I want to say thank you for the effort you put into the Volumio distribution!
I built a Volumio player using a RPi, a SABRE 9023 I2S DAC and an Objective 2 headphone amp.
I managed to put all these components into an acrylic case (Nespresso Cube capsule dispenser).
As you can see in the pictures, I moved the volume knob of the O2 to the center of the acrylic case. Looks quite nice, i think.
I’m mostly listening to FLACs stored on a Sandisk Cruzer Fit USB-Stick. I added a TP-LINK TL-WN725N WLAN Nano USB-Adapter for streaming and access to NAS shares.
I configured an alternative ALSA output using the Bauer stereophonic-to-binaural crossfeed plugin (via bs2b LADSPA). I can switch on and off the crossfeed output via an alternative WebGUI (e.g. RompR).
I’d much prefer the ability to switch ALSA outputs via the Volumio settings page, though. Maybe this will can added in a future release?
The SABRE 9023 turned out to provide too little umph for my AKG 702 cans, hence the Objective2, which can be switched off and bypassed (ideal for less power hungry headphones or audio out to an amp).
The display is a 16x2 OLED controlled via LCDproc and mpdlcd.
Currently, there are no physical play/pause buttons, but i managed to get my favourite remote (silver aluminum Apple Remote MC377LL/A)), which uses the NEC IR protocol, to work for Play/Pause and Prev/Next .
The Remote fits nicely inside the acrylic box for transport.
I’m very happy with my build. Maybe i’ll add a power bank for mobile use. Or some WS2811 LED strips für illumination and/or spectrum visualization.
Thanks again for this great piece of software!