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Offline JeanLab1502

Raspberry pi
« on: January 16, 2020, 08:49:47 PM »
Good evening guys. I want to build myself a raspberry pi dac. I want to use tidal on it. What software and hardware would you guys suggest?

Thank you.


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Re: Raspberry pi
« Reply #1 on: January 16, 2020, 10:06:48 PM »
...I want to build myself a raspberry pi dac.

Just to understand you a bit better.  Do you want build the DAC as in DIY or buy a prebuilt DAC that fits onto the RPI?  If the latter look at Allo, IQaudIO and HIFIBerry.

https://www.pishop.co.za/store/audio-other/cheapo-spdif-out---headphone-amplifier
https://www.pishop.co.za/store/iqaudio_0/pi-dac--full-hd-audio-card

I want to use tidal on it. What software and hardware would you guys suggest?

Best options here, I have not yet used Tidal on a PI without Roon, however Volumio, Mood Audio, Roon and picoreplayer (using LMS plugins) will all work

https://volumio.org/ - Need to pay a subscription
https://roonlabs.com/ - Also subscription base and probably the better option of the lot but expensive.
https://moodeaudio.org/ - Free and working well so far, I started playing with Moode about a week ago but not with Tidal yet.
https://www.picoreplayer.org/ - Free but needs LMS and tidal plugin

Offline Mirkywaters333

Re: Raspberry pi
« Reply #2 on: January 16, 2020, 10:20:30 PM »
You could also use Max2play, as an LMS server, and Squeezebox player, Tidal works well as an installed 3rd party app on LMS

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Re: Raspberry pi
« Reply #3 on: January 16, 2020, 10:23:41 PM »
Forgot about max2play.  LMS software, and plugins for that matter, between max2play and picoreplayer should be the same fwiw.

Offline JeanLab1502

Re: Raspberry pi
« Reply #4 on: January 21, 2020, 07:05:55 AM »
Cool thanks guys. I am maybe considering buying a pre-built dac. I love to program and setup stuff likes this. I unfortunately have a lot on my plate these days.


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Re: Raspberry pi
« Reply #5 on: January 21, 2020, 07:12:37 AM »
DietPi also worth looking into.

Lots of add ons through a simple interface that idiots like me can understand and use.

https://dietpi.com
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Re: Raspberry pi
« Reply #6 on: January 21, 2020, 07:15:12 AM »
Cool thanks guys. I am maybe considering buying a pre-built dac. I love to program and setup stuff likes this. I unfortunately have a lot on my plate these days.


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Lots of DAC's avaiable for the Pi ,plug & play and pretty decent sounding too  :thumbs:
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