On 05/14/2014 09:44 AM, Derek Atkins wrote:
> Hey All,
> I'm looking to build a Fedora-ARM-based Audio server (actually several
> of them). The idea is that I would plug the ARM box into my network and
> connect it to an amp to drive speakers, and then run something like
> Shairport on the device in order to send audio to different zones in my
> house. Why Fedora? Well, I like it! :)
Look at: http://www.thingiverse.com/search?q=cubieboard
For people that have built cases for Cubieboard2 and particularly:
I am thinking this for a NAS etc box.
If you go with the Cubietruck, the Ewell case posted on cubieboard.org
not only supports the 2.5 drive, but also a battery if you want!
> My current plan (goal?) is to use the onboard analog audio output, not
> TOSlink or a USB DAC device. I would plug the audio output directly
> into the amp to power the zone speakers.
for specs. The
Cubieboard2 has analog audio and also HDMI (but I don't know if audio
> So here's my question for you: What's the best hardware platform for the
> money to solve this? (I.e., what's the cheapest solution that works
> "well"?) In my little bit of research I've boiled it down to a
> Raspberry Pi, Wandboard, or Trimslice. Of course the RaspPi appears to
> be by far the least expensive of the three ($60 for a full system
> including case, power, and SD Card), but if the other options are
> significantly better in terms of performance and audio quality, they may
> be worth the additional cost.
RPi is a v5 and needs remixes. I have been told many times to go with
a V7 board.
Also the RPi ethernet is on USB, I have read, and I have read comments
about performance. Cubieboard2 has a real 10/100Mb ethernet and
cubietruck has a 10/100/1000Mb ethernet.
> So here I am asking the experts....
I am not an expert, but have been asking them here for some time. I
will actually buy a Cubie2 next week to get started.
THough I would REALLY like to have a 4 port ethernet board for it so I
can do router/firewall as well...
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