I have these atypical in-wall speaker enclosures with Jamo speakers in it. I hope the picture is clear. The depth from the speaker face to the corner is about 20cm.
It does not work very well because I have very long speaker cables running through the walls and they were made of inadequate wire. I removed the speakers once and connected them with proper cables to an amp and the difference in sound was huge. It’s impossible to replace those so I either live with it or do something different.
So now with the advent of Roon and Raspberry Pi I realize I might be able to cobble something together and put it in one of these enclosures, running just one speaker cable to the other one for a stereo setup. I think I can bring power and even ethernet into one of these enclosures.
The question is what to use? I want a roon endpoint plus amplification.
From what I was able to learn recently I could go with a bundle from Allo below; this would still require a Rpi so total cost would go over 200EUR
or a Hifiberry amp2 bundle, available at this link, which would include a Rpi4 for a total of 133eur
I excluded cases for both since the boards would be hidden in the enclosure, I don’t think I need cases (?)
The main difference seems that the Allo setup has the Kali reclocker but I am not sure if that would make such a difference on sound?
Anyway, I was wondering what am I missing and what should I pay attention to if I start this project.
Any thoughts are greatly appreciated.