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I want to see a picture of that secret "cooking" lab where you make customs, bud wink.gif   I'm sure everybody will appreciate that!

I will post some pictures up of were I cook my customs up soon, I hope the DEA doesnt come knocking on my door lol.

 

From your avatar picture with that "blue stuff", I'm not so sure Mr White :p

post #2957 of 19104
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Since Mk I was acceptable, here is B.A.L.L.S. Mk II

 

 

So much neater and more portable. This is the Raspberry Pi, again, but this time with a USB stick with AAC files on, and a Topping NX2. For the difference in size and price, Mk II is the winner, even though the Mk I did sound a little better.

 

I use this while I am working and I'll generally listen to internet radio because other people's music is much less distracting than my own. For that purpose, this is plenty good enough. In fact, it is good enough that I won't bother changing over to my Fiio X3 (what I actually use to listen to my files portably) if I want to listen to some of my own stuff at the end of the day. The NX2 punches way above it's price point.

 

Hang on a sec, m8.  Brilliant concept of substituting smartphone with RPi (that's an idea for cloud wifi streaming, right?), but how do you get around without screen/keys/etc. to control and to navigate around it?  Also, should I assume EMI issue that plagued NX1 is no longer a problem?  I wasn't able to use NX1 anywhere near my phone, way too much interference.

post #2958 of 19104
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Ever hop over to the New Braunfels area for their Wurstfest? I've been going the last few years and lately they've had some awesome local craft beer.

I attended regularly during the 70's and 80's when you could buy and drink right from the pitcher:eek: I understand you are tagged and monitored these days:rolleyes: Love me some brat on a stick and spiral turnips to be washed back by a frosty:biggrin:

post #2959 of 19104
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I have just discovered the Noozxoide EIZO-rewire PRO for Android (I know that probably I am late)!

B3P1 never sounded like this before with any setup!!!

LG G3 (Lollipop) --> UAP PRO + Noozxoide EIZO-rewire PRO ---> Cozoy Astrapi ---> Havi B3 Pro1

I am re-discovering an iem... Unbeleivable! With my settings the Noozxoide app (or plug-in) is delivering full bodied sound, great separation, and boosting the bass section around 3-4dB. I can even get great subbass.

But, somehow without the Cozoy Astrapi DAC I couldn't get enough benefit from this app...  (have to play it around, I didn't fully discovered the settings yet)
Wow... Enjoy it man. It's an awesome feel smily_headphones1.gif
post #2960 of 19104
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I attended regularly during the 70's and 80's when you could buy and drink right from the pitcher:eek:  I understand you are tagged and monitored these days:rolleyes:  Love me some brat on a stick and spiral turnips to be washed back by a frosty:D
Lol! You can still buy pitchers I assure you! And you can drink from them too if you're so inclinded!
They only let you buy 2 pitchers at a time but you can always just go back for more lol.
Mmmm brat biggrin.gif
post #2961 of 19104

@peter123 and @Baycode and others, of course ;)  Since you guys like to play around with smartphones, usb dacs, splitters and external batteries, here is an example of a little portable setup I cooked up.  Actually, I consider it more as an example of how things could get bulky and "ugly", but nevertheless if you have to go that route to use power hungry USB DAC (like Schiit FULLA in this example, $70) and need to use OTG USB hub with a separate power connector (just a generic $2.80 usb hub from ebay), and need an external battery ($30 Anker Slim3 6000 mAh slice with a built in micro-usb port - slim to go behind your phone and no need for another dangling cable), here is what I came up with:

 

 

 

 

Not pretty, but it works :D

 

As another example, GO450 works straight out of $0.99 USB OTG adapter connected directly to my Note 4 (w/Lollipop 5.01) and using any audio app.

 

 

post #2962 of 19104
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From your avatar picture with that "blue stuff", I'm not so sure Mr White tongue.gif

Funny say my name you know it Heisenburg
post #2963 of 19104
Twister6 and booko nice reviews on frint front page.
post #2964 of 19104
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From your avatar picture with that "blue stuff", I'm not so sure Mr White tongue.gif

Funny say my name you know it Heisenburg

 

All jokes aside, here is a picture of @Brooko from his DUNU Titan 1 review (http://www.head-fi.org/products/dunu-titan-1-titanium-coated-diaphragm-earphones/reviews/12309).  Now tell me if this is not an undercover shot of Walter White?  I think the hat didn't make it into the picture :D

 

post #2965 of 19104

Thanks for the share @twister6  :wink:

 

Adding the battery always makes things more bulky, but if you're after the Fulla sound you have to...

 

I prefer Cozoy Astrapi on the go...

 

For GeekOut 720 + Anker battery combo I am using this cable (less bulky and more tidy):

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Micro-5-pin-USB-Male-to-USB-Female-Host-OTG-Cable-USB-power-Samsung-4Y-/171280660746?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_2&hash=item27e11f790a

 

post #2966 of 19104
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Hang on a sec, m8.  Brilliant concept of substituting smartphone with RPi (that's an idea for cloud wifi streaming, right?), but how do you get around without screen/keys/etc. to control and to navigate around it?  Also, should I assume EMI issue that plagued NX1 is no longer a problem?  I wasn't able to use NX1 anywhere near my phone, way too much interference.

The Pi is connected to my Wifi network and I can control it by pointing a web browser at it. I'm using Volumio:

https://volumio.org/

 

I've not had any EMI issues from the NX2. I haven't used it as an amp alone, but I suspect that the NX2 takes a line-level input, whilst the NX1 expects a headphone level input. Maybe that helps keep the interference down (in case it isn't obvious, IANAE, and this may not be a reason at all).

post #2967 of 19104
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Originally Posted by tjw321 View Post

Since Mk I was acceptable, here is B.A.L.L.S. Mk II




So much neater and more portable. This is the Raspberry Pi, again, but this time with a USB stick with AAC files on, and a Topping NX2. For the difference in size and price, Mk II is the winner, even though the Mk I did sound a little better.

I use this while I am working and I'll generally listen to internet radio because other people's music is much less distracting than my own. For that purpose, this is plenty good enough. In fact, it is good enough that I won't bother changing over to my Fiio X3 (what I actually use to listen to my files portably) if I want to listen to some of my own stuff at the end of the day. The NX2 punches way above it's price point.
Now this is a real 'The Lab' stuff. Very good idea and I like this concept.
Have you planned something more btw?
post #2968 of 19104
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Now this is a real 'The Lab' stuff. Very good idea and I like this concept.
Have you planned something more btw?

Nothing planned. No itch to scratch at the moment.

 

I did do a pi-powered internet radio, but Volumio made that unnecessary, and a pi-powered NAS, but I had to get a "real" NAS for work. They don't like me using my projects for mission critical stuff, for some reason, so that got retired as well.

 

I'll be looking for a new project, though, once work has quietened down.

post #2969 of 19104
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Originally Posted by tjw321 View Post

Nothing planned. No itch to scratch at the moment.

I did do a pi-powered internet radio, but Volumio made that unnecessary, and a pi-powered NAS, but I had to get a "real" NAS for work. They don't like me using my projects for mission critical stuff, for some reason, so that got retired as well.

I'll be looking for a new project, though, once work has quietened down.
Keep it up, looking forward to your work. I used to make projects on Arduino platform but I currently nothing in pipeline. But I plan to make a very good, natural musical visualizer.

If you have any video of your above project and how it works then it'd be nice if you poat it.
post #2970 of 19104
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Originally Posted by EISENbricher View Post


Keep it up, looking forward to your work. I used to make projects on Arduino platform but I currently nothing in pipeline. But I plan to make a very good, natural musical visualizer.

If you have any video of your above project and how it works then it'd be nice if you poat it.

I can't take much credit for this project as I used a pretty much "off the shelf" solution. I did program the other projects I mentioned but this one didn't involve much more than "dd"ing the disk image. I used "Volumio" from volumio.org. It used to be called raspyfi and you can get a pretty good idea of how it works from this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=73ZAsBLErm8 .

 

The internet radio was a lot more fun. I added a little USB LCD and an IR chip so I could remote control it. One day I'll revisit it and put it in a proper case and hook it up to some wifi controlled LED bulbs I have so that I can synchronise my alarm with a simulated sunrise. But the startup I work at is far too time consuming ATM.

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