Hi Fi Raspberry Pi, a great background music with a retro air

Hi Fi Raspberry Pi

Libre hardware allows us to do many things, solutions that are cheaper than opting for the proprietary version, this is already something known, but even so it continues to surprise people.

The last thing that has surprised or has had a great popular use is the so-called Hi Fi Raspberry Pi, a stereo that serves as background music and it has a very retro air. The origin of all this we have in the Mozilla team, the famous foundation of the Firefox browser. One of the members reused an old record player so he could listen to old vinyl.

At first this was nothing new, but the author of this project, Matt ClaypotchHe decided to go one step further and bring the music to the Mozilla Foundation. Thus, to his old turntable he added a USB outlet that he connected to his Raspberry Pi. Then the raspberry plate used it as a music server that they could access from Mozilla and listen to your vinyl music remotely.

Many music lovers claim that old records have better music than current records or many others claim that the music played on a record player is better than on any music player. I do not know if this is the case or not, but the truth is that Hi Fi Raspberry Pi was born as a casual project that has crossed the world because of how striking it is. The truth is that it does not cease to be a project that reuses old gadgets and it also adds a part of Free Hardware that is still interesting.

Unfortunately not all of us have an old record player that can have a signal with usb output to connect a Raspberry Pi, something many are complaining about. But  What do you think of Hi Fi Raspberry Pi? Would you create a similar music server?


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  1.   Javier said

    Hello, I have the question of whether a normal turntable could be modified, so that instead of directly outputting the audio signal to the speakers, insert that signal into the raspberry pi, and do what is indicated in this news.

    Thanks in advance for the answer, and greetings to everyone.