I’m an happy owner of a Raspberry PI 3B+ which I bought from Volumio shop when they were selling them. It is connected to a vintage Mission Cyrus I and speakers Mission 781, both bought in 1994.
After missing the community for some time (but still enjoying Volumio on my audio system) I came back to see the news also because a friend of mine is interested in getting something similar to what I have.
What could be a good configuration without spending a fortune nowadays?
I have heard that with the new Raspberry PI 4 the I2S hat is not anymore a good option but it’s better to have an external USB DAC. Apparently one of the best is the Topping E30. Are there others?
And why someone is suggesting to use a hat to connect the USB DAC? Can you explain me what is the advantage?