lucapearce wrote: ↑
Fri Jul 26, 2019 9:46 am
Hi There Can anyone help with the following pr point me in the right direction.
I am new to using the PI, however I want to re purpose my dads HIFI system and bring him up to the 21st century. Lol
Despite the obvious "ageist" attitude of the above, I offer the following:
Check out the AudioInjector Stereo soundcard for the RPi. It provides CD quality audio in or out. I have used mine to record .wav files from vinyl LPs and play them back through the stereo with excellent results. It has in and out RCA style jacks and plugs into the GPIO bus on the RPi...is powered by it. It is priced well under $30 US on Amazon. https://www.amazon.com/Sound-Card-Raspb ... way&sr=8-2
Another good option is the FE-PI Audio Z V2 which has an RPi zero form factor and 3.5 mm in and out jacks and does pretty much the same job for even less $$. https://fe-pi.com/products/fe-pi-audio-z-v2
. I have played .wav files back with this and they sound great but I have not recorded with mine yet so cannot say anything about that.
Both cards utilize the Alsa sound software and have built-in linux kernel drivers. I have used the Audacity package to monitor and control the recording process. Alsa and Audacity are in the Raspbian repositories if not already present on your system.
BTW, at my 75 years, I have long-since done what you seek to do. Age doesn't equate to dementia or to being a "trog". Give Dad a break. He has probably forgotten more than you think you know about sound systems.