The USB Bridge is Allo’s take on USB transports. It is a complete Audio Transport solution based on Sparky and its dedicated to do just one thing: send the best possible Audio stream to USB DACs. It’s a complete and turnkey Volumio device specifically designed to be used in combination with an external USB DAC, providing a cleaner and jitter free output compared to similar solutions.
The USBridge Player is composed mainly by a Allo Sparky and the Allo USBridge:
The USB Bridge is a new board that is connected to the bottom of Sparky, and using a dedicated USB lane just for Audio. The Audio stream is then reclocked by a dedicated USB integrated circuit using high quality NDK Oscillators. Everything is of course powered by independent LDOs and Hi-Frequency filters. Thanks to this the overall noise of USBridge is lower than the noise of a battery.
The Allo USBridge Player includes:
- Allo Sparky Single Board Computer
- 16 GB eMMC with Volumio pre-loaded
- Acrylic Case
- 5v PSU
Please note that all acrylic cases we ship, have a protective film (which looks like brown paper). You will need to peel this film off, in order to reveal the case. This is to prevent scratching and fingerprints during shipping.
IMPORTANT: Some DACs, such as Dragonfly DAC and others USB 1.1 DACs, need a special setting to Volumio to work properly with USBridge. See instructions here
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.