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In Reply to: RE: Another audiophile product with a Raspberry Pi under the hood........ posted by AbeCollins on September 10, 2020 at 07:51:01
Many reviewers favorably compared it so units far, far more costly and also much more complex. How many guys here have ultra-overbuilt amps/preamps, but tout the Raspberry?
Then you can quit speculating on what they're about... I can help you get it going, as I have helped countless others.. Should cost you around $80.
Audiolab 6000N and I'm happy as a pig in mud. To be clear: I have ZERO doubts the Pi sounds as good as more expensive stuff (like mine): I just wonder if that isn't so for other components, as well, such as... the Sakura Systems tiny stuff.
Took me many, many frustrated hours to get the "simple, play and plug" Audiolab running; the Pi just seems like a recipe for frustration and disaster. For me.
But if you have someone helping you, it is very easy. And once you have done it, people can do the next one by themselves.
For sure if you didn't get any help, setting up PiCorePlayer on a RPi would not be easy. Especially if you are in a hurry. When I first set one up years ago, I did it because I loved projects. I did not think it would actually become a Main component of my Music System.
I have never failed to get anyone running on a Raspberry Pi. And just because you got a 6000N player, does not prohibit you from getting another Player. I have about 8 Raspberry Pi around my house. You've been here, and I have Music Systems in almost every room in the house.
admirable set up! One roomer here. I have a retired IBM engineer buddy who has an (inherited) DCM speaker system who is unaware of streaming. I'm going to tell him and his child-genius kid (got into Stanford but is takin' a gap year) about it and see how long they take for set up.
I just like simple and cheap stuff that performs well. I perhaps am kidding myself that the Audiolab may just have a thing or two under the hood that improves it a teenie bit. Of course, I'm not sure if it uses the Raspberry... sounds ridiculously good. An album of early choral music recorded in a cathedral? I could almost smell the frankincense...
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