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Offline bmarkus

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USB soundcard?
« on: February 14, 2013, 11:22:45 AM »
Are you using an USB soundcard? If so, let's share your experience with us.
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Re: USB soundcard?
« Reply #1 on: February 14, 2013, 11:57:51 AM »
Yes, I am using the Logilink UA0053 USB soundcard for two of my raspberries. I had one die after one day of playing music. I got a replacement and it's working fine. One of these is in my portable raspberry radio (see: link), which runs Tiny Core. That one I don't use to often because of my wifi problems. The other one has been running almost every day for several hours since Christmas. It's attached to some ceiling speakers in my kitchen. That one is running Raspbian Wheezy. The sound is quite good.
These are very cheap, I bought them for 6 euros each.

And I am using the Behringer UCA 202 USB soundcard for another one. This raspberry is also running Raspbian Wheezy and is attached to a network speaker in my living room. This soundcard has excellent sound quality. Of course this speaker is better then the ceiling speakers too.
This soundcard is a bit more expensive, around 30 euros.
my Raspberry Pi page: http://raspberry.gerrelt.nl

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Re: USB soundcard?
« Reply #2 on: February 14, 2013, 12:03:15 PM »
Hi

Yes I'm using a USB soundcard, it is working very well.

This is the output from the command sueezelite -l (the player used in my piCorePlayer:
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Output devices:
  null                           - Discard all samples (playback) or generate zero samples (capture)
  default:CARD=ALSA              - bcm2835 ALSA, bcm2835 ALSA - Default Audio Device
  sysdefault:CARD=ALSA           - bcm2835 ALSA, bcm2835 ALSA - Default Audio Device
  default:CARD=Set               - C-Media USB Headphone Set, USB Audio - Default Audio Device
  sysdefault:CARD=Set            - C-Media USB Headphone Set, USB Audio - Default Audio Device
  front:CARD=Set,DEV=0           - C-Media USB Headphone Set, USB Audio - Front speakers
  surround40:CARD=Set,DEV=0      - C-Media USB Headphone Set, USB Audio - 4.0 Surround output to Front and Rear speakers
  surround41:CARD=Set,DEV=0      - C-Media USB Headphone Set, USB Audio - 4.1 Surround output to Front, Rear and Subwoofer speakers
  surround50:CARD=Set,DEV=0      - C-Media USB Headphone Set, USB Audio - 5.0 Surround output to Front, Center and Rear speakers
  surround51:CARD=Set,DEV=0      - C-Media USB Headphone Set, USB Audio - 5.1 Surround output to Front, Center, Rear and Subwoofer speakers
  surround71:CARD=Set,DEV=0      - C-Media USB Headphone Set, USB Audio - 7.1 Surround output to Front, Center, Side, Rear and Woofer speakers
  iec958:CARD=Set,DEV=0          - C-Media USB Headphone Set, USB Audio - IEC958 (S/PDIF) Digital Audio Output

Here is the result from the aplay -l
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tc@box:~$ aplay -l
**** List of PLAYBACK Hardware Devices ****
card 0: ALSA [bcm2835 ALSA], device 0: bcm2835 ALSA [bcm2835 ALSA]
  Subdevices: 7/8
  Subdevice #0: subdevice #0
  Subdevice #1: subdevice #1
  Subdevice #2: subdevice #2
  Subdevice #3: subdevice #3
  Subdevice #4: subdevice #4
  Subdevice #5: subdevice #5
  Subdevice #6: subdevice #6
  Subdevice #7: subdevice #7
card 1: Set [C-Media USB Headphone Set], device 0: USB Audio [USB Audio]
  Subdevices: 1/1
  Subdevice #0: subdevice #0
tc@box:~$

Just ask if you have any questions.

Steen


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Re: USB soundcard?
« Reply #3 on: February 14, 2013, 11:52:12 PM »
Hi,

thanks for the feedback, comments. I'm looking for soundcards primarily for amateur radio communication like digital modes (RTTY, PSK, Packet Radio), SDR (Software Defined Radio) or DRM. Preferred with 24-bit and 192kbit/s sampling rate and low noise, but to main feature it works with piCore :)
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Re: USB soundcard?
« Reply #4 on: February 15, 2013, 02:03:04 AM »
« Last Edit: February 15, 2013, 02:05:31 AM by dubcore »

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Re: USB soundcard?
« Reply #5 on: February 15, 2013, 07:21:49 AM »
interesting indeed....USB audio works with the Pi...meaning if the USB soundcard also has a MIC input then that will also work

i buy those 49 cents CD quality usb soundcards new on ebay.com. They are perfect and have a MIC input also

Vince.