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There's a funding attempt for Constanza's new bike...
I see that I misread (or misunderstood, both are common ) what @earnmyturns said.
I have my expensive to maintain partner, you have yours
Heard many of Schiit’s products at CanJam last year and found the Vali2 Incredible!!! Music was so natural. Thanks people at Schiit!!
I accidentally knocked a fulla 2 off my desk and the volume knob came completely off. Was totally honestly with Schiit support and told them what happened. They fixed it under warranty. Though there's still residual issues (static when turning the knob, etc.) so I may actually try to send it back again, but yeah if they wanted me to pay for the repair that would have been totally reasonable but they didn't. Schiit support is awesome.
Here is what I use to house my RPi setup (pics at bottom of page) - http://bit.ly/2sa0ZSN. Unfortunately the unit I purchased is no longer available from TwelveSouth. The new and improved model is considerably more expensive! But my unit can be found new on ebay - https://ebay.to/2scdqNR.
I'm late to the Schiit transport discussion but still wanted to add my 2¢.
Mike mentioned in the Darko interview that one of the things they could do with the forthcoming Schiit USB implementation is make USB outputs. When they make the transport, I think it would be cool if it had a USB output so that it could also be used as a high quality ripping device, for those that have large CD collections but prefer to keep and play files off a server. Truthfully, I don't know if the quality of the spinner makes a difference in the quality of ripped CD files, but I've seen dedicated hi-fi CD rippers (like the ASTELL & KERN AK CD RIPPER MKII), so clearly some people think it does. It would be nice functionality, add value to the product, and take advantage of Schiits investment in their proprietary USB implementation.
Other than that, I think it would be a solid product that would benefit from having Schiit's direct-sales prices, American-made quality, and it would look great when paired with a Schiit system.
Personally, I don't have a need for one as long as my home theater and stereo systems are the same, which they will be for the foreseeable future. Like a couple other posters, I currently use a Sony X800 player which has pretty good build quality and a coaxial SPDIF output. I have it connected to my Modi 3 and it allows me to watch 4K blu-rays and play CD's every now and then, even though most of my music listening is done through steaming apps on my phone. To my ears, the SPDIF connection from the player sounds cleaner for movies compared to the optical output from my TV that I use for other TV related audio, and CDs played over the X800 sound better than the same lossless files coming from my phone connected to the Modi through USB.
I thought I'd post a BEFORE shot for reference. Can't wait to see how it looks when you're done!!
Transport news: https://www.head-fi.org/threads/wha...n-robert-hunter.784471/page-649#post-14700297
That bears a scary resemblance to some of the industrial control cabinets I've had to work in.
Regarding network players based on RPi, Audiophonics in France has some interesting packaged solutions under the labels RaspDIGI and RaspTOUCH. I've not used those, I've only bought an LPS from them for my DYI office Pi-based digital player, but they might be work looking into.
Hey, come on; it's not thaaaat bad.
Now if you looked at the server desk............
Well, I'm being a little sneaky. My enclosure will be an ex-Modi2 enclosure, which I bought as bstock.
[long aside: I see that there is ONE black Vidar in the recent bstock list, would that be a Darth Vidar??? As Jody says "You've amused yourself, haven't you?"]
The challenge with the enclosure is to reengineer the holes in the formed metal chassis, so as to accommodate the RPi / HiFiBerry SPDIF HAT (I think I have abandoned the HFB XLR idea, it's just too bulky). If I can resolve that without it looking crappy, I shall ponder the front more. I'm thinking a 3d print a Raspberry logo [to go over the ex-volume knob hole] and probably a Roon logo. Time will tell. Too many projects and too little time.
Cool, but I'm a bit confused. Modi 2 is a DAC and there is no volume control. Magni is an amp and would have one. Did you mean Magni??
But of course! One has to bear in mind that I cannot type, cannot spell, mostly misread and misunderstand!