Hi. New to this stuff, but having a bunch of fun.
I have a w4s dac2se, st1000 mkII, and I just bought a pair of Symphonia 72R floor standers; this system sounds better than anything I’ve owned by a large margin.
But, streaming Tidal through BubbleUPnp and USB Audio Player Pro out the usb port of my Note 3… is a bit erratic - some pops and clicks.
So, after reading a bit, I’m getting ready to build (well, assemble) the Raspberry Pi 2 with Volumio, etc., to act as a streamer into my w4s dac. I’ve a couple questions for the initiated, please:
I think I2S is my best bet for streaming from the rpi2 to the w4s, since the usb connection may have issues. I believe the I2S connection is available on the pi2; I just need to bring it over to the dac? If so, do I need a HAT board (e.g., HiFiBerry Digi+)?
Not sure about a cable. The w4s dac uses the PS Audio pinout with a hdmi connector. Anyone know if there is a cable to do that?
I think that’s it…the rest seems pretty easy, and I’m tempted to just use usb and see how that works - I’ve seen some workarounds to help avoid the issues there, but they seem like the same kind of problems as what I’m experiencing now, so I’d like to avoid that.
Thanks for any help!