Noticed this the other day (I normally have my ROCK and Digione player with aluminum case inside a cupboard).
The noice is like a when a HDD is working very hard but maybe a bit more high pitched. It sound like this even when nothing is connected except the powersupply. I clearly hear it from my listening position when the door to the cupboard is open.
Is this normal ore is something maybe wrong with my RPi 3 Model B, or something else?
It feels like I have no luck with my computer hardware…
The person you refer to seems to have some noise coming out from his speakers to. I only have a noise coming out from the unit itself. I can clearly hear it, do not know if the Allo power supply affects it somehow but feels like the RPi 3 B has some issue.
I use the built in DAC in my Audiolab 6000A. But the noise is there when nothing but the powercable is connected.
I suggest to try one more thing - it will involve some fiddling with the RPi but may be worth it:
dismount the Signature HAT from the RPi and
check if the RPi is working silently without the Signature add-on card.
If not, you know it’s something with the RPi. In the other case, you could contact allo and describe the issue. I had an early revision of the Signature HAT which failed after a while (a year or so) and allo did replace it.
OK, the new RBi board seems to make a little noise to, with and without the digiboard (louder with the digiboard)…A little different than before but still noticeable, especially when I’m close to the unit.
I used dietpi software, but the noises are there even without a SD card.
Can someone please for my sanity stand close to or even put the head aganist a Digione Player or some RBi unit and say if it is dead quitet.
Super high pitched oscillating erratic noise from my RPi 3 B+, have to get right up close, in a dead quiet room, but yeah. Reminds me of the noise from USB chargers and other gadgets with switch-mode power supplies in them.