I am going to build a music server around volumio.
As I understood it has an option of remote control.
From all boards only cubietruck has build in wifi, is this the only board I can use with my smartphone to control music,
or there more options, including BBB (possibly) ?
But it takes space (usb) plus price of dongle is tend to reduce price difference.
Nonetheless good to know wifi is implementable.
I think advantage of cubietruck over like BBB is wifi and spdif, but if cubie #2 works fine with dongle then it is easier to choose.
What would be awesome is support of spotify/deezer services.
Deezer improved their bitrate beyond 320 so it is already the reason to do so.
I need to sell my squeezebox duet streamer and move on to volumio, and the only problem is lack of spotify.
For music only, the Pi is quite capable (although you really need an I2S board to avoid any USB problems). Plenty of development going on as shown above, support and enclosures to choose from. And it’s really cheap!
Thanks for great advise. I will consider all options
My whole system is diy, only dac and xmos will be from ebay, but tweaks planned, like caps rolling and change of opamp. Possibly feed with linear psu and so on.
I hope venture into diy streamers and music servers will pay off