Newbie looking for advice

Diy? Low-budget? Esoterics? Let's discuss about DACS!

Ads helps Volumio remain Free and Open Source. Please consider donating to help us continue to serve you.

Newbie looking for advice

Postby tapion » Tue Mar 05 2019 13:06

Hello everybody,

I'm new with volumio. I discovered it yesterday. For now I installed Volumio on a Raspberry 2 .
I tryed web radios, and my music by network share.

When all will be configured i'm gonna add a wifi dongle. Is there a compatibitiy list?

I plan to collect speakers from old loud speakers that I no longer use.
I saw that I should add an additional card to my raspberry to play the role of amplifier. how can i choose it? (knowing that speakers will be connected by two twisted wires each.)

Thanks for your futur help. and sorry for my bad english
sorry if I was wrong category to post

William
User avatar
tapion
Fresh off the boat
Fresh off the boat
 
Posts: 6
Joined: Tue Mar 05 2019 12:49

Ads helps Volumio remain Free and Open Source. Please consider donating to help us continue to serve you.


Newbie looking for advice

Postby chsims1 » Tue Mar 05 2019 13:52

Hi William,

When all will be configured i'm gonna add a wifi dongle. Is there a compatibitiy list?

There is a compatibility list here, but it is getting a bit out of date now. The RTL8188CUS chipset and the Edimax dongles seems to be widely used (& are supported).

....to play the role of amplifier. how can i choose it?

Everyone will have their own favourite here, but I suggest that you do a search on Google for amplifier hats for the RPi. I have used the Iqaudio amp hats previously without complaint, for example.
New to Volumio? Please read the Quick Start Guide to get your system up and running :). FAQs? PM me if you want one adding.
User avatar
chsims1
Moderator
 
Posts: 1759
Joined: Sat Aug 02 2014 10:44
Location: East Yorkshire, UK


Newbie looking for advice

Postby tapion » Tue Mar 05 2019 14:33

Hi, chsims1 and thanks for your answer.

Perfect for the compatibility list. i will try with a tp Link WN823N

about amplifier hat, i found this https://www.kubii.fr/audio/1886-carte-audio-justboom-amp-zero-phat-pour-pi-zero-kubii-3272496007383.html
I know it's designed for pi zero but have you an opinion about this product.

thanks
User avatar
tapion
Fresh off the boat
Fresh off the boat
 
Posts: 6
Joined: Tue Mar 05 2019 12:49


Newbie looking for advice

Postby chrisrm9208 » Wed Mar 06 2019 11:56

Justboom and Volumio; have a look at volumio-and-justboom-are-working-together-t6635.html
Random avatar
chrisrm9208
Objectivist
Objectivist
 
Posts: 267
Joined: Wed Dec 25 2013 12:24


Newbie looking for advice

Postby tapion » Thu Mar 07 2019 08:29

Hello and thanks chrisrm9208,

I looked justboom website. But i'm wondering if JustBoom Amp Zero pHAT for the Raspberry Pi Zero is compatible with my Pi2B.

Because the pi"normal" version is much expensive.
If anyone know.

Thanks
User avatar
tapion
Fresh off the boat
Fresh off the boat
 
Posts: 6
Joined: Tue Mar 05 2019 12:49


Newbie looking for advice

Postby chrisrm9208 » Tue Mar 12 2019 11:49

Compatible, yes, but it's only an amp. The full size HAT also has a DAC on it, something the Zero doesn't. Without a DAC <somewhere> in the equation, you'd end up with perfectly amplified silence (or more likely, circuit noise...). If you already have a DAC HAT, then the Zero amp might well work but it depends on a lot of things... Simple is more expensive, but better... Also have a look at IQAudio's Pi-DigiAMP+; their customer service is excellent (http://iqaudio.co.uk/hats/9-pi-digiamp.html).
Random avatar
chrisrm9208
Objectivist
Objectivist
 
Posts: 267
Joined: Wed Dec 25 2013 12:24


Newbie looking for advice

Postby Yatsushiro » Tue Mar 12 2019 15:54

chrisrm9208 wrote:Compatible, yes, but it's only an am.


Not quite. Like the IQAudIO PiDigiAMP+, it uses the TI TAS5756M chip, which is a digital amplifier, in that the DAC is 'incorporated' in the amp. So, no additional DAC is required on the Justboom amp.

Given the price difference, it would appear that the IQAudIO board uses better components, and uses it's bigger size to good effect on the circuitry.

I have the IQAudIO amp, and it is very good indeed.
Random avatar
Yatsushiro
Serious Listener
Serious Listener
 
Posts: 64
Joined: Thu Dec 01 2016 16:29


Newbie looking for advice

Postby aconst » Thu Mar 21 2019 08:10

Hi,

I use this USB WiFi adapter: https://smile.amazon.de/gp/product/B007 ... UTF8&psc=1
It works very good and the antenna can be replaced by a better one.

It works with one of Volumio stacks, build with a RaspberryPi 2. It works also with other Linux distributions on Raspberry Pi or x64.

Regards
Adrian
Random avatar
aconst
Serious Listener
Serious Listener
 
Posts: 59
Joined: Fri Jul 28 2017 07:33


Return to DACs

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 0 guests