MamboBerry HD DAC+ is available at Max2Play eShop, from NOW!

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We are very happy to announce our newest addition to the Max2Play sound card selection. Collybia’s flagship sound card, the MamboBerry HD DAC+ comes in two different varieties to accommodate any specific needs in the audiophile market.

One utilizes the ultra-low jitter Clock by IDT and the other one was outfitted with the hi-end clock module CH-957 by Crystek.

These two newly designed models, made by the Greek manufacturer Collybia, offer huge local filter capacitors from NICHICON (330 μF in Crystek-Version and 220 μF in IDT-Version for each capacitor), power filtering from three stages with a new ultra low noise LDO by Texas Instruments, WIMA plastic film and ELNA audiophile bypass capacitors, as well as SUSUMU SMD resistors. 

The creator of the DACs, Vasilis Tounas, is a renowned sound technician and design engineer whose participation in high-end sound components for over fifteen years brings professional expertise to the HD DAC+ models‘ conception and design.

Here are the two variants side by side with their respective components explained:

Read the full article at:

New Sound Card Manufacturer – MamboBerry HD DAC+ by Collybia

Thank you to Max2Play Team!

Mamboberry HD DAC+ is supported by Max2Play!

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Collybia Team is happy to announce our new collaboration with Max2Play.

Mamboberry HD DAC+ is now fully compatible with Max2Play and Collybia will offer licenses for this incredible software! 🙂

Thank you Max2Play for the trust.

Review: New soundcheck at Hamburg. Mamboberry HD DAC+ at 2nd place!

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Dear music lovers

we had the soundcheck yesterday.
It’s always a pleasure for me to share a moment with other music/electronics technician enthusiast.
Thank you very much for coming. We were five and had a relaxed evening together

I had trouble with my 16 port audio switch (making noise) so i used again the 5 line ports of my amp.

The special of this Soundcheck was, that Michelangelo was so kind to sent us two brand new volumio devices, a prototype of a ESS9028 DAC called ‘PRIMO’, and Tinkerbell S pocket device named ‘Minuetto’.
I was so curious how it would sound. Thank you so much Michelangelo!

I put these devices in a king class group (all in) :
TERRATECHNOS – Terra-BerryDAC 2 ( with Switch 1 and 2 off ) (v.2.413)
mamboberry HD+ DAC with Crystek Clock and allo kali reclocker (v.2.413)
pi2design 502DAC PRO (v.2.146 with Hifiberry DIGI+ PRO driver)
allo Piano 2.1 with Kali in dual mono and 32bit target upsampling. (v.2.413)
volumio Primo(v.2.418) and RPI3p

Of course, we did a blind test.
We especially noticed two devices, one with a confusing high field and less bass, another one with remarkable more details and slightly emphasized bass, a third board was noticed as especially ‘friendly’- detailed and well balanced.
No question, the other two boards where great too, but not that spectacular.
So, the secret was, that the primo was our no.1. the mambo on place 2.. place 3 for piano and 502dacpro.

Then, how would be the primo compared to the other great boards:
mamboberry HD+ DAC with IDT Clock (v.2.413)
allo BOSS v. 1.2 (v.2.413)
odroid c2 & hifi shield 2 (v.2.411)
IQaudio DAC pro (v.2.413)
volumio Primo (v.2.413) and RPI3p

We did it again as a blind test. To our surprise, we found the same dac’s as best.


Full review here:

Thank you again Jens! 🙂

REVIEW: New review and an audio guide from TNT-Audio

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Reviewer: Richard Varey – TNT New Zealand
Reviewed: April, 2018

[Collybia Mamboberry]

A magnificent music experience [Part 1]


Welcome to my journey through the land of RaspberryPi file playback and online streaming, and beyond. My exploration of some very attractive alternatives to PC-based music file players runs over three parts. In Part One, I begin my investigations by looking at and listening with several devices.

Part Two continues the travels with more devices, and in Part Three I consider software options and some enhancement accessories that came to my attention whilst looking at the burgeoning field of RPi-based audio over Ethernet.


Read the full review at:

Thank you TNT and specially Richard! Music experience is all it matters!

NEWS: Archphile 0.99.73 alpha images are up!

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Hi all,

Archphile 0.99.73 images for the Raspberry Pi and Odroid C2 are up. Some noticeable changes:

– based on latest and fully updated ArchlinuxARM

MPD 0.20.20

– latest YMPD from superbfg7 github repository (with lots of bugfixes)

– new librespot package that fixes Spotify issues

– new upmpdcli package that fixes Tidal

– latest roonbridge package (not installed by default)

squeezelite support (for testing purposes – to be covered by the manual at a later stage)


For a more detailed changelog please visit this page for Odroid and this page for the Raspberry Pi.

In order to download the images, please visit the Downloads Section.

Please note that the manual has been updated to fully support 0.99.73. Download it and read it carefully as it includes almost everything you need in order to use Archphile.

Last but not least:

– If you enjoy Archphile, plaase help me keep this project alive by using the Paypal button (or BTC address) on the right side of this website and donate!

– If you want to have immediate information about my project, with announcements etc., you can find Archphile project on Telegram.



NEWS: ARCHPHILE – New Raspberry Pi image with RPI 3 B+ support

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4Hi all,

two days ago, a new image was uploaded for the Raspberry Pi. It supports all ARMv7 RPIs, including the latest 3 B+.

Below you will find a quick changelog:

– Raspberry Pi 3 B+ support
– Fully updated ArchlinuxARM
– latest MPD packages based on MPD 0.20.18
– latest MPD fork package (SACD ISO package)
– latest YMPD client
– I2S dac support for the majority of DACS found in Raspberry Pi kernel
– latest librespot and other Archphile packages


For more information please visit the following link:

NEWS: Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+

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The Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+ is the latest product in the Raspberry Pi 3 range. Fully compatible with Mamboberry HD DAC+ !

For our part, we see a positive difference in sound quality and overall plaque structure. Big difference in wireless WiFi connectivity, allowing you to enjoy up to 384kHz audio tracks without sound interruptions, anymore 🙂

Good job Raspberry Co.

PS. We are waiting OS software engineers to release their new images to support new board. There is a test version from Volumio Team for now.

Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+
  • Broadcom BCM2837B0, Cortex-A53 (ARMv8) 64-bit SoC @ 1.4GHz
  • 2.4GHz and 5GHz IEEE 802.11.b/g/n/ac wireless LAN, Bluetooth 4.2, BLE
  • Gigabit Ethernet over USB 2.0 (maximum throughput 300 Mbps)
  • Extended 40-pin GPIO header
  • Full-size HDMI
  • 4 USB 2.0 ports
  • CSI camera port for connecting a Raspberry Pi camera
  • DSI display port for connecting a Raspberry Pi touchscreen display
  • 4-pole stereo output and composite video port
  • Micro SD port for loading your operating system and storing data
  • 5V/2.5A DC power input
  • Power-over-Ethernet (PoE) support (requires separate PoE HAT)

GUIDE: Mamboberry HD DAC+ Volumio setup

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Install Volumio and connect to Volumio Hotspot


For those who want to download and install Volumio 2, look at this video for a quick tutorial and you will be done it very quickly:

At this video skip the command line field. Not necessary.

After you put your micro sd card back to Raspberry Pi you must wait 5-10 minutes, like the video said and then connect to Volumio hotspot (from your mobile or tablet or laptop)

(look the image below):

Once in Hotspot Mode, Volumio can be reached with IP your mobile or tablet) or via http://volumio.local as usual.

Connect to it with password “volumio2“. After connected to “volumio” wifi, below wizard helper page will be shown:

Network Settings(Wifi)

If for some reason you skipped wizard or it do not show up, go to Network Settings (from the menu icon on top left corner):

and configure Volumio to connect to your own WiFi. Scroll down until you see your own WiFi access point:

When you press Connect(red arrow on image) then the screen will "blacked out" and a spin wheel will show for one minute or less. Wait and after that your Raspberry Pi will be connected to your WiFi router.

PS. If you connect an ethernet cable, none of these are needed 🙂

Accessing Volumio device

  • The UI can be accessed from any device with a browser: Tablets, PC, Mac, Android Phones, iPhones, Smart TVs, Ebook readers etc. Make sure you have the latest versions of their respective browsers. For an optimal experience, Google Chrome is suggested.
  • The UI can be accessed by typing Volumio's IP address in your browser. To find the IP address you can use:
  • Volumio UI can also be accessed by typing http://volumio.local, or if you renamed your Volumio device http://VOLUMIONAME.local .
  • Please note that this function is not available on Android devices, just on Mac and iOs or in Windows (if that does not work, install Bonjour )



Mamboberry HD DAC+ on Volumio

To enable Mamboberry HD DAC+ got to Playback options:

Enable i2s DAC option:

and choose Mamboberry LS DAC+ from the list(it will be a Mamboberry HD DAC+ option very soon):

Click on Save and restart your Media Player.

Done! 🙂


NEWS: The Penguin – The new blog from Archphile man – Michael

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A blog about Linux, Digital Audio, Photography and more…he says in his new blog site the man behind Archphile, Michael.

Our friend and linuxmaniac” is introducing his new project. A blog about tips and in general a lot of interested things about the sound, the music, even photography and above all, Linux!


Enjoy his page… He deserve it.


From Collybia Team the best wishes to his new project! 🙂


Keep up Michael.



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