apples723
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Terrible Sound

Thu Oct 03, 2013 1:04 am

So I have my raspberry pi and I'm running raspbain and use pianobar. I have a problem the sound quality is terrible. I have a double adapter for sound connected to the pi and so then I have one of those going out to a speaker another going out to a speaker that then splits that into a bass and then from the bass speaker there is a another speaker the sound quality is terrible on all of them how can I increase the sound quality. When pianobar is running sometimes there is a high squeel. How do i stop this?

elatllat
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Re: Terrible Sound

Thu Oct 03, 2013 7:54 pm

use the sound off the HDMI port.
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apples723
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Re: Terrible Sound

Thu Oct 03, 2013 11:56 pm

i cant i dont use hdmi I'm just using my old portible dvd player and then run sound through the anlog out put of the pi

masterluke
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Re: Terrible Sound

Fri Oct 04, 2013 2:13 pm

The pi analogue sound IS terrible. Sorry

apples723
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Re: Terrible Sound

Fri Oct 04, 2013 3:22 pm

Are there any adapter u can buy for sound out of the HDMI slot?

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Re: Terrible Sound

Fri Oct 04, 2013 3:29 pm

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ski522
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Re: Terrible Sound

Sat Oct 05, 2013 1:09 am

Buy a USB DAC, this one is used by countless Pi users
http://www.aliexpress.com/store/product ... o_detail_a
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It will be like night and day between the quality sound you have now and the quality of sound you'll get out of this little guy!

apples723
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Re: Terrible Sound

Sat Oct 05, 2013 1:37 am

what exactly is that i googled it but nothing really came up does it support anolog in or how do i connect it to the raspberry pi? what kind of output does it have i want sound audio jack(like you find on a computer or whats on the raspberry pi just better.)

ski522
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Re: Terrible Sound

Sat Oct 05, 2013 10:09 am

You can review my original post on this card, but it basically provides an analog headphone port and 2 digital ports (coax & spdif).
http://www.raspberrypi.org/phpBB3/viewt ... 38&t=20866

apples723
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Re: Terrible Sound

Sat Oct 05, 2013 2:09 pm

are those buttons programable or are they volume control?

drgeoff
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Re: Terrible Sound

Sun Oct 06, 2013 9:04 am

apples723 wrote:are those buttons programable or are they volume control?
Not programmable. They are volume up and down and mute IIRC. And I think they only affect the analogue output.

When working properly the sound from the RPi's analogue jack is not "terrible". True, it isn't Hi-Fi though.

apples723
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Re: Terrible Sound

Fri Oct 11, 2013 1:37 am

I no longer get the high pitch squealling noise or static or any sound problems for that matter I changed a setting in my config file for pianobar(only sound I use) its some audio mode setting if anyone wants more info let me know And I'll tell you what I did

ordenrahl
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Re: Terrible Sound

Fri Dec 27, 2013 6:15 am

Yes please apples, what mode setting are you referring to?

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Gerrelt
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Re: Terrible Sound

Sat Dec 28, 2013 12:48 pm

For the record:

I've been using this cheap USB souncard, it's got great sound: http://www.logilink.eu/showproduct/UA0053.htm

And I've also been using this one, more expensive, but sounds better too: http://www.behringer.com/EN/Products/UCA202.aspx
my Raspberry Pi page: http://raspberry.gerrelt.nl

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