new DAC

Hi

I changed my Audiophonics ES9038 by the Waveshare WM8960.
I installed the module from github.com/waveshare/WM8960-Audio-HAT on my RPI3.
Of course the install didn’t work well on Volumio
and the soundcard doesn’t play AT ALL.
The same installation process on Raspbian works perfectly with VLC & VLC Remote from my phone.
Unfortunately, VLC is a little bit raw.
I did a lot of research on Linux (forums) but couldn’t find any solution.
Sound on Linux is quite fiendly.
Is there any idea ?

Regards.
install wm8960 Volumio 01.jpg

Just curious, why did you switch from an audiophonics to a waveshare?

because Wolfson has a better chip

Seriously? By what measures or analyses?

The Wolfson WM8960 is a device for portable use or for games consoles (‘portable digital audio applications’) and the spec is appropriate to that use-case. ‘DAC SNR 98dB (‘A’ weighted), THD -84dB at 48kHz, 3.3V’ is dreadful by comparison to a TDA1541 (found in ApplePi DAC and others, 112dB and -95dB). To jump from ESS9038 to WM8960 is an act of bravery re your hearing, so that board must be doing something else for your particular instance…

Chris M

Hi,
Before the run of the kernel driver installer script (instal.sh) run the following command:

sudo volumio kernelsource

To make the IS2 work insert the following line in /volumio/app/plugins/system_controller/i2s_dac/dacs.json after the {“name”:“Raspberry PI”,“data”:[ line

{"id":"wm8960-soundcard","name":"Waveshare - WM8960","overlay":"wm8960-soundcard","alsanum":"0","mixer":"","modules":"","script":"","needsreboot":"no"},

EDIT: it works with 2.692 but not with 2.668 or 2.657