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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote BackinBlack Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 09 Dec 2018 at 10:43pm
Ash, over the last 4 years I've used RPis as my streaming devices. I currently use an RPi with 7" touchscreen connected via USB to my Majestic. I used to use a HiFiberry Digi Pro to feed SPDIF to the Majestic, but due to insufficient power from the Pi PSU removed the Digi pro. I find little sonic advantage in the Digi Pro over the direct USB connection. Perhaps when I get Grahams 5V PSU I'll revisit the Digi Pro.
My preferred operating system is MoOde, I've tried Volumio, Rune etc and in my view MoOde offers better sound and features, particularly the touch screen functionality. It also has a very active users forum.  See moodeaudio.org.
The system can be controlled by either the touchscreen or any PC, Android or iOS device.
You will need an accessible storage device for your music files - NAS or even SSD connected to the RPi.
I have 3 RPis one with Touchscreen and SSD directly connected via USB, using Moode the other 2 RPis can access the SSD.
If you've any questions, I'll try to help further.

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Ash Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 09 Dec 2018 at 11:12pm
I remember reading much discussion here about Raspberry Pi about 3-4 years ago. I didn't really understand what it was and switched off mentally when I read "streaming" as I wanted to stick with cables.

How do the RPi devices communicate with each other? Linked by wi-fi, Ethernet cable or Bluetooth? Strange how there was a shortage of power but yes, hopefully Graham's will do the business. Shame it's micro-USB instead of USB for power as you would expect it to heat up more when drawing a lot of current.


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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Graham Slee Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10 Dec 2018 at 3:38am
Originally posted by Ash Ash wrote:

Shame it's micro-USB instead of USB for power as you would expect it to heat up more when drawing a lot of current.


Ash, I am in awe at the way modern day physics differs so greatly to that I was brought up with. It is a miracle!

Since we've been mining and bringing all these wonder materials back from the moon we can make absolutely anything perfectly where we were incapable before. Take for instance motor vehicles: they are now able to accomplish Tron manoeuvres - sci-fi come true - especially around roundabouts, but where there'd be a collision before, I am now able to beat the Audi's and Beamers using a smaller engine in my two metric tonne van vehicle than I could ever do before in a 2.5 litre diesel Transit. And as for motorcycles, I am completely awestruck at the way the riders can cheat death these days, where many of my peers met theirs back in the dark ages. This moon material is incredible. One could think there were dark powers at work, but no, it is today's moon technology which puts people like me to shame (apologies for not inserting an emoticon here as I cannot find one which truly expresses my awe).

In other words I agree, it's a load of bare faced bo**ocks!

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Ernie Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10 Dec 2018 at 6:28am
So power the hat separately?
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Ash Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10 Dec 2018 at 8:11am
which seems to be possible Ernie. These RPi have now really got my attention. A high quality audio "computer" may be cheaper than I thought.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote BackinBlack Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10 Dec 2018 at 2:17pm
Originally posted by Ernie Ernie wrote:

So power the hat separately?


That's on the to-do list, along with making a decent enclosure for it all. Grahams' 5V PSU will help in powering the DiGi.

Ash, the RPi has Ethernet and WiFi (2.4 and 5 GHz). For loading software to SD cards Ethernet is preferred, otherwise, providing good signal strength can be maintained WiFi works well. Bluetooth is also available should you need it.
Most Hats (add on boards that plug in on top of the Pi) are powered by the Pi, but some Digis and DACs have provision for outboard power supplies.

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote ServerBaboon Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10 Dec 2018 at 4:29pm
Originally posted by BackinBlack BackinBlack wrote:


That's on the to-do list, along with making a decent enclosure for it all. Graham's' 5V PSU will help in powering the DiGi.

Ian

You had any thoughts on where you would get a decent enclosure from?

The only place I have come across at the moment is the Audiophonics site in France, but what with brexit and riots in the streets need to make a decision soon. Confused
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