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Multiple speakers, volume controls for boat audio system

Wed May 15, 2019 10:08 am


I'm just getting to grips with my Raspberry Pi and could do with some pointers.

I want to make a media center for my boat, and some of my requirements are a bit different to home media centers.

I basically want to hook up 6 speaks to my raspberry pi, 4 will be inside the boat, and 2 in the cockpit. I want to have two separate volume controls for the cockpit and saloon, controllable by a remote control. I might want a 3rd zone.

I don't want to use wireless speakers as I'm using waterproof speakers (much like car speakers)

I don't want to use a amp that runs off 240v as it needs to be a low power solution at they'll be running off 12v batteries.

I don't want to manually adjust the volume, the volume must be able to be set remotely.

I just want to run one media center and not put a second raspberry pi in the cockpit, as it's a rugged environment and I'm looking to conserve power.

If anyone could point me in the direction of what kind of hardware I'd need to Google or buy I'd really appreciate it.



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