The Solo is fine unless you need WiFi. Also if you want multi zones why not
just get a bunch of cheap USB DACs.
On Thu, May 15, 2014 at 11:12 AM, Derek Atkins <warlord(a)mit.edu> wrote:
Thanks. Great to know it will work well :)
I think I'm going to fo with the Wandboard Solo, unless you think the
second core would be required?
Andrew Gillis <andrew(a)vortexbox.org> writes:
> Shairport works great on ARM as do most other audio players. Install the
> minimal image you won't need or want all the desktop stuff. The Pi is
> powered and has a interrupt structure for audio. I would say go with the
> On Wed, May 14, 2014 at 3:44 PM, Derek Atkins <warlord(a)mit.edu> wrote:
> Hey All,
> I'm looking to build a Fedora-ARM-based Audio server (actually
> of them). The idea is that I would plug the ARM box into my network
> 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
> house. Why Fedora? Well, I like it! :)
> My current plan (goal?) is to use the onboard analog audio output,
> TOSlink or a USB DAC device. I would plug the audio output directly
> into the amp to power the zone speakers.
> So here's my question for you: What's the best hardware platform for
> 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
> 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
> be worth the additional cost.
> So here I am asking the experts....
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