Software update for LINK users

Stack Audio has decided to move away from the Volumio based platform.

Companies like Roon, Audirvana, Bubble UpNP etc. invest vast amounts of resources and time into maturing and perfecting their control software. So we decided to ensure the new OS works as well as possible with the following programs. 

  • Roon (now more optimised for Roon) 
  • Audirvana
  • Shairport-Sync (Airplay)
  • Liberspot (Spotify Connect)
  • Squeezelite

Soon to be added features

  • HQ player end point 
  • Bluetooth

The new software does not output HDMI video and it does not act as a server. This new approach has helped reduce background processing thus sonically improving the performance of the LINK. 

We noticed very few customers where using the HDMI. For those who do use the HDMI output we suggest sticking to Volumio (the current software on the LINK). 

If you store your music on a USB hard disk we also suggest you stick with Volumio. We are currently working to integrate HDD support on the new StackOS. 

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Here are some images of the new StackOS set up screen.

To install the new OS please use the following links, the tutorial video and read the disclaimer at the bottom of the page. If you have any questions or need advice please contact us. 

LINK Flashing Video Instruction 


NOTICE OF RISK: These instructions are for formatting the LINK. It is worth disconnecting any USB memory sticks/HDD from your PC to reduce this risk of accidentally formatting them. Stack Audio takes no responsibility for damage or loss of data. The flashing process is taken at your own risk.

If the LINK is in warranty and is damaged during the flashing process, Stack Audio will fix the LINK.


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