Comments for HifiZine The enthusiast's audio webzine Mon, 04 Mar 2019 04:25:08 +0000 hourly 1 Comment on How to stream TIDAL to the Raspberry Pi by John Reekie Mon, 04 Mar 2019 04:25:08 +0000 And to add another update, it does work on a Mac (having BubbleUPnPServer and Kazoo running on the same machine). I’ll add a note to the article about Windows.

Comment on How to stream TIDAL to the Raspberry Pi by John Reekie Mon, 04 Mar 2019 04:05:08 +0000 Hi Chris, glad to hear you found a solution, I think running BubbleUPnPServer on a separate SBC is a good idea. I usually run it on the same SBC as my music server (minimserver). I tried opening up Windows firewall ports to enable Kazoo to “see” the OpenHome renderer from BubbleUPnPServer but had no success.

Comment on How to stream TIDAL to the Raspberry Pi by Chris H. Sun, 03 Mar 2019 15:15:58 +0000 Hi John. Here’s one more sign-post with updates, in case others want to do something similar. I was not satisfied with the solution of running BubbleUPnP server on a separate laptop, because that’s too many things to boot for playing music. So, yesterday I bought another raspberry pi and successfully set it up to run BubbleUpNp server. Basically, I installed Rasbpian lite and set it up for SSH (by adding a blank file call SSH in the boot folder) so I could use it without a monitor. Next, I SSH’d to it with Putty (from Windows) and followed the steps for installing BubbleUPnP on a Debian system that are on the Bubblesoft website. This involved installing Java and downloading and installing the bubbleupnp package. After that, I figured out the internal IP address for my new pi by looking at the device table in my router configuration. Finally, I used my laptop to browse to http://[raspberry pi address]:58050 and configured it as you described. So now, here’s what I’ve got:
1. A Raspberry Pi running Volumio, attached to my stereo system.
2. A second Raspberry Pi running Raspbian and BubbleUPnP, which is configured to set the Volumio renderer as an OpenHome point.
3. Linn Kazoo on my laptop as the control point.
I now can listen to Quobuz music and save favorites directly through the Kazoo app.
As an afterthought, once I learned how to install BubbleUPnP on a Raspberry Pi, it dawned on me that I probably could have just installed it on original one that’s running Volumio. I haven’t tried this yet, but a little more googling revealed that someone else has already created a third-party plug-in for BubbleUPnP on Volumio (though it isn’t officially sanctioned by the Volumio team–they want you to use myvolumio instead). So, I guess the takeaway is that it might be possible to run BubbleUPnP on the same device as the renderer, but I could find no information on how to run it on the same device as the control point. Thanks again for setting me on this path!

Comment on How to stream TIDAL to the Raspberry Pi by Chris H. Thu, 28 Feb 2019 07:26:35 +0000 Thanks. I don’t know if it’s the firewall, because I created a rule to allow all traffic to 58050, and it still did not work. I think it requires some kind of port forwarding back to the localhost, but that’s beyond my skill level. Maybe there’s no way to have the control point on the same device as the server. For now, I am using my other laptop to run BubbleUPnP, and my main laptop has Linn Kazoo. At least with this setup I can stream directly to my raspberry pi. Thanks again! I really appreciate this post.

Comment on The Electrostatic “Sonic Panel” – Interview with Charlie van Dongen and Rob Mackinlay by John Reekie Tue, 26 Feb 2019 02:41:50 +0000 Hi Grant, you would need to contact Involve Audio or ER Audio directly, links are in the last section of the article.

Comment on How to stream TIDAL to the Raspberry Pi by John Reekie Tue, 26 Feb 2019 02:18:20 +0000 Hi Chris, glad the article was helpful! I haven’t seen anything like that. Is it possible that it’s something to do with Windows firewall? (I don’t know, this is the only thing I can think of.)

Comment on How to stream TIDAL to the Raspberry Pi by Chris H. Sun, 24 Feb 2019 07:17:06 +0000 Thank you for this step-by-step tutorial! I would never have gotten as far as I have without it. However, I’m still not quite where I want to be. I have an rpi2 with volumio. On a Windows laptop, I have Bubbleupnp running with the Volumio renderer enabled as OpenHome, just as you showed. However, Linn Kazoo, which is on the same laptop that is running Bubbleupnp, does not see the OpenHome renderer (it only sees the original Volumio). I know I’m close, though, because I installed Linn Kazoo on a separate Windows laptop, and that one sees my OpenHome renderer from the first laptop. I am able to log into and play Tidal and Qobuz from there. If I can just figure out how to make the server and control point work together on the same laptop, I’ll be happy. Do you have any suggestions?

Comment on Audioengine A5+ Wireless Speakers by Mark Schifter Tue, 19 Feb 2019 16:52:20 +0000 Superbly written and well understood review.

In an era where BIG TICKET is the norm – it’s wonderful to read about product that real people can afford.

Bravo Patrick!

Comment on Assembling the Bugle 2 phono stage by gally mendoza Tue, 19 Feb 2019 04:14:35 +0000 Hi Bill,

Were you able to resolve this issue? I’m experiencing the same audio imbalance with mu bugle2. Please share onhow you solve it. Thanks.

Comment on The Electrostatic “Sonic Panel” – Interview with Charlie van Dongen and Rob Mackinlay by Grant Mon, 18 Feb 2019 19:44:47 +0000 Enjoyed the article !
The last picture of the ESL speakers looks very much like Solo Static which I own.
Haven’t setup my HiFi back again.
Lost my PreAmp Audio Research SP5
My set up was:
Audio Research SP5 with AR End Amp class A, all tube for my Mid range ESL
2x Quad 405 (mono block 100watts)
2x Nakamichi filters for Sub woofer and Tweeter.
1x Tube amp Ampliton to drive my Ionefane flame tweeters.
Interlink with Silver cord cable.

I once tried Dynacord ESL which sounds nice on modern music, more direct and agressif. But the QUAD is much smoother & natural especially for classic music.

By telling all this, where can I listen the speakers on your article ?
I would like to hear it some where around Amsterdam or in Germany around Münster please.