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by Robert
Wed Oct 18, 2017 10:35 am
Forum: DIY
Topic: SonyPi - bringing an 80's "boombox" into the 21st C
Replies: 17
Views: 3780

SonyPi - bringing an 80's "boombox" into the 21st C

Hi So this little project of mine has been a lot of fun. Basically what I wanted to do was embed a raspberry pi inside an old boombox / ghetto blaster / portable stereo. Criteria for my donor boombox: 1. decent make, Sony, Panasonic, JVC etc 2. stereo - I initially looked at old Roberts Radios which...
by Robert
Wed Oct 18, 2017 7:35 am
Forum: DIY
Topic: Building a Raspberry Pi system from scratch
Replies: 27
Views: 5965

Re: Building a Raspberry Pi system from scratch

I’ve been doing some more work on my “SonyPi”; will probably start another thread and link here. Most of the work is software related and making it automated. Eg now I can plug in a new usb stick with music on it, the pi spots a new device, adds it to 2 x config files related to mounting hardware, l...
by Robert
Sun Oct 15, 2017 8:57 pm
Forum: Technical Queries
Topic: Streaming my iTunes Library
Replies: 2
Views: 1000

Re: Streaming my iTunes Library

This is the one that gets all the mentions
http://www.dbpoweramp.com/asset-upnp-dlna.htm
by Robert
Fri Oct 06, 2017 8:28 pm
Forum: DIY
Topic: Building a Raspberry Pi system from scratch
Replies: 27
Views: 5965

Re: Building a Raspberry Pi system from scratch

Already exists and it is a doddle. https://community.roonlabs.com/t/dietpi-creating-a-lean-and-mean-roon-bridge/13908/53 I have 2 now First is a raspi model 2 with hifiberry digi+ card, with dietpi os, roonbridge and shairport sync installed. This feeds my unitiqute via coax in. Second is a raspi mo...
by Robert
Thu Oct 05, 2017 10:35 pm
Forum: DIY
Topic: Building a Raspberry Pi system from scratch
Replies: 27
Views: 5965

Re: Building a Raspberry Pi system from scratch

Spotify for rpi https://dtcooper.github.io/raspotify/ Jriver mc23 https://yabb.jriver.com/interact/index.php/topic,111505.0.html It’s a linux version so windows licence not valid, but you can upgrade to a master licence which works for multiple versions. Dont think there is itunes for rpi But shairp...
by Robert
Thu Oct 05, 2017 9:00 pm
Forum: DIY
Topic: Building a Raspberry Pi system from scratch
Replies: 27
Views: 5965

Re: Building a Raspberry Pi system from scratch

Software, depends what you want to do. I found dietpi as an os to be a revelation. I’m ok with a bit of ssh / linux commands but the dietpi built in config software makes things a doddle. Take a look here as most software is written in to the dietpi config for easy install from a menu. http://dietpi...
by Robert
Thu Oct 05, 2017 8:53 pm
Forum: DIY
Topic: Building a Raspberry Pi system from scratch
Replies: 27
Views: 5965

Re: Building a Raspberry Pi system from scratch

Hardware needed; Raspberry pi 3 is preferable to the 2; gives you wifi built in for example. 16 gig micro sdhc category 10 card “Soundcard” of choice; consider what connectivity you might need, optical, coax etc, rhen pick from hifiberry or iqaudio, there are others but these 2 are well regarded. I ...
by Robert
Thu Oct 05, 2017 8:12 pm
Forum: DIY
Topic: Building a Raspberry Pi system from scratch
Replies: 27
Views: 5965

Re: Building a Raspberry Pi system from scratch

Just wrote a lengthy reply then lost it, will try again later
by Robert
Tue Oct 03, 2017 10:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Inner sleeves for vinyl LPs
Replies: 30
Views: 5630

Re: Inner sleeves for vinyl LPs

I use these ones, and only keep the original if it’s printed.
https://www.ebay.co.uk/i/252788077774
by Robert
Sun Oct 01, 2017 7:37 pm
Forum: Technical Queries
Topic: Cyrus 3i Phono input
Replies: 2
Views: 845

Re: Cyrus 3i Phono input

https://www.rdhworld.co.uk/cu_arch/view ... =10&t=8174
Hence “reversible plug-in module” is a literal description.
Regards Robert
by Robert
Sun Oct 01, 2017 2:20 pm
Forum: Technical Queries
Topic: Cyrus 3i
Replies: 4
Views: 864

Re: Cyrus 3i

I think the 3 / power is a great biamp setup, seems to let each amp breathe, it was if I recall correctly a good step up from the 3 by itself.
by Robert
Fri Sep 29, 2017 6:52 pm
Forum: Technical Queries
Topic: Cyrus 3i
Replies: 4
Views: 888

Re: Cyrus 3i

Or find one of these on ebay, says “amp tuner” on it.
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by Robert
Fri Sep 29, 2017 6:50 pm
Forum: Technical Queries
Topic: Cyrus 3i
Replies: 4
Views: 888

Re: Cyrus 3i

by Robert
Fri Sep 29, 2017 6:40 pm
Forum: Technical Queries
Topic: Cyrus 3i
Replies: 4
Views: 864

Re: Cyrus 3i

If your power amp has a led indicator marked “mbloc” then it is the original Cyrus Power.
You dont need to do anything to your 3i to use it as a preamp, other that not connecting to speakers.