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    Pi 4 in Lincoln Bins piBox Pro case with Khadas Tone Board on top in Audiophonics case. CD for scale


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    Living Room Joggler & Pi4/Khadas -> Onkyo TXNR686 -> Celestion F20s
    Office Joggler & Pi3 -> Denon RCD N8 -> Celestion F10s
    Dining Room SB Boom
    Kitchen UE Radio (upgraded to SB Radio)
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    Bedroom (TV) & Bathroom SB Touch ->Denon AVR ->Mordaunt Short M10s + Kef ceiling speakers
    Guest Room Joggler > Topping Amp -> Wharfedale Modus Cubes
    Everything controlled by iPeng & Material on iOS

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    Youĺve got the boss player
    https://www.allo.com/sparky/boss-player.html
    Pi-based, well reviewed.

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    I just read the announcement of a new ready-to-use product: DAC32 low-cost high performance music streamer.
    Looks like an attractive product for a low price.
    Last edited by CJS; 2021-01-08 at 04:40.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CJS View Post
    I just read the announcement of a new ready-to-use product: DAC32 low-cost high performance music streamer.
    Looks like an attractive product for a low price.
    Sounds good.
    I would love if they would leave out the D/A-converter and make spdif-out instead. This could be even cheaper to produce.
    Last edited by tuc; 2021-01-08 at 17:05.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tuc View Post
    Sounds good.
    I would love if they would leave out the D/A-converter and make spdif-out instead. This could be even cheaper to produce.
    But unfortunately limits the market drastically.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tuc View Post
    Sounds good.
    I would love if they would leave out the D/A-converter and make spdif-out instead. This could be even cheaper to produce.
    The benefit of a pure analog output is that it provides the ability to revive even the oldest hardware you might have held on to over the years (I still have an old Technics SU-Z2 in storage). Plus, I believe the DAC32 team has done some R&D on custom analog filtering to condition the analog signal coming out of their device to maximize quality. Given is size, I'm pretty sure it can just easily be slapped on the back of pretty much anything amplified and transform it into a modern streaming device.

    Spdif-out only is not a bad idea, but would definitely not be as far reaching.
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    I don't know if "better" than a Touch, but running piCorePlayer OS this is a pretty good option at $267 assembled, tested and delivered to USA with power supply: https://www.audiophonics.fr/en/netwo...o-p-11594.html


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    Quote Originally Posted by sle118 View Post
    The benefit of a pure analog output is that it provides the ability to revive even the oldest hardware you might have held on to over the years (I still have an old Technics SU-Z2 in storage). Plus, I believe the DAC32 team has done some R&D on custom analog filtering to condition the analog signal coming out of their device to maximize quality. Given is size, I'm pretty sure it can just easily be slapped on the back of pretty much anything amplified and transform it into a modern streaming device.

    Spdif-out only is not a bad idea, but would definitely not be as far reaching.
    Yes, it is two entirely different customer groups.
    With A/D-converter: I want a gadget so I can stream to my old stereo.
    With Spdif: I want a cheap streamer and I will select the rest of my stereo components myself so I can get most HiFi bang for the buck.

    I just think there is a hole in the market for a the second group.
    I am looking forward to getting my rpi4 with HiFiBerry digital and pro and I don't have an issue that it is DIY but it would be nice if I could just buy something similar off the shelf.

    ASFAIK the cheapest streamer with digital out is indeed rpi with HAT.
    That is why it could probably sell some if they put good enough specs in it in terms of sampling rate and compatibility at < 150 US$.
    Anyway, wishful thinking I guess.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tuc View Post

    ASFAIK the cheapest streamer with digital out is indeed rpi with HAT.
    With a USB DAC you don't even need the HAT.

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