Hi @Will_Symonds. I don’t know if this will be of interest to you. I bought myself a Raspberry Pi 4B from the Pi hut along with a power supply, a cheap case and a very cheap micro SD card. I installed Ropieee on the SD card (instructions on the Ropieee website - dead easy!) and makes a Roonbridge available on the pi. Then the Pi connected to my Chord Mojo via USB. Rock solid and great sound. I think the price all in was around £60.
This was so good I moved this RPi to my main system. I then bought another RPi, a Hi-Fi Berry Digi pro HAT (the one with the coaxial and optical outputs), case, another power supply, SD card and a coaxial cable. Ropieee installed. This now feeds my Chord Mojo. Rock solid and great sound again. Around £100 I think.
The RPis do have wifi but I use Ethernet to them just to keep things nice and stable.
Thanks. I think I need to read up more. Clearly the ALLO Digi One does more than a pure R Pi. I guess it’s all about timing and jitter?
(It was a train that took me away from here...)
I use several RPi endpoints and they’re a really useful little device. Sound hats were introduced to overcome some of the necessary design compromises, for example USB and ethernet competed for limited bandwidth. If I was building now with an RPi 4 I’d be sorely tempted to start with a straight USB connection and add a Pi board if unhappy. I use a HiFi berry Digi Pro board to drive my MoJo in the office. It’s a much cheaper board than the Digi and sounds really good with an optical link.
Apologies, am replying from my phone and not the best written response.
I haven’t tried that but I did consider it. It seems a rather attractive solution as an all in one, and even has a headphone socket. I have my own DACs though so didn’t in the end. Amazing possibilities though aren’t there!
It’s mind-blowing. It means that you could invest in a very solid low-tech amp, knowing that you can inexpensively update the tech bits.Any fancy streamer one buys now will be close to redundant in 5 years time (as I am finding with my Yamaha Chromecast Amps).
Hi, I’m trying to repurpose an old FireTV that has an optical out as a Roon Endpoint. I sideloaded the RoonMobile.apk app and am stuck on the Initial terms and conditions page. Does anyone know how I can agree to the terms? I’ve tried clicking with the FireTV remote and also tried plugging in a keyboard. But I can’t seem to be able to click the I agree button.
On a positive note, my Roon app on my iPad sees the endpoint in the audio settings page so something seems to be working, but I can’t select it as an output.
Has anyone tried/done this? Will it work? If so, how?