I am building a multiroom audio system (do not have money to buy a Sonos system). The system is based on 3 Raspberry PI 3 (2 Rooms + Television) and a NAS.
I have installed Raspbian (Debian Linux) and Kodi (former XBMC) and was testing on my Television. Raspian comes with a simple graphic desktop, so of course I took a look around and found to my surprise LibreOffice.
This had to be tested, LibreOffice, which everybody says is a mammut chunk of software, on a small Raspberry PI 3, sounded impossible. But as you can it actually worked pretty well. Admitted using the remote control to write was kind of interesting 🙂
This is the raspberry PI. It perform like a late PC from aroun 98, with a price of only 35 EUR.
So my multiroom audio is going to cost:
- 3 raspberry PI 3 + IQAudio digiamp+, approx. 300,- EUR
- 2 set Denon speakers, approx. 350,- EUR
- 1 NAS, approx. 150,- EUR
- Total 800,- for music in 3 rooms and videos on my Television.
And of course a free version of LibreOffice.
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