For those just catching up, please read the first few posts. We are doing this for NuPrime CUSTOMERS
who want to have consistent NuPrime chassis for all the components. Therefore if you are just a DIY person looking at this for a Raspberry Pi solution, you have come to the wrong place. There are cheaper chassis and kits out there. The NuPrime all aluminium case is NOT CHEAP
If you are looking for a bullet proof non DIY solution, this is not for you. We can install a "read to go" box where all you have to do is connect the power. But if you are not familiar with configuring your own media server and connecting it to your home network etc, this is not for you. There is a reason some vendors sell a media server (effectively similar hardware with software in different skin) for 10X the price so that all the support cost are built-in.
1) NuPrime RasPi chassis (with back panel and internal mounting brackets) $229
To clarify: my understanding is the raspberry itself is not included, Correct?
Correct. Some people already have their RasPi board and just want a better power supply and chassis. You can get RasPi kit for $39 on Amazon.com
Pine64 or other more powerful board can also be alternate solution. Some people might want to consider Intel based mini PC board or PC stick.
2) uDSD board (volume control knob at the front panel) $99
To clarify: this would provide both rca analog out and coaxial digital out (same as uDSD portable dac). Correct?
Yes. This is a bundled price.
3) Power supply + filter board $59
Not sure if I understood properly about this.
Would the input voltage be the usual 5V needed by the raspberry?
How would this compare to the iFi iPower? Would it have the same level of flexibility? (works in any country in the world, interchangeable wall plugs)
The Raspberry Pi board needs 5V supply. It will be suitable for worldwide AC.
Our value add:
1. Compatible NuPrime chassis (for you to mount hard disk and DAC inside) so that for less than $500 you have a media server with a few terabytes of storage and a decent DAC all built into one box.
2. Clean power supply
Other similarly configured media server probably sells for > $2000
This is pretty much a good entry level all in one media server + DAC + headphone amp.
But then, for about $1295, you can get the state of the art NuPrime Omnia device coming out in Q4.
They could co-exist in the home. We probably should start a separate topics on media server and streaming strategy.