ALLO – DigiOne Player

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The Allo DigiOne Player is a complete, ready to play Digital S/PDIF transport based on the amazing Allo DigiOne. The DigiOne player is designed to output very low jitter digital audio to your SPDIF capable DAC, with all the convenience of Volumio.  If you were looking to get a S\PDIF transport and want the best for your money, this is the Player to get.

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Product Description

The Allo DigiOne Player is a complete, ready to play Digital S/PDIF transport based on the amazing Allo DigiOne. The DigiOne player is designed to output very low jitter digital audio to your SPDIF capable DAC, with all the convenience of Volumio.  If you were looking to get a S\PDIF transport and want the best for your money, this is the Player to get.

The DigiOne and DigiOne player  are relatively expensive when compared to similar solutions, but they are definitely worth every penny of it. What we have here is something that was not designed to sound good, but to sound as best as possible (on Raspberry PI), and this is not yet another case of over-engineering: they made clear design choices which my listening impressions confirm to be correct.

See my full review on Volumio forum

UPDATE: On sale is version 1.2 of Digione, which has very important improvements:

  • Improved ground sensitivity (rock solid with any DAC and AMP including ones with relays)

  • Small improvement on jitter

The Allo DigiOne Player is a complete, ready to play Digital S/PDIF transport and it consists of:

  • Allo DigiOne S/PDIF transport Shield
  • The new Raspberry PI 3 B+
  • Allo Acrylic Case
  • 8GB Micro SD Card with Volumio preinstalled
  • 5v Power Supply

The DigiOne Player is based on the Allo DigiOne V1.2: the most advanced digital (S/PDIF) transporter based on Raspberry PI

It can send Audio with an extremely low Jitter value of 411.4 femtoseconds, as you can understand from this measurement.

 

Features:

  • BNC and RCA (coaxial) connector
  • Galvanic Isolation
  • Jitter as low as 0.411ps (1 picosecond – time taken by light in a vacuum to travel approximately 0.30 mm)
  • Noise as low as 50uV
  • 10 LDOs
  • Based on WM8805
  • 2 NDK oscillators
  • Master SPDIF configuration

Read the discussion about Allo DigiOne on Volumio Forum

IMPORTANT: In order for DigiOne to work, please use Volumio from version 2.246

 

 

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.

IMPORTANT NOTICE FOR ALL CUSTOMERS

This product is shipped from India. International customers are responsible for any VAT and/or customs fees. These are beyond our control and will be based on declared value which is the board cost plus any options.

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Additional Information

Weight 0.13 kg
Shipping from

Europe, India

Offsets

Black, Silver

Color

Black, Clear

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  1. Steven

    5 out of 5 It transformed my system

    I had been using a SolidRun CuBox running Volumio 1 (I could never get Volumio 2 to run properly on it) into a Schiit BiFrost Multibit DAC via USB . [The rest of my system is made up of a restored Threshold SL10 pre-amp and CAS 2 amp, and ProAc 1sc monitors, and I listen to mostly hi-res rips from vinyl on a HDD connected directly via USB, in case anyone cares.]

    Frustrated both by the inadequacies of Volumio 1 and the inability/unwillingness of Schiit to actually make their Gen 5 USB update available to those who already own their DACs (seriously, I waited for months on a wait-list they had not even informed me of when I made the purchase), I decided to try a Raspberry Pi combined with a Audio HAT that would allow me to use the Spdif rather than the USB input on my BiFrost.

    I initially tried a HiFiBerry Digi+ Pro HAT (now finally running Volumio 2). I thought this was a meaningful upgrade from the CuBox via USB, the most significant being increased levels of detail.

    Then, however, I read about the Allo DigiOne HAT. Every comparison I could find, without exception, indicated that it sounded better than the HiFiBerry version I had bought. Since I liked the Digi+ Pro quite a lot, I thought it was worth trying the Allo HAT as well. Since I really dug the aluminum case, I bought one of those too (from Chicago Electronic Distributors for fastest and cheapest shipping in the US), effectively creating a DigiOne Player for myself.

    Well, count me as one more among those that regard the DigiOne as the vastly superior product in comparison to the HiFiBerry Digi+ Pro. It has at least as much of the increased detail I had heard from the latter, but offered a much smoother, more analog, liquid-like sound, and more realistic presentation of various instruments in a wider soundstage. I feel as though I am finally hearing the real quality of the other (older but still rather high end) components in my system.

    I had started to look around at other DACs, and had even considered possibly trading out my vintage Threshold components for something else. No longer!

    I honestly couldn’t recommend a piece of audio equipment more highly than this. For under $200, it’s an absolute bargain. Whether the improvement I got was more from moving away from the USB output on my old CuBox or from moving away from the not upgraded USB input on my Schiit DAC, I can’t be sure. The combination of those moves via the Allo DigiOne, however, has transformed my system. The greatest testament to that is the simple fact that I am listening to it a lot more now. I think it’s worth every penny it cost and many tens of thousands more.

    Oh, in case it might matter to anyone, I use just a 5A 3.5V switching power supply I grabbed from Amazon (one with an on/off button wired into it) to power the DigiOne Player. I might be persuaded to try a low-noise linear PS with it, as some have recommended, but so far, I can’t hear a need.

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  2. pichot

    Question

    Can the psu provided with the DIGIONE player power my external 1TO Samsung hdd?

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    • voladmin

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      This is more about the PI, rather than the PSU…
      There is not a rule, since it depends from your hard disk requirements… I cannot ensure 100% it will do, but worst case scenario a powered hub will do the trick..

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  3. Jim

    5 out of 5 So far the best Pi streaming solution...

    I have the Boss, Kali/ Piano and I think that even though the I2S dacs sound wonderful, the DigiOne edges them out assuming you have a good outboard dac. Not a huge difference but it is a difference. Very clear.

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  4. Isaac

    Question

    (verified owner)

    I receive my unit today. I connect the coax RCA out of the Allo to the coax input of my DAC. However, there is no sound. Is it due to any bolumio setting that I should set?

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    • voladmin

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      Go to playback options -> enable i2s -> select Allo Digone then reboot when asked.
      Enjoy!

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  5. Tim

    Question

    WM8805 chip manufacturer says best jitter is 50ps RMS so how do you measurements ~500fs? https://www.cirrus.com/products/wm8805/

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