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Raspberry pi and USB DAC help requested

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I have a Raspberry pi 4 connected to a a USB DAC. It doesn't recognize a Dayton Audio DAC01, but it does recognize a FiiO USB DAC Q1, a combo DAC and headphone amp. Does anyone knows why the Dayton doesn't work? Also, when playing songs from the raspberry pi on VLC Media player, when choosing the audio output device, as expected, there are only 2 device options. However, when using the python module, python-vlc, to play audio, the list of audio devices is very long. Why is this list so long? Which device should I choose if I want to run an analog signal from my DAC into a stereo receiver aux input, I don't know what what the differences are. Thanks for any help!

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Ad your DAC - have you checked dmesg? Maybe your RPi USB port cannot power the DAC, maybe there is a different problem. But the DAC uses the standard USB receiver SA9023 which should work out of the box in linux.

You have two playback "soundcards" in your system (see output of aplay -l). Alsa configurations (in /usr/share/alsa) make several PCM devices our of every soundcard (see output of aplay -L). Listing soundcards and PCM devices takes different calls of the alsa-lib layer. E.g. Java in linux lists only soundcards (like aplay -l), preventing use of PCM devices defined e.g. in .asoundrc. Most properly coded projects support PCM devices, not just soundcards.
 

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