I had my new Tone Board hooked up to (Windows 10) my laptop playing music several times over several days playing through JRiver. It was playing a song and then suddenly silence. I changed the RCA interconnects and still nothing. Rebooted, turned the whole computer off and on again. The laptop plays fine through another DAC.
Then it will be easier to try a different cable. When looking for another cable, make sure it is a cable with data lines. Some USB-C cables are only for power/charging.
For your information, GPIO connectors come with the generic Tone Board, but are not mounted and it would require them to be soldered to the Tone Board. As your TB is the generic version, it will be much easier to try a new cable.
GPIO is General Purpose Input Output. It is just another way to communicate with the Tone Board.
Well, I reinserted the USB-C plug into the ToneBoard “upside” and it plays music for 2 seconds and stops each time I unplug it and then reinsert it. I’ll contact Khadas on what to do. It’s hardly been played.
Momentary instability??? So what you are saying is, instead of the music stopping after 5 seconds without me moving at all, if I touch the table before the 5 seconds, the Tone Board will stop sending the signal. A loose circuit board for a sound (air vibrations!) system is sensitive to movement?
Some people have reported issues with the cable, not the Tone Board’s port. I have had the TB playing in very loud environments, powered subwoofer less than a meter away.
He was referring to momentary interruptions from the USB connection to the TB, something a bad cable can induce.
Yes, we can ship you on free USB-C cable then, but can you help to do one more step to narrow down the issue range: just change any other USB-A to USB-C cable, can be the one the Android phone used, and do a test again?
BTW, may I know the format of audio song you using?