Holo Audio Red Streamer
Feb 27, 2024 at 3:23 PM Post #1,561 of 1,918
What should I expect for a lead time on the Red? (from order to delivery)

Anyone compared the Red to something like a Sonore UltraRendu?

i got mine in six weeks -- ordered right before new years and got it a couple of weeks ago.

i haven't heard a rendu to compare, but i can tell you the red is extremely well made. i think it's a good value.
 
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Mar 1, 2024 at 10:16 PM Post #1,563 of 1,918
Kitsune box dropped on my door step. No shipping notification or tracking. Weird.
I got a DHL notification of delivery scheduled a few days in advance. Did you check your spam folder?
 
Mar 1, 2024 at 10:40 PM Post #1,564 of 1,918
Ordered, now the wait begins. I plan to rebuild my Roon Rock into an Ubuntu/Roon/HQP in the meantime.
 
Mar 2, 2024 at 5:29 AM Post #1,565 of 1,918
Hi! I accidentally erase the included microSD card and i cannot find the latest compatible image for my newly acquired red (latest serial number)... The version it had was 01.01.2024 (without roon). Can anyone using this version backed up his sd card to send me a link with the bin file? Thanks in advance!
 
Mar 2, 2024 at 5:44 AM Post #1,566 of 1,918
Hi! I accidentally erase the included microSD card and i cannot find the latest compatible image for my newly acquired red (latest serial number)... The version it had was 01.01.2024 (without roon). Can anyone using this version backed up his sd card to send me a link with the bin file? Thanks in advance!
Magna HiFi download site
 
Mar 2, 2024 at 8:16 AM Post #1,567 of 1,918
Thanks but for some strange reason my serial number starts with 240124***** and works with Red-OS-20221228-2G (that SHOULDN'T work) and have roon support and DOESNT work with
Red-OS-20230900 that according to magna is the only one that SHOULD work... Either way i cannot have again the 20240101 firmware which have different output settings for each music service (i dont care about roon)... Any ideas?
 
Mar 2, 2024 at 8:29 AM Post #1,568 of 1,918
Thanks but for some strange reason my serial number starts with 240124***** and works with Red-OS-20221228-2G (that SHOULDN'T work) and have roon support and DOESNT work with
Red-OS-20230900 that according to magna is the only one that SHOULD work... Either way i cannot have again the 20240101 firmware which have different output settings for each music service (i dont care about roon)... Any ideas?

I would use the latest version available (20230900), then you should be able to update via the Red web page. It's worth a try.

Regarding Roon for those that use it - remember that you can always use Squeezelite on the Red and enable Squeezebox support in Roon to use the Red with Roon.
 
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Mar 2, 2024 at 8:33 AM Post #1,569 of 1,918
I would use the latest version, then you can update from the Red web page.

Regarding Roon - remember that you can always use Squeezelite on the Red and enable Squeezebox support in Roon to use the Red with Roon.
yes but to do that i must be able to install Red-OS-20230900 first, but with that version which according to my serial number is the right one, red starts to boot but then halts... the older version works but after all the updates (2 updates) i can only go up to version 2023.04.15
 
Mar 2, 2024 at 8:46 AM Post #1,570 of 1,918
yes but to do that i must be able to install Red-OS-20230900 first, but with that version which according to my serial number is the right one, red starts to boot but then halts... the older version works but after all the updates (2 updates) i can only go up to version 2023.04.15

Hmmm . . . I understand. Have you tried calling Magna to see if they have any ideas. You can also try Tim and Kitsune Hifi (US distributor) - he's not that fast answering emails though.

Finally, have you tried RopieeeXL? I haven't tried it on my Red (worked great with my RPi4b) ‐ quite a few do use it with the Red.
 
Mar 2, 2024 at 1:05 PM Post #1,571 of 1,918
Hmmm . . . I understand. Have you tried calling Magna to see if they have any ideas. You can also try Tim and Kitsune Hifi (US distributor) - he's not that fast answering emails though.

Finally, have you tried RopieeeXL? I haven't tried it on my Red (worked great with my RPi4b) ‐ quite a few do use it with the Red.
all audio distros work fine... moode, volumio, ropieeeXL, etc etc... but i dont care about roon and i like the latest red os version for the ability too choose different output for each music service... There is clearly something wrong about this stupid serial number/os version thing... Magna audio have no idea...i send an e-mail to kitsune also and im waiting for their response...
 
Mar 3, 2024 at 3:55 AM Post #1,572 of 1,918
all audio distros work fine... moode, volumio, ropieeeXL, etc etc... but i dont care about roon and i like the latest red os version for the ability too choose different output for each music service... There is clearly something wrong about this stupid serial number/os version thing... Magna audio have no idea...i send an e-mail to kitsune also and im waiting for their response...
I think I was having the same problem and I ended up just using RopieeeXL. When Roon Ready certification is issued officially, I’ll try again.
 
Mar 3, 2024 at 4:07 AM Post #1,573 of 1,918
I think I was having the same problem and I ended up just using RopieeeXL. When Roon Ready certification is issued officially, I’ll try again.
Did you somehow manage to update to a working 2024.01.24 version or the shipped 2023.09.28? All latest units that shipped in january-february came with 2023.09.28 preinstalled that worked perfect... The one that they list for download (2023.09.10) supposedly for later serial numbers crashes and ethernet goes out... My s/n starts with 240124 and works fine with the older os version 2023.04.15 that supports roon 😂
 
Mar 3, 2024 at 8:45 AM Post #1,574 of 1,918
If someone is using Red OS 2024.01.24 or 2023.09.28 i would be very grateful if following these instructions takes an image from his microSD card. The resulting image file if compressed to a zip file take about 180 - 200mb disk space which is easy to upload to a cloud service e.g. Google Drive... It's very easy to do...the only tricky things are 1. To open win32disk imager before inserting sd card to computer 2. To tick the checkbox "Read only allocated partitions"...
I created an image file from my sd card if someone is interested with version 2023.04.15 and upload it here.
 
Mar 5, 2024 at 10:49 AM Post #1,575 of 1,918
Red in streaming mode with Tidal Connect, I never get bitrate higher than 44.1KHz and 16 bits., when connected to Chord MScaler. Did try coax and toslink outputs from Red to MScaler and getting same result.

When I connect Laptop-> USB-> MScaler I get higher bitrate on same track.

Anyone has same issue?
 

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