I recently set up my Volumio / VIM3L / Tone Board streamer, with some help from your helpful members. I’ve taken a free 30-day trial with TIDAL and I’m really impressed by the sound quality of the TB. I’m currently using the Khadas 24W power adapter, but I’m thinking I could improve this further with separate linear PSUs for the VIM and TB. I’ve read good reviews of the Allo Shanti and have the following queries that I’m hoping someone might help me with.
Firstly, do you agree the Shanti is a good choice for the money?
What’s the best way to connect the 2 boards separately. The Shanti comes with DC 5.5/2.1 jacks, I guess I can use a jack to USB-C adapter to power the VIM3L. What about the Tone Board? do I need a mod to the 40 pin connector (to get to pins 1 and 21 I think?) or can the USB-C be used instead of the power from the VIM?
The Shanti comes with one 1A supply and one 3A supply, which should be used for which board?
These will need to be considered. I personally would not cut off the pins, at least for testing. For testing, you can use the schematic(GPIO section) to jumper GPIO connections to/from the VIM3L and TB. Not all GPIO pins are used, so you won’t need 40 jumpers.
Much has been discussed on external powering of the TB, seems they had a slightly different goal, but may be helpful to read through it.
in any case, keep us up to date with the events, nevertheless, if you decide to take this serious power supply, give comparative tests, and whether it really will be better in your case. Good luck to you!
If those services exist on Volumio it should work,
I know this service exist for Tidal,
there should be something like that for deezer…
Streaming *.flac over LAN works, it is there on the Volumio website…
I Digress, but I think those question are more relevant to Volumio itself, rather than the Toneboard itself, as Volumio is a standard software and the OS doesn’t change like other distribuitions…
you can ask in the Volumio forums as well
Hello, you’d better wait for an answer from those who really have Volumio on vim3 + TB, and not from those who allow themselves to just speculate without knowing absolutely nothing about it.
Good luck to you