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My DIY Music Streamer. Raspberry Pi + PecanPi (Orchard Audio) + piCorePlayer

Renato

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As my English is not the best, I believe the photos will say for me. :facepalm: :):)

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That's really beautiful work. Congratulations! How are you enjoying it?
 
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Renato

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@xarkkon,

It was perhaps the most impactful upgrade on my system. Comparing it to a PC Fanless with Daphile, it sounds much more balanced and transparent, without losing musicality.

The sound stage is very realistic and the immersion is impressive.

With Daphile, I have other DACs and interfaces that served as a comparison, in the same room, they are:

M2Tech Young
Topping D30 (not the PRO)
Behringer UMC204HD
Behringer uca202

But in my opinion, the biggest upgrade of this solution is the simplification of many parts in the system. I removed a PC + DAC + PREAMP and all the bad things that this represents, like interconnection cable, power, usb and all active circuits...

Currently, the system only has Streamer + Power.

I'm just waiting for the XLR cables to arrive to use the system to its fullest, I'm currently using RCA adapters...

In the audio, less is usually more...

As I've always considered Daphile to be the most complete of systems, the switch to piCorePlayer was smooth and natural.

I am amazed!


Ps. If the text is a little confusing, English is not my native language and I am not fluent.

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Renato

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Temperature control is a concern because of wood.

But there is no cover on the back, I made a big hole below the Raspberry board, as well as on the sides that still have the help of the aluminum profile...

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What is the knob for?
 

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I considered that as well but my source iPad has volume so I didn’t go win a volume.
 
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I considered that as well but my source iPad has volume so I didn’t go win a volume.
I don't understand your problem... (it could be my bad English) but you can use the iPad to remotely control the system.

For my solution, I usually use Ipeng which is for IOS.

Or if you prefer, the beautiful "Material Skin" that is native and free to MLS servers.

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