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Topping DX3 pro+/Volumio/Raspberry Pi

Fendooz

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I'm fairly new to the world of DAC's and digital music generally so forgive the newb question!
For the past year I've been using a Raspberry pi with Volumio (HFiberry dac hat) into an Aiyima A07 with Q acoustic 2020i speakers. I've been pretty blown away by the results. I've ordered the Topping dx3 pro+ to replace the DAC hat in my RPi for 2 reasons. I want to add a headphone amp into my setup and because I want to see if I can hear any improvement with a better quality DAC. My question is, should I use the USB out on the Raspberry Pi to connect to the dx3 pro or, is it best to order a digi hat to link the pi to the dx3 with optical or spdif?

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The DX3Pro+ performs the same via USB and S/PDIF:
Topping DX3 Pro+ Measurements Jitter DAC Bluetooth Stereo.png
Since the Raspberry Pi has USB already, I'd just use that.
 

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Ground loops? Not sure what that means in terms of audio. Inform me!
 

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Ground loops? Not sure what that means in terms of audio. Inform me!
 

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Pi3 or Pi4? The Pi3 USB bus is only spec'd to handle sampling rates up to 48 kHz.
Pi3 is perfectly capable of >48KHz via USB. I’m still running a Pi3 with Volumio and USB dac in my office.

 

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Pi3 is perfectly capable of >48KHz via USB. I’m still running a Pi3 with Volumio and USB dac in my office.

I remember an FAQ to this effect, but I can't find it now, so I'll withdraw the statement. I have had issues with sample rates over 48 kHz on the Pi 3 with some DACs.
 

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Pi3 is perfectly capable of >48KHz via USB. I’m still running a Pi3 with Volumio and USB dac in my office.


What USB DAC is it, precisely?

I am asking this as I am seeking one for myself, that would work via USB cable with a Rpi3 runnig Volumio 3.

My help-seeking thread: https://www.audiosciencereview.com/...ac-for-a-modest-aparetment-audio-setup.42807/
 

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Topping D10, Topping DX1, RME ADI 2 DAC, Minidsp Flex (basically every USB dac I’ve tried has been fine with >48KHz)
 
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