This isn’t really a Volumio issue so may not belong here. Apologies if so.
As I’ve posted about in another thread I’m trying to run Volumio x86 on a Minix z64.
So far, pretty good though I haven’t been able to install to the hard drive and the built in wifi doesn’t work. However, booting from a USB and using a USB wifi dongle is working ok.
The major issue now is a low level hum/hiss that seems to be caused by the PSU or the device itself. The noise is audible across all channels of my Yamaha amp (not just the USB DAC channel it’s connected to). The noise doesn’t increase in volume even if I turn my amp up full.
I picked up an Audioquest jitterbug, thinking that the issue was with the USB output at first, but this hasn’t solved it. The noise isn’t present when connected to my Macbook or NUC. I’ve connected the plug to a couple of outlets with the same result and I’ve tried a few USB cables (though they’re all cheap ones - the kind you get free when you buy a printer, but they look of ok quality).
What are my options here? Would a power strip conditioner like this one (amazon.co.uk/Tacima-6-Way-M … onditioner) be worth a look? Or do I need to spend a little bit on a better USB cable? Or is this just the nature of these cheap devices?
The noise is almost ignorable, certainly less than I get from my turntable cranked up but ultimately it’s going to mean running Volumio on the Minix is a no go if I can’t fix it. Maybe it is time to bite the bullet and buy a MINI86.