I am curious to try an HifiBerry solution with Ropiee to use speakers with Roon. I’d like to first try with some cheap speakers I already have, but I admit my total ignorance when it comes to all things Raspberry and HifiBerry. Could you please help me shed some light? And apologies if the questions are very banal
What I have understood is this - is it correct?
First of all, the basics: if I am connecting active speakers, all I need is a Raspberry and a DAC; the kind of DAC I need will depend on the connection required for the speakers: there’s aDAC with a 3.5mm jack , which I can use for cheap computer speakers, and other versions with RCA, XLR etc connectors.
If instead I want to connect passive speakers, then I need a Raspberry and an AMP. The AMP2 is basically a DAC+ and doesn’t require a separate DAC, while the AMP60 is an analogue that must therefore be connected to a DAC.
How about connections? How do I connect the Raspberry and the AMP/DAC together? What kind of connections does the AMP2 support?
Yes, there are “guides”, and yes, I did spend quite a lot of time going through those, but it all seems incredibly convoluted - it reminded me of when I was trying to learn Linux or Git and every piece of documentation I found was needlessly convoluted, so any help would be greatly appreciated.