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Okay so I'm a big enough person to admit when I am wrong and this is one of those times. It turns out that the 64GB SD card I was using is broken. I tried to write something else to it(Kodi) and it also choked. Sooo I started over and put Pi Core on a different SD card. Everything worked a treat the first time.
That being said it still hold to my previous conclusion that it sounds bloody awful .vs Rune Audio 0.3 beta. We're talking $600 DAC .vs off brand early 80's CD player bad.....and yeah I was using the "audio" version.
(which you should), the micro SD card serves only to load PcP into memory upon boot. In that way, you can use the remaining on board memory as a large buffer to improve playback.
For that reason, there's no advantage to using a huge card. Save that for when you use the space.
I just happened to have that card laying around. I don't see why preferring the sound quality of one music player app over another means that I should go back to primitive technology like a CD player?
Sound quality is subjective and impossible to make a fact claim about. Then again, the only person so far who specifically stated that he tried both programs found Pi Core to be "colored" .vs Volumio. How many other people here have actually tried both to be able to make a fair comparison?
I don't see why preferring the sound quality of one music player app over another means that I should go back to primitive technology like a CD player?
Who said that?
Sound quality is subjective and impossible to make a fact claim about.
What is objective, however, is understanding how to use a device optimally instead of thoroughly crippling it as you have (found in another post of yours).
Do you have any interest in hearing the best results?
So what are you saying?
I install LMS on my computer and it will sound completely different or are there other charges I need to make?
It seems you haven't been monitoring any number of threads here which speak to what works best:
1. Use the PiCorePlayer as a player only. Stripped down at that.
2. Feed RPi with battery (I use Jockery Giant ) or linear supply.
3. Use Logitech Media Server on a server only to do the heavy lifting and support drive(s). Naturally, both RPi and server must share network connectivity. Which means adding another player is a snap. I have six players accessing mine for either audio or video content.
4. Configure a few settings with each both for best results.
5. Settings for LMS include setting Database Memory Config to "maximum" and Server Priority = High (I use -16, but exact value likely isn't critical). Just ensure server is not always busy doing something else.
Web Control--> Settings--> Advanced--> Performance
6. Settings for RPi include using memory for 600k buffer to play from RAM along with disabling HDMI and declocking processor to save power. Just yesterday, I relinked posts for Ivan here .
Doing so will substantially lower noise and provide improved sound quality. Setting those parameters really shouldn't take more than about ten minutes.
You've been wrong once already...
And I can tell you, you'll be wrong again!
You can't expect to load an SD-card and then you'll be set.
Every computer is different, every OS is different, every App, every DAC is different.
That's why they all require different treatment. And that's your job!
If you're not willing to invest, stay with a CDP, it'll do - probably much better then many average PC based setups.
That PcP "Audio" version relates to I2S-HAT-DACs. They explain it!
They even explain that you should use the other image for e.g. USB DACs and Wifi. You need to understand what's being written and what you're doing!
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