I’ve been happily using Volumio for over 1,5 years now (even when it was still RaspyFi) and it works great for me. Even with limited knowledge of UNIX it ran straight-out-of-the-box for me. Up until now…
I upgraded to v1.55 last week, and it doesn’t play well on my Raspberry Pi Model B, to say the least. The sound is completely distorted, not even a single musical sound can be made from it anymore.
I know it can gives some pops/cracks during updating of the database, so I waited for a full day to try again (usually update takes about 3 hours, only 110 Gb of music).
The problem occurs for FLAC and MP3 files playback, and also via Airplay.
To illustrate what how distorted/unrecognizable the sound is, I’ve recorded a sample: Sample
Spoiler: it’s supposed to be Art Blakey & The Jazz Messenger, not some weird psycho/electro/underground/whatever.
Set-up: Raspberry Pi Model B, EdiMax wifi adapter, Schiit Modi USB DAC. Pi gets its power from a powered USB hub, to which also the DAC and a harddrive are connected. The USB hub is a generic 4-port hub that I bought from an online store that recommended this one for the Pi. Power supply is the 5V, 2A adapter that goes along with it.
I previously used a Transcend 8 gb Class 10 sd card. I also tried a brand new Kingston 8 Gb Class 10 sd card, as I thought Volumio might not have installed on the older sd card anymore.
Like I said, my knowledge of UNIX is limited (I pick up fast though), and I have no idea where to start. Version 1.5 worked fine soundwise (but would freeze after few hours of idle, that’s why I upgraded), but I don’t have the v1.5 install files anymore. So I’m lost without music at the moment…
Apart from a different SD card, I’ve also tried changing the buffer settings in Volumio, without result unfortunately.
Any help would be greatly appreciated!
Edit: added the specs of the system (sorry, forgot that!)