Freerunner audio channels

David Fokkema dfokkema at
Mon Aug 10 14:31:56 CEST 2009

On Mon, 2009-08-10 at 15:53 +0400, Paul Fertser wrote:
> Alexander Shulgin <alex.shulgin at> writes:
> > On Sat, Aug 8, 2009 at 14:05, Paul Fertser<fercerpav at> wrote:
> >> David Fokkema <dfokkema at> writes:
> >>> The fact that Freerunners differ in audio quality and settings has been
> >>> stated on this list and on support. And going by the last paragraph,
> >>> this is true.
> >>>
> >>> So, _why_ are Freerunners different?
> >>
> >> One of the problems is that some freerunner revisions are in fact
> >> different in hardware. Most devices have 1uF capacitors instead of
> >> R3004/R3005 (which should be 0R), and that's not a joke. That is
> >> earpiece path and not surprisingly that devices that have those
> >> capacitors have considerably lower sound volume from the earpiece.
> >
> > And what do I do if I happen to have one?
> Tweak alsa state files appropriately. There's a routing diagram on the
> wiki that explains everything needed.

If that doesn't really cut it, is it possible to swap the 1uF for a 0R?
Gotta make a list of hardware fixes to perform, ;-)


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