Raspberry pi + Wolfson Audio Card project.

 

So I finally finished my Raspberry pi + Wolfson Audio Card project.

Yea, I was lazy….anyway I now can play 24-bit, 192KHz lossless audio on my rig and there’s no need for a power hungry computer.

The Pi box is behind the TFT, its a simple black box similar with the one with a wood front in the photo. HDD is next to the decks and yea I’m gonna disconnect the blue LED ou cover up that light.
I did a little overclock to the CPU but nothing too serious, heat dissipation is enough and the box has an open back.
I also have a little hub to connect the keyboard and mouse.

Software wise the Wolfson cards suck…most distros out there aren’t compatible with it.
It runs the OS image provided by the amazing Ragnar Jensen.

As for playing music, it does sound nice and there aren’t dropouts or noticeable hum.
Anyway I’ll put a decent keyboard on the thing when I can.

On a final notice, stay away from this board as it doesn’t have decent support.
There are better things out there these days.

Audio server.


I will put a power switch on the thing for safety reasons, half ass shielding for the wolfson card, 3 RCA output, one for TV and two for audio.
The connections I wont use will not be on the back panel, this way I’ll minimize stray interference aka the cable antenna effect.  If by any chance I do need any outputs I’ll add them later.

The audio server will not have a “power on” LED, mostly because the switch will control the TFT, and believe me the thing has enough blue LEDs for rave party. The switch will be sideways this way shit (accidental shutdown) happens less.
Damn that shielding looks nice for my headphone amp…thank you Sony for the inspiration! XD

Raspberry Pi my future audio server.

So the other day I gave the raspberry a little spin…still need to test the DAC. The mark on the TFT is just a sticker btw.

Stuff I learned from the 1st hands on…Cold power off will corrupt the system so any power switch should be on the back panel.
One shouldn’t mess around too much with themes.
LAN access should be given during the setup. I want this box away from the internet so I’ll just update it from time to time.
The thing is fast for such a little card.
I need to test my 80Gb Lacie HDD from the dark ages and see if it’s compatible.