Okay boys and girls, here is the 2017 Raspberry Pi stack tour thread. Part one is really easy. JohnR has generously constructed and donated a Raspberry Pi stack including a really nice dac with a TI chipset, a reclocker, power supply, and of course the Raspberry Pi for a U.S. tour. The tour will run pretty much as all tours do on AC, if you'd like to be on it please post a note in this thread and PM me your name, address, phone number, and email address and you're on the list, no info goes farther than my spreadsheet. We do reserve the right to restrict the tour to those members with over 50 posts, but this won't be a hard and fast rule, if you have a low post count just state your case in your PM. You'll be keeping the unit one or two weeks tbd by response to the tour. Your only responsibly is to repack and ship the unit to the next member insured for $200. The technical part of the tour can be found here: http://www.audiocircle.com/index.php?topic=148609.0
We'll leave the thread up for a couple of weeks before shipping the unit out.
Part two is the really fun twist. Yes it says "Contest". JohnR is giving the stack away, that's right, a $200 server stack free to a good home. All you have to do to win is write the best review of your time with the Raspberry. That's not going to be the most flowery or most audiophiles buzzwords, but the one with the most information on your experience. So don't worry if you're not a great wordsmith, no points will be deducted for grammar or composition. Submissions to be made in this thread and judged by an international consortium of audio experts (okay, John and I). This is a great opportunity for anyone curious about computer audio and the Raspberry Pi to use a completed product in their system, and to possibly own it. Please ask about anything I may have left out and let's have a great time with this.