I have been using a Sonore ultraRendu as my DLNA renderer in a system where all music is streamed on my network and nothing is connected to my server’s USB ports.
I have been trying Volumio with the DLNA plugin that makes my NUC into a Volumio DLNA server. I like the sound very much, in some cases moreso than with the much more expensive HQPlayer.
Unfortunately, I have encountered an issue in that the plugin won’t play DSD files, even as DoP. I therefore am considering purchasing a Raspberry Pi 4 to use instead of the ultraRendu and connecting it to my Topping D90 DAC or a Nuprime IDA8 integrated’s USB input.
I am a complete newbie when it comes to Pi. In the United States there are many kit options available and I am not sure where to start.
Here are some questions:
(1). Do RPi 4 kits routinely include USB connectivity or do I need to look for that specifically?
(2). Does RPi 4 have enough CPU horsepower for Dsf files at DSD64 and, if so, how much RAM is optimal?
(3). Does every RPi 4 boot from an SD card or is that something for which I need to look specifically?
(4). Is a touch screen advisable and, if so, does it affect sound quality?
(5). What other RPi 4 options are needed to run Volumio effortlessly in this use case?
Thanks. All advice greatly appreciated!