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  • 30. September 2021 at 15:52 #51694

    WHITE NOISE PROBLEM UPDATE

    I would just like to add an update that might help a few people diagnose problems with adding line in support in squeezebox with max2play.

    I thought that I had a problem getting this to work with WHITE NOISE however after ages of testing the reason that I was getting white noise is due to the fact that input on the Hifiberry DAC is Line Level. I was testing with a 3.5mm jack from my phone with the volume set too high. When I finally set the volume to its near lowest setting on my phone all the white noise disappeared and it now works perfectly.

    I am so glad that I got this working and without much fuss at all after I diagnosed the problem. My vinyl now has a new lease of life.

    I hope this helps others who have had the same issue.

    26. November 2020 at 13:41 #50345

    Ok. Thanks MarioM

    That’s good news but how would the sound be handled. Would the sounds be mixed if max2play is currently playing something else or would the echo be an override.

    I suppose the question is whether it’s hardware based or software based. But I simply don’t know.

    29. Juni 2020 at 12:30 #49105

    So,

    I have successfully had a very quick play with this this morning on a PI4 and a hifiberry DAC +ADC. Unfortunately I have changed so many settings that I am not sure what has worked but I’ll try to summarize.

    -I installed MAX2Play (pi4 image)
    -Selected hifiberry from the popup for max2play
    -Selected the DAD+ADC card from the hifiberry tab in max2play
    -Installed Squeezebox server 7.9 nightly.
    -Realised that I needed the beta image – installed the BETA max2play update
    -Added the Waveinput plugin in squeezebox plugins
    -Tried adding a favorite with wavin:plughw:1 – lots of hiss.
    -Added the waveinput fix on the squeezebox server tab of max2play
    -Tried adding a favorite with wavin:plughw:1 – This time it wouldnt work at all. HMMM
    -Disabled the Bluetooth and normal audio of the pi in the Raspberry settings page
    – Changed the waveinput favorite address to wavin:sysdefault

    IT WORKED. Albeit with a 10-15 sec delay but its amazing progress for me. I am delighted that this is a possibility and the sound was perfect.

    I am now going to get back to homeschooling my kids and have a play at the weekend with a bit more effort and robustness. There is a blog by HiFi berry on how to get this working too so I may try that to see if the delay is better using a very basic install of LMS. I’ll then report back to the forum.

    Thank you so much guys for helping me get to this point.

    22. Juni 2020 at 17:01 #49063

    Hey,

    I am going to order a pi4 and a new DAC + ADC board and try this out. I have been looking for an elegant solution to having an analogue input for ages and this seems perfect.

    How many seconds is the lag of the sound?
    Are you having any distortion on the sound?

    Nick

    24. Mai 2019 at 18:21 #45484

    Ok so I’d like to get this correct.

    1.I need to choose either hardware control or IR. Which is fine, I can handle that.
    2.I can’t use hardware control if I want to use the equaliser.
    3.If I use the equaliser I am not taking advantage of the soundcards onboard DAC or something similar as the pi is doing it via software.

    I was sure that when I tested my hifiberry cards I was able to use the equaliser. Am I wrong?

    Is there any other way of changing the bass and treble. With the speakers I’m using I get a very thin sound from the default settings on the just boom amp. I have the same speakers in my kitchen but am using a seperate amp with an old squeezebox touch and they are capable of much better sound than this.

    Ideally I’d like to use the hardware rotary knob and a bit more bass. Is that at all possible.

    Nick

    21. September 2017 at 17:12 #31458

    Thank you for the reply. I will study the posts and let you know how I get on.

    18. Februar 2017 at 12:08 #27008

    Yes,

    It didn’t solve the issue.
    Nick

    27. Januar 2017 at 23:37 #26370

    Ok so here is the update,

    I managed to get the touchscreen working with a different power supply and a better CLass10 SD card.

    However as a separate issue, I don’t know what I have done but the touchscreen has become uncalibrated so that wherever I touch the screen the cursor is set to a different place on the screen. Also if i scroll up the cursor goes left to right and when i scroll right the cursor moves up and down. I am in the process of completely reinstalling a new SD card so I hope that will solve the problem. Is there an easier way to solve this.

    Nick

    25. Januar 2017 at 11:51 #26292

    Hi,

    I am away with work but I might try a different power supply when I get back home. I’ll update this thread when I’ve tested it.

    2. Januar 2017 at 15:52 #25365

    Excellent. THat is exactly what I am looking to do. I’ll have a look. Thanks for replying.

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