Multiroom Audio Configurator

Get the right hardware for your preferred application

Max2Play is a solution for Multiroom Audio setups which adapts to the requirements of each room and the hardware already in place. With this configurator, you can find out easily which Max2Play bundles are compatible with your specific Multiroom Audio setup.

If you want to compare the individual sound cards, check out our comparison charts for all DAC’s, Digi’s and Amp’s.

Which opportunities you have with Max2Play you can see in this article.

Choose a room, tick your existing hardware, tick additional features you would like to have and you get a selection of recommendations and bundles.

Choose your room

Preferable (existing) Hardware

Additional Wishes

10 Comments

  1. Per Lundborg 1 year ago

    Hi,

    I am lacking the option of selecting (portable) bluetooth speaker for existing HW, these are very suitable for many of the rooms that are listed, like kitchen, bathroom (water protection), terrace etc…
    Given most house plans, a suitable situated player should be able to connect with a BT speaker without a major problem (5-15m depending on walls etc).

    Such a solution would really be woth paying for.

    Best regards
    Per

    • Maximilian 1 year ago

      Hi Per,

      Thank you for your comment. It is our first version of our configurator and work is still in progress. Therefore, we appreciate your feedback that helps us to improve it.
      We are actually working on a Bluetooth solution for Max2Play at the moment which might lead to another easy-to-use Max2Play plugin for bluetooth devices. As soon as it is ready for launch, we will add the Bluetooth option to our configurator.

      Maximilian from Max2Play

      • Gary Stainburn 1 year ago

        Given that the Pi 3B has built in Bluetooth, I think this could become a very popular plugin. I would love to use it for my garden, and a friend would love to be able to use their BT speakers in their bedroom as he doesn’t have power sockets there

        • Roman 1 year ago

          Hello Gary,

          thank you for sharing your opinion. We are currently working on a bluetooth plugin and expect it to be released shortly.

          Roman from Max2Play

  2. Jason 1 year ago

    I can’t wait. Bluetooth plugin is going to be big ­čÖé

    • Author
      flysurfer 1 year ago

      There is a Beta Version of the Bluetooth Addon for testing if you are interested: http://www.max2play.com/en/portfolio/plugin-bluetooth-2/

      You should use the latest Max2Play based on Debian Jessie (Beta) from our download page. Make sure to Update Max2Play to the latest Beta on the settings page to get full support for the Bluetooth Addon.

  3. Guillaume 5 months ago

    Hi, I have a multiroom configuration with 7 Rasp Pi. I have all kind of configurations (BT, RCA,Optical, USB, RCA, USB audio card).

    I just miss one functionality : a plugin to use the rasp and it’s audio as a Bluetooth speaker from a smartphone.
    basically it could play locally,.
    the must would be to connect by BT to the server and cast in multi room…

    Enjoy guys

    • Author
      flysurfer 5 months ago

      Hi Guillaum,

      connecting via Bluetooth and stream directly audio from your smartphone to the Raspberry Pi is already possible with the Bluetooth Plugin. This can be used to connect Bluetooth Speakers to the Raspberry but also connect a smartphone to stream audio (all Audioplayers must use “Pulse” as Audiooutput when using Bluetooth).

      Connecting via Bluetooth somehow directly to the Squeezebox Server and stream the content to all connected players is much more difficult – maybe this can be done with the waveinput-Plugin from Squeezebox Server (did not try this yet). Should be something like: configure Pulseaudio Bluetooth as input for Waveinput Plugin on Squeezebox Server.

      Thanks for your comment!
      Stefan

  4. Tom 2 months ago

    Hi,
    I have connected my RPI3 to HDMI2 inputs on my Marantz AVR and connected my HiFiBerry coax Digi+ to analogue2 RCA inputs on my Marantz AVR. Using the Max2Play HiFiBerry image on a 16gig micro SD card, I booted the RPI3 and loaded the M2P settings page on my PC which is connected to HDMI4 on my AVR. I have a wired connection from my RPI3 to my router. After rebooting The RPI3/HiFiBerry Digi+, the RPI3 has a blank screen. The M2P control page on my PC is fine and I have set it up as I think it should be. My attached HDD is added to my Library and I can play music from the PC but the sound only comes out when I select the RPI3 on the AVR, which is showing a blank screen?? Sound is excellent and goes through analogue output on the AVR. but have to go back to PC to select a different track. I think this can’t be right. When using the OSMC image with HiFiBerry I can play tunes and see my library on the RPI but I cannot access the PC for surfing and visuals and still hear audio as I want to. Any help for a very Noobie is needed
    Thanks

    • Author
      flysurfer 2 months ago

      Hi Tom,
      compared to OSMC, Kodi (videoplayer) is not running default on Max2Play. When you restart without having the AVR and the TV running, the RPi3 will not initialize the display correctly. To solve that, you may set a default resolution in the “Raspberry Settings” of Max2Play (after starting with TV and AVR attached and running the first time), to make sure the HDMI display is always initialized on later reboots and start-ups.
      To have a display that shows the status of your Audioplayer when using Squeezelite you may use Jivelite (has an own tab in the web interface). This also needs the display to be initialized first.

      Hope this helps – please try to answer further questions in our forum – thanks!
      Stefan

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