That is one of the advantages of living in the land of the Pi.
Here in my country they are not on stock, almost no cases and other parts available and very expensive.
On topic; i have a RoPieee RPi4 connected to my Hegel and it is a flawless solution.
Cheers Martin. This thing is 450 quid though and for less than half of I can have the Pi with a touchscreen. Will have a look into it nevertheless
Have a search on t’tinternet and you can sometimes pick them up for £350ish.
They’re so good, I have two. One feeds my A/V receiver in the bedroom, and the other feeds my Sony TA-ZH1ES DAC/headphone amp.
Will do. I must admit it does look like it’s well built and plug and play.
Im sticking with my Chromecast pucks for $50 a pop, buggered if I would hear the difference between 24/96 and 24/192 on the systems they connect to…lol.
Yes I am a dinosaur…
I put both the Chromecast audio and the Pi running Ropieee as a good call.
I have both and use the Chromecast audio with my Matrix Audio Mini I-Pro 3 for casting non Roon music and Ropieee feeding a Dac amp and they both work great.
Technically the Primare is going to be better option, but it is a lot more expensive.
But the beauty of this market at the moment is that there are so many good options available at all price points to choose from
I like and use the Chromecast units because they are just about idiot proof and require zero set up skills at all.
And zero maintenance down the road.
No offense to the old " ball and chain" but I don’t want/need calls asking why anything has stopped working
And I needed analog RCA outputs which these have rather than just digital or USB.
So I maybe an odd case scenario.
Kevin you are correct there, zero setup and zero maintenance and if you have an optical cable it’s more than good enough for most setups. That’s why I bought a couple of spares when they stopped selling them.
Not as flexible as some solutions but such a good starting point for many, and an endpoint for a lot (yes poor pun I know)
It’s a bit disappointing that they never licensed this for other companies to make similar simple solutions