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14. April 2016 at 18:34 #19785
Using with a Pi2 and Touchscreen
Been using Max2Play with a HiFiBerry but i had a Meridian Explorer 2 DAC which was being used with another player so thought i would test with Max2Play and after changing a few settings it kicked into life 🙂
Did a test with The Super Audio Collection Volume 6 from Linn 24bit 192kHz which were Apple Lossless but it was a no go as the file wouldn’t even play so changed them to FLAC and everything worked, couple of tracks had the odd hiccup but not anything to bad
3 lights on the DAC always a good thing
So if you want to take your music to another level give the Meridian Explorer 2 DAC a go
PS always wanted to own something from Meridian which is way out of my price range so when i saw they did a DAC which is about £200 i had to have one 🙂21. July 2016 at 16:27 #21706
If you can tell us the Mixer Device the Meridian Explorer 2 is using (with most Amp’s its “Master”, with most digital devices its “Digital”), we can add the device as an option to our Raspberry Settings and enable hardware-volume adjustment from the web interface. You can see the mixer used by typing “alsamixer” in the console (tool like putty) and selecting your device.
You can then also activate hw-volume control yourselves by putting the mixer name in the command line options accoring to this wiki article: https://www.max2play.com/en/wiki/optimizing-squeezelites-volume-control/23. July 2016 at 12:13 #21778
Gerät: Explorer² USB DAC F1: Hilfe │
│ Chip: USB Mixer F2: System-Informationen │
│ Ansicht: F3:[Wiedergabe] F4: Aufnahme F5: Alle F6: Soundkarte auswählen │
│ Element: Explorer² USB DAC [dB-Änderung: -28,00] Esc: Beenden │
│ ┌──┐ │
│ │ │ │
│ ┌───── Datei wählen ─────┐ │
┌───────────────────────────── /proc/asound/cards ─────────────────────────────┐
│ 0 [ALSA ]: bcm2835 – bcm2835 ALSA │
│ bcm2835 ALSA │
│ 1 [DAC ]: USB-Audio – Explorer² USB DAC │
│ Meridian Explorer² USB DAC at usb-3f980000.usb-1.4, high│
│ └────────────────────────┘ │
│ │▒▒│ │
│ │▒▒│ │
│ ├──┤ │
│ │OO│ │
│ └──┘ │
│ 33 │
│ <Explorer² USB DAC > │
└──────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────┘23. July 2016 at 13:17 #21780
I got it work!!!
in advanced settings squeezebox you have to put in command line:
-o hw:1 -V ‘Explorer² USB DAC’
bitperfekt stream using hardware volume control is now working!
One more question.
For using airplay using shairport, what to put in command there?26. July 2016 at 11:38 #21852
You probably did not read my last question. The meridian explorer works with full functionality using squeezlite settings mentioned above.
But when using shairport the hardware volume control doesnt work.
If connected via ssh there is a way to adjust hardware volume by selecting the explorer2 usb dac in alsa-mixer.
My question is, what to put in command line to select hardware volume control by default.
Changing it via ssh is no good workaround.
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