If this should go in another section - let me know and I’ll follow up there.
I got volumio running on RPI B with a nuforce 2 DAC. I want to use it in the main room with an Onkyo reciever to run a pair of JBL L65s and a Hsu research sub woofer.
Last night I ripped a CD (Jim Croce’s greatest hits) to Flac and eagerly awaited the pleasurable sound that I get when playing a CD through the same system. Now this is not an incredible recording to begin with but I was disappointed when playing through Volumio vis a vis the CD straight into the system.
A couple of ideas come to mind that I’m going to try over the next several evenings;
- I was running stereo out from the Dac to the reciever. I’ve got a coaxial spif cable on its way and will try that probably tonight.
- I ripped the CD to flac (all default settings) then loaded onto Box.com to download in the other room to the server that has the music. Box zips the file when you download it so I’m not sure if that had any affect on the sound. I need to figure out how to move it strait to the NAS drive - that’s next.
I will try to correct these. My hope is that I will hear at least as good of quality through this system as the CD player direct into the receiver. If not - well then I have another “apple tv” to use …
Any comments tips or suggestions are appreciated. Thanks Volumio for a really cool product.