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VOLUMIO soundcheck invitation for Hamburg, Germany

Postby judydudi » Sun Feb 19 2017 10:21

Hi, this is an invitation for people located in Hamburg, Germany.

My project is to find you, sharing comparing various volumio configuration with others.
With a questionnaire i will evaluate the experience
This might be a start for more events like this, maybe for amplifier, more DAC etc.

The event will happen in a nice room at my work on March 8. 2017, 8 pm.
Everone who is interested can sign in with PM to me. Seats are limited.
The event is total free and drinks are available.

This day i will hear these settings:

1. Raspberry Pi 3 & Mamboberry LS
2. Raspberry Pi 3 & Mamboberry LS & Kali Reclocker
3. Raspberry Pi 3 & Allo Piano DAC 2.1 & Kali Reclocker
4. Odroid C1+ with Hifi-Shield

Four http://elac.com/product/fs-78/ loudspeaker are connected to a Marantz PM6003 amplifier.
After playing 2-3 Tracks from CD i will play these Tracks as FLAC from the four configurations.

Feel free to sign in.

Jens from https://kompage.de

PS: hope this is the right board
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VOLUMIO soundcheck invitation for Hamburg, Germany

Postby judydudi » Fri Mar 10 2017 14:25

First i have to say that i really like this project - the volumio project
Amazing to see the inspiration of people here.


So, our 1st. Soundcheck is done.

We all where beginners - in Volumio, as well in Soundchecks ;-)
We were equipped with a questionnaire, professional made by an evaluation expert.

We started to hear from the really nice equipment:
(Marantz PM6003, Marantz CD6003, 4x ELAC FS 78)

1. Leonard Cohen – You Want it Darker – On the Level
2. The Hilary Hahn Encores – In 27 Pieces CD1 – Bates: Ford’s Farm
3. Anohni – Hopelessness – Execution

We thought the sound from CD must be the best.
So we just connect a mobile phone to the PM6003 (Samsung Smartphone)
And really - we could say we missed something - most of all the dynamics of high and low freq.

Then we decided to hear only Cohen for easier comparing.

We started with a Raspberry Pi3 and Mamboberry LS DAC+.
Here comes the first surprise to us. This sounds pretty good!
The sound was equal or a bit better as from CD.
We realized also than, that we have to hear like with 'Magnifying glass ears'.

We continued with Raspberry Pi3, Mamboberry LS DAC+ and Kali Reclocker.
And really. A Sharper, and more detailed clearness Sound.

The last configuration was the Allo Piano DAC 2.1, with Kali Recklocker.
This sounds pretty same, maybe a bit more bass and more 'technic'
Here we came arrive to a level that the difference matter much of everyones personal 'taste'.

We will continue this journey of different DAC's and more...

Jens

PS: We played of course FLAC. Volumio release 2.118 was used for all configuration
The review in german is here: https://kompage.de/news/2017/03/nachlese-soundcheck

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Postby michelangelo » Fri Mar 10 2017 20:10

That is very very interesting .
Thank you for sharing this with us! Wish I've been there...

What about doing the same in the Hi End munich show?
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VOLUMIO soundcheck invitation for Hamburg, Germany

Postby judydudi » Sat Mar 11 2017 11:31

michelangelo wrote:That is very very interesting .
Thank you for sharing this with us! Wish I've been there...

What about doing the same in the Hi End munich show?


Thank you michelangelo.
I seriously like to do this on the HIGH END in munich.
Is volumio already an exhibitor there?
I'm planning the next soundcheck on June 8. 2017.
So, you'r really welcome to join this event.

In Hamburg the http://www.hifitage.de are also a great place to introduce in volumio.
Jens
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Postby judydudi » Fri Mar 24 2017 08:34

Hi
so, thank you people for the interress in this thread.

On the first soundcheck we realized, that all DAC boards where 'on the level'.
(leonard cohen was great to hear)
That means the SQ was equal or even better than a 'good mid range' HIFI CD Player for us .

So we learned a lot. Next time, we will not put again the CD player or the mobile phone in the test.
This is clear to me.

And, next time i will not tell the guest which configuration i'm playing. (numbers)
That may has manipulated... like taking 'and now the reclocker' ...
Is placebo hearing real?

Next soundcheck will be in June.
Because of 5x line input of the amplifier, i will play 2 times 5 configuration.
switching every ~15 seconds to the next.

The 2 'best' of each group will play a final contest.
Right now, i plan these configuration to hear:

1. Rpi3, mamboberry LS DAC+
2. Rpi3, kali, mamboberry LS DAC+
3. Rpi3, Piano
4. Rpi3, kali, Piano 2.1
5. Rpi3, Boss
6. Rpi3, JustBoom DAC HAT
7. C1+, HifiShield
8. C2, HifiShield2
9. ?
10. ?

When enough time is there, i would also like to check with my guest if power adapter matters.
We could compare normal adater, ifi power, and a powerbank.
Stay tuned.
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Postby judydudi » Fri May 12 2017 11:30

ladies and gentlemen,

so, this is the announcement for the next soundcheck in Hamburg, Germany on June 8. 8pm

I'm proud that we could compare these volumio setups at a very nice location:

Rpi3, mamboberry LS DAC+ vs.
Rpi3, kali, mamboberry LS DAC+ vs.
Rpi3, Piano vs.
Rpi3, kali, Piano 2.1 vs.
Rpi3, Boss vs.
Rpi3, JustBoom DAC HAT vs.
C1+, HifiShield vs.
C2, HifiShield2 vs.
Rpi3, Dial DAC vs.
Rpi3, IQaudIO PI-DAC+

I will play 2 times 5 configuration switching every ~15 seconds to the next as a blind test.
more here in german https://kompage.de/news/2017/05/2-%E2%8 ... soundcheck

jens
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Postby AlexD » Mon May 15 2017 12:48

Looking forward the test and I'm curious about the results.
Unfortunately it's too far from me to join the soundcheck.

Alex
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VOLUMIO soundcheck invitation for Hamburg, Germany

Postby judydudi » Wed May 31 2017 07:35

The boards are going into pole position...
Everyone should have a minimum of 100 running hours before.
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Postby michelangelo » Wed May 31 2017 10:53

Hey Jens, great selection!
Do you plan to use also a USB DAC? Is there somethig you guys want to hear that you don't have?
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Postby judydudi » Wed May 31 2017 11:19

Hi Michelangelo,
no. 1 for now of my wishlist is shuffle-repeat-default-after-reboot-t5156.html !
my plan for the next soundcheck in autumn are the AMP's for direct RPI pluging.
I let you know when there is something going on in the USB DAC direction ;-) ( so much usb dac's there...)
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