This is my recipe for creating an inexpensive Roon endpoint.
Cheap RAAT usb device.
1. Buy Raspberry Pi 3 B+ ($35)
2. Download Allo Dietpi RAAT ready image (dietpi.com/phpbb/viewtopic.php?t=2317)
3. Use something like Rufus for Windows to burn Allo image to a micro sd (rufus.ie/)
4. Follow instructions to further customize Allo running (dietpi.com/phpbb/viewtopic.php?t=2317)
5. Plug Raspberry Pi into USB Dac of choice (I use the excellent Khadas Tone Board).
6. Use Roon Settings - Audio to configure your new Endpoint
7. Enjoy musical bliss
Wednesday, May 29, 2019
Saturday, May 11, 2019
The concert started with the perennial favorite Children's Song No. 6. This song has been played in many incarnations. Most famously in Chick's most famous Band - Return to Forever. Béla and Chick took advantage of each of their instruments strengths to make this a rousing kick off to a concert of nearly two and half hours.
The concert continued from strength to awesome highs as the two musicians egged each other on to new musical plateaus. A wide variety of songs composed by both Chick and Béla were featured including many that appear on their excellent live recording Two.
Several brand new compositions were played including a beautiful song by Chick called Reminiscence.
Béla introduced a song he composed for his newborn son, Juno, while waylaid in what he described as the "hell" of the Dallas Ft. Worth airport. He spoke to the challenges of travelling musicians that caused him to miss his son's birth.
The concert ended how it began on a musical high note with two songs for the encore. The audience left fully satiated but always wanting more.