Hello, after building Roon Bridge based on Raspberry Pi 3 (BTW, despite all those usb/ethernet on the same bus discussions - rasppi played extremely well; I would say better than my fanless Intel NUC6i3) decided to go Cubox route.
Today my Cubox-i4 pro arrived, I followed instructions and…
Cubox is so much batter than Raspberry Pi 3. It’s almost day and night when it comes to dynamic.
One unpleasant surprise: no native DSD.
Cubox is conected to my iFi iDSD Micro (via iUSB Power). DSD is only DoP.
Can anyone help me? Should I upgrade kernel? Install extra pakages? Thanks in advance for any help.
I followed your tutorial. Armbian Jessie, Legacy line, server version.
I was a little bit surprised 'cause the other day I followed your tutorial for Rasp Pi - everything went smooth, with native dsd playback. Tried to install archphile but I wasn’t able to ssh after installation (via ssh). So I’m stuck at the moment.
But when you reach the part “A little housekeeping” issue the following command: sudo apt-get install linux-image-next-cubox linux-dtb-next-cubox
This will update Kernel from 3.14 to mainline Kernel (for now it’s 4.8.4)
Maybe installing Vanilla version of ARmbian instead of Legacy will do the trick. But beacause it’s working solution as described above - I’ll stick to that
I was not testing SPDiF output of Cubox. So maybe it’s not working like in Vanilla version description.
I was interested in USB output to iFi iDSD Micro with native DSD playback support. And it works like a charm.
Thanks Rene for inspiring me to discover beauty of Cubox. It’s perfect. Always thought that Intel NUC with all the audio scripts, Fidelizer etc. gives the best sound. I was wrong. Period.
Thank you for persisting and posting the update. I’ve dabbled with a Cubox and a DSD DAC only shortly – and it is entirely possible I was running Vanilla at that time – for that purpose. Anyway – new users wanting to play native DSD now know what to do.
Help needed - Linux newbie here so I’m following Rene’s instructions word for word.
Basically I can’t connect to the Pi through PUTTY (on my Windows 10 laptop); I get the error message ‘Network Error; Connection Refused’.
Googling the topic most people say it’s because of an IP address conflict. I’ve had problems with IP addresses through my powerline adapters so moved the Pi and connected it directly to the router. still no connection.
I’ve also gone through my McAfee firewall settings and added in a Port 22 as there wasn’t one in place. This made no difference (should there have been one defined in the firewall settings?)
Once you’ve SSH’d in with Putty, you’ll see Dietpi updating and showing you with a menu based system.
If you have a HAT soundboard for your Pi, you can select this in 2. Audio options. In 6. Security options, you can reset your password and your Pi’s hostname. And in the software selection, your can just choose RoonBridge in Software Optimized – everything you’ll need for Roon will be installed automatically.
Right - I was doing well, got DietPi installed and it was well on the way to installing Roon Bridge when the server lost the connection. I’ve logged in again, will it have completed the installation of Roon in the interim?
I’m also bound to have a few more questions (probably not tonight), should I move them to the DietPi thread?
Most probably – you may want to give your Pi some time to finish the install though. After 10 mins just reboot: if all went well, you’ll see your new RoonBridge in Roon (if the DAC is connected and turned on). If not – just redo the install.