[JN] raspberry pi + mo0de/volumio + foobar2000

Larry Moore larrymooreattorney at gmail.com
Tue Apr 16 11:50:42 CDT 2019

First off, MoOde Audio 5.0 is no longer in “beta" or “release" form - The “official” version (5.0) came out a few days ago.  If you have a release version of 5 installed, you can do an in place update.  Otherwise, you have to reflash the image file.  Said another way, there is no in place update from MoOde 4.4 to 5.0.

Yea, kinda funny how stupid good this thing is - something I’m sure no audio manufacturer of DACs or CD players (do those still exist, ha) wants any audiophile to know.  They’d either be out of business or left with having to support old geezers with limit computer savvy using these things - ask me how I know…  I support a number of such folks.  And, I like each any every one of them, considering them friends - that’s why I do it.

There are two ways to stream:

1.) from your mobile device through your network to the Pi, and then out to your audio system, or
2.) directly from your network into your Pi and then into your system, the mobile device acting as a “controller” unit.

In many, many systems, these two methods sound different, the later being better.

There’s a TON of mods you can do to the Katana, all of which take it to an entirely new level - trust me.  Be happy to share if and when you want to get there,


> On Apr 16, 2019, at 11:29 AM, Steven S via Sound <sound at soundlist.org> wrote:
> I decided to take the jump and got Allo's new katana dac, with the isolation board.
> I've yet to connect it to my ripped cd's but streaming (with moode) the soma fm stations 
> i'm blown away. Streaming spotify i'm less impressed. I'm assuming something with the quality of spotify's streaming client? I've noticed some UI lag with moode that volumio didn't have so maybe i just need to jump to 5.0 beta?
> i'm currently running it thru my old school, crufty botthead s.e.x amps driving some 4" full range diy book shelf's in my home office.
> On 4/14/19 7:14 PM, BBands via Sound wrote:
>> Hey Joes where you going with that streamer in your hand?
>> I know that some of you are experimenting with these cute little streamers. I am running a Raspberry Pi 3 b+ with an Allo Boss dac hat with a switching ps for the pi and a linear ps for the dac. Like Larry I slightly prefer Mo0de to Volumio, but frankly they both suck when it comes to handling/managing large collections. I was about to give up on them and move to a native mpd cleint lie cantata, when it struck me that I could use foobar2000 as a upnp renderer. I have used foobar for a long time, it sounds good, excels at handling large collections and is highly customizable. To get foobar to talk to mo0de/volmio all I had to do was load the upnp plugin and point it. Boom! Away I went. I have been listening to foobar > volumio > boss > kt88 se amp all afternoon and the combo is frankly terrific . Next weekend I will try with mo0de instead of volumio.
>> Feeling very much better about all this now,
>>       John
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