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JustBoom adds HQ Audio to the Pi

Andrew Back
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Open source (hardware and software!) advocate, Treasurer and Director of the Free and Open Source Silicon Foundation, organiser of Wuthering Bytes technology festival and founder of the Open Source Hardware User Group.

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April 7, 2018 19:16

RasPi 3B+ and JustBoom DAC HAT now working and producing excellent HiFi sound via my Rega Brio amp - anything from chamber music to rock. Using OSMC as the media centre (Kodi running on top of a version of Raspbian Jessie). But encountered a problem configuring OSMC. The instructions accessed via the JustBoom website appear to imply that following the path My OSMC>Pi Config>Hardware Support>Soundcard Overlay>(select JustBoom card), and then re-booting, is enough to get JustBoom working. But I found that this led to the audio output of the Pi remaining at the default of PI:HDMI. All channels of the JustBoom card remained dead, although I could play music through the speakers of my monitor. I solved this by first following the path Settings>System>Audio>(select the ALSA option - ALSA: Default(bcm2835bcm2835ALSA). I *then* followed the path My OSMC>Pi Config>Hardware Support>Soundcard Overlay>(select JustBoom DAC HAT) and rebooted. Everything then worked fine. BTW I didn't buy a remote - just downloaded the app Kodi Remote on to my iPhone - it works fine.

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March 22, 2017 13:59

IC a pair of Quad 22 Valve Amp. I used to own a pair as well, still got the org, GEC KT88! Sounds super, if not a touch under power. I have a spare RasPi so this looks like a very temping project. Thx for the review.

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March 22, 2017 13:59

At last :)) I have a mass of digital music which replicates my library of CDs, but I am still using a CD player with my (1970s, Leek) audio setup. Finding a way to play the digital library through the analogue system using a RasPi was already on my 2017 "to do" list! Now suddenly a lot easier!

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