jarucopunk wrote:Thanks! That does look like good solution for clear analog sound.
Would it be possible to power up both devices off one 5v adapter (to keep things in one box)? Since RasPi is 5v 300mA(model A)/700mA(model B) and converter is 5v 2A, would everything work ok on a 5v 3A DC adapter?
According to the picture:
it ships with it's own power supply, which has a simple barrel connector (by the looks of it). The spec page says the device power requirements are 5V, 5W max (which equates to 1 amp). It should be possible to jerry-rig some leads to allow the use of one psu, but it's a bit of a faff and there's always the remote possibility of some sort of earth loop issue, I suppose.
In any case it's worth mentioning that any HDMI converter you purchase should have the capability of being powered externally in some way (some use a USB port just for power) - the HDMI spec wasn't designed for adapters hoovering power out of the HDMI 5V power rail - it can fry a protection diode on the Pi.
Edit: full marks for your idea on implementing a VST host btw! Be aware that Jack (should it be required by any of your applications) may not be supported yet - it might be an ALSA thing (it is rather alpha at the moment).