If not the Allo USBridge then what?

(Gerald Richardson) #21

I bought the Allo Sparky/USBridge on 12/1/2017 and it has worked just fine running DietPi since then.

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(bevan court) #22

Since buying a Schitt Modi 3 DAC, I tried the Allo again. Works faultlessly with this, so it was obviously an issue with the USB implementation I had with the PS Audio Sprout 100 and either the old kernel in the Sparky or the Allo HAT.

(Greg Getzoff) #23

I’m interested if you still have the bridge for sale.

Thanks,

Greg

(bevan court) #24

Hi Greg

I may be looking to move my Allo on soon.

Bevan

(Greg Getzoff) #25

Okay, let me know.

Thanks,

Greg

(bevan court) #26

Where are you based? I’m in the US and it had the 110v per supply.

I was thinking that I’d sell for about $120.

(Steve Mato) #27

Has anyone compared their working USBridge output to that of a RPi 4 using the USB3 output?
Comparable? Any Audible difference?

(Stefan) #28

… any findings in that regard would interest me as well

#29

If not the Allo USBridge then what?

The upcoming Allo USBridge Signature… will be RPi based, the CM3 board according to this public thread discussion:

https://www.diyaudio.com/forums/vendor-s-bazaar/337859-shanti-dual-lps-5v-3a-5v-1-5a-16.html

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(Mikael Ollars) #30

Why would the USB3.0 port perform any differently than the USB2.0?
I dont think there any DACs/specifications that require or benefit from USB3.0 specs. i might very well be wrong though! :slight_smile:

(Magnus) #31

First I hear of USBridge Signature, although I guess it was to be expected. I wonder if it will sound better than toslink to my RME ADI-2 DAC. Do you have any more information about it?

#32

More info is scattered throughout that thread I linked above.

(Darko.Audio & Twittering Machines contributor) #33

Mikael

I think the USB bus on the RPi4 is better than on the RPi 3 - not shared with other things like ethernet. Stress think - can anyone confirm? If so then it should theoretically sound better

Phil

(Mikael Ollars) #34

Absolutely Phil! My curiosity was rather why one would want to employ the USB3.0 ports on the Pi4 rather than the USB2.0 :thinking:
The Pi4 has got two USB2.0 and two USB3.0 available, so i was eager to find out if there was a sonic difference between the two port sets, or any other differences fior that matter.
Like i wrote, i am not aware of any USB Audio device which takes advantage of USB3.0 availability, but would like to know! :slight_smile: