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Raspberry pi

Hi there, I have ordered a Raspberry Pi to create a music player attached to my Rega DAC.

I'm going to use Volumio to supply it from my Synology NAS, and controll it from my ipad. Once setup I don't want a monitor attached.

Does anyone have a simular setup? I would be interested in there ideas and experiences.

 

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RE: Raspberry pi

somebody on here has done that Smile http://www.whathifi.com/forum/network-players/raspberry-pi-usb-dac-mpd-mpad-great-success

 

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Yes, saw that. Was hoping for a few more people that could share there experience.

 

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Plenty on the dreaded interweb regarding the subject.  I'll contact a friend who did this last summer.  Until then... http://www.google.co.uk/#q=Raspberry+Pi+music+server

 

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Yes! Although I'm using the HiFiBerry DAC... I have had it running for a few weeks now and have to say for the money the sound is incredible!
I've been meaning to write up a report of what I've done for the last couple of weeks - I will endeavour to do so in the next couple of days Smile

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margetti wrote:
Yes! Although I'm using the HiFiBerry DAC...

 

ooooo, hadn't come across that, many thanks Smile :cheer:

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RE: Raspberry pi

I have a Raspberry Pi and installed Squeezeplug which sets up a Logitech Media Server & player (aka squeezebox).  For me the main advantage to using LMS is the excellent 'Tiode' Spotify plugin.

 

LMS gives you to access your own music, spotify, internet radio, and a whole bunch of other audio applications.  I control it from my android phone but there is a logitech app for iDevices as well as a 3rd party app called iPeng which apparently works well too.

 

The nice thing about the Pi is you can install different operating systems onto SD cards and play around until you find one which suits your needs.  Great if you enjoy tinkering.

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margetti wrote:

My post here.... http://www.whathifi.com/forum/hi-fi/my-raspberry-pi-hifiberry-music-server

 

Thanks for sharing, very interesting..

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Raspberry Pi was released two years ago today, incidentally (well near as damn it, since it was a leap year and released on the 29th)

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Hoping to get started this weekend ,but Amazzon made a mess of my order! 

Should of had a power adaptor delivery but got lost in delivery, then they sent it out again and a wi-fi adaptor turned up, so I rang ang complained so they sent it out again and another Wi-fi adaptor turned up?

So Im going to try using the wife's Kindle adaptor for now to get started and sort it out next week.

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Frustrating to say the least! The Kindle adaptor should be ok to get you started... whilst everyone talks about current draw (make sure its at least 800mA) it's the regulation of the voltage that seems to cause the most problems.

You'll soon know if its no good - if it isn't you'll get SD card corruption which is a sure sign the power supply isn't good enough...

All the best and enjoy getting it all set up! Smile

Let us know how you get on.

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Have Volumio setup and seeing my music files on NAS.

Cannot get sound to Rega DAC, it hasn't got option to select USB as output source, have tried to reboot Raspberry pi to see if this cures it?

 

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margetti wrote:

Frustrating to say the least! The Kindle adaptor should be ok to get you started... whilst everyone talks about current draw (make sure its at least 800mA) it's the regulation of the voltage that seems to cause the most problems.

You'll soon know if its no good - if it isn't you'll get SD card corruption which is a sure sign the power supply isn't good enough...

All the best and enjoy getting it all set up! Smile

Let us know how you get on.

Hi margetti, not getting any sound from RPi, should the output select have USB, or do I select ALSA?

Did you alter any settings from default?

have had one reponse fro Volumio forums but. I think that only checks to see if my DAC is compatible.

any help would be appreciated. 

 

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Woodchippie wrote:

margetti wrote:

Frustrating to say the least! The Kindle adaptor should be ok to get you started... whilst everyone talks about current draw (make sure its at least 800mA) it's the regulation of the voltage that seems to cause the most problems.

You'll soon know if its no good - if it isn't you'll get SD card corruption which is a sure sign the power supply isn't good enough...

All the best and enjoy getting it all set up! Smile

Let us know how you get on.

Hi margetti, not getting any sound from RPi, should the output select have USB, or do I select ALSA?

Did you alter any settings from default?

have had one reponse fro Volumio forums but. I think that only checks to see if my DAC is compatible.

any help would be appreciated. 

 

Hi ya, have tried replying once but website painfully slow and keeps timing out!

Definitely run that "aplay -l" command as per the reply to your post on volumio - the results that command gives is fundamental to how we troubleshoot from here...

 

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margetti]</p> <p>[quote=Woodchippie wrote:

margetti wrote:

Frustrating to say the least! The Kindle adaptor should be ok to get you started... whilst everyone talks about current draw (make sure its at least 800mA) it's the regulation of the voltage that seems to cause the most problems.

You'll soon know if its no good - if it isn't you'll get SD card corruption which is a sure sign the power supply isn't good enough...

All the best and enjoy getting it all set up! Smile

Let us know how you get on.

Hi margetti, not getting any sound from RPi, should the output select have USB, or do I select ALSA?

Did you alter any settings from default?

have had one reponse fro Volumio forums but. I think that only checks to see if my DAC is compatible.

any help would be appreciated. 

 

Hi ya, have tried replying once but website painfully slow and keeps timing out!

Definitely run that "aplay -l" command as per the reply to your post on volumio - the results that command gives is fundamental to how we troubleshoot from here...

 

 

yes thanks, I got that, but will have to wait for one of my sons to have a look at that at the weekend, as I will need to be shown how to implement that. Sad 

Also reading a forum on computer audiophile, suggestion that a USB hub would need to be used due to the absence of drivers on the RPi.

 

 

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