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 Post subject: Re: whole house.
PostPosted: May 8th, 2019, 8:45 pm 
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Chromecast Audio probably would have worked for you but Google discontinued it early this year.

https://www.theverge.com/2019/1/11/18178751/google-chromecast-audio-discontinued-sale

I am less familiar with the Amazon Echo Dot but maybe it could work. It has a 3.5 mm output jack.

https://www.amazon.com/All-new-Echo-Dot-3rd-Gen/dp/B0792KTHKJ

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 Post subject: Re: whole house.
PostPosted: May 8th, 2019, 10:09 pm 
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I use the nas in four locations. Two with RPi’s and days, one as a hat the other with usb. The two other locations are with computers with foobar, or JRiver


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 Post subject: Re: whole house.
PostPosted: May 9th, 2019, 8:32 am 
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What Roscoe and others have said. Check out HiFiBerry.com. A few Raspberry Pi's with add-on DACs, install Volumio in each one, and you've got instant multi-room playback. You don't even need a NAS, just a UPnP server on whatever computer has your music on it. A NAS is preferable but not necessary.


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 Post subject: Re: whole house.
PostPosted: May 9th, 2019, 8:52 am 
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rooms are next to each other. have to run wire in the ceiling for the speakers anyway. wire shouldn't be a problem. do you have a link to get started designing the system?


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 Post subject: Re: whole house.
PostPosted: May 9th, 2019, 8:55 am 
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also already have a couple of mybook nas i can use on the network.


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 Post subject: Re: whole house.
PostPosted: May 9th, 2019, 9:42 am 
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The Raspberry Pi seems like the best client, and you don't need an external DAC unless you're unhappy with the built in audio. One option is to use Moodeaudio on the Pi:

https://moodeaudio.org/.

An older PC, Core 2 or better, with the required disc space, Windows (preferably 7) & Foobar2000 as your "server". Foobar can be configured to stream to Moodeaudio (last post give the steps):

http://moodeaudio.org/forum/showthread.php?tid=88

Both the Pi and PC support remote desktop so you can control all from pretty much any device. If you want the same music in multiple rooms play from Foobar on the PC, if you want separate music in any or all rooms play music from Moodeaudio. One option that seems to have been tested and works. Foobar plays pretty much any audio format and can convert on the fly to whatever the destination can play.


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 Post subject: Re: whole house.
PostPosted: May 9th, 2019, 9:59 am 
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Check out Volumio.org as well. They also sell preconfigured devices that are quite good.


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 Post subject: Re: whole house.
PostPosted: May 9th, 2019, 11:03 am 
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There seem to be plenty of free options, probably worth it to try several.


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 Post subject: Re: whole house.
PostPosted: May 9th, 2019, 12:18 pm 
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thanks guys. have a lot to look into.


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