Well in a sense the pi is already this sort of streamer. I play 24bit 96k flac files all the time and Iclog wrote:I like to share my experience here. I bought the Pi because I thought and still think the Pi is well suited to act as an high quality audio streamer. For that reason I reinstalled Raspbian today and the latest soft- and firmware (I did an rpi-update). As powersource I use an Ipad power supply. The Pi is running headless with ethernet connection to my NAS and USB connection to my 24 bits 96 khz capable DAC. To play music I use MPD (the music player daemon) via ALSA. I played 24 bit 96 khz flac files.Dom Wrote:
isochronous transfers from webcams and audio devices for example ......
The first run configured MPD to 16 bits 44,1 khz. Without doubt the music sounds fine with good detail and without noticable distortion even at high volume. Cpu usage is relatively high (45%) because it has to reencode the hires file to 16 bits 44,1 khz.
The second run I congfigured MPD to 24 bits 44,1 khz. The same file sounds distorted. BUT A LOT BETTER than my previous experiment 1.5 months ago.
At the third run I played the flac file at the full 24 bits 96 khz. Well of course this sounds awfull.
So I think progress has been made and that is wonderful. I hope that further progress is possible and that the Pi will be the streamer I think it could be.
To avoid misunderstanding here. English is not my native language. I do not intend to sound pushy or ungrateful.
play HD video with surround sound. All of these sound wonderful but of course I am playing
then through HDMI which maybe isn't what you want to achieve.