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  1. Agree that it's very good. Volumio has stuff I like but then Moode has other stuff. For example, a simple click and Moode works as a player for Logitech Media Server as well. I wish the 2 communities could pool ideas and resources.
  2. Glorious beautiful mono

    That's getting serious about it. Maybe someday for me...
  3. Bloody Tonearm Wires

    That is NOT the iron to be used on tonearm wires
  4. Phono Preamp volume control solution

    If you decide to make something yourself, the ultra simple way - here's what I did when I had a signal that was too hot once. Get a nice quality interconnect cable, a small box, and a dual gang audio/log taper potentiometer (common despite the name). Value depends on the impedance of the power amps' inputs. Drill a hole in each end of the box, and drill a hole for the pot, cut the cable in two (nearer one end might be more convenient for use later). Insert the cut ends into each end of the box, tieing a knot in each so they can't pull back out. Strip and bare all the cut cable ends and solder to the pot (I can draw up a quick diagram if needed). Mount the pot to the box and close the lid. Fit a nice knob and you're finished.
  5. I'll add that on the first boot of the created SD image, it takes a VERY long time before it starts up. If it has booted and the green light is flashing, but you cannot connect to the web page for Moode, just go away and have a few coffees. I think it has to do a lot of setup.
  6. Raspberry Pi + Hifiberry DAC+!!!!!

    Do you mean it's not in the play library? Maybe you just need to tell the library to update? Under most linux distros, raspbian included, all USB drivers etc are there by default, so a USB drive just shows up as a device, which you can mount, usually to someplace like /mnt/<device name> or /media/<device name>. I would expect a lot of distros to mount it by default. Under Volumio for example, my USB drive is mounted under /media/D5A7-9130/ with a link to /mnt/USB. The Volumio software finds it automatically and adds files on it to the library.
  7. Raspberry Pi + Hifiberry DAC+!!!!!

    Yes, linux has all the software to share it, just like a Windows drive using Samba (and also NFS etc). Some distributions, like Volumio, seem to do it by default.
  8. Raspberry Pi + Hifiberry DAC+!!!!!

    Yes, even Volumio exposes drives plugged into it as shares. It even re-shares the NAS drive I have mounted, so adding a nice large USB drive to the pi running my music system, means it could be used as a cheap bit of NAS.
  9. Raspberry Pi + Hifiberry DAC+!!!!!

    I don't have a high end DAC, but a Raspberry Pi running software like MPD playing a flac file through my Fiio E10K usb DAC is as good as I have heard here. The music just has to be readable locally, so if you mount a NAS drive, then the player just reads it the same as if it is on local storage.
  10. Raspberry Pi + Hifiberry DAC+!!!!!

    I often use an android app, M.A.L.P., Mupeace, MPD control being good examples, to play music straight to the MPD player that's behind Volumio. To get to the NAS, you have to mount the NAS drive locally, using something like Samba, so MPD can see it. I have a local USB drive mounted in one of the RPi's USB slots, but I also have a Samba mounted NAS drive, and I can play music from either.
  11. Raspberry Pi + Hifiberry DAC+!!!!!

    I think, because the RPi is such a small cheap device, many projects target it as a single use appliance, hence you download and install the OS and app all at once. You can still install other stuff by accessing the device using ssh and installing packages from the command line manually. You could even build up to having a full desktop OS, starting from, say, Volumio's base install. DietPi just makes it a bit easier. Just using their config menu, I was able to add a webserver with php, and install Webmin, as well as the MPD player and a couple of apps to use it such as Mopidy and O!MPD web interface along with it's mysql database, all from what they call their 'optimized' set of software. The small RPi can surely do quite a lot. My wife wants the music server back (by which she means Volumio) so I swapped SDcards back again and reconnected the RPi to the DAC and stereo. Sigh, I'll just have to buy a second RPi to play with.
  12. Raspberry Pi + Hifiberry DAC+!!!!!

    OK, DietPi is not for someone wanting a plug'n'play experience. But, if you are comfortable with linux, they make it VERY easy to choose and install just the bits you want. I like that. Oh, and it appears to be based on Raspbian - many references to it as it installs.
  13. Raspberry Pi + Hifiberry DAC+!!!!!

    Downloading now... noticed it is based on Debian Stretch, which is later than Jesse which Volumio uses I believe.
  14. Raspberry Pi + Hifiberry DAC+!!!!!

    Just looking at that myself. I really like the way you can choose your own mix of software http://dietpi.com/phpbb/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=5#p5 I might try it out.
  15. How MQA Works

    Conversely it does explore other different aspects that I find a little worrying. Particularly the proprietary aspects.