For a while now I have been using a raspberry Pi to stream music from my NAS to my vintage HiFi through an Audioquest Dragonfly DAC.
Volumio Raspberry Pi Streamer
Originally my choice of hardware and software was dictated by performance considerations. I now have a new Synology DS220+ NAS, which is quick. Time to re evaluate my streaming system and do things a different way.
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Everything should have its shape. This is my own capture of the vinyl recording of the KT Tunstall track of the same name.
Vinyl capture waveform
If only the same was true of the digital download version of the same track.
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My friend Anita found a 5 inch reel to reel tape from her childhood. I offered to transfer the contents into mp3 files so she could hear herself again.
Anita baby tape.
Should be a straightforward job. Famous last words.
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My Main HiFi System is mainly concerned with playing vinyl, but it can also do that modern streaming thing and lots of other formats.
Half a century of HiFi
The equipment to do this was produced over a range of five decades. So let’s take a trip back in time from the newest component to the oldest.
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A technology from the 1950’s and one from the 90’s make a great partnership.
Despite the age difference there can be a fine symbiotic relationship.
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To successfully play digital music though my HiFi several software components play a part.
Music Box – Now playing
It’s not just about throwing numbers at a digital to analogue converter.
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Denon DMD-M30 Minidisc
I love Denon Mini systems and I love Minidisc. So, why was this a disappointment?
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previous article I described why I wanted to build a Raspberry Pi based music player.
Pi Music box hardware
Here I describe the hardware part of the project.
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My passion is vintage analogue audio but, pragmatically, I also listen to digital stuff for convenience. The trouble is that, with a large collection, it isn’t that convenient to use. This is a project to do something about that.
Pi Music Player Components
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