ALLO – The BOSS Player

The Allo BOSS Player is a ready-to-play wireless Audiophile Music Player, consisting of the new Raspberry PI 4 1GB and the amazing Allo BOSS I2S DAC. It’s a complete solution to play all your Music, and thanks to the ultra-low-jitter design of the BOSS and its unparalleled musicality it will deliver a very involving musical experience.

 

IMPORTANT NOTICE: The product shipped from Europe is temporary unavailable. The estimate shipping date  is 11th Dec.

 

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PRODUCT DESCRIPTION


The Allo BOSS Player is a ready-to-play wireless Audiophile Music Player, consisting of the new Raspberry PI 4 1GB and the amazing Allo BOSS I2S DAC. It’s a complete solution to play all your Music, and thanks to the ultra-low-jitter design of the BOSS and its unparalleled musicality it will deliver a very involving musical experience.

If you’re looking to get a Volumio powered Music Player, the BOSS Player is just perfect! And you can customize the look of your BOSS Player by selecting the colour of the Case (Black or Transparent) and its standoffs (Black or Silver).

  • Bass is punchy and present but yet very controlled. This is the best bass I’ve heard from any I2S DAC. That does not mean this DAC has a “dark” sound signature since it delivers a balanced reproduction.
  • Dead silent. There is no noise whatsoever, therefore dynamics and detail are really standing out. The instrumental separation and level of detail is one of the best I’ve ever heard.
  • Acoustic guitars and bass guitars are just fantastic with the BOSS
  • Thanks to the ultra-accurate clocks in Master mode this  DAC delivers an engaging musical representation (excellent PraT)

THE ALLO BOSS PLAYER CONTAINS:

  • The new Raspberry PI 4 1GB
  • Allo Case
  • Allo BOSS
  • Micro SD Card 8GB
  • 5V 2A Power Supply

The Heart of the BOSS Player is the Allo BOSS DAC, you can read the opinion of Volumio crowd on the BOSS Forum thread

FEATURES AND TECH SPECS


  • Dedicated 384 kHz/32bit high-quality DAC PCM5122 for best sound quality
  • Audio output connectors: 2 x RCA (Left & Right ) & Allo Volt Amp header
  • DAC SNR is 112dB
  • DAC THD+N @ -1dBFS are –87dB
  • Full Scale Output of DAC is 2.1Vrms
  • Dynamic Range of DAC is 112dB
  • Sampling Frequency ranges from 8 kHz to 384 kHz
  • Ultra-low-noise voltage regulators & LPF for optimal audio performance
  • Noise level: 66.27uVrms
  • Automatically switching frequencies according to the input I2S signals
  • Dual low jitter NDK crystal oscillators for Master Clock generation
  • With 45.1584/49.1520 MHz Ultra Low Phase Noise Oscillators
Weight 0.700 kg
Shipping from Europe, India
Color Black, Clear
Offsets Black, Silver

SHIPPING AND TAX INFO


IMPORTANT NOTICE FOR EUROPEAN CUSTOMERS

Since we received some complaints for custom fees, Allo has decided to offer shipping from Europe as well. If you select “Shipping from Europe” all custom fees will be included in the order, and therefore prepaid by Allo.
You can still order with “Shipping from India”, but VAT and custom fees may apply and been added when delivered.

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QUESTIONS

  1. Marco

    Question

    Marco

    When I add the Allo Boss complete system to the cart, it estimated taxes to pay for delivery in Luxembourg, which is part of EU. Is this correct? Isn’t the product dispatched from inside EU?

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    • voladmin

      admin voladmin

      That’s because there is a difference in price since the taxes are pre-paid for you.. This is Allo’s policy..

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  2. Alexander von Kalitsch

    Question

    Alexander von Kalitsch

    hello ist the allo boss driven by an micro usb? I have a lps with an micr usb 5V 1 A and would try this one.

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    • voladmin

      admin voladmin

      No, it must have at least 2,5 Amps

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  3. Drummond

    Question

    Drummond

    Is there a limit on external HD capacity to connect by USB?

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  4. Robert

    Question

    Robert

    Does the Allo Boss 1.2 come with a pre-flashed sd card?

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    • voladmin

      admin voladmin

      Yes

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  5. Robert

    Question

    Robert

    On your web site ALLO – THE BOSS PLAYER is price at From:€114.90
    However, there is only an option to add to cart at €141.90. Why is that?
    Also, would it be more cost effective to buy the separates parts and assemble it myself?

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    • voladmin

      admin voladmin

      From reply above: If you are from Europe, you must select Europe for shipping, so you won’t be charged with additional custom fees.
      That’s why you see the 141,90 price.

      No, you won’t save money buying components separately as on bundles there is a discount.

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  6. Warner Shin

    Question

    Warner Shin (verified owner)

    Hello. I’ve recently bought a Boss Player.
    It is working well. But sometime it has paused playing for about 5 seconds and continued. It is not occurring often. However I’ve noticed twice up to now. Do you know why?

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    Something wrong with this post? Thanks for letting us know. If you can point us in the right direction...

    • voladmin

      admin voladmin

      Which kind of material are you playing? From where? Example: flac from NAS? flac from UPNP?
      Please explain more the context and we’ll try to help

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  7. Warner Shin

    Question

    Warner Shin

    What is the difference between India & Europe shipping?

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    • voladmin

      admin voladmin

      If you are from Europe, you must select Europe for shipping, so you won’t be charged with additional custom fees.
      Product-wise, there are no differences

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      Something wrong with this post? Thanks for letting us know. If you can point us in the right direction...

  8. Kev P

    Question

    Kev P

    Can I connect an external usb hard drive to this and play music directly from that, controlled via Volumio on my iPhone?

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    • voladmin

      admin voladmin

      Yes, absolutely

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      Something wrong with this post? Thanks for letting us know. If you can point us in the right direction...

  9. Benjamin

    Question

    Benjamin (verified owner)

    How do I use a third-party USB DAC with the player?

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    • voladmin

      admin voladmin

      Simply connect the USB DAC and go to playback options -> audio output and select your USB DAC

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  10. Marco

    Question

    Marco

    What is the power supply that comes with the unit? Is it going to power the BOSS or the RPi in the default configuration? Does the case allow for adding a second power supply and powering both, Pi and BOSS, separately?

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    • voladmin

      admin voladmin

      Sorry, I was wrong:
      You can connect 2 PSU to the boss player.
      First open the case and set the jumper for separate powering, then close the case.
      Power the BOSS with a USB type C and the PI with Micro USB

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    • voladmin

      admin voladmin

      The PSU is a 5V 2A power supply with micro USB connection, it will power both the pi and BOSS. The case does not allow for separate power to be fed

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  11. Vincent Lo

    Question

    Vincent Lo

    I have problem placing an order for the Boss player shipping from Europe to Taiwan as the shipping calculator did not work. Though the one shipping from India works fine, I would prefer one shipping from Europe. Could you manage to take my order manually? Thanks.

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    • voladmin

      admin voladmin

      Hi, sorry but it’s not possible. Only european customers can order from Europe…

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  12. Antti

    Question

    Antti

    I want to buy the Allo the boss player. I do not have wireless setup. Can I also connect my ethernet cable to this device? Thank you!

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    • voladmin

      admin voladmin

      Sure you can!

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  13. Jus M

    Question

    Jus M

    This have pictures of the old Boss and the new Boss v1.2.
    Which I’ll get if I order this?

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    • voladmin

      admin voladmin

      You will get the 1.2 model

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  14. Mahesh Shinde

    Question

    Mahesh Shinde (verified owner)

    Hi ,
    I’m staying in India and i’ve Placed order from India. Does it include all custom and taxes in final cost?

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    • One person found this helpful
      voladmin

      voladmin

      Yes, since it’s shipped in India 😉

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REVIEWS

  1. Marco

    Question

    Marco

    When I add the Allo Boss complete system to the cart, it estimated taxes to pay for delivery in Luxembourg, which is part of EU. Is this correct? Isn’t the product dispatched from inside EU?

    (0) (0)

    Something wrong with this post? Thanks for letting us know. If you can point us in the right direction...

    • voladmin

      admin voladmin

      That’s because there is a difference in price since the taxes are pre-paid for you.. This is Allo’s policy..

      (0) (0)

      Something wrong with this post? Thanks for letting us know. If you can point us in the right direction...

  2. Alexander von Kalitsch

    Question

    Alexander von Kalitsch

    hello ist the allo boss driven by an micro usb? I have a lps with an micr usb 5V 1 A and would try this one.

    (0) (0)

    Something wrong with this post? Thanks for letting us know. If you can point us in the right direction...

    • voladmin

      admin voladmin

      No, it must have at least 2,5 Amps

      (0) (0)

      Something wrong with this post? Thanks for letting us know. If you can point us in the right direction...

  3. Drummond

    Question

    Drummond

    Is there a limit on external HD capacity to connect by USB?

    (0) (0)

    Something wrong with this post? Thanks for letting us know. If you can point us in the right direction...

  4. Robert

    Question

    Robert

    Does the Allo Boss 1.2 come with a pre-flashed sd card?

    (0) (0)

    Something wrong with this post? Thanks for letting us know. If you can point us in the right direction...

    • voladmin

      admin voladmin

      Yes

      (0) (0)

      Something wrong with this post? Thanks for letting us know. If you can point us in the right direction...

  5. Robert

    Question

    Robert

    On your web site ALLO – THE BOSS PLAYER is price at From:€114.90
    However, there is only an option to add to cart at €141.90. Why is that?
    Also, would it be more cost effective to buy the separates parts and assemble it myself?

    (0) (0)

    Something wrong with this post? Thanks for letting us know. If you can point us in the right direction...

    • voladmin

      admin voladmin

      From reply above: If you are from Europe, you must select Europe for shipping, so you won’t be charged with additional custom fees.
      That’s why you see the 141,90 price.

      No, you won’t save money buying components separately as on bundles there is a discount.

      (0) (0)

      Something wrong with this post? Thanks for letting us know. If you can point us in the right direction...

  6. Warner Shin

    Question

    Warner Shin (verified owner)

    Hello. I’ve recently bought a Boss Player.
    It is working well. But sometime it has paused playing for about 5 seconds and continued. It is not occurring often. However I’ve noticed twice up to now. Do you know why?

    (0) (0)

    Something wrong with this post? Thanks for letting us know. If you can point us in the right direction...

    • voladmin

      admin voladmin

      Which kind of material are you playing? From where? Example: flac from NAS? flac from UPNP?
      Please explain more the context and we’ll try to help

      (0) (0)

      Something wrong with this post? Thanks for letting us know. If you can point us in the right direction...

  7. Warner Shin

    Question

    Warner Shin

    What is the difference between India & Europe shipping?

    (0) (0)

    Something wrong with this post? Thanks for letting us know. If you can point us in the right direction...

    • voladmin

      admin voladmin

      If you are from Europe, you must select Europe for shipping, so you won’t be charged with additional custom fees.
      Product-wise, there are no differences

      (0) (0)

      Something wrong with this post? Thanks for letting us know. If you can point us in the right direction...

  8. Kev P

    Question

    Kev P

    Can I connect an external usb hard drive to this and play music directly from that, controlled via Volumio on my iPhone?

    (0) (0)

    Something wrong with this post? Thanks for letting us know. If you can point us in the right direction...

    • voladmin

      admin voladmin

      Yes, absolutely

      (0) (0)

      Something wrong with this post? Thanks for letting us know. If you can point us in the right direction...

  9. Benjamin

    Question

    Benjamin (verified owner)

    How do I use a third-party USB DAC with the player?

    (0) (0)

    Something wrong with this post? Thanks for letting us know. If you can point us in the right direction...

    • voladmin

      admin voladmin

      Simply connect the USB DAC and go to playback options -> audio output and select your USB DAC

      (0) (0)

      Something wrong with this post? Thanks for letting us know. If you can point us in the right direction...

  10. Marco

    Question

    Marco

    What is the power supply that comes with the unit? Is it going to power the BOSS or the RPi in the default configuration? Does the case allow for adding a second power supply and powering both, Pi and BOSS, separately?

    (0) (0)

    Something wrong with this post? Thanks for letting us know. If you can point us in the right direction...

    • voladmin

      admin voladmin

      Sorry, I was wrong:
      You can connect 2 PSU to the boss player.
      First open the case and set the jumper for separate powering, then close the case.
      Power the BOSS with a USB type C and the PI with Micro USB

      (0) (0)

      Something wrong with this post? Thanks for letting us know. If you can point us in the right direction...

    • voladmin

      admin voladmin

      The PSU is a 5V 2A power supply with micro USB connection, it will power both the pi and BOSS. The case does not allow for separate power to be fed

      (0) (0)

      Something wrong with this post? Thanks for letting us know. If you can point us in the right direction...

  11. Vincent Lo

    Question

    Vincent Lo

    I have problem placing an order for the Boss player shipping from Europe to Taiwan as the shipping calculator did not work. Though the one shipping from India works fine, I would prefer one shipping from Europe. Could you manage to take my order manually? Thanks.

    (0) (0)

    Something wrong with this post? Thanks for letting us know. If you can point us in the right direction...

    • voladmin

      admin voladmin

      Hi, sorry but it’s not possible. Only european customers can order from Europe…

      (0) (0)

      Something wrong with this post? Thanks for letting us know. If you can point us in the right direction...

  12. Antti

    Question

    Antti

    I want to buy the Allo the boss player. I do not have wireless setup. Can I also connect my ethernet cable to this device? Thank you!

    (0) (0)

    Something wrong with this post? Thanks for letting us know. If you can point us in the right direction...

    • voladmin

      admin voladmin

      Sure you can!

      (0) (0)

      Something wrong with this post? Thanks for letting us know. If you can point us in the right direction...

  13. Jus M

    Question

    Jus M

    This have pictures of the old Boss and the new Boss v1.2.
    Which I’ll get if I order this?

    (0) (0)

    Something wrong with this post? Thanks for letting us know. If you can point us in the right direction...

    • voladmin

      admin voladmin

      You will get the 1.2 model

      (0) (0)

      Something wrong with this post? Thanks for letting us know. If you can point us in the right direction...

  14. Mahesh Shinde

    Question

    Mahesh Shinde (verified owner)

    Hi ,
    I’m staying in India and i’ve Placed order from India. Does it include all custom and taxes in final cost?

    (0) (0)

    Something wrong with this post? Thanks for letting us know. If you can point us in the right direction...

    • One person found this helpful
      voladmin

      voladmin

      Yes, since it’s shipped in India 😉

      (1) (0)

      Something wrong with this post? Thanks for letting us know. If you can point us in the right direction...

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