Objectives: play music in the house, from whatever devices, with ease.
1.2 Vynil discs
2.1 Marantz amp
in the living room, with its 6 loud speakers.
It needs a speaker?
Maybe I could attach something to it, like a
I use the RPi2, which requires less power to run and seems sufficient for the job at hand.
The RPi is USB and ETH attached to the Airport Time Capsule right next to it. No power block, no wifi dropping frames. Less pover consumption.
Raspbian seems OK.
Regarding the post-install config, mostly about deactivating stuff to lower the power consumption:
# /boot/config.txt [all] # should disable wifi, bluetooth and hdmi at boot time, lowering power consumption dtoverlay=disable-wifi dtoverlay=disable-bt hdmi_blanking=2 #dtoverlay=vc4-fkms-v3d dtoverlay=hifiberry-dacplus # builtin audio must be deactivated #dtparam=audio=on
Also, HDMI deactivation could live in another place, so add the following to
# Disable HDMI /usr/bin/tvservice -o
Then, some packages should be installed:
sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get upgrade sudo apt-get pulseaudio pulsemixer pamix shairport pulseaudio-module-raop pulseaudio-module-zeroconf cmus mpd mpc
Airport works out of the box, using pulseaudio.
Pulseaudio remote has to be activated
systemctl enable avahi-daemon.service systemctl start avahi-daemon.service Edit /etc/pulse/default.pa and add these lines: load-module module-native-protocol-tcp auth-ip-acl=127.0.0.1;192.168.0.0/24 auth-anonymous=1 load-module module-zeroconf-publish