It’s my first post here and I would like to start by thanking creators of this great project for their work, results are already amazing and I believe that it is just the beginning. Keep up the good work!
Now back to business… If I were to buy a new single-board computer specially for running Volumio what is my best option? I see that at this moment you support following platforms:
- Raspberry Pi
- Beaglebone Black
I already have a Raspberry Pi with Volumio installed and while it performs great for 44.1kHz/16bit music (which is the quality of 99.9% of my tracks) I still get an occasional clicks/pops for 192kHz/24bit audio on my asynch DAC (Cambridge Audio DacMagic 100). From what I’ve gathered it is an architectural issue of Raspberry itself (having several devices, like network card, on a single USB hub) and it simply can’t be fixed. Even if it is possible to get hi-res audio running near-perfectly when our Pi is idle, all it takes is some network traffic to break the whole deal.
So… Maybe some other devices are free from that issue? Have you performed such tests for other supported platforms? Or maybe there are some other platforms that handle USB communication differently (Cubieboard maybe)? I am very interested what is your opinion on that and I am sure that this information will come handy for others who plan to buy hardware for running your great distribution.