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  1. #21
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    Quote Originally Posted by mandryka View Post
    By the way, I'm doing this partly because I run three Squeezebox Classics, they've been running for 10 years without a problem. But I figured I need an insurance policy and anyway, I have plans for a fourth system.

    But I'm curious, what's the expected lifetime of a Squeezebox Classic?
    I've got a SB2 that's over 13 years old. Still working but very sticky (yuck)
    SqueezeBoxes: 1x Transporter (Living room) 1x SB2 (shed), 1x Radio (Kitchen), 1x Boom (Dining room), 1x piCorePlayer (jacuzzi), 1x piCorePlayer (Garden) 1x OSMC + Squeezelite (Movie room), 1x Touch (Study 2), few spare unit's
    Server: LMS on Pi3 7.9.1. on PcP 3.21
    Network: AVM Fritzbox, Netgear Smart Switch 24p, 3x Ubiquity

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    Quote Originally Posted by Manul View Post
    As an alternative, you could use an external USB-Audiointerface. I have had good experiences with the Behringer UCA222/UCA202. Bit clunkier but you can keep your current case and might be able to hide the external thingie behind your DAC or so.
    The Behringer is 48/16 only.
    Possibly a better alternative is a Hifime DIY Usb Sabre DAC which will do 96/24 and output is either standard 3.5mm aux or optical via the same socket.
    I can confirm that both work with piCorePlayer and no case upgrade will be required.
    https://hifimediy.com/Sabre-9018-DAC
    VB2.4 storage QNAP TS419p (NFS)
    Living Room - Joggler & SB3 -> Onkyo TS606 -> Celestion F20s
    Office - Pi3+Sreen -> Sony TAFE320 -> Celestion F10s / Pi2+DAC & SB3 -> Onkyo CRN755 -> Wharfedale Modus Cubes
    Dining Room -> SB Boom
    Kitchen -> UE Radio (upgraded to SB Radio)
    Bedroom (Bedside) - Pi2+DAC ->ToppingTP21 ->AKG Headphones
    Bedroom (TV) - SB Touch ->Sherwood AVR ->Mordaunt Short M10s
    Everything controlled by iPeng

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    Quote Originally Posted by edwin2006 View Post
    I've got a SB2 that's over 13 years old. Still working but very sticky (yuck)
    That rubber coating they put on plastic which goes sticky over the years is a pain.
    If you never need to touch your SB2, then I guess it's no problem, but if you want to remove the stickyness, isopropyl alcohol is a suitable solvent. It takes a bit of effort, but does eventually get it off.

    PS. I have a 14 year old SB2 (wired only) that is still going strong.
    Transporter -> ATC SCM100A

  4. #24
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    Quote Originally Posted by d6jg View Post
    The Behringer is 48/16 only.
    Possibly a better alternative is a Hifime DIY Usb Sabre DAC which will do 96/24 and output is either standard 3.5mm aux or optical via the same socket.
    I can confirm that both work with piCorePlayer and no case upgrade will be required.
    https://hifimediy.com/Sabre-9018-DAC
    But isn't that a DAC? I want to use my own external DAC.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mandryka View Post
    But isn't that a DAC? I want to use my own external DAC.
    It is a DAC but also a USB to Optical converter
    VB2.4 storage QNAP TS419p (NFS)
    Living Room - Joggler & SB3 -> Onkyo TS606 -> Celestion F20s
    Office - Pi3+Sreen -> Sony TAFE320 -> Celestion F10s / Pi2+DAC & SB3 -> Onkyo CRN755 -> Wharfedale Modus Cubes
    Dining Room -> SB Boom
    Kitchen -> UE Radio (upgraded to SB Radio)
    Bedroom (Bedside) - Pi2+DAC ->ToppingTP21 ->AKG Headphones
    Bedroom (TV) - SB Touch ->Sherwood AVR ->Mordaunt Short M10s
    Everything controlled by iPeng

  6. #26
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    Hello again

    Hit a pronlem. DigiPro+ has been assembled, but I get no output, either optical or coaxial. LMS sees the piCore player.

    Any suggestions will be much appreciated.

  7. #27
    Have you selected the Digi+ as output device in the piCorePlayer settings? These can be accessed by pointing your browser at the IP of pCP.

    You'll need to the select the "Squeezelite settings" tab. From there, you can select your output device.

  8. #28
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    Quote Originally Posted by Manul View Post
    Have you selected the Digi+ as output device in the piCorePlayer settings? These can be accessed by pointing your browser at the IP of pCP.

    You'll need to the select the "Squeezelite settings" tab. From there, you can select your output device.
    You're a brick. I'm not at home right now but I'll try it tomorrow and report back.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mandryka View Post
    Hello again

    Hit a pronlem. DigiPro+ has been assembled, but I get no output, either optical or coaxial. LMS sees the piCore player.

    Any suggestions will be much appreciated.
    Quote Originally Posted by Manul View Post
    Have you selected the Digi+ as output device in the piCorePlayer settings? These can be accessed by pointing your browser at the IP of pCP.

    You'll need to the select the "Squeezelite settings" tab. From there, you can select your output device.
    Instructions are here

    Looks like this, if you mean the Hifiberry device

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    ronnie

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    Done, thank you for your help gentlemen.

    The hardest thing (once I'd found the instructions) was assembling the box!

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