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    Sonos-Pi:3 rebuild with piCorePlayer

    Hi Guys,

    Wanted to share a little project I recently completed refreshing my old first generation sonos play:3. Due to the lack of features and ability to integrate into my home audio system based on lms the sonos was unused.
    So I decided to upgrade it with a raspberry Pi4, HiBerry AMP2+ keeping the original speakers, power-supply and chassis. I am very pleased with the result.

    Seeing as this is my first post, I cant post links. I will send a link to a guide in post 2.

    New Features include:
    • 60W Class D Amplifier
    • Sample Rate 44.1-192kHz (16-32bit)
    • Multi-Room audio + Bluetooth, USB
    • LADSP Plugin support
    • Software DSP crossover
    • Ability to do Room EQ'ing
    • Button control of play, pause, volume +/-, Jump forward/back
    • LEDs indicate pause, play, volume +/-, network error, LMS server error
    • LEDs reflect changes made from either physical buttons or web apps
    • Utilises hardware mute if supported and configured
    • Bluetooth pairing button
    • Sync'ed players integration (pause will affect all)
    • MQTT for pause - I use this to mute on doorbell ring
    • Serial console to monitor booting
    • External USB for LAN, USB stick etc
    • Uses asyncio to improve response times
    • App support, Spotify, Tidal etc
    • Is reversible, just in case I wanted the original Sonos play:3 back
    • High-Quality power supply

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    Link to guide

    Here is a link on how to reproduce, I know it looks massive but its quite straight forward - Enjoy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by piface View Post
    Hi Guys,

    Wanted to share a little project I recently completed refreshing my old first generation sonos play:3. Due to the lack of features and ability to integrate into my home audio system based on lms the sonos was unused.
    So I decided to upgrade it with a raspberry Pi4, HiBerry AMP2+ keeping the original speakers, power-supply and chassis. I am very pleased with the result.

    Seeing as this is my first post, I cant post links. I will send a link to a guide in post 2.

    New Features include:
    • 60W Class D Amplifier
    • Sample Rate 44.1-192kHz (16-32bit)
    • Multi-Room audio + Bluetooth, USB
    • LADSP Plugin support
    • Software DSP crossover
    • Ability to do Room EQ'ing
    • Button control of play, pause, volume +/-, Jump forward/back
    • LEDs indicate pause, play, volume +/-, network error, LMS server error
    • LEDs reflect changes made from either physical buttons or web apps
    • Utilises hardware mute if supported and configured
    • Bluetooth pairing button
    • Sync'ed players integration (pause will affect all)
    • MQTT for pause - I use this to mute on doorbell ring
    • Serial console to monitor booting
    • External USB for LAN, USB stick etc
    • Uses asyncio to improve response times
    • App support, Spotify, Tidal etc
    • Is reversible, just in case I wanted the original Sonos play:3 back
    • High-Quality power supply
    Nice Job !

    Want a webapp ? Get SqueezeLite-X ! https://forums.slimdevices.com/showt...l=1#post903953

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    Senior Member Greg Erskine's Avatar
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    Great work!

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    Very impressive!

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