I’ve had a broken Glyph storage unit in the loft for a while, it’s one of those things that we put away because ‘It might come in useful someday’. Well it’s day has come. With my recent spell of unemployment came a re birth of my interest in the humble Raspberry Pi. I have a few around the house running Kodi, MotioneEyeOS and Rasbian so the installation of Volumio has been on the horizon for some time but I wanted a one box music streaming solution for the living room. My plan is to remove the internal HDD and PCB and replace them with a Raspberry Pi3, HiFiBerry HAT 1.0 DAC and a 500GB SSD. See standard configuration and dry build pictures below. I already have the Raspberry Pi and HiFiBerry DAC setup and configured to stream music from the local SSD (MP3’s) and Spotify via the Volumio Operating System. As I have RCA output on the HiFiBerry DAC I can pipe the output through my Rotel amplifier in good old stereo in the living room. Before this I had to plug my mobile phone into the back of the amp to stream Spotify, as some of you may know the output of the mobile phone is not too good so the DAC / Rotel combination works perfectly now. Volumio is controlled via the web browser on my mobile phone.
I also have a Raspberry Pi3 with an Inno MakerAMP HAT in the shed, this can see the living room Volumio / NAS unit over the wreless network and stream the locally stored MP3’s. This is also managed via the phone web browser.
Here’s a few links to the hardware used:
Raspberry Pi3 (Shed): https://www.amazon.co.uk/Raspberry-Pi-M … mp;sr=1-11
Inno Maker HiFi AMP HAT: https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B07 … &psc=1
Inno Maker Case: https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B08 … &psc=1
Raspberry Pi3 Living Room: Same as above.
HiFiBerry DAC + Standard 1.0: https://www.hifiberry.com/dacs
Glyph storage unit: https://www.glyphtech.com/sites/default … 0Guide.pdf
Pictures of the project so far:
First working dry build images below. I need to tidy the cabling up obviously but save for that and a wipe with a cloth it’s working Ok.
I’m still waiting to take delivery of a USB to SATA cable, this will enable me to remove the external USB SDD drive and use the 500GB internal SSD as per my original plan. I’m also waiting for a pair of 90 degree RCA connectors which will connect to the DAC phono outputs. I’ll be soldering these to a pair of RCA connectors which will be fitted to the rear blanking plate. The plate is removed completely at this stage until I get the rest of the connectors and cables ready.
I’ll also be removing the temporary white connector blocks from the left hand side of the unit. I’ll be shortening the cables accordingly and using a solder / heat shrink finish.
I also want to get the ‘Activity’ LED working but that’s the last thing I’ll work on.
Not bad for an hours tinkering