Hi guys…sorry for reviving an old thread but I was hoping to get some help. I have a Pi3 with Stretch running. I got the NAA to be recognized by HQP. However, all I get is static from the Digi+. HQP works just fine when I output music from the local usb port on my Lubuntu machine.
I thought we might make a new thread to try and resolve this. Let’s leave a flag for @jussi_laako to see if he can replicate the problem. I haven’t got a Pi3 myself, but I think Rene has (@RBM) and he may be able to assist also.
With the help of a friend I think we got this sorted out but I am not entirely sure what we did! I’ve been trying to get the NAA to work on a Pi3 started with Jessie Lite, then upgrading to Stretch before installing the NAA. My friend instead used the full installation of Jessie before upgrading to Stretch. The following lines were also added to the file config.txt:
Thank you for the reply. I have stopped using the NAA for now as I think the music sounds better from the USB of my PC. I am working with a developer who is making a new SPDIF output hat for the Pi3 that may sound better than the Digi+. Once I get this new prototype hat I will try the NAA again.
Curious…are you now using Roon to play music since you stopped using HQP?
Pi 2 Design, I guess? I’ll get one for sure once they’re finished. I pledged for their crazy tube HAT.
As for as HQP goes: I used it primarily for my headphone setup, upsampling to DSD256 and feeding an iDSD nano. After a few months of listening, I have decided for now that – all things considered – DSD may not be for me (I like the texture and smoothness, but found it a little lifeless overall). Apart from that, I found the NAA setup a bit fidgety and I don’t especially like running a GUI on my server just for HQP.
All in all, it may be the hardware, it may be me – but for now I’m happy running Roon Bridge on all my endpoints and doing my headphone listening on a Pi & IQAudio DAC. That is – until that tube thing arrives.
Ok, I know this is an old thread, but the topic is exactly what I have a question with…
I have a few rasp pi 3’s just sitting around and I because I have a difficult time leaving well enough alone I figured I’d try putting a image of NAA from the hqplayer site on an sd card and see how it works compared to my current dietpi naa setup.
The rasp pi 3 naa boots, hqplayer sees a mytek dac connection via naa and allows me to sent a steam to it. but when I play audio i hear the audio and a bunch of static. I’ve tried multiple rasp pi 3’s and they all react the same.
Is there something wrong with the naa image for rasp pi 3?
No, the RasPi3 hardware (and all models before RasPi4) have a problem. They have Ethernet interface on the same USB bus as the type-A USB connectors. Result is that at especially higher sampling rates there are lost USB packets (125 µs long) causing for example small pops in the sound, like dust particles on vinyl.
RasPi3 works fine with DAC hats/boards like HifiBerry though through it’s I2S interface and that’s why the image is provided.