New to Raspberry Pi, had experimented a bit with an Arduino years ago. Poor soldering skills, but have Linux skill.
I’ve been doing research to see if I can make a Wifi NAS music player using Raspberry Pi that may be as good as a more traditional home audio component network music player like the Marantz NA6005 ($650). Any thoughts on this? will never compare to that? or can sound better? I have good stereo equipment, should benefit from small improvements.
The main question of this post is: Which option should I go for of the below options? I will be using the iFi power cable.
- Raspberry Pi DAC such as Mamboberry (I like what I hear about the benefits of separate power and this comes with separate power connector already soldered in)
- Raspberry Pi USB output to external DAC (I’ll be looking at external Topping D30 DAC or SMSL Sanskrit 6th DAC)
- HifiBerry Digi+ Pro output to external DAC using high quality 75ohm mono rca cable
Thanks for any opinions and suggestions!