Multiroom – What is required?

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  • 7. Oktober 2018 at 16:41 #38413

    Hi,

    I want to create a multiroom with max2play.
    I have 6 speakers.

    Can I realize it with 3 Rasperry PIs (so each speaker for one mono-channel)?
    And also control each speaker separate?

    And my next question is, how many licenses do I have to buy?

    Is there a blog/guide to a realize this scenario?

    Thank you a lot in advance
    Kind regards

    8. Oktober 2018 at 12:40 #38431

    Hi 23c5287b57,

    You can realize this with the MultiSqueeze Plugin of ours to create a second player with a different output. However, you need to decide which output you want to use for each. If you have active speakers, you need a DAC HAT and can use the audio jack or HDMI output of the Pi if supported.
    If you want to use passive speakers, you need an Amp HAT. However, we only recommend using one output for one Pi with Amp HATs. There are some DIY guides on splitting the outputs, though.

    You can buy one license for your whole system, but our development is supported by license so we appreciate all purchases.

    1. November 2018 at 9:34 #41779

    Hi,
    sorry for my late answer.

    Thank you for your help.
    I am checking for amps now.

    What would you recommend justbook amp or amp2 amp?
    Kind regards

    5. November 2018 at 14:13 #41820

    Hi,

    It really depends on what you want from your amp bundle. The JB amp has an infrared receiver included in the package to solder yourself and use for control. Otherwise there are some more differences you can check out in our comparison chart for Amp HATs

    11. November 2018 at 10:01 #41924

    Thank you,

    I will take the amp2.
    One last question.

    If I buy the amp2, can I just put it on my other pi/amp at the top?
    Or do I need further hardware?

    Kind regards

    12. November 2018 at 12:41 #41961

    We only recommend using one Amp HAT on one Pi and not combining multiple sound cards on one Raspberry Pi.

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