Hello, i’m experiencing serious problems using Udoo Quad + Volumio with my dual AK4399 + XMOS chinese DAC from Minishow seller (Weiliang project): ebay.it/itm/Parallel-Dual-AK … 1e87392ea8
The DAC itself is very outstandingly sounding for the price and it plays flawlessly attached to my PC with Foobar 2000, even playing DSD files. It needs Weiliang proprietary XMOS drivers in Windows though, as using reference XMOS drivers it won’t work.
When attached to Udoo + Volumio beta1, 2 main issues occur:
- When i boot Volumio using a freshly-written micro-sd the DAC plays well (using an USB pendrive as media storage), without the need to change any setting; but as soon as i reboot Udoo (even if some days pass between shutdown and restart), the DAC won’t play at all: playback in Volumio starts normally and time counter goes on, but no sound is output by the DAC. At this point, the DAC won’t output whatever change i try to Volumio settings, just until i pull mini-sd out of Udoo and write it again using Win32DiskImager. Then it will work once again until i reboot…
That’s really strange, i guess what could have changed in Volumio micro-sd after the first boot, considering i don’t change any setting at all…
But you can guess that this way the Udoo + Volumio + DAC combination is practically useless.
N.B. If i attach the DAC to my PC, it plays well at any time.
- Even during the first session after micro-sd is written, the DAC refuses to play DSD files if attached to Udoo + Volumio: like above, Volumio playback starts and counter goes ahead, but no sound is output. The same DSD files play well on my PC using Foobar2000.
I suppose there is a driver problem, as DAC XMOS needs proprietary drivers and reference XMOS drivers are not working well with it. But i only have Windows drivers and i don’t know if Linux drivers are available for it…
Would it be possible for you to obtain appropriate drivers for it to add to Volumio drivers database in a future release?