My name is Mike. I’ve always enjoyed tinkering and got volumio up and running pretty quickly on my Raspberry Pi. Having Volumio connected to a NAS share will replace a computer I’ve been using to play back my music.
I have a HiFimeDIY Sabre USB DAC on the way which I hope will work with the Rpi/Volumio. I am also dipping my feet into NAS territory for the first time, I’m awaiting delivery of a HP Proliant N54L MicroServer to run FreeNas to serve files for the audio player and a Plex client (Jailbroken AppleTV)
Some ideas I have for projects:
A relay to switch powered speakers on or off at the outlet depending on whether music is playing back. (Triggered via GPIO)
I collect live music torrents, I considered making an interface that pulls images and memorabilia of shows from a database to display on a screen while the show (FLAC) is playing.
In-car Pi to airplay and/or load tracks from a USB.