Introduction


This guide contains all the information you will need to run the OSA Electronics DACBerry RDY.

Summary

  1. What we need
  2. Assembly
  3. Onboard configuration
  4. Quick install
  5. Volumio instructions
  6. OSMC instructions
  7. Retropie instructions

What we need


Assembly


Use the nylon screws and standoffs to assembly the Raspberry Pi together with the DACBerry RDY, as shown on the image below:

 

 

Onboard Configuration


The two RCA connectors on the DACBerry ONE can be used as Analog Outputs or as Digital Input/Output. By default there are two jumpers on JP1 that sets the RCA connectors as Right and Left for Analog Interface. If you want to change them, just locate the JP1 and change the two jumpers to “Coax In” and “Coax Out” positions.

Quick Install


There is an easy way to install support for DACBerry RDY on Raspbian Jessie.

Just run the following code from your Raspberry Pi with Internet connectivity:

Analog Output

curl https://www.osaelectronics.com/get/dbrdy.sh | bash

Volumio Instructions


Volumio team is already working to add official support on next release, but meanwhile, you can follow these steps to make it work:

*IMPORTANT: In order to make it works properly, is recommended to do a fresh install of Volumio and use lastest version.

Analog output

To get the it working using the RCA Output, you need to use the “iQaudio DAC Plus” profile.

 

Airplay

Volumio is a perfect choice if you want to stream music from your Apple devices.

Step 1
Open Volumio and navigate trought “Network” in Settings Panel, and connect to your WiFi network.

Step 2
Inside “Network” settings, locate “Hotspot Settings” tab and enable it if it’s not. Restart.

Step 3
Go to your desired Apple (or Windows) device and open iTunes if you are using a computer, or open the “control center” if using a phone/tablet. Go to the “Airplay” icon and select “Volumio”.


Step 4

That’s it! Enjoy streaming music!

Adding password to your Airplay device

With the Airplay feature activated, everybody will have access to your device and will be able to play music on it. If you want to add a password to it, follow these instructions.

Step 1
Open an SSH connection to your Pi, if you can’t connect at all, enable it on volumio.local/dev.

Then, type the following line to open up the template for the shairport config file in a text editor:

sudo nano  /volumio/app/plugins/music_service/airplay_emulation/shairport-sync.conf.tmpl

Step 2
In the “general” section, add a password, like this:

general =
{
    name = "${name}";
    log_verbosity = 0;
    password = "<your airplay password here>";
};

Save the file as usual and reboot.

Step 3
Connect to your device, you should be prompted for a password when airplaying to it.

OSMC Instructions


KODI OSMC team is already working to add official support on next release, but meanwhile, you can follow these steps to make it work:

*IMPORTANT: In order to make it works properly, is recommended to do a fresh install of Volumio and use lastest version.

To get the it working using the RCA Output, you need to use the “iQaudio DAC Plus” profile.

Retropie Instructions


As for Raspbian Jessie, just run the following code from your Raspberry Pi with Internet connectivity:

curl https://www.osaelectronics.com/get/dbrdy | bash

The next step is to edit the raspi modules list with:

sudo nano /etc/asound.conf

This file should be blank! Just copy and paste the following text into the file:

pcm.hifiberry {
    type softvol
    slave.pcm "plughw:0"
    control.name "PCM"
    control.card 0
}

pcm.!default {
    type plug
    slave.pcm  "hifiberry"
}

ctl.!default {
 type hw
 card 0
}

Save the file as usual and reboot:

sudo reboot

Now to check everything is as expected, just type:

amixer
aplay -l

You should see something like that:

pi@retropie:~ $ amixer
Simple mixer control 'PCM',0
Capabilities: volume
Playback channels: Front Left - Front Right
Capture channels: Front Left - Front Right
Limits: 0 - 255
Front Left: 255 [100%]
Front Right: 255 [100%]
Simple mixer control 'PCM',0
Capabilities: volume
Playback channels: Front Left - Front Right
Capture channels: Front Left - Front Right
Limits: 0 - 255
Front Left: 255 [100%]
Front Right: 255 [100%]
pi@retropie:~ $

pi@retropie:~ $ aplay -l
**** List of PLAYBACK Hardware Devices ****
card 0: sndrpihifiberry [snd_rpi_hifiberry_dac], device 0: HifiBerry DAC HiFi pcm5102a-hifi-0 []
Subdevices: 0/1
Subdevice #0: subdevice #0
pi@retropie:~ $

And voilà! Enjoy playing retro games!

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