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Title: Oppo replacement? Flac player via dsl NAS drive
Post by: georgeh on September 23, 2019, 02:33:52 PM
I have an Oppo, now looking for a 2nd, unfortunately they stopped making them. I have a 2nd room I want to hook up with cat 5/dsl to stream music from my Drobo NAS drive.
Sony sells one, Yamaha, curious if anyone else is using something aside from the Oppo, that I love. Blueray, sure nice to have but it's about the music I want to stream from Drobo that I am mainly interested in.
Thanks
Title: Re: Oppo replacement? Flac player via dsl NAS drive
Post by: heathen on September 23, 2019, 04:07:12 PM
Raspberry Pi
Title: Re: Oppo replacement? Flac player via dsl NAS drive
Post by: georgeh on September 24, 2019, 08:24:50 AM
Raspberry Pi
I googled Rapberry Pi and can't find a great deal of info, looks like a small computer box, but don't see how it would work ? Trying to hard wire not wifi network a 2nd stereo up so I can play flacs off Drobo NAS drive to stereo
Title: Re: Oppo replacement? Flac player via dsl NAS drive
Post by: KenH on September 24, 2019, 10:14:49 AM
Raspberry Pi can play from attached USB drives or from network storage.   The Raspberry Pi is basically a micro computer board about the size of a deck of cards.  For music, you add on another audio board to the top of it, no soldering or anything, it just plugs in.  Then put it into a box, insert a microSD card with the operation system which you can d/l for free.

Thanks for Heathen's recommendation (see https://taperssection.com/index.php?topic=189421.0 (https://taperssection.com/index.php?topic=189421.0)) , I've been using a Raspberry Pi 3B+ with a DIGI "hat" and haven't looked back.  I use Volumio as the O/S and interface with it via a phone app or a PC.  Simple to assemble and use.  Check https://www.hifiberry.com (https://www.hifiberry.com) for the components.  Raspberry Pi 4 is out (more memory, etc), but the Pi 3 works just fine, great even.  I use it to play FLACs on my home stereo.    Highly recommended.

But not sure if you can hardwire a network drive to the unit.  It does have an ethernet port though.

Have also built 2 KODI boxes using the Pi.   The microSD card in this case has a KODI O/S.
Title: Re: Oppo replacement? Flac player via dsl NAS drive
Post by: heathen on September 24, 2019, 02:53:01 PM
Raspberry Pi can play from attached USB drives or from network storage.   The Raspberry Pi is basically a micro computer board about the size of a deck of cards.  For music, you add on another audio board to the top of it, no soldering or anything, it just plugs in.  Then put it into a box, insert a microSD card with the operation system which you can d/l for free.

Depending on your stereo setup a second board might not even be necessary.  I've had mine connected to a preamp that has a built-in USB DAC and I didn't need to add anything to the Pi...just plugged it in via USB cable and used the preamp's DAC.
Title: Re: Oppo replacement? Flac player via dsl NAS drive
Post by: heathen on September 25, 2019, 04:34:34 PM
Another benefit of the Pi is that if it doesn't work out for you in this use, there are lots of other uses for one.  You can use one to protect your home network (look up Pi-Hole), or even use one as a normal computer (though it will obviously not be as fast as a full-size up-to-date machine).
Title: Re: Oppo replacement? Flac player via dsl NAS drive
Post by: H₂O on September 25, 2019, 07:28:49 PM
I just use my Marantz receiver



Title: Re: Oppo replacement? Flac player via dsl NAS drive
Post by: georgeh on September 26, 2019, 09:21:10 AM
Thanks for info and links. That could work just fine, a little curious about a player, I might want to play dvd-a disk as well, like on the Oppo. But for networking, my main objective, this would work I believe. But happy to hear any suggestions on dvd-a player as well as a network player to connect to my Drobo 5N.
You all did answer my initial question though, play music via network, just curious about more than that option as well.
Title: Re: Oppo replacement? Flac player via dsl NAS drive
Post by: todd e on October 10, 2019, 01:59:40 PM
Raspberry Pi
I googled Rapberry Pi and can't find a great deal of info, looks like a small computer box, but don't see how it would work ? Trying to hard wire not wifi network a 2nd stereo up so I can play flacs off Drobo NAS drive to stereo
trust me, this route takes tinkering patience that you do not have.  speaking as the IT support for ya, listen to me.
ebay is a better option, if you want that oppo.

https://www.ebay.com/p/129000151?iid=303314422536&rt=nc
Title: Re: Oppo replacement? Flac player via dsl NAS drive
Post by: aaronji on October 11, 2019, 04:45:57 PM
Maybe something like this Marantz (https://www.us.marantz.com/us/Products/Pages/ProductDetails.aspx?CatId=WirelessMusicSystems&SubCatId=0&ProductId=MCR612)? Audio only, though. I have a previous version, as my bedroom stereo, connected directly to my NAS. It is great except that it doesn't do gapless playback. That oversight has been corrected on this model.
Title: Re: Oppo replacement? Flac player via dsl NAS drive
Post by: ts on October 12, 2019, 10:07:27 AM
Thanks to a couple board members I was able to get another Squeezebox system up and running after my original SB system crapped out. I think if I ever have to change or upgrade I would definitely look for a used OPPO or something like that Marantz.
Title: Re: Oppo replacement? Flac player via dsl NAS drive
Post by: 108Ω on October 13, 2019, 07:58:40 PM
Did anyone throw the Teac NT-503 in as an option?

http://audio.teac.com/product/nt-503/
Title: Re: Oppo replacement? Flac player via dsl NAS drive
Post by: spyder9 on October 14, 2019, 01:52:24 PM
I just use my Marantz receiver

ditto  The built-in HEOS on the newer ones sound fantastic to my ears.  I have a Denon x3400h ht receiver.  It's a "swiss army knife".  I use that all the time, ignoring my htpc for music listening.
Title: Re: Oppo replacement? Flac player via dsl NAS drive
Post by: georgeh on January 22, 2020, 05:16:32 PM
a very delayed, thanks for the suggestions.
I got side tracked and didn't have the cash to look. but will again this spring.
damn...love my Oppo!!!!!