Raspberry Pi and Rune - HiFi Streamer

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Having finally given up on my Raumfeld connector 2 music streamer, so I started looking up media streamers.

A few minutes later I can across an article telling me about a raspberry pi img and software called rune.

It runs on a stripped down version of arch Linux, it's not very big about 700mb ish.

So far I have it running on my pi, it's scanning my FreeNAS music shares.

And it seems I can also get decent dac boards for the Pi.

Now if I can also get it to play my internet radio stations, I will be very happy with this combination.
 
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Rune playing an internet stream

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Will try my beloved coco radio soon
 
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But does it come with an attractive £250+ price tag and fancy box ?
 
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But does it come with an attractive £250+ price tag and fancy box ?
No it's doesn't come with a fancy box, or an expensive price tag. still pricing parts up at the moment as I don't want to keep unplugging my only pi.

I am looking at deals on kits etc, but this definitely seems the way forward :D
 
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Our local charity shop had a Pi kit 'B'- unwanted Christmas present - for £27. Not sure if it is still there though.
 
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I have finally ordered the parts

Parts list

Raspberry Pi model 3B+ board £28.80 (tatty boxes)

RASPBERRY Pi 3 Model B Wireless Lan 1.2GHz Quad Core 64Bit 1GB RAM (V) | eBay

Raspberry Pi fi digital converter coaxial/spdif board £12.35 (bought mine from amazon)

HIFI DiGi+ Digital Sound Card I2S SPDIF Optical Fiber RCA Raspberry Pi 2/ A+/ B+ | eBay

Raspberry Pi heat sinks £1.57

3pcs Heatsink Aluminium Cooler with 3M Thermal Adhesive Pads for Raspberry Pi | eBay

1.5m raspberry Pi on/off switch £1.38

Micro USB Power Supply Charging Cable With ON/OFF Switch 150CM For Raspberry Pi | eBay

Power supply 4 outputs £13.99 (could have bought cheaper)

Lifetime Warranty Syncwire 4-Port USB Plug Wall Charger US UK EU Travel Adaptor | eBay

Raspberry Pi case £4.99

NEW Acrylic Case&Cooling System External Fan&Screw Driver For Raspberry Pi 3/2 | eBay

Using an old micro sd card setup with rune on it.

Total spend £63.08
 
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I went for the digital out board as I want it to replace my Pioneer N-50 and the Raumfeld connector 2 and plug it in to my maverick D1+.

But you can also swap the digital board for some very good analogue audio outs (for hifi use)
 
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I'm playing with this atm on a Pi model B. I'm impressed with it but find that the volume is too low, whether plugged into the analogue output from the Pi or plugged in to a Fiio USB DAC. Having to have the amp wound up to give a good listening level, I have to remember to turn it down before switching to another source like sat box or CD player (or blow the windows out).
Are you seeing (hearing) the same?
 
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I'm playing with this atm on a Pi model B. I'm impressed with it but find that the volume is too low, whether plugged into the analogue output from the Pi or plugged in to a Fiio USB DAC. Having to have the amp wound up to give a good listening level, I have to remember to turn it down before switching to another source like sat box or CD player (or blow the windows out).
Are you seeing (hearing) the same?
When I tried it, I had it connected via my hdmi output in to my denon av amp and it was fine.

The analogue out via the av cable was very quiet.

The Pi I setup with it is back to normal duties now.

I have ordered another Pi to set up permanently for rune.

Just waiting for the parts to arrive.
 
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It's frustrating. I've been using the Pi with Kodi and found volume to be a problem there too when played through the amplifier and have contemplated building a simple pre-amp to boost the volume.
 
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It's frustrating. I've been using the Pi with Kodi and found volume to be a problem there too when played through the amplifier and have contemplated building a simple pre-amp to boost the volume.
I have always set the amplification to plus 20 db in kodi, and save as the default settings all videos/music.
 
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Got some of the parts I ordered


Raspberry Pi

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Heat sinks

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Power supply

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@pgh13 try logging in to rune

username: root
password: rune

and use the command

alsamixer

and turn the volume up
 
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Definitely prefer rune now I have the USB volume turned up, and I can hear it properly.

Volume control turned off, it's under mpd.

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And the sound signature set to Orion v2

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@pgh13 tosort out the volume problem with your usb dac

ssh in to rune
username: root
password: rune

type

alsamixer

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press F6 and select the correct name for your usb dac, mine is a mavrick

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and use the arrow buttons to adjust the volume to your choice, and press esc.

the type

alsactl store

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then every time you reboot or shut it off, it should come back to the same volume.

hope that helps you.
 
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