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    Senior Member snoogly's Avatar
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    Dec 2006

    How do you keep your pi rooted to the desk?

    I live my B+ pi with Hifiberry DAC and case, but the darned thing gets airborne with the RCA cables connected. I'm using short cables for convenience and tidiness, but the weight and stiffness of the cables lifts the pi off the desk.

    This must be a common woe, so I wonder how other people are dealing with it. I suppose some double sided tape and a small chunk of something heavy would do the trick, but hopefully there are more elegant solutions.

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    Senior Member jimbobvfr400's Avatar
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    Aug 2012
    Harrogate, UK
    Blu Tack

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    Feb 2008
    LMS server: O2 Joggler with Jivelite, Pi Zero W with PcP 6.0

    Amp: Denon PMA-50

    Players/Speakers: Touch, Logitech Radios, Sonos Play 1s & Beam, Libratone Zipp, GGMM E2 & E3, Yamaha WXAD-010, Loewe Airspeaker, Google Chromecast Audio, Home Mini & Nest Hub, Amazon Echo 2,3 and Show5, Pioneer WX-SMA1, Roberts S1, O2 Joggler, Cisco Joggler, Fiio M6, Avantree Priva BT transmitter


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    Senior Member Mnyb's Avatar
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    Feb 2006
    Vństerňs Sweden
    Normal cables instead of the audiophile variety ?
    Main hifi: Rasbery PI digi+ MeridianG68J MeridianHD621 MeridianG98DH 2 x MeridianDSP5200 MeridianDSP5200HC 2 xMeridianDSP3100 +Rel Stadium 3 sub.
    Bedroom/Office: Boom
    Loggia: Raspi hifiberry dac + Adams
    Bathroom : Radio (with battery)
    iPad with iPengHD & SqueezePad
    (spares Touch, SB3, reciever ,controller )
    server Intel NUC Esxi VM Linux mint 18 LMS 7.9.2


  5. #5
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    Feb 2010
    New Orleans

    I have mine in one of those clear cases, looks great it only just about stays put.
    a little non ferrous weight glued to the bottom of my case would be ideal I guess, but I'm happy as it is...

    I desoldered the little smoothing capacitor and put in an Oscon sepc, am sure it sounded better afterwards..

    love my Pi, flawless, so much better than my pc..
    Last edited by mashley; 2014-11-21 at 18:11.

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    Senior Member kidstypike's Avatar
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    Feb 2007
    I have a Pi B+ HiFiBerry DAC+ in a clear case stood on it's edge. The audio out and power leads are close together and can fit in a neat hole in a desk/shelf. No wires!
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    Server - LMS 8.0.0 Pi4B 4GB/Flirc case/pCP 6.1.0 18K library, playlists & LMS cache on SSD (ntfs)
    Study - Pi3B+/pCP 5.0.0/pi screen/HiFiBerry DAC+/jivelite,
    Lounge - Pi2/pCP 5.0.0 > HiFiBerry DIGI+ > AudioEngine DAC1 > AVI DM5
    Dining Room - Squeezebox Boom
    Garage - Squeezebox Touch > Edifier R980T

    Spares - 1xTouch, 1xSB3, 1xRadio, 7xRPi

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