RPi DAC music player, kit list.

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RPi DAC music player, kit list.

Post by Nickrs in Wales » Thu Jun 28, 2018 3:17 pm

Hi,

I've had a unused RPi 2B sitting in my desk drawer for a bit and I've decided to try building a good quality DAC music player which can take 96K WAV files from a USB stick and output them to my old (but very good) home hifi. I already have the RPi, microSD card and a PSU to start with, I obviously need to obtain a good quality RPi friendly DAC module with line level RCA outputs but I would also like a touch screen and possibly a remote control too. I would appreciate advice on which distro package to use as well.

So far I have identified the Just Boom DAC HAT as a contender for my analogue output, is this a good choice?

I think I also need:

1x case for my RPi & DAC
1 x small touchscreen and case
1 x recommended Distro/audio package
1 x remote control.

Any advice would be appreciated, although I am representably Linux literate and DIY competent this would be my first RPi based build.

Thanks in advance for any help.

Nick
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Re: RPi DAC music player, kit list.

Post by Dave » Fri Jun 29, 2018 8:33 am

Hi Nick,

Sounds like a nice little project there. Should be nice and easy to get setup to be honest.

The case will depend on which DAC you want and what screen you want. I don't think there is currently a case that will hold Pi + DAC + Official 7" Touch Screen though.

I'd recommend Volumio - https://volumio.org/discover/ (it's the only audio OS I have personal experience with)

Volumio has plugins for touch screens - https://volumio.org/raspberry-pi-displa ... ic-player/ - and if you go down the JustBOOM range, JB have collabed with Volumio to add an IR remote plugin as well - https://volumio.org/forum/remote-contro ... t6668.html
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Re: RPi DAC music player, kit list.

Post by Nickrs in Wales » Fri Jun 29, 2018 9:56 am

Thanks Dave,

How about if a I choose a stand-alone case for my build and a separate touch screen?

1 x JustBoom DAC HAT for the Raspberry Pi
1 x JustBoom DAC HAT Case
1 x HDMI 7" 800x480 Touch Screen & Case (USB)
1 x JustBoom IR Remote

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Re: RPi DAC music player, kit list.

Post by Dave » Fri Jun 29, 2018 1:42 pm

Nickrs in Wales wrote:
Fri Jun 29, 2018 9:56 am
Thanks Dave,

How about if a I choose a stand-alone case for my build and a separate touch screen?

1 x JustBoom DAC HAT for the Raspberry Pi
1 x JustBoom DAC HAT Case
1 x HDMI 7" 800x480 Touch Screen & Case (USB)
1 x JustBoom IR Remote

Nick
Yeah that'll work :) You'll just have a HDMI and USB cable running from the Pi to the screen.
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