- Lenovo Notebook (Source), with Foobar2000 and JRiver Media Center as the players
- Audio-gd DI-V2 (Async USB to Coaxial Converter, TE8802 chipset)
- Audio-gd NFB-10SE (Balanced DAC and Headphone Amplifier)
- Sennheiser HD650 (Headphone with tailor-made balanced jack)
- IPad with USB adapter
- Squeezebox Touch
The setup procedure will be somewhat like this:
1. Install the Logitech Media Server (PC/Mac/Linux/NAS)
http://downloads.slimdevices.com/nightly/index.php?ver=7.8 (Beta - I installed this version)
2. Downlod "willem1" version (Becuase I think this version is the best so far)
3. Burn the willem1 image into your SD card using "Win32Diskimager"
4. Connect everything together. If you don't have much computer knowledge, it is better to connect your Raspberry Pi to a monitor, using keyboard to config.
5. After you boot up the picoreplayer, enter "tc" as the username, "nosoup4u" as the password. Then enter "picoreplayer" and press return.
6. Assume you have Internet access, press "1" to update the software first (squeezelite)
7. In this version, press "3" to list detected USB DAC. Use the name start with "front:" for setup
8. Press "4" to enter your setup parameters. For me, I use "-o front:CARD=AudioAsynchr,DEV=0 -n Picoplayer"
9. Press "5" to restart the picoreplayer
10. Go to the LMS interface to play music (Web/IOS/Android)
- Try willem1 version first, IMO, it sounds the best.
- Direct connect the Pi with a notebook delivers the best sound so far.
- Connect and Turn on your DAC first before you start the Raspberry Pi
- According to Steen's PicoPlayer website, I have to change the settings for my DI-V2 according to the device name. However, it did not work as instructed. After a lot of trying, it works using the following settings:
The -n PicoPlayer is the name that will show in your LMS, it could be anything.
Edited by fourwed - 9/17/13 at 8:39pm