Hi guys. Newbie here. Please be gentle.
Apologies if this has been covered before.
I’ve just bought an Allo USBridge Signature and I’ve been experiencing weird noises when using Volumio with it. The noises are a bit like a CD skipping but just in the high frequencies. I initially thought it might be a buffering problem so I’ve changed the buffer to 12mb and buffer before play to 40% but still the issue persists.
I’m using the USBridge with a 1GB/s ethernet connection straight into my router with the files residing on a Synology NAS. My DAC is an Arcam irDAC and nearly all my files are ALAC M4A’s.
The issue seems to be more pronounced with certain recording but effects both 24bit and 16bit files the same.
Curiously, if I play the same files over AirPlay they sound perfect. Which leads me to think that Volumio is the culprit rather than the files or the USBridge. The same files also play back perfectly played directly from iTunes via USB to my Quad Vena2.
Any thoughts? It’s driving me nuts.