A simple Raspberry Pi for your complete audio system
Timothée Jaussoin · Tuesday, 18 May, 2021 - 21:18 edit · 1 minute
I bought a small #RaspberryPi 2B a few years ago. It is currently plugged to my Pioneer amplifier using an HDMI cable. Attached to it I have a 1Tb Samsung SSD.
I then installed Raspbian with the following applications:
- MPD that is playing my 400Gb audio music directory
- Syncthing to automatically backup the audio files to another drive on the network
- The wonderful myMPD, that gives me a Spotify like website to manage and play all my musics
- lirc + a specific setup for my remote and a little IR receiver plugged to the GPIO pins of the RPi, this allows me to directly command MPD using my Pioneer amplifier remote
- Pulseaudio + Zeroconf that allows me to also use the Pi as a network audio-sink in case I quickly want to stream the sound of my laptop on my amplifier. Here is the tutorial to set it up
With a bit of configuration I can now play, manage, backup and control all my music with a 30€ hardware. And it fully integrate with my existing devices and consumes only a few Watts.
Why buying expensive Sonos/Apple/Google devices when you can do it with a simple computer and some nice Free Softwares &amp;lt;3