Volumio Version: 2.0
Hardware: Primo HiFi
DAC: Primo HiFi
I am the recent owner of a Volumio Primo HiFi. I am quite happy with the sound quality and functioning of the device. I had some difficulties to have the tagging system working correctly but I think I got it now.
My setup consists on the Primo connected by analogue RCA (so fully using the great Primo DAC) to my Sony ES Pre-Amp and Ethernet wired to my cable Router. I also have an USB WD Elements Portable connected to the Primo’s USB, where are my files.
I had some issues with slow file transfers from my laptop to the USB drive on the Primo, but then I understood that the Primo do not disable Wi-Fi when the Primo is connected by Wi-Fi and Ethernet. I think it should be automatic but I needed to disable Wi-Fi to have it working primarily by Ethernet. Now it is connecting quite fast.
Previously I was a user of Foobar and then of JRiver connected by USB to a Cambridge Audio 851C CD/DAC. I also record a lot of DAT tapes having the Digital Out of the 851C to a Sony DAT recorder. For this, it is very important that the media player may have an option like ‘on starting a song it can delay a couple of seconds for hardware synchronization’. Foobar and JRiver have this ‘delay’ option that can be selectable and configured. Otherwise, when recording, the DAT will not be able to record the first second or fraction of the song. Of course this just applies when start playing, all the remaining tracks will play gapless.
I am sorry for the long introduction but I thought I should present all clearly.
At this moment I am facing an annoying issue with Volumio that I think it is connected with the immediate start after pressing play on the ‘console’:
- For some FLAC files there a loud annoying plop/click noise when starting a track manually, if the track is in a playlist of playing the full album it does not happen. I noticed that it always happens with the same songs and sometimes occasionally/randomly not so loud with others.
I tried this same songs in Windows Media Player and with JRiver via 851C DAC and this doesn’t happen.
- When recording to the DAT connected to the Digital Out of the Primo, as there is no time for hardware synchronization, the very beginning of the songs is not recorded.
I couldn’t find an option for these settings and it is very important to me to use the Primo as my main player/renderer/DAC. Can you please help here?
I believe that solving these could also help other users and give extra points against other players. I really like Volumio and I wanted to stay with it without any reservations but these points are very important for me.
Thank you in advance.