. Depending on that, it might work but it seems iffy.

That same site has other tablets that might work better
Tablets | Linux Hardware Guide.com

My 300b headphone amp project has stalled, but I am trying to restart it soon. Decided to make wood cases for it, and that has taken a while.

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Something else I just thought of. Daphile wants to be headless, controlled by another device. On my PC, when Daphile boots up, there is no way to control Daphile/squeeze server from that PC, from what I have seen.

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Old 13th June 2014, 07:39 PM   #482
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no one with a mobile system?
My current main system is based on Jetway barebone:
JETWAY JBC362F36W-2600-B
I equipped it with 2GB RAM and Samsung 840 EVO 1TB.

Completely silent - no fans or spinning parts.

PROS:
- WLAN (ath9k) supports AP mode. Actually it can even operate concurrently as client and AP on same channel (Daphile supports this).
- 2 Ethernet ports
- with DVI-to-HDMI adapter (and latest private Daphile version) I get HDMI audio (only 2CHs of course)
- good BIOS options
- small
- Suspend to RAM works fine

CONS:
- case is pretty warm
- no external SPDIF
- no USB3 ports
- WLAN is 2.4GHz only (no dual band at 5GHz)

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Old 13th June 2014, 07:56 PM   #483
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Cogitech,

Would you kindly confirm whether you are using a CM6631 or a CM6631A based usb to spdif converter.

I have a generic LJM CM6631A usb to spdif purchased on ebay, which when use with Firmware 0101 PID 00319 is automatically detected and outputs spdif when used with volumio on the Raspberry Pi.

However, the same LJM CM6631A unit although detected by Daphile as High Speed USB2 hardware does not appear to output any signal through spdif.

If , I may enquire, what is the firmware that is flashed on your unit.

You may check the firmware by using the flash update tool found in the CM6631 Firmware 2203 package VID 0x0D8C PID 0x0309 on Windows XP which may be downloaded from http://www.nutsaudio.com/driver/CM6631_Firmware.zip

Full particulars of the firmware(s) and the update tools are to be found at
CM6631 usb audio interface .... any good ? at post no #221

I would very much like to solve this problem and to use the LJM CM6631A unit with my external dacs when playing with Daphile.

I believe that the first step to solving the problem would be to identify the firmware that works with Daphile.

Incidentally as an aside, and for your information why I am somewhat curious as to the firmware used; the LJM CM6631A unit when shipped came with Firmware 0108 PID 00314 . This firmware 0108 PID 00314 worked in Windows and was able to output an spdif signal but did not work in volumio which is based on debian linux.

It was only after I flashed the firmware to 0101 PID 00319 that the unit worked in Volumio. Nonetheless neither 0101 PID 00319 nor 0108 PID 00314 works with Daphile .

Thanks in advance. Hope to receive a response from you.
Sorry for the delay. I wasn't ignoring you.

Mine is a 6631A, AFAIK. It works equally well (USB Audio v2.0) in Daphile, Ubuntu and Mint.

Unfortunately I only run Linux machines at home, and my work PC is Windows 7. Do you think I would have any luck with those utilities running in Windows XP in a virtual machine? I could try that...

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Old 13th June 2014, 09:22 PM   #484
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EDIT
Something else I just thought of. Daphile wants to be headless, controlled by another device. On my PC, when Daphile boots up, there is no way to control Daphile/squeeze server from that PC, from what I have seen.

Randy
Exactly. Daphile is a headless back end.

Makes sense to use a tablet for the front end, but it also only makes sense to get a tablet that can run one of the excellent front-end apps, like Orange Squeeze or Logitech SqueezeBox Controller. To use a Windows-based tablet for this will force you to use the Daphile web-GUI for everything, which is not ideal. Fine for configuring Daphile, but for day-to-day control purposes, the dedicated apps are much better.

I found an Asus EeePC in mint condition on my local buy and sell website for $75. It runs Daphile without a hitch, it is quiet, it is tiny, and it uses next to no power.
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Old 17th June 2014, 12:37 PM   #485
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Hi Kipeta,

I have also the JBC362F36W-2600-B.

It is working fine, unfortunately really hot!

My only complain would be from the speed on the web interface.
I have a pretty big library. Any idea to improve this?
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Old 20th June 2014, 03:43 AM   #486
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I have a problem with ripping and wondered if it is me alone.

Daphile is configured to rip to FLAC 8 and is on autostart and eject when finished. It is now not autostarting or ejecting when done. I now have to manually start the rip and click on eject when ripping is finished.

Anyone the same or similar?

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Old 20th June 2014, 07:52 AM   #487
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Sorry for the delay. I wasn't ignoring you.

Mine is a 6631A, AFAIK. It works equally well (USB Audio v2.0) in Daphile, Ubuntu and Mint.

Unfortunately I only run Linux machines at home, and my work PC is Windows 7. Do you think I would have any luck with those utilities running in Windows XP in a virtual machine? I could try that...
Cogitech,

Just to keep you guys informed. I solved the problem when tinkering with the unit this week.

I was able to create a new firmware with the firmware tool for the CM6631 which was posted at post #453 at CM6631 usb audio interface .... any good ?

Having created the new firmware, I flashed the CM6631A usb to spdif and was able to use the unit on both Daphile as well as Rasberry Pi. The new firmware I generated also outputs spdif and I2S signals.

I havent as yet tried the unit in windows as I do not see any need to do so.


I understand that the tool also works in Windows 7 and XP.

See posts #473 and #475 at CM6631 usb audio interface .... any good ?

In any event, I hope that the sharing of my experience, may assist others facing the same problem.

Thanks

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Old 21st June 2014, 07:37 AM   #488
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Glad to hear you got it working, and thanks for sharing that info. I had no idea people had such issues with different firmware. I am sure it will be of some help to others.
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Old 21st June 2014, 10:39 AM   #489
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Hi Mllum,

How did you exactly create the firmware> Can you let me know in more detail?

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Old 23rd June 2014, 11:36 AM   #490
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Kipeta,

Playing 64 DSD files the 1st track not sound I have to start with the 2nd track to have sound, once started with the 2nd track the 1st track have sound

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