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Old 20th January 2019, 08:47 AM   #121
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Not wanting to spoil the CCA thread but I came here having being disheartened with Rpi with Volumio. Spent a testing afternoon today loading Moode and it seems to work, albeit I keep getting a crackly static noise.

But after all the effort....not sure it's good enough to warrant over a CCA.

Full disclosure.....CCA into a stock Cambridge DAC magic.....Rpi with a berry dac+ pro

I am still a CCA proponent!
Berry DAC+ pro is what's holding you back there I think.
Need a Allo Digione or Signature to step up a level.
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Old 20th January 2019, 11:17 AM   #122
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Even with a Berry DAC+, there should not be a crackly static noise. I would suggest persevering with your RPi over the CCA.

To try and identify the source of your static, I'd try removing your DAC, and using the RPi 3.5mm jack. If the static disappears, then the problem is with the DAC. IIRC, there may be some issues with some of the HiFiBerry drivers, so may be worth experimenting.

If your RPI proves to be static free, I'd suggest an Allo Boss 1.2, as this is a relatively cheap upgrade, compared to the Digione. I'd expect an RPi/Boss combination to be noticeably better than the CCA, unless there is something unusual downstream (preamp, amp etc)

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If the CCA is connected to a DAC, won't that define the quality?
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Old 20th January 2019, 02:42 PM   #124
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If the CCA is connected to a DAC, won't that define the quality?
Not completely:
1. CCA jitter worsens as resolution goes up, and gets quite ugly at 96/24
2. Optical connection is compromised vs. USB or I2S

IME, the RPI 3 B+ sounds better into the same DAC (iFi Audio nano iOne), as long as you don't power the DAC from the RPI USB port.
The considerably more expensive sms-200 sounds much better than CCA, both streaming into my Audiolab 8200CD.
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Old 3rd February 2019, 03:58 PM   #125
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Can't seem to get 24bit/96 out of the CCA via optical I to my DAC. Streamer is doing it's thing to the CCA but there it all goes quiet.

I thought it support3s 24bit
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