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    Quote Originally Posted by miffy93 View Post
    So if I didn’t go for a kit I would just need:

    Pi 3b+
    Case
    Psu
    Sd card (32gb?)

    Ethernet cable (already got)

    That it?
    You don't have to have a case - e.g. if you are hiding it away somewhere (perhaps inside something else) - but generally a good idea.
    Make sure that the case is right for the model - the connectors have moved around a bit over the years.

    I tend to buy my Pi bits and pieces from Pimoroni (also in UK)
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    Quote Originally Posted by kidstypike View Post
    Yes, you would add the LMS server running on your Pi.

    No need to "turn off" mysqueezebox.com, you can connect to either LMS on your Pi, or mysb.com, but not both.

    Default gui may explain it better . . .

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    Great, thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Webster View Post
    You don't have to have a case - e.g. if you are hiding it away somewhere (perhaps inside something else) - but generally a good idea.
    Make sure that the case is right for the model - the connectors have moved around a bit over the years.

    I tend to buy my Pi bits and pieces from Pimoroni (also in UK)
    Thanks.

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    Hi All,

    I'm also interested in an similar subject around Rasp Pi capabilities - but more as a (SqueezeLite) player and the USB output quality to a DAC compared to other hardware player alternatives (i.e. Sonore/SOtM/Allo/etc)... Rather than hi-jack this thread I started a fresh one (Hardware SqueezeLite Player Suggestions (USB, Native DSD)) but am keen to hear the outcome here as Raspberry Pi is something that I'm not overly familiar with - and a Pi 3B has been suggested as a less expensive alternative for my purposes. I'm busy reading to catch up but do different people do souped up or customised hardware components (MB) for R Pi (e.g. are there any resellers who pimp them)?
    • Hi-Fi 1: VortexBox LMS/SOtM tX-USB; Darbee Cirrus DAC (Oppo BDP-105D), Yamaha Aventage CX-A5000; Focal SM9s.
    • Hi-Fi 2: Sqbox Touch/Focal XS Books.
    • Hi-Fi 3: iPad/iPhones & iPeng, Plantronics BB Pro 2 LE Headphones.
    • HT Extras: Oppo-BDP-203 4K, Apple TV 4K, PS3 w/PlayTV; Focal SM6s (1 Twin6, 2 Solo6, 2 Sub6).
    • Display: Sony 55" 4K KD-55X8500C LED.
    • Accessories: Tchernov Classic & Van den Hul IC; Blue Jeans & Ruleconnect Power, USB, HDMI & Digital cables; Thor PS10 Power; Aurios & Vibrapods.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mycenius View Post
    Hi All,

    I'm also interested in an similar subject around Rasp Pi capabilities - but more as a (SqueezeLite) player and the USB output quality to a DAC compared to other hardware player alternatives (i.e. Sonore/SOtM/Allo/etc)... Rather than hi-jack this thread I started a fresh one (Hardware SqueezeLite Player Suggestions (USB, Native DSD)) but am keen to hear the outcome here as Raspberry Pi is something that I'm not overly familiar with - and a Pi 3B has been suggested as a less expensive alternative for my purposes. I'm busy reading to catch up but do different people do souped up or customised hardware components (MB) for R Pi (e.g. are there any resellers who pimp them)?
    For "pimped up" Pi's with various DAC options and nice cases take a look at

    https://www.audiophonics.fr/en/netwo...ch-c-6350.html

    These will pretty much all work with piCorePlayer or Max2Play out of the box.

    They are stupidly expensive compared to building it yourself but ......
    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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    Id consider a Pi 4 as LMS server. I upgraded from a Pi 3B+ - the LMS experience is noticeably snappier on the Pi 4. I went for a FLIRC Raspberry Pi Case. Its affordable, beautifully crafted and the whole case acts in combination with a thermal pad as a heat sink. I dont have any thermal issues with my Pi 4 LMS server - without a fan.


    https://flirc.tv/more/raspberry-pi-4-case
    https://youtu.be/vkLr08K0c1E

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    Quote Originally Posted by d6jg View Post
    For "pimped up" Pi's with various DAC options and nice cases take a look at

    https://www.audiophonics.fr/en/netwo...ch-c-6350.html

    These will pretty much all work with piCorePlayer or Max2Play out of the box.

    They are stupidly expensive compared to building it yourself but ......
    Cheers @d6jg - yes as you say paying a premium, that is getting towards the entry prices for Sonore, SOtM, etc... (so hard to justify).

    Quote Originally Posted by Man in a van View Post
    Thanks @Man in a van - that actually looks a really good option for a player/transport for me! I looked at Allo but somehow missed that - the fact they made sure they separated out the Ethernet and the Audio USB out onto their own buses to reduce noise looks great!
    • Hi-Fi 1: VortexBox LMS/SOtM tX-USB; Darbee Cirrus DAC (Oppo BDP-105D), Yamaha Aventage CX-A5000; Focal SM9s.
    • Hi-Fi 2: Sqbox Touch/Focal XS Books.
    • Hi-Fi 3: iPad/iPhones & iPeng, Plantronics BB Pro 2 LE Headphones.
    • HT Extras: Oppo-BDP-203 4K, Apple TV 4K, PS3 w/PlayTV; Focal SM6s (1 Twin6, 2 Solo6, 2 Sub6).
    • Display: Sony 55" 4K KD-55X8500C LED.
    • Accessories: Tchernov Classic & Van den Hul IC; Blue Jeans & Ruleconnect Power, USB, HDMI & Digital cables; Thor PS10 Power; Aurios & Vibrapods.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mycenius View Post
    - the fact they made sure they separated out the Ethernet and the Audio USB out onto their own buses to reduce noise looks great!
    If this matters to you, the new rpi4b now has this feature

    ronnie

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    Quote Originally Posted by Man in a van View Post
    If this matters to you, the new rpi4b now has this feature
    Great - was just about to try and read up on the latest RPi's spec/capability.
    • Hi-Fi 1: VortexBox LMS/SOtM tX-USB; Darbee Cirrus DAC (Oppo BDP-105D), Yamaha Aventage CX-A5000; Focal SM9s.
    • Hi-Fi 2: Sqbox Touch/Focal XS Books.
    • Hi-Fi 3: iPad/iPhones & iPeng, Plantronics BB Pro 2 LE Headphones.
    • HT Extras: Oppo-BDP-203 4K, Apple TV 4K, PS3 w/PlayTV; Focal SM6s (1 Twin6, 2 Solo6, 2 Sub6).
    • Display: Sony 55" 4K KD-55X8500C LED.
    • Accessories: Tchernov Classic & Van den Hul IC; Blue Jeans & Ruleconnect Power, USB, HDMI & Digital cables; Thor PS10 Power; Aurios & Vibrapods.

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