Firstly, I must say how excited I am to find this project. Sometime ago I searched to see if there was anything just like this project available, but came up with nothing. In fact I had plans to try and develop something myself.
I would like to produce a test build just to get some idea of performance and ease of use without going to much expense. Although i have an RPI it is tied up running XBMC so I am wondering whether I can install Vollumio on an ACER Revoo and simply connect it to a set of standard PC speakers or the like. I realise the sound performance will not be perfect, but it will give me some idea of what I can expect. Actually I am not much of an audiophile, I am more interested in the geeky aspects of having access to music though-out the house.
Would there be any particular problems with this sort of setup? What would i need to take this one step further and drive a stero amplifier and pair of speakers?
Thanks for your help.