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    Streaming vinyl wirelessly to squeezebox receivers

    I just got myself recently a vintage turntable (Dual 731Q) and was wondering how to integrate it into my squeezebox setup, so that I could listen to my large vinyl collection everywhere in my home. Could not find anything in this forum or elsewhere, so I just started to build my own solution with a Raspberry Pi, a Behringer UCA222 and a pre-amp. I use Darkice and Icecast to transcode on-the-fly in feed the signal as a Internet Radio Stream into my Squeezeboxes.
    Raspberry, Behringer and pre-amp are small enough to hide everything behind the shelf, so that listeners only see the turntable.
    It absolutely rocks! I cant tell the difference between a 320kbps MP3, a 320kbps Deezer stream and my vinyl 320kbps stream. The turntable sounds probably a little less analytic, but warmer. Anyhow, I love to browse through my record collection, select a record, unpack it, flip it and then listen to the little crackling sound when the stylus finds the track. And all this wirelessly integrated into my squeezebox setup.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Matmo View Post
    And all this wirelessly integrated into my squeezebox setup.
    Great solution (OK, I guess some hard-core audiophiles will have a fit, but... ).
    "To try to judge the real from the false will always be hard. In this fast-growing art of 'high fidelity' the quackery will bear a solid gilt edge that will fool many people" - Paul W Klipsch, 1953

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    Wauw, great idea!
    Any chance of providing step by step instructions on how you implemented this?
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    Does the pre-amp do the RIAA de-emphasis?
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    Quote Originally Posted by mooblie View Post
    Does the pre-amp do the RIAA de-emphasis?
    I assumed it was as the UCA222 is line input.
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    Cool implementation, OP!

    Quote Originally Posted by mooblie View Post
    Does the pre-amp do the RIAA de-emphasis?
    Yes, or you can use the version of the Behringer ADC that is made for phono:
    http://www.amazon.com/Behringer-UFO2.../dp/B002GHBYZ0

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    You could also use the Behringer UCA202 which is identical in spec to the 222 but ú10-15 cheaper.

    What is the difference?
    http://ubuntuforums.org/archive/inde...t-1913694.html


    I already have all of the physical components used in this solution so would also be interested in a howto on the Pi setup.
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    Quote Originally Posted by d6jg View Post
    I already have all of the physical components used in this solution so would also be interested in a howto on the Pi setup.
    The basics of it are here:
    https://stmllr.net/blog/live-mp3-str...-raspberry-pi/

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    Streaming Vinyl to Squeezebox

    I am glad to see that so many like my solution. You can find some more information here.

    https://iotsblog.wordpress.com/2016/...to-squeezebox/

    I am currently preparing a download of the Raspberry image with automatic setup. Should be available in 1 or 2 weeks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Matmo View Post
    I am glad to see that so many like my solution. You can find some more information here.

    https://iotsblog.wordpress.com/2016/...to-squeezebox/

    I am currently preparing a download of the Raspberry image with automatic setup. Should be available in 1 or 2 weeks.
    I am interested. Please post when you have the Pi image.

    As mentioned I have all the physical components and I use a Behringer UCA202 hoked up to a tape loop to digitise my vinyl to FLAC using a Windows laptop and some software called VinylStudio.

    You got me thinking and I am going to try installing http://www.streamwhatyouhear.com/ on said laptop. It does what your solution does and converts whatever hits the sound card into an MP3 or WAV/PCM stream that you can tune in to with LMS. I have used it recently in an experimental mode to stream Amazon Music to LMS.

    I am thinking I can probably digitise my vinyl and stream it at the same time.
    Vortexbox LMS 7.9 music on QNAP TS419p via NFS iThingys/iPeng/Tablets
    Living Room - SB3 -> Onkyo TS606 - > Celestion Ditton F20s - Zone 2 -> Sony TA FE 320 -> Sennheiser RS 130 & B&W P7
    Office - RPi -> Sony TA FE320 -> Celestion F10s / SB3 -> Onkyo CRN 755 -> Wharfedale Modus Cubes
    Dining Room -> SB Boom Kitchen -> UE Radio (upgraded to SB Radio)
    Bedroom (Bedside) - SB Touch -> Topping TP21 -> AKG Headphones Bedroom (TV) - Amazon Fire TV (SB Player) -> Topping TP20 -> Wharfedale Modus Cubes

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