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Raspberry Pi: Turn the popular single-board computer into a cheap Hi-Fi system with multiroom, network streaming, Spotify and Tidal support

Raspberry Pi: Turn the popular single-board computer into a cheap Hi-Fi system with multiroom, network streaming, Spotify and Tidal support. (Image source: Argon X NanoSound)
Raspberry Pi: Turn the popular single-board computer into a cheap Hi-Fi system with multiroom, network streaming, Spotify and Tidal support. (Image source: Argon X NanoSound)
With the NanoSound One, you can transform the Raspberry Pi into a versatile audio system with an integrated Hi-Fi DAC. The NanoSound One supports multiroom, Spotify and Tidal among other music streaming services.
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The NanoSound One is a collaboration between Argon40 and Nanomesher, which both specialise in building cases and audio DACs for the Raspberry Pi ecosystem. The device is not only a case for the Raspberry Pi Model 4B, but also a Hi-Fi DAC. The NanoSound One has a magnetic top for accessing GPIO pins, too. Better still, all the ports are arranged at the back of the device. Argon X NanoSound has supplemented the ports on the Raspberry Pi with RCA out and a dedicated power button.

The NanoSound One is built on a Texas Instruments PCM5122 DAC, which supports up to 192 kHz sampling at a resolution of 24-bits with 112-db SNR. The DAC connects to a Raspberry Pi via I²S, which Argon X NanoSound claims results in a lower jitter than most communications systems that recover the clock from the data stream.

The device can operate as a network streamer using Volumio OS or as a Spotify Connect source. The NanoSound One supports Qubuz and Tidal, too. Additionally, the NanoSound One can be put to use in a multi-room system.

The NanoSound One is available to back on Kickstarter for US$69 and upwards. The crowdfunding campaign has already exceeded its funding goal of HK$40,000 (~US$5,161) with over HK$100,000 (~US$13,000) in contributions. Argon X NanoSound hopes to deliver orders to backers in August 2020.

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(Image source: Argon X NanoSound)

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Alex Alderson, 2020-06- 6 (Update: 2020-06- 7)
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