I experience some strange sound issue with 6V32.
I’m using an I2S DAC with Squeezelite with a bare minimal setup.
From time to time I get a burst of noise .
I still have an old 6V12 similar setup that doesn’t have that same issue.
I did an apt-get update, upgrade on that 6V12, still no noise.
Any idea of why this happen ?
Well, I don’t know if I changed something or not, at 6V12, but now I have the very same issue.
It’s a small duration burst of noise every few minutes, I should try to measure the interval to see if it’s constant or not.
I get it even if the squeezelite service is off.
I thought it could be the fridge, so I shut it off, but still I got the burst of noise.
I will continue to look at this as it is really annoying.
Ah sorry, Yes I did change something.
6V32 is WiFI connected to my box
6V12 was Hotspot, I changed it to WiFi and since I get the Burst of noise.
I’ll continue to investigate.
as well you could have a look to kernel messages if there is something related to dropping wifi connections.
dmesg -l err,crit,alert,emerg
Probably you have the possibility to switch to a wired connection?
Just to treport that my problem is not related to Dietpi, I have installed Picore Player and get the same issue.
I have also tried another DAC, same, however I will try two other one, I2S and a USB.
I have tried another network, specifically dedicated to the Audio, still the intermitent burst noise.
I will also try another PI.
Open to ideas/suggestions, thank you
Thank you for your suggestion.
I will have a look at that.
You are right that it looks like some issue with wifi drop connection.
I use wifi as my Pi is Pi 3a+
But I will try a Pi 3b+ just for the sake of it.
Then, I will also try another wifi router.
Thank you again,
Picore vs Dietpi
Note first that the setups are not the same, so, this test it is only valid for going deeper into my understanding.
Picore, is an absolutely minimal setup, only squeezelite running vs Dietpi where I also have LMS, Samba, Failtoban, It looks a little bit better with Picore, I still experience that burst noise but I have the feeling that it is less frequent.
Here is a network report from inside Picore
PING 192.168.1.13 (192.168.1.13): 56 data bytes
64 bytes from 192.168.1.13: seq=0 ttl=64 time=1.309 ms
64 bytes from 192.168.1.13: seq=1 ttl=64 time=1.276 ms
64 bytes from 192.168.1.13: seq=2 ttl=64 time=1.253 ms
64 bytes from 192.168.1.13: seq=3 ttl=64 time=1.125 ms
64 bytes from 192.168.1.13: seq=4 ttl=64 time=1.146 ms
64 bytes from 192.168.1.13: seq=5 ttl=64 time=1.264 ms
64 bytes from 192.168.1.13: seq=6 ttl=64 time=1.244 ms
64 bytes from 192.168.1.13: seq=7 ttl=64 time=3.375 ms
64 bytes from 192.168.1.13: seq=8 ttl=64 time=5.045 ms
64 bytes from 192.168.1.13: seq=9 ttl=64 time=1.131 ms
64 bytes from 192.168.1.13: seq=10 ttl=64 time=1.255 ms
64 bytes from 192.168.1.13: seq=11 ttl=64 time=1.317 ms
64 bytes from 192.168.1.13: seq=12 ttl=64 time=4.582 ms
64 bytes from 192.168.1.13: seq=13 ttl=64 time=1.349 ms
64 bytes from 192.168.1.13: seq=14 ttl=64 time=1.293 ms
64 bytes from 192.168.1.13: seq=15 ttl=64 time=1.367 ms
64 bytes from 192.168.1.13: seq=16 ttl=64 time=1.360 ms
64 bytes from 192.168.1.13: seq=17 ttl=64 time=1.203 ms
64 bytes from 192.168.1.13: seq=18 ttl=64 time=1.223 ms
64 bytes from 192.168.1.13: seq=19 ttl=64 time=1.291 ms
— 192.168.1.13 ping statistics —
20 packets transmitted, 20 packets received, 0% packet loss
round-trip min/avg/max = 1.125/1.720/5.045 ms
Should I consider those figure as bad figures ?
well ping times are quite ok. They are between 1ms and 5ms, which is fine for a WiFi connection. But if you experience the noise on Picore as well, I would exclude the OS. Perhaps something on WiFI?? Would be good to test with Ethernet connection.
I will test the Ethernet with another Pi but, any away this is not the setup that I want, that’s a matter of convenience, my box is far away and I don’t want to buy a repeater and have another cable and probably other issues.
Anway, I tried another DAC and its PSRR is much better, the noise is not anymore audible.
So, the best for me, is to use that other DAC.
Well my intention was not to move to Ethernet completely. Just to verify if it’s related to WiFi and to exclude generell issues