WTB - Raspberry Pi with DAC hat

ejfud

Junior Member
I would like to play around with this setup to see is it would work for my system. If you have one laying around unused, let me know.
 

MikeyFresh

Moderator
Staff member
What are you using as a server, Roon, DLNA/UPnP, or LMS?

Or, do you plan to use no server at all, instead connecting local USB storage to the Pi?
 

ejfud

Junior Member
What are you using as a server, Roon, DLNA/UPnP, or LMS?

Or, do you plan to use no server at all, instead connecting local USB storage to the Pi?

My plan is to try out Volumio, Roon and Moode and see what works. Plan is to use a USB drive connected to the Pi at this point.
 
I'm about to do this but am just going to buy new as they are only $35 for the 3 B+ and not much more for the 4. Going to get one of the HiFiBerry Digi+ HATs, basic case, and power supply and feed the coax out to my Onkyo P-3000R preamp. I had thought about using a little Liva Mini PC running barebones Windows 10 but not sure I want to chance the USB output on it. The little Raspberry setup seems like the best bet to grab the FLAC files from my NAS and just use my Android phone, or one of two older Samsung Tab 8 tablets I have, to access the files via Volumio. Just trying to keep it basic.

I might also try casting those files from the Gizmo app on my phone to the ChromeCast Audio I have tied into the Onkyo stack, first, and see how that pans out. It sounds great currently streaming Amazon Music HD to it....very happy with that.
 
I have an extra Pi 3B v1.2, and two extra Pi Zeros V1.2, an extra Hifi Berry DAC+ Zero 1.0.1, and an extra HifiBerry DAC+ 2.6.

The 3b and DAC+ 2.6 I used for a bit in my streamer with moode and volumio, iirc. I may have tried other distros, but I can't recall specifically.

I don't think I ever powered either of the zeros up, one is still in it's original packaging. I also have an extra case for the 3b/hifiberry, I don't know what brand, it's two piece, metal, and worked pretty well as I recall.



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You can see I soldered wires to the Vin+ and ground pins on the 3b, so it could be powered separately, as I was using a separate regulated supply for it.

You can power it via usb, or via those wires with 5v dc.
 

ejfud

Junior Member
Thanks for looking gable. I ended up running into a guy that had some Schiit for sale, so I went the external DAC route.
 
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