Last week a huge package from Germany arrived with some interesting chassis:
- Visaton BF32
- Visaton W100 S
- Tangband W6-1974
- IMG StageLine MRD-34PA
- IMG StageLine SPA-110PA
If you wonder how these fit together: they don’t. The chassis will be used for 3 different projects:
- a mini system for better TV sound
- a replacement for the current speakers in the living room
- a nice fun-LOUDspeaker based on the PA chassis
All will be powered by the Raspberry/Amp combination. The living room speakers will be the most complex, they will need some CNC milling.
I do not often work on the Linux kernel and I’m also not a Git expert. Therefore getting the latest Linux kernel sources for the Raspberry Pi always takes time. This is a short cheat sheet how to get the latest 3.12 kernel sources:
git fetch https://github.com/raspberrypi/linux rpi-3.12.y:refs/remotes/origin/rpi-3.12.y
git checkout rpi-3.12.y
One of our HiFiBerry DAC users has written a nice blog article how to build a network audio player with button control. It shows how to connect buttons to the Raspberry Pi. Also the source code for the button control is available.
Check out his article.
Have a look at this nice player by a HiFiBerry DAC owner:
Here is a video showing the device in action:
And some details:
More about this project (in German language) can be found at the Clockworker forum.
Our favorite DIY magazine “Make” features the HiFiBerry DAC and Digi in the current issue.
Quote: “I tested both their DAC and Digi models and was quite impressed at the aural improvement – details are clearer and the audio gains a real sense of space that felt horribly absent when played through the Pi’s built-in output”.
Subscribers of the digital edition can download the current issue already, print customers should receive it in the next days. You’re not a subscriber? You can subscribe online or even buy single issues in digital format. Have a look at makezine.com.
The 3D files for the modified Pibow case that can accommodate a Raspberry Pi and HiFiBerry DAC (the RCA version). It can be downloaded from Thingiverse.
Print the layers by yourself our let it produce by a 3D printing service. You might also remix it for any use you like.
This is a preview of the modded Pimoroni case with additional layers for the HiFiBerry DAC. We will release the STL files soon.
Our team member Andy has written a step-by-step guide how to use the HiFiBerry DAC together with Volumio for music playback. Have a look at it!