Hi everyone, it’s my first time diving into Volumio and trying out pi DAC’s.
I just received a couple of Hifiberry’s to use with Airplay on a couple of receivers at home.
The first DAC I tried setting up is the Hifiberry Zero running on my old Pi W Zero and once I got it set up, it’s been working without any issues. No static ‘pops’ or anything like that.
The second DAC was for my main HomeTheater receiver so I wanted to get the higher end Hifiberry DAC+ Pro but they didn’t have any in stock so I paid a bit more and ordered the Hifiberry DAC+ ADC Pro.
Setup was a breeze with the Pi 3B+ but right away when starting a song I could hear a static pop sound and it happens randomly throughout playback. I’m using the 2 RCA outputs on the DAC to my receiver.
I’ve tried searching and tested the following to see if I could find a fix but so far no luck:
- tried wifi and ethernet
- reformatted and installed on a 4gb RPI4 in case it was the 3B+ with the exact same result.
- tried switching on and off the resampling option
- tried different ‘audio buffer size’ options and ‘buffers before play’ options
- tried with the i2s DAC option on and off
I figured there might be something wrong with the DAC, then I tried installing testing Hifiberry OS and with that running there were no pop sounds at all.
So I’m wondering what could be wrong here and if there’s another setting I should be using with this particular setup?