I’ve been using raspberry pi’ as XBMC media centres for a while now and I now want to try Volumio as a music streamer.
A question I have is can audio streams be output over HDMI to a suitable receiver? I realise using a suitable DAC would be preferential but I’d like to play around first before I start buying new kit.
A lot of top end Blu-Ray / universal disc players now have 2 hdmi outputs - 1 for video the other just for audio streams. My thinking is that my Denon receiver can take 192khz / 24bit streams and decode them so the HDMI port may be ok?
Any thoughts on this would be greatly appreciated.
Also if hdmi is usable would it be possible to output multi channel DSD files through this method?