Hi all - I am looking for recommendations on a platform for Volumio using a USB DAC.
I have a Volumio 1.55 setup running on Cubox-i4, with a Ciunas USB DAC and a Synology NAS, connected over ethernet, which sounds amazing. Unfortunately, upgrading to Volumio 2 has not yet been workable on this platform, and seems far away. Given that, I’m considering buying a new SBC so that I can get my rig going with the latest and greatest Volumio. I don’t want to make any changes in the DAC, and using ethernet and the NAS is a must for my setup.
I don’t want to pick the obvious choice of RPi, given the problems with the USB bus & ethernet networking on that platform.
I was thinking about the new ASUS Tinker Board, but given the heat issues there I’m not sure this is the best choice either.
Of the other platforms, which work best with a USB DAC and an ethernet-mounted NAS?
I’m thinking the Sparky board is probably the best bet, but I’d love to hear what the Volumio community thinks!