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AbeCollins's Raspberry Pi Tinkertoys for Garage System
IP Address: 73.229.29.71 Last Update: February 04, 2018 at 13:17:02
Amplifier: -
Preamplifier (or None if Integrated): -
Speakers: Marshall 80-WPC Powered Speaker
Sources:
CD Player/DAC: Mac Mini usic server in my home office:
- Mac Mini (2012) i7 quad-core 2.6GHz, 16GB RAM, SSD & HDD
- 12VDC 10 Amp Linear Power Supply for Mac Mini
- Roon for local playback as well as network streaming to remote end-points
- iPad Mini 4 with Roon App touch screen remote control
Other Accessories/Room/Misc.:
Speaker Cables/Interconnects: - Placette Audio Interconnects
Room Comments/Treatments: The Raspberry Pi & BOSS DAC ultimately made its way to my garage setup driving the 80-WPC Marshall powered speaker.
Music Preferences and Comments:
Music Used (Genre/Selections): - Rock, classic rock, alternative, blues, pop
- Smooth jazz, some country / cross-over
- Americana / Folk
System Goals/Comments: - Inexpensive streaming music setup for the garage.
System Strengths: - Cheap fun project.
System Weaknesses: - Single speaker, no imaging.... but it's not like I'll be sitting down in some 'sweet spot' in the garage.
Video/HT System: None
Other HT Gear: Better make sure it all works before buttoning it up.

Network Streamer: Raspberry Pi 3, DietPi OS, RoonBridge. Allo BOSS DAC on one. Apogee Groove external USB DAC on the other.

The Apogee Groove USB DAC actually sounds better than the Allo Boss DAC. But the Pi & Boss DAC are compact and sufficient.

Streaming 'hi-res' 24/192 via Roon from my music library on Mac Mini. Also streams Tidal via Roon.

Streaming 'hi-res' 24/96 as well as my own 16/44.1 CD rips from my music library on Mac Mini.

High up in the garage. Pi internal WiFi is junk & only slightly better with external USB WiFi adapter, but sufficient.

Control music with the Roon Remote App on the iPad. The music library & Tidal reside on the Mac Mini in my office.
Other Interests/Hobbies/Occupation: Gadgets, electronics, ham radio, computers, shooting, golf, concerts, movies, wife, friends, etc.

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