I’m about to start a R Pi project. Along the way, I hope all about Pi audio computing but at the moment, I know nothing. This leaves the problem of choosing which Pi…
The project is for the Pi is:
to direct a TIDAL or Qobuz download from PC Desktop to NAS (USB 3.0 SSHD)
to direct USB 2.0 music stream from NAS to network streamer under control of PC and network-resident audio player (Audirvana)
possible project extension: MQA decoder and DAC to output audio analogue
possible project extension: control mains power to amplifier, control source as yet undetermined
Audio streams are FLAC 24 bit 96kHz.
Software Rasbien, Voluminio, Audirvana, Tidal, Qobuz
It would appear that R Pi 4 should be good because it gives me USB3.0 for the NAS. I have no idea how to choose between the 1, 2 or 4gB versions or what size the SD card needs to be. Could anyone advise, please? And will it need a fan (ughh!) or will heat sinks do? If so, do i need to find a metal case?
Many thanks in advance.