Prepare:

  • 1one Raspberry pi board (PI3PI3+ )

  • 2one TF card (at least 8G )

  • 3one TF card reader  

  • 4one AMP module and case (make by INNO-MAKER)

  • 5one Power Adapter (12 V ~ 20V)

  • 62 Speakers

  • 7Screwdriver

  • 8One mobile phone or Tablet or PC

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 Step 1: Plug it together

(1) Plug the AMP module into the 40 pin GPIO head, and make sure the four hole are aligned correctly.

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(2) And then push it down slowly with either thumb , but doesnt take much force. 

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Step 2: Connecting 

(1) Unscrew the six cover screws

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(2) And then plug the speaker cables into connector correctly and screw down. Please check the silk-screen on the back of the board.

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(3)  Please make sure your network is usable and plug in the LAN cable to Raspberry Pi.(If you only need to play your music through USD disk, you neednt plug the LAN cable)

Warning : The Raspberry Pi will be powered by the Amp. It is not allowed to connect 5V to the Micro-USB port of the Raspberry Pi. Power supply is only one external 12-20V power supply that will be connected directly to the Amp. 

Step 3: Make a Volumio system TF card

This AMP module can support for many Raspberry pi music playback system such as:

OSMC / Max2Play / RuneAudio / Volumio / Moode / PiCorePlayer / PiMusicBox / OpenELEC/ etc.

 

Now we pick the Volumio, for example.

 

Volumio is a Free and Open Source Linux Distribution, designed and fine-tuned exclusively for music playback. I supports all filetypes: FLAC, Alac, Aac, Vorbis, Mp3, DSD etc. and support

 

By flashing (installing) Volumio on any platforms, it will then become a headless Audiophile Music Player. Headless means that the only way to control it will be with another device, such as a Smartphone, Tablet, PC or anything that has a browser.

 

For more detail please refer to https://volumio.org/discover/.

 

(1)  Download the lastest Volumio image for Raspberry Pi : http://volumio.org/get-started/

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(2) Unzip and you will get a file: volumio-XXXX-XXXX-XX-XX-pi.img, as below:

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(3) Download the Win32DiskImager tools and open Win32DiskImager.exe , select volumio-XXXX-XXXX-XX-XX-pi.img ,click writewait for it complete(For more details about how to use Win32DiskImager please refer to www.inno-maker.com/wiki. It takes about 15 minutesplease be careful dont lose power during the process. 

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(4) Insert TF card into the Raspberry pi then power on. You can see two led always being on and one led flashing. If you cant see the flashing led, please make certain that the TF is properly seated or you can try to reload the Volumio to the TF card follow the above steps.

Step 4: Configuring Volumio System

(1) Using your smart phone or tablet or any device with wifi and browser search for wifi

hotpots. You can see a Volumin name in the search list.

 

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(2) Connect this Volumio hotpot with password volumio2 (you can change your password once you login) the browser will automatically eject playback software UI which is based on web interface ( if you connect the hotspot successfully but for some reason browser cant pop up the playback page automatically, you can use http://192.168.211.1 to login in. You can see below wizard of Volumio. We only need to set Language , Name Output and Done

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(3) It should be noted that Output page must set as below. 

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(4) In Done Page, you can see a request for donations from Volumio. Its depand on you. You can give them some help if you like this program. Gifts of roses, hand a fragrance.

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(5) Click Done  to finish initialization of Volumio. And then Volumio inform you to restart system. Click it.

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(6) After restart you can see the main page of Volumio. In this processVolumio hotpot will turn off for a monment. Sometimes your mobile phone or Tablet or PC will automatic connect to other. You need to set back to Volumio hotpot.

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(7) Click Setting → PLAYBACK OPTION

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(8) Check Audio Outputall settings is HFIBerry Amp. This is an essential step, otherwise you can't hear anything.If you change click save, Volumio system restart.

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(9) Back to main page and click Browse(Bottom Left Corner), to look for your music resources.

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(10) You can insert the USB Disk with your own audio file into Raspberry Pi USB connector, and find the music list of your USD disk in Music Library.

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Case assembly:

 

Finally, give it a dress. For more information about the case please refer to

http://www.inno-maker.com/wiki/doku.php?id=hifi_amp_amp_kits_case_for_amp

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