Any idea what you're thinking of sending?
Hi, the server will be one of these, probably with a 1 TB (2.5") drive in it.
Software is MinimServer
. In combination you can either stream files or Tidal. Control will be by an app you install on your tablet, or on your phone or computer.
For the player I'm thinking of going "high end" and getting one of these: https://allo.com/sparky/digione.html
which will be attached to a Raspberry Pi. Or maybe a cheaper board like Hifiberry or IQaudio. (the price of the "expen$ive" board is half/double, but as a proportion of the total it's not all that much.... but perhaps I am not thinking C&C enough here?
Adding the player as well as the server kinda ups the cost a bit but I'm hoping more people will get into the network aspect of it this way.
No, Roon will not be supported (Roon server/ROCK will not run on an ARM processor like that one). If somebody wanted to donate a NUC, however...
What you would need that would not
be shipped (unless someone early in the tour wants to put them in the box) is 2 x IEC power cables and 1x or 2x Ethernet cables. Two power supplies will be shipped, SMPS but decent quality (MeanWell). No linear supply this time
I have this same server running now in my home but will need to order and "build" another for the tour. However it won't happen quickly, figure a couple/three months. The time-consuming part is writing the instructions
Hope that covers it