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DON'T built a Bluetooth speaker! I have a really nice Bose Soundlink Color that sounds wonderful. BUT... Bluetooth has a limited range (on purpose) and sometimes things just won't connect even though everything is right.
Instead, I built an Airplay speaker from a Raspberry Pi and a DAC card. I have it plugged into my stereo and I can stream from anywhere in WiFi range. The set up I used allows for other streaming services too.
I should probably finish my how-to blog post and pin it here sometime.
I'd be interested in seeing this! I have a bluetooth speaker that works fine, but I only use it in my house, and the speaker is never more than 15 feet from the source.
Yeah, I don't mean to diss Bluetooth, I'm listening to it right now, the problem is when I get a few rooms away it stutters. But with a Wi-Fi connected device as long as both are connected to the network, the music streams. I'll try to get the blog post done. It needs some editing, I kind of rambled about selecting the right DAC.
I'm looking forward to this! When it's done be sure to post it in the Mint.
Ugh! For some reason Gentlemint can't find the images on my Wordpress post so I can't put a new pin here.
Here are the instructions: http://www.byfarthersteps.com/?p=6545
Added it for you:http://gentlemint.com/tack/264722/
Feel free to edit the title and description... I just picked the post title :)
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