Hello – I’m planning on making a few purchases for a bedroom music station. I’m looking at a raspberry pi, audioengine a2+ speakers and whatever else I’d need. I already have nearly a terabyte of music on an external hard drive. I’m brand new to anything to do with pi/volumio/music streaming/audio gear.
One question: the A2+ speakers have a DAC built-in (according to the specs, it is TI/Burr Brown PCM2704C). Should I just use that DAC or should I go ahead and purchase a Hifiberry?
If I were to connect the A2+ speakers directly to the pi, what type of cables would I use? it looks like the DAC runs through the USB port on the back of the speakers; I can connect this directly to the raspberry pi with a USB cable, correct? Any issues with this setup?