I’ve got a spare Raspberry Pi 2 I’d love to try too.
I abandoned after trying (unsuccessfully) with Squeezeplug - via USB into Chord Hugo - but just couldn’t get rid of those pops and crackles.
Volumio worked fine, but all I wanted it for was Qobuz streaming and that wasn’t an option with Volumio.
Some say its the USB bus being shared on the Pi that causes the pops and crackles, but Volumio seemed to have got it to work so it must be possible. I never bought the HifiBerry Digi+ in the end, but if that were required for Roon it would be OK too.
[thinking about it, scrap the Digi+ bit, I’d ideally need USB into my Devialet for integer mode etc.]
I would love to see a Roon Speakers for RPI but with the new touch display, too!
I’m using an RPI 2 with a Hifiberry isolated Digi+ board running Volumio—attached to a Devialet 800. It’s great because with an Edimax AC600 802.11ac adapter I can play DSD64 files that reside on my NAS via SPDIF (Devialet Air can’t do DSD over PCM).
There’s also now an official 7" touch display from raspberrypi.org, which, turns out, can be installed along with the HifiBerry cards. While I wouldn’t expect the RPI 2 to be able to render the complete Roon UI, it would be amazing to implement just the ‘now playing’ screen with some basic touch controls…
PS This is essentially what a Squeezebox Touch was. Amazing how far ahead of the curve the Slimdevices team were. At least from a hw perspective. Roon is light years ahead on the sw side…
I second Mark’s reMarks. Actually, the Rpi plus Digi+ board does sound in most fields far better than the same dacs (Chord QDB76 HDSD and Hugo) via USB on a Mac Mini using Audirvana 2 or JRiver 21 (and three others). Only the top high is just slightly more aggressive but I’m sure HifiBerry would love to further stabilize their already good clock at low cost. Even for people with high end systems the Rpi and Digi+ might form a nice second (third, fourth and fifth) playout point.
Was just checking out PiCorePlayer again as I was getting a RPI ready with a hifiberry digi+ board.
And found they now support the 7" touch screen and with jivelite create pretty much a logitech touch experience.
Curious what form the RPI support for Roon is getting and whether it will support features like PiCorePlayer has. I.e. run fully in memory so there are no card corruptions wehn you pull the power.
For starters Roon supporting squeelite will go a long way (as that allows me to use picoreplayer as the front end), but will be interesting to switch to a roon protocol, assuming some feature set is in place alongside.