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  1. #1
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    Thank you pidCOrePlayer ppl

    I've had a number of squeezebox hardware players for some years. Luckily for me they have shown no problems that a firmware reset didn't seem to fix. However I was looking gloomily at the possbility of having to replace them, and the extravegant and high prices solutions like Sonos seemed to offer.

    I came across lots of Squeezebox advice, and ended up following the instruction for setting up piCorePlayer on a pi. Kudos to all; in one shot the whole thing worked well, including a wireless setup without a wired network connection (who has a handy LAN point these days??).

    So I just thought I'd post a thank you. I'm even surprised at the audio quality out of the analogue phone jack. I don't need a super hifi solution for my use case, but I was surprised listening on my headphones at how reasonble the sound is from the naked pi (using a 3 b+). I'm going to be hooking it up to a power amp in the next fwe days to see how it holds up. If I end up needed some sort of DAC device or resorting to the hdmi output, it's still been good value.

    Keep it coming folks.

  2. #2
    If you need a DAC, I can highly recommend the Khadas Tone board. Takes it's power from USB.

    Pi4 plus Tone board probably the biggest bargain in hifi right now

    Sent from my ONEPLUS A3003 using Tapatalk

  3. #3
    Big ups to all PiCorePlayer development crew - game changing software!

    Sent from my ONEPLUS A3003 using Tapatalk

  4. #4
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    Quote Originally Posted by bennyboyph View Post
    If you need a DAC, I can highly recommend the Khadas Tone board. Takes it's power from USB.

    Pi4 plus Tone board probably the biggest bargain in hifi right now

    Sent from my ONEPLUS A3003 using Tapatalk
    Thanks for the advice. I think I'd only be looking at a modest improvement if needed. It's for outdoor speakers. Even a HDMI to DVI/Audi jack might do the trick.

  5. #5
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    Quote Originally Posted by R0cky View Post
    If I end up needed some sort of DAC device or resorting to the hdmi output, it's still been good value.
    If you need a DAC, consider the Topping D10. About $90, USB powered, and can also be used as a USB to SPDIF converter for old DACs. I've used it with RPi 3B and 3B+.

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