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albertone74
2017-05-26, 12:52
I just came across with the following:

http://www.grantsinclair.com/en/all-products/poco-zero-plus-kit-62.html

Could this be a nice option for a portable piCorePlayer?

Any thoughts?

Grumpy Bob
2017-05-26, 23:13
I just came across with the following:

http://www.grantsinclair.com/en/all-products/poco-zero-plus-kit-62.html

Could this be a nice option for a portable piCorePlayer?

Any thoughts?

Looks quite neat. My portable option is to use a portable drive as an LMS server (http://forums.slimdevices.com/showthread.php?105512-Portable-squeezebox-with-a-Western-Digital-quot-Passport-Wireless-quot) and any of a number of options as a player - could be the device you link to, or a phone, tablet, or other device running squeezelite.

Robert

albertone74
2017-05-27, 02:16
Looks quite neat. My portable option is to use a portable drive as an LMS server (http://forums.slimdevices.com/showthread.php?105512-Portable-squeezebox-with-a-Western-Digital-quot-Passport-Wireless-quot) and any of a number of options as a player - could be the device you link to, or a phone, tablet, or other device running squeezelite.

Robert

Yep it looks neat indeed. There are a few options. The cheapest one is the self assembly kit with no cam for 70.

Thanks for the link. I will look at it as well.

M-H
2017-06-04, 04:26
I just came across with the following:
http://www.grantsinclair.com/en/all-products/poco-zero-plus-kit-62.html

Nice thing, need to dig into the specs a bit more.



Could this be a nice option for a portable piCorePlayer?
Any thoughts?

To my modest opinion, the sound output would be below what should be a minimum.
I do experiment with a 2x2Watt Digital amp connected to Squeezelite and it is adequate for my needs , even in an portable set in my garden.
But you need a pair of reasonable efficient speakers to use that.
The build in single 1 watt speaker, could suffice for gaming and a clock alarm, but is unlikely to please you with music.

You could push an LMS and some storage into a pizero set, but it will not perform fast, and a soft AP needs to run too...

BTW the zero has no standard audio out, So I am wondering what they use in the poco.

Greetz M-H