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    New Take On Hi-res Portable (and Pi Power)

    I was surprised when this Pi3B/IQ Audio DAC+ combination was easily powered by my Anker battery bank.

    My first foray into a wifi implementation.

    Now I can enjoy my music in hi-res in my favourite armchair.
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    Music Store and VPN Server: Synology DS215J NAS
    Study Server: LMS 8.2.0 on Pi 4B pCp 8.0.0/IQ Audio DAC+
    Refurbished 1962 RCA Stereo Console Server/Player LMS 8.2.0 on Pi 4B pCp 8.0.0/IQ Audio DAC+
    LAN Players: x2: pCp 8.0.0 on Pi 3B / IQ Audio DAC+
    LAN Player/ADC pCp 8.0.0 on Pi 3B / IQ audio Codec +
    PC Players: x2: Squeezelite on Windows 10 PC.
    VPN Mobile & Car Player: Material/SqueezePlayer on Android Phone

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    Great way. A pi zero with dac would be a alternative
    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 (SB2, SB3, Boom, Touch)
    Server: LMS on Pi3B+ 8.1.2 on PcP 7.0.1
    Network: Draytek, Netgear Smart Switch 24p, Ubiquiti PoE, 3x Ubiquity

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    Now, if you could mount the Pi+ and the Power Supply into a comfy hat, you'd be truly self-contained......
    LMS 8.2.1 - 1628023316
    Win10
    Control: Web GUI; sometimes OrangeSqueeze on Android phones / pads

    Machines / devices are in France, in two locations.
    a) Livebox 4
    Internal HDD (FLAC music; mp3 voice), LAN Desktop
    3 x Touch - 1 wireless, 2 LAN. (8.0.1-r16855)
    2 x SB Radios [wireless] (8.0.1-r16855)
    2 x SqueezeAmps

    b) Freebox
    External SSD, WiFi Laptop
    1 x Touch LAN (Firmware:7.8.0-r16754)
    2 x SB Radios, Wireless (7.7.3-r16676)

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    Quote Originally Posted by edwin2006 View Post
    Great way. A pi zero with dac would be a alternative
    I'm not posh enough to own an armchair

    and I'm waiting for the piZero W to be available again

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    ronnie

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    Great Ronnie,

    I've bought a couple of custom leads for my AKG's from a company in Swadlincote, Custom Lynx. They're very good and reasonably priced. You can see one in the original picture (mini jack to mini xlr).

    https://custom-lynx.co.uk/product/cu...ld-connectors/
    Music Store and VPN Server: Synology DS215J NAS
    Study Server: LMS 8.2.0 on Pi 4B pCp 8.0.0/IQ Audio DAC+
    Refurbished 1962 RCA Stereo Console Server/Player LMS 8.2.0 on Pi 4B pCp 8.0.0/IQ Audio DAC+
    LAN Players: x2: pCp 8.0.0 on Pi 3B / IQ Audio DAC+
    LAN Player/ADC pCp 8.0.0 on Pi 3B / IQ audio Codec +
    PC Players: x2: Squeezelite on Windows 10 PC.
    VPN Mobile & Car Player: Material/SqueezePlayer on Android Phone

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    Great Ronnie,

    I've bought a couple of custom leads for my AKG's from a company in Swadlincote, Custom Lynx. They're very good and reasonably priced. You can see one in the original picture (mini jack to mini xlr).

    https://custom-lynx.co.uk/product/cu...ld-connectors/
    Music Store and VPN Server: Synology DS215J NAS
    Study Server: LMS 8.2.0 on Pi 4B pCp 8.0.0/IQ Audio DAC+
    Refurbished 1962 RCA Stereo Console Server/Player LMS 8.2.0 on Pi 4B pCp 8.0.0/IQ Audio DAC+
    LAN Players: x2: pCp 8.0.0 on Pi 3B / IQ Audio DAC+
    LAN Player/ADC pCp 8.0.0 on Pi 3B / IQ audio Codec +
    PC Players: x2: Squeezelite on Windows 10 PC.
    VPN Mobile & Car Player: Material/SqueezePlayer on Android Phone

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    Quote Originally Posted by ian_heys View Post
    Great Ronnie,

    I've bought a couple of custom leads for my AKG's from a company in Swadlincote, Custom Lynx. They're very good and reasonably priced. You can see one in the original picture (mini jack to mini xlr).

    https://custom-lynx.co.uk/product/cu...ld-connectors/
    Thanks for the link Ian, I meant to ask you when I first saw your original post, but forgot

    I also sometimes use my Cyrus Logic "Turtle"

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    ronnie

    are you watching La Vuelta ?

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    Here is mine sans headphones

    Need some shorter cables.

    Pi Zero W in Flirc case with Audioquest Dragonfly




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    Jim
    https://jukeradio.double6.net


    VB2.4 storage QNAP TS419p (NFS)
    Living Room Joggler & Pi4/Khadas -> Onkyo TXNR686 -> Celestion F20s
    Office Joggler & Pi3 -> Denon RCD N8 -> Celestion F10s
    Dining Room SB Radio
    Bedroom (Bedside) Pi Zero+DAC ->ToppingTP21 ->AKG Headphones
    Bedroom (TV) & Bathroom SB Touch ->Denon AVR ->Mordaunt Short M10s + Kef ceiling speakers
    Guest Room Joggler > Topping Amp -> Wharfedale Modus Cubes

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    Quote Originally Posted by d6jg View Post
    Need some shorter cables.
    I came to the same conclusion when I'd got this working. I bought a short Anker cable from Amazon and also A USB switch after I tried to modify a project box but found the combination of my advanced years and too powerful a soldering iron overwhelmed the tiny switch.
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    Music Store and VPN Server: Synology DS215J NAS
    Study Server: LMS 8.2.0 on Pi 4B pCp 8.0.0/IQ Audio DAC+
    Refurbished 1962 RCA Stereo Console Server/Player LMS 8.2.0 on Pi 4B pCp 8.0.0/IQ Audio DAC+
    LAN Players: x2: pCp 8.0.0 on Pi 3B / IQ Audio DAC+
    LAN Player/ADC pCp 8.0.0 on Pi 3B / IQ audio Codec +
    PC Players: x2: Squeezelite on Windows 10 PC.
    VPN Mobile & Car Player: Material/SqueezePlayer on Android Phone

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    Quote Originally Posted by Man in a van View Post
    Thanks for the link Ian, I meant to ask you when I first saw your original post, but forgot

    I also sometimes use my Cyrus Logic "Turtle"

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    ronnie

    are you watching La Vuelta ?
    Ronnie, I had to give up cycling a couple of years ago and my interest in the grand tours has declined I'm afraid but I do like watching the track cycling at the various events. Apparently there are some here in Birmingham next year at the Commonwealth Games. Maybe I'll go to one or two of those. I'm 74 now, I know my hearing isn't what it used to be in frequency terms but the music still sounds great when I've got my headphones on.

    You have loads of DAC's and players always wanted to try a Khadas Tone Board but haven't got round to it yet.

    Incidentally I noticed I inadvertently referred you to an incorrect link in my last post. The correct link for AKG's etc is:

    https://custom-lynx.co.uk/product/cu...gold-contacts/

    Picture of my Pi 4B/IQ Audio Dac+/Samsung SSD/Topping Headphone Amp Server/Player
    Attached Images Attached Images  
    Music Store and VPN Server: Synology DS215J NAS
    Study Server: LMS 8.2.0 on Pi 4B pCp 8.0.0/IQ Audio DAC+
    Refurbished 1962 RCA Stereo Console Server/Player LMS 8.2.0 on Pi 4B pCp 8.0.0/IQ Audio DAC+
    LAN Players: x2: pCp 8.0.0 on Pi 3B / IQ Audio DAC+
    LAN Player/ADC pCp 8.0.0 on Pi 3B / IQ audio Codec +
    PC Players: x2: Squeezelite on Windows 10 PC.
    VPN Mobile & Car Player: Material/SqueezePlayer on Android Phone

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