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Very, very low volume on DAC+ / Openelec 5.08, RPi 2 B+

Hi there,

i have some troubles getting my DAC+ to work:

I have following system:

RPi 2 B+
Openelec 5.08
Hifiberry DAC+ Phone jack with RCA jacks connected to the DAC+
IR LED connected and active via config.txt and reassigned it to GPIO27.

The green LED is on, but the volume is very low. I have to put it on almost maximum of my amplifier to hardly hear it, where i usually only use max. 30%.

I activated it via DeviceTreeOverlay and can see DAC+ in my audio hardware settings in KODI.

Here is the output of aplay and amixer:

OpenELEC:/ # aplay -l
**** List of PLAYBACK Hardware Devices ****
card 0: sndrpihifiberry [snd_rpi_hifiberry_dacplus], device 0: HiFiBerry DAC+ HiFi pcm512x-hifi-0 []
Subdevices: 1/1
Subdevice #0: subdevice #0
OpenELEC:/ # amixer
Simple mixer control 'DSP Program',0
Capabilities: enum
Items: 'FIR interpolation with de-emphasis' 'Low latency IIR with de-emphasis' 'High attenuation with de-emphasis' 'Fixed process flow' 'Ringing-less low latency FIR'
Item0: 'FIR interpolation with de-emphasis'
Simple mixer control 'Playback',0
Capabilities: volume
Playback channels: Front Left - Front Right
Capture channels: Front Left - Front Right
Limits: 0 - 1
Front Left: 1 [100%] [0.00dB]
Front Right: 1 [100%] [0.00dB]
Simple mixer control 'Playback Boost',0
Capabilities: volume
Playback channels: Front Left - Front Right
Capture channels: Front Left - Front Right
Limits: 0 - 1
Front Left: 0 [0%] [0.00dB]
Front Right: 0 [0%] [0.00dB]
Simple mixer control 'Auto Mute',0
Capabilities: pswitch
Playback channels: Front Left - Front Right
Mono:
Front Left: Playback [on]
Front Right: Playback [on]
Simple mixer control 'Auto Mute Mono',0
Capabilities: pswitch pswitch-joined
Playback channels: Mono
Mono: Playback [on]
Simple mixer control 'Auto Mute Time Left',0
Capabilities: enum
Items: '21ms' '106ms' '213ms' '533ms' '1.07s' '2.13s' '5.33s' '10.66s'
Item0: '21ms'
Simple mixer control 'Auto Mute Time Right',0
Capabilities: enum
Items: '21ms' '106ms' '213ms' '533ms' '1.07s' '2.13s' '5.33s' '10.66s'
Item0: '21ms'
Simple mixer control 'Clock Missing Period',0
Capabilities: enum
Items: '1s' '2s' '3s' '4s' '5s' '6s' '7s' '8s'
Item0: '1s'
Simple mixer control 'Deemphasis',0
Capabilities: pswitch pswitch-joined
Playback channels: Mono
Mono: Playback [on]
Simple mixer control 'Digital',0
Capabilities: pvolume pswitch
Playback channels: Front Left - Front Right
Limits: Playback 0 - 255
Mono:
Front Left: Playback 207 [81%] [0.00dB] [on]
Front Right: Playback 207 [81%] [0.00dB] [on]
Simple mixer control 'Volume Ramp Down Emergency Rate',0
Capabilities: enum
Items: '1 sample/update' '2 samples/update' '4 samples/update' 'Immediate'
Item0: '1 sample/update'
Simple mixer control 'Volume Ramp Down Emergency Step',0
Capabilities: enum
Items: '4dB/step' '2dB/step' '1dB/step' '0.5dB/step'
Item0: '4dB/step'
Simple mixer control 'Volume Ramp Down Rate',0
Capabilities: enum
Items: '1 sample/update' '2 samples/update' '4 samples/update' 'Immediate'
Item0: '1 sample/update'
Simple mixer control 'Volume Ramp Down Step',0
Capabilities: enum
Items: '4dB/step' '2dB/step' '1dB/step' '0.5dB/step'
Item0: '1dB/step'
Simple mixer control 'Volume Ramp Up Rate',0
Capabilities: enum
Items: '1 sample/update' '2 samples/update' '4 samples/update' 'Immediate'
Item0: '1 sample/update'
Simple mixer control 'Volume Ramp Up Step',0
Capabilities: enum
Items: '4dB/step' '2dB/step' '1dB/step' '0.5dB/step'
Item0: '1dB/step'

Does anybody have an idea, what could be the problem?

I already checked all the soldering points, no problem there.

I appreciate any help,

cheers from Austria,

p.etrus

 

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