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New AUDIOLINUX HEADLESS is out! Completely rebuild system with systemd boot, systemd network, kernel realtime bfq 4.18.x, autostart to RAM, very low processor latency. Price 49 Euro (20 Euro for previous customers). Payment with Paypal address

AudioLinux is based on realtime custom kernels and on the work of that part of linux community trying to achieve very low audio and processor latencies. The results are not audiophile subjective suggestions, but real and measurable. You can make a processor latency test yourself clicking on the oscilloscope test inside Realtime Priority folder on the Desktop. No magic hidden code, but only the magic of music. AudioLinux can be used in Audio Pro studio recording because of stability and freedom from glitches. With a powerful CPU is perfect for extreme upsampling (up to DSD 512 or PCM 768 kHz). What about the sound? Clean, transparent, the last veil is removed... and a quick and complete support that no one is giving in Linux. Your system will be fine-tuned for the absolute best performance.
Audiolinux Desktop

Buy AudioLinux now!

AudioLinux is the first plug & play realtime audio system based on Archlinux with very light LXQt Desktop and programmed IRQ and application priority
Audio latency at 192 kHz < 2,67 ms on Intel i5 processor and high quality USB audio interface
Audio latency at 44.1 kHz < 1 ms depending on hardware configuration.
Incredibly low processor latency (average 4-6 microseconds on recent Intel i7 processor )
Boot time 10/15 s
Minimize option for optimal audio system
Maximize option for audio/video
Choice between two realtime process priority configurations (Standard or Extreme)
RTIRQ for automatic IRQ priority assignement
RTAPP for automatic audio priority
Compatible audio applications:
HQPlayer and HQPlayer embedded (with CUDA acceleration, if you install nvidia closed source drivers), HQPlayer Network Audio Daemon, MPD (with optional upmpdcli UPnP media renderer), Logitech Media Server + Squeezelite-R2 with C-3PO plugin, Minimserver UPnP server, Kodi (XBMC), Jriver Media Center, Roon.
Audiolinux can be configured as headless server (also with HQPlayer embedded)
Remote control with Unified Remote for smartphone.
NoMachine and VNC server included for remote Desktop control.Now you can start headless without graphical Desktop and access audiolinux from smartphone or PC in a virtual Desktop identical to the default one with NoMachine!
AirPlay support with Shairport-sync (audio only)

From version 1.9.7 you can load the entire system to RAM as an option. For this you need at least 16GB RAM (8 GB for AudioLinux headless). There is the option to save the entire system in "ram mode"

Audiolinux lxqt version 2.0.3
Audiolinux headless version 0.1
Audiolinux PinkFaun version 1.0.1 (not for sale, available with PinkFaun Streamers)
Audiolinux ram version 0.7 (not for sale, in testing with some commercial streamers)
Audiolinux BeagleBone Black 0.1 (for information about availability and cost contact us at
AudioLinux scripts and RTapp Copyright P. O. 2014-2017. AudioLinux image contains proprietary software. It cannot be copied without removing the corresponding software. AudioLinux is not a separate Linux distribution but only a customized Archlinux image for audio. For all legal and copyright issues please refer to The payments reported below are for support, customization work, proprietary (non-GPL) software, usb stick, shipping. AudioLinux is made from audio enthusiasts and economic gain is almost irrelevant in a country (Italy) where in this case you must pay up to 40% taxes...
AudioLinux specific support forum (Italian)
Archlinux general forums
Archlinux packages maintained by AudioLinux

If you have questions or you need more information about AudioLinux please write to

AudioLinux headless support with image € 49,00
AudioLinux lxqt support with image € 29,00
AudioLinux lxqt support with usb stick € 49,00

AudioLinux lxqt support with 5 images € 99,00

lxqt support with 10 images € 179,00

--> You can download the image for one year after the first purchase. The system can mostly be updated from inside, but if you need to download the new improved image after one year you must make a donation with Paypal of € 15 to for each additional year.
--> Support is complete for installation on USB stick or internal HD, but if you need help for a dual boot with Windows, because you are not a linux expert, a further payment of € 29 is necessary. I need a lot of time, a lot of emails to support a customer in this case.
--> For remote support you should install teamviewer with
yaourt -Sy
yaourt -Sy teamviewer12

Start the daemon with
teamviewer --daemon start
and send me identity and password
...A session will cost you a donation of € 10 to with Paypal

Special offer AudioLinux + HQPlayer Desktop (not embedded), please contact us at

If you are a company that is selling a Streamer/Audio PC and you want a special version of AudioLinux please contact us at

--> For general support consult first the wiki at
--> If you have installed to internal drive, you should have also audiolinux on a USB stick, in case of operations that cannot be made from inside (boot problems, hard disk check, etc.)

* For audiolinux lxqt please look inside the directory "Start here" on the Desktop and read all the... readme files


user: audiolinux
root, samba: audiolinux0

hqplayerd web interface:
user: audiolinux
password audiolinux (or audiolinux0)

ssh password is audiolinux


* In audiolinux lxqt you can use pcmanfm-qt file explorer (click on the red icon on the bottom bar for root editing)

An easy method to work with files for edit, copy etc. is to use Midnight Commander. Type
for starting it

otherwise you can use nano
nano full-file-path
nano /etc/fstab


How to switch to root user:
and give the password audiolinux0
You can return to normal user with

For poweroff and reboot, you can use sudo in a user (not root) terminal:
sudo poweroff
sudo reboot

* In audiolinux lxqt you can use the usual shortcuts


* In audiolinux lxqt you can find special shortcuts in
/Start here/Expert/Ramroot/

When in ram mode you can use these commands (the first 2 as root):
ramsave --> save the system when in ram mode (otherwise all changes will be lost) For system modification we suggest however to boot in normal mode. Modifications to the file /etc/fstab will be saved only in normal mode
clean --> remove trash files, pacman and system cache
memorytest --> check memory speed


* In audiolinux lxqt you can connect to graphical Desktop with NoMachine, if you install it in Windows, Linux, smartphone

You can access audiolinux headless from another computer with ssh:
ssh audiolinux@ip-address
If you want to use a file browser from another pc, you can use the protocol sftp

--> you can check the ip address for audiolinux with
ip addr show


* In audiolinux lxqt you can control your system from your smartphone or tablet with unified remote. See

To enable it, start lxqt configuration, go to Session settings/Autostart and enable "Unified Remote"
Unified remote is started with the command:
opt/urserver/urserver --daemon


* In audiolinux lxqt you can configure the network with the icon on the bottom bar (right). What is written below only concerns audiolinux headless

You can change from DHCP to a static address modifying the file /etc/systemd/network/






--> change Address, Gateway and DNS to your preferred values.


* In audiolinux lxqt you can find some nice shortcuts for enabling/starting/disabling services inside Start here

In audiolinux headless Roon and HQPlayer embedded are already installed. HQPlayer embedded (hqplayerd) is set to autostart.
With systemctl you can stop, start, restart or enable the services at boot. Examples:

Starting and enabling hqplayerd:
systemctl --user start hqplayerd
systemctl --user enable hqplayerd

Starting and enabling Roon:
systemctl start roonserver
systemctl enable roonserver

Starting and enabling naa:
systemctl --user start networkaudio
systemctl --user enable networkaudio

You can stop or disable, changing start to stop and enable to disable.

If you need to enable samba:
systemctl enable smb
systemctl enable nmb

and reboot
Note: the directory /home/audiolinux/Downloads is already set as samba share with name "Downloads"

--> For showing enabled systemd services:
systemctl list-unit-files | grep enabled
For user services:
systemctl --user list-unit-files | grep enabled

Note 1: You can add some delay in starting hqplayerd or networkaudio. For this, go as root to
and take out the # in front of the line
# ExecStartPre=/bin/sleep 30
Default is 30 seconds, you can change this to a different value.

Note 2: When configuring hqplayerd at http://localhost:8088/auth or http://localhost:8088/config please be sure to select Scope --> user at top left, since audiolinux is using the user directory /home/audiolinux/.hqplayer/ for configuration files and license


For updating a single application:
pacman -Sy (update the database)
pacman -S name-of-application
if this application is in AUR database (as HQPlayer, Roon, etc.)
yaourt -S name-of-application
Example for updating hqplayerd and roon:
yaourt -S hqplayer-embedded roonserver roonbridge

For updating the system (expert users)
pacman -Syu
after this, you can update the AUR packages with
yaourt -Syua


* In audiolinux lxqt mpd, logitechmediaserver and  squeezelite are already installed

For installing logitechmediaserver + squeezelite:
yaourt -S logitechmediaserver-git squeezelite-r2-git

For installing mpd
yaourt -S mpd

Please note that these commands will install the application and many dependencies, so audiolinux size will increase and as a consequence boot time in ram mode.


* audiolinux lxqt is configured only for linux-rt (not bfq) kernel. To install a new kernel go to with Chromium, download the files and install with pacman -U as reported below

Installing new audiolinux realtime kernel.
First install lftp package with:
pacman -S lftp
After type
Show available images with
Download to /home/audiolinux with the command get followed by the names of the packages. You should download at least linux-rt-bfq-* and linux-rt-bfq-headers-* or linux-rt-* and linux-rt-headers-*
Finally type
and install the new kernel with pacman -U followed by the names of the packages.

In audiolinux headless you can install this way rt or rt-bfq kernels.
For standard archlinux kernel:
pacman -Sy
pacman -S linux linux-headers

In audiolinux headless however we suggest to install only one kernel (possibly linux-rt-bfq), otherwise the system boot time will increase.
Session example:

[audiolinux@archlinux ~]$ lftp
cd ok, cwd=/ftp/packages/kernel/last                                 
lftp> ls
lftp> get linux-rt-bfq- linux-rt-bfq-headers-
86728716 bytes transferred in 29 seconds (2.90 MiB/s)                                                 
Total 2 files transferred
lftp> exit
[audiolinux@archlinux ~]$ pacman -U linux-rt-bfq- linux-rt-bfq-headers-

* In audiolinux lxqt you should edit the file
/boot/syslinux/syslinux.cfg (for legacy boot)
or the file
/boot/EFI/boot/syslinux.cfg (for UEFI)
and change audiolinux in
DEFAULT audiolinux
to one of these:
audiolinuxcl, audiolinuxext, audiolinuxclext
where "cl" is for "Command line" and "ext" is for "Extreme"

For changing boot default you can edit as root the file
and change the line
default  audiolinuxBFQ
default archlinux (standard archlinux kernel, if installed)
default audiolinux-fallback (realtime kernel bfq, if you have problems at boot because of missing drivers)
default audiolinux  (standard rt kernel, if installed)
default audiolinuxEXTREME (kernel realtime BFQ with some parameters that prevent cpu sleep. In this case please check the temperature. For exceptional cpu latency)


* In audiolinux lxqt you can find some shortcuts in /Start here/Expert/Realtime Priority/ for changing Realtime priority

For testing:

For checking realtime status:

For checking audio cards parameters and irq assignements:

Manual realtime priority is controlled by rtirq and rtapp. In standard /etc/rtirq.conf priority is given to all usb devices:
but, if checking with rtstatus and rtcards shows that your dac is using xhci_hcd, you can change it to:

Suggested realtime configurations:

1) Standard


Max possible priority is set system-wide at 98


--> This is necessary for enabling CUDA acceleration in HQPlayer, if you have a nvidia card.

You can install the nvidia proprietary drivers with
pacman -Sy
pacman -S nvidia-dkms libvdpau nvidia-settings nvidia-utils opencl-nvidia
After you should add the section "Device" to /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/

Section "ServerFlags"
      Option "BlankTime" "0"
      Option "StandbyTime" "0"
      Option "SuspendTime" "0"
      Option "OffTime" "0"

Section "Device"
        Identifier "Nvidia Card"
        Driver "nvidia"
        VendorName "NVIDIA Corporation"
        Option "NoLogo" "true"
        Option "Coolbits" "4"

Optionally you could blacklist the open source driver "nouveau" creating the file /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf with the following content:
blacklist nouveau

Understanding audiolinux 1 INSTALLATION FROM LINUX LiveCD or LiveUSB

--> For audiolinux headless change

audiolinux_203.img.gz to  audiolinux_mini_01.img.gz
--> audiolinux headless will boot only in uefi mode

--> You cannot install audiolinux on a single partition but only to the full hard disk (audiolinux image has 2 partitions, UEFI fat32 and linux ext4)

To install audiolinux on external USB stick (32 GB) or internal Hard disk, if you already have linux installed in external media (liveCD or liveUSB, on Ubuntu omit stage 2):
1) Boot from external installation and download the image file going to (user audiolinux, password is sent by email after purchase)
2) Open a terminal window and type
and then enter the password (audiolinux0 for audiolinux installation)
3) Verify that the image file is not corrupted with
sha256sum audiolinux_203.img.gz
the number obtained should be
4) Find the hard disk address by typing
fdisk -l
on Ubuntu: sudo fdisk -l
5) If, for example, the HD is /dev/sda, copy the image with
gunzip -c audiolinux_203.img.gz | dd of=/dev/sda
on Ubuntu: gunzip -c audiolinux_203.img.gz | sudo dd of=/dev/sda
(this will delete the hd, it is not necessary to format it previously)
6) Launch gparted and extend the ext4 partition until covering the remaining part of the hard disk (this will fix also GPT size errors)
7) Power off the PC, unplug previous external linux installation and boot from the new HD/USB stick.

Note: Windows SecureBoot and FastBoot must be disabled in BIOS.

This is the official how-to, You can use also other methods that allow the cloning of an image. For example you can use Rufus with option "dd" from Windows.

To auto-mount the hard disk at boot you need to edit the file /etc/fstab.
You can use a root teminal (type su and after give root password audiolinux0) with
nano /etc/fstab
You can also use pcmanfm-qt file explorer root (red icon on the bottom bar) and edit the file from there.
I suggest to mount in a subfolder of /media where there are some folders with the right permissions already set.
Don't mount outside of /media subfolders if you are using ramroot!
It is better to test the mount line before adding it to /etc/fstab. For example:
mount -t ntfs-3g UUID=
myuuid /media/samba -o uid=audiolinux,gid=users
Please be careful. if /etc/fstab has a wrong line, the sytem could not boot.

To find LABEL or uuid type
in a terminal
Substitute mylabel, myuuid, servername, password etc. with your values.

Example for linux internal hard disk
LABEL=mylabel /media/linux1 ext4 nofail,noatime,rw 0 2
UUID=myuuid /media/linux1 ext4 nofail,noatime,rw 0 2

Example for ntfs internal hard disk
UUID=8A8288D08288C1E5 /media/windows ntfs-3g nofail,noatime,uid=audiolinux,gid=users 0 0

...For the full guide click here
Audiolinux for experts 1 NETWORK BRIDGE

If you need a Network Bridge it is advisable to use systemd network instead of NetworkManager, because "NetworkManager can create bridges, but currently will not auto-connect to them or slave/attached interfaces" cfr.:

First we must remove net.ifnames=0 from all the configurations files inside /boot/loader/entries/
You can use mc (Midnight Commander) or nano
nano /boot/loader/entries/audiolinuxBFQ.conf
After you must reboot

Now let's go to /etc/systemd/network/
cd /etc/systemd/network/
We remove the previous files, if any
rm /etc/systemd/network/*

You can check the names of network interfaces with:
ip addr show
In the examples that will follow we have 2 network interfaces, enp3s0 and enp4s0. Your names can be different.
--> In my test enp4s0 is connected to the router (and internet) and enp3s0 is connected directly from pc (with a normal ethernet cable) to a BeagleBone Black naa running archlinuxarm

...For the full guide click here
A new nice review of Audiolinux on Audio Dandy site
with an alternative guide for installation using... Ubuntu liveCD

From now on we will publish a limited number of reviews of the equipment we are using in AudioLinux testing. The first is about the Holo Audio Spring R2R DAC In the next we will speak about PinkFaun I2S PCI card and cable together with Streamer 3.4 and some other PC.

You can read it here (in Italian and English):
Holo Audio Spring, a revolutionary DAC

Here two new measurements by Jussi Laako:

1) Jtest-24 results for the DAC's built in USB interface

Wideband output spectrum 0 - 22.05 kHz sweep with 44.1/32 source upsampled to DSD512 using HQPlayer

You can use Audiolinux for audio in the following combinations:

1) HQPlayer Desktop
2) Roon (headless)
3) Roon wth HQPlayer Desktop upsampling
4) Roon with HQPlayer embedded (headless)
5) Jriver with HQPlayer embedded
6) HQPDcontrol or BubbleUPnP or Mconnect on Android
with HQPlayer embedded (headless)
7) Mpd directly to Alsa or with Jack. In the first case sox PCM upsampling available
8) Logitech Media Server (LMS)
with C-3PO plugin and squeezelite-R2.  PCM and DSD upsampling possible with many different filters (same as in Daphile, headless)
9) Jriver Media Center
10) Kodi media center

Roon with HQPlayer

Tidal music streaming is already integrated in Roon, BubbleUPnP, LMS and Mconnect. Qobuz is available on
BubbleUPnP, LMS and Mconnect. Spotify and Qobuz applications already installed (upsampling not possible).

With NoMachine remote Dektop you can start headless without graphical Desktop and access AudioLinux from smartphone or PC in a virtual Desktop identical to the default one. After your configuration is finished, you can switch back to headless with a simple logout.



iFi Audio micro/nano iDSD
MSB Technology
LB Labs VI DAC Inifinity
PS Audio NuWave DAC (experimental)
Unison Research Unico CD Due
W4S DAC-2 (experimental)
Mytek Brooklyn DAC (experimental)
NuPrime DAC-10 (experimental)
Holo Audio Spring R2R DAC
Engineered Electronics Stereo Playback Interface
Geek Pulse X Infinity 2V0
WaveIO USB audio 2.0
Amanero Combo384 (need firmware update)
Aune X1S
Hegel HD12 DSD
Auralic VEGA (experimental)
Gustard DAC-X20U
Geek Out 1V5
Matrix Audio Quattro II
Matrix Audio X-Sabre
Matrix Audio Mini-i Pro
MiniMax Tube DAC Supreme
NuPrime DAC-9
NuPrime Audio HD-AVP/AVA
NuPrime IDA-8
Oppo HA-1
Oppo HA-2
Soekris DAC1101
JLsounds I2SoverUSB
Audiolab M-DAC+
Playback Design
Bryston BDA3
Singxer F-1 and SU-1Furutech ADL Stratos
Matrix Audio
Aune X1S 32BIT/384 DSD DAC
Mutec MC3+ USBFurutech ADL Stratos

HDTA Serenade DSD
Denafrips Ares
Oppo UDP-205
Oppo Sonica WiFi speaker
Furutech ADL Stratosbr
Oppo Sonica WiFi speaker
Oppo UDP-205
Matrix Audio X-SPDIF 2
Armature Hectate board
Mytek Manhattan
* if you need a special kernel patch for your DAC, please contact us at
Audiolinux testing system
Custom Fanless PC in a Streacom case with Intel i7-6700 or PinkFaun Streamer, custom USB to i2S interface, Holo Audio Spring Dac, SAC Minute transformer preamplifier, Ayon Sunfire SET tube amplifier, modified Audiostatic electrostatic speakers DCI A-sinus. This system, with Focusrite mic preamplifier, is used also for audio recording/monitor.

Roon with HQPlayer

Holo Audio Spring R2R DAC
"HOLO Audio is the world’s first to support DSD natively on R2R DAC, so far the only one. This is not the DSD converted to PCM before digital-analog converter, but directly by the discrete components of the DSD digital to analog converter" "This is the first discrete DAC that has Linear compensation and this allows for ultimate music reproduction accuracy. Dual R2R network for PCM, and Dual R2R network for DSD"


PinkFaun Streamer
All PinkFaun streamers are sold with optional AudioLinux special version!
"The linear ATX power supply, built including two heavy LOW-B power transformers, pi-filters, Schottky diodes, 350,000 uF flushing capacity" "The Pink Faun Streamer 3.4 comes standard with the Pink Faun I2S bridge. This I2S bridge Integrates your stereo and multi-channel player in one system without compromising either one"

Rufus configuration
If you use Windows you can install AudioLinux image with Rufus an utility that helps format and create bootable USB flash drives, such as USB keys/pendrives, memory sticks, etc.
It can be especially useful for cases where:
- you need to create USB installation media from bootable ISOs (Windows, Linux, UEFI, etc.)
 - you need to work on a system that doesn't have an OS installed
you need to flash a BIOS or other firmware from DOS
 - you want to run a low-level utility

In the configuration screen select audiolinux.img.gz and DD as write method (as you can see on the
image). Please choose carefully the target drive on the top menu. It will take a few minutes to copy an AudioLinux image to a USB stick!
--> If you have problems with Rufus please use the official linux way explained on the left column.

You can discuss AudioLinux in these forums: be updated

AudioLinux processor latency test

We have made some tests of the real performance of AudioLinux.
You can make this test yourself clicking on the the oscilloscope test inside Realtime priority folder on the Desktop

1) Realtime test in AudioLinux with "hackbench -l 10000" and "cyclictest -t1 -n -p99 -i100 -o10 -v | oscilloscope -s1000 >/dev/null" with Intel i7-4770
Results upsampling with HQPlayer at the same time are not different!

Audiolinux latency test

2) A test with the same computer in Windows 10 with DPC Latency Checker

Win10 latency
Latest news

18/09/2018 New little Guide for audiolinux! You can see it on the left column or click Guide above
17/09/2018 New AUDIOLINUX HEADLESS is out! Completely rebuild system with systemd boot, systemd network, kernel realtime bfq 4.18.x, autostart to RAM, very low processor latency. Price 49 Euro (20 Euro for previous customers). Payment with Paypal address
07/09/2018 Now out 2.0.3 with nvme ssd fix (upstream bug), new rtapp application with new realtime configuration (also last HQPlayer embedded installed and other updates/fixes).
29/08/2018 New version 2.0.2 is out with almost 400 packages updated and new kernel.
(13/07/2018 Special price of € 22 from 14 July to 28 July. You can buy audiolinux at this price sending the amount with Paypal directly to This is because direct email support will resume from 29 July (holidays)
12/07/2018 Audiolinux 2x is out with new LXQt Desktop!
07/05/2018 New realtime kernel 4.16.7_rt1 available here
/04/2018 AudioLinux version 1.9.7 is out! A lot of fix and update but the most important is the introduction of RAMROOT. Now you can load the entire filesystem to RAM at boot!
28/01/2018 New audiolinux version 1.9.6 with the last kernel and updated HQPlayer, Roon, etc. 
13/01/2018 New realtime kernel 4.14.12_rt10 for download here.
21/12/2017 New realtime kernel 4.14.6_rt7 for download here. In the same directory you can find (under BFQ folder) also the new bfq kernel. 18/11/2017 New audiolinux version 1.9.5 is out!
07/09/2017 You can download patched kernel 4.11.12-2-rt13-rt here Performance is nice: processor latency max 11us, but most of time between 1-3us in our testing system!
07/09/2017 AudioLinux version 1.9.4 is out! 
21/08/2017 New kernel capable of DSD512 with firmware version 2003 and 2003_71A of Amanero card can be downloaded here
08/07/2017 New AudioLinux version 1.9.3 with kernel RT
4.9.33-rt23-2-rt. HQPlayer embedded updated to version 4.0 beta 3. Now is possible to configure it from a browser.

11/05/2017 New AudioLinux version 1.9.2 with kernel RT

4.9.20_rt16-3. Realtime DSD upsampling with LMS now possible with sox-dsd. As always, almost 300 packages updated and various fixes.
New custom kernel 4.9.20_rt16-3 with support for Holo Spring, MSB, Amanero. You can download it here
10/04/2017 New custom kernel 4.9.20_rt16 As always you can download it here
01/04/2017 We will publish soon a series of little HowTo about configuring AudioLinux under the name Understanding AudioLinux. The first will be about audio and processor performance. Stay tuned!
21/03/2017 New patched kernel 4.9.13_rt12 with the following additional patches: DSD "bump", Amanero DSD native, Holo Audio Spring DSD native. You can download it here
15/03/2017 Before a month we will publish a test of AudioLinux with PinkFaun Streamer + DAC and also the Holo Audio Spring R2R DAC. Stay tuned!
21/02/2017 AudioLinux site under construction. Some parts will be temporarily missing.
15/02/2017 Version 1.9 is out! With custom realtime kernel 4.9.9 patched for eliminating  clicks at play start/stop of DSD files. New HQPlayer embedded 4.x that can work with Roon 1.3 also in a headless system.
24/01/2017 New audiolinux version 1.8 with CPU/CARD monitor (see image) and NoMachine server. Now you can start headless without graphical Desktop and access audiolinux from smartphone or PC in a virtual Desktop identical to the default one!
18/11/2016 New firmware 1099be from Amanero now working for DoP and native DSD up to DSD256. DSD512 must be fixed. Temporary patched kernel for audiolinux here
26/09/2016 New version 1.7.4 with MSB dac support and experimental MERGING driver for Ravenna audio-over-ip (dropped, it needs further testing, the driver was an alpha driver)
01/07/2016 New updated image with kernel 4.6.2_rt5
12/04/2016 New realtime kernel 4.6.2 available at

23/04/2016 Version 1.7.3 with support for Roon + HQPlayer. New option Extreme for Processor latency with Intel. We have measured 1 microsecond average latency!

23/04/2016 New version 1.7.2 with special boot option for pstate driver (for new Intel CPU)

12/03/2016 Realtime kernel updated to 4.4.3_rt9 (with support to JLSounds and other new dacs). Amanero patch for native DSD is waiting for new firmware release.

05/03/2016 Custom realtime kernel. DSD native support for Amanero USB card. Download here For firmware select firmware_1099rc1

This kernel supports the following non-standard cards:
Amanero Combo384
iFi Audio micro/nano iDSD
Matrix Audio X-Sabre
Matrix Audio Mini-i Pro
Gustard DAC-X20U
JLSounds I2SoverUSB
Aune X1S 32BIT/384 DSD DAC

29/02/2016 Version 1.7.1 Squeezelite-R2 with C-3PO plugin. Now upsampling is possible on the Logitech Media Server -->  C3-PO
Dropped support for Jriver Media Center (...)

25/02/2016 New version 1.7 is out! New Xfce 4.12 Desktop, new network auto-configuration, new theme, now it is very easy to make your own configuration for MPD, HQPlayer embedded, Squeezelite (and change it on the fly...)

01/02/2016 Did you know that with AudioLinux you can use CUDA acceleration for HQPlayer?

03/01/2016 Updated Maximize and Minimize scripts. Added optimization script for recording with Ardour. AudioLinux is very good for studio mixing!

24/12/2015 Next release on 1st January with UpnP media renderer for Mpd and Apple AirPlay support (only audio)

15/12/2015 By general request, added instructions for installing the image on USB stick. As soon as possible we will suggest an easier method for Windows users.

13/12/2015 Now there is also AudioLinux Mini, a stripped down image without midi and video applications

22/09/2015 New version 1.6 without 32 bit support (now Jriver Media Center can be installed as 64 bit package)

25/07/2015 Now realtime kernel is 4.0.8-rt6

13/05/2015 in AudioLinux 1.5 improved boot compatibility. Added Logitech Media server + Squeezelite

09/04/2015 AudioLinux 1.4 image available for download for 29 Euro

03/04/2015 Version 1.4: with command line autologin and systemctl --user with dbus configured is possible now to autostart HQplayer embedded whitout booting to graphical LXQt Desktop

20/03/2015 Version 1.3:  Now UEFI motherboards are supported!

24/02/2015 New AudioLinux version with LXQt 0.9 and new realtime kernel 3.18.7_rt2 with DSD native support.

05/02/2015 Now you can set automatically audio applications priority with the new software rtapp and check the status with rtstatus. With rtstatus you can check very easly if your sound card is sharing interrupt with another device. You can download rtapp here

17/11/2014 DSD native up to DSD512 now possible with patched kernel and alsa-git. Some XMOS DAC are supported, for example IFI nano/micro iDSD. If you are interested in this beta version please contact us.

21/10/2014 version 1.1.2
LXQt version 0.8

13/10/2014 version 1.1.1
HQ player embedded ready (to make it work you need a license!).
Now you can control HQlayer with your smartphone. A simple guide (in Italian) can be found on this page.

01/07/2014 version 1.1 now with LXQt qt5!

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