About this project
A powerful high resolution music system based on the Raspberry Pi 3 in a stylish aluminum case!
The RaspTouch was developed as open source player allowing you to manage your music library as you wish, using software solution of your choice.
Equipped with the latest ESS Sabre ES9018K2M Digital to Analogue converter, the RaspTouch can play High-End Hi-Fi sound.
Available as a spare part the aluminum case allows you to create any other type of personal projects, as, Home Theater controller, Home Automation, professional displays, and many more, all of these using the official Raspberry Pi parts.
RaspTouch - Ultimate Open Source Music Player
By using Raspberry Pi, we are giving customers the possibility to choose the software solution that is best adapted to their needs.
Solutions like piCore Player, KODI, Raspbian and Rune Audio, have been tested and they work with our RaspTouch.
However if you are looking for a ready to use product, you can opt for the Rune Audio edition, just plug it in & play your music.
Let’s bring your music library to a higher level with our RaspTouch.
ESS SABRE HIGH-END ASYNCHRONOUS DAC
There are 2 DAC choices :
Best ES9023 based RPI DAC, optimized Circuitry, TCXO Clock, on-board linear low noise LDO regulator and power management.
ES9018K2M :First ESS ES9018K2M RPI DAC with differential I/V converter and output buffer.
Now available for the Raspberry Pi.
In addition to this DAC we will use a power controller including linear regulation for stable and quiet supply.
PLAIN CNC ALUMINIUM CHASSIS
Own designed, stylish and strong 100% aluminum case will enhance any interior with it's own original design.
Screen shell is CNC machined from plain 10mm aluminium sheet, brushed and anodized.
Chassis is made from plain aluminum.
This case was developed to fit official 7" LCD display with Raspberry Pi2 or Pi3 in addition to our I-Sabre V3 or I-Sabre 9018.
RASPBERRY PI POWER MANAGEMENT
"ATX like" hardware and software power management for Raspberry Pi, allows you to turn on and off your system without risking to corrupt Operating System.
CONNECT AND PLAY
Capacitive touch screen interface for quick and easy control.
ESS SABRE DAC feed High-Res analog sound to your Hi-Fi amplifier with audiophile quality.
ES9023 or ES9018K2M version available.
AUDIOPHILE OPEN SOURCE PLAYER
This Touch Screen audio player is very easy for use and will allow total control of your audio library.
Open Source software like RuneAudio, piCorePlayer, Kodi … offer a wide panel of uses.
Not a Linux user ? Then opt for the ready to use Runeaudio edition.
Are you an Open Source enthusiast ? Then have it your way (everything is possible from a Home automation control to an Android terminal)
Native touchscreen interfaces :
- RuneAudio : MPD based audio player
- piCore Player : Squeezelite based audio player
- Kodi : XBMC media player (video, sound, and more...)
- Raspbian : Desktop Operating System
RASPTOUCH SPECIFICATIONS :
DAC – Version ES9023 :
- I-Sabre V3 DAC ESS ES9023
- High precision TCXO clock 0.5ppm ultra low jitter
- Patented Time domain jitter eliminator®
- Hyper-stream technology®
- Dynamic range : 112 db
- Max format : 24bit / 192khz
- Output level : 2Vrms
- Onboard power management to prevent Sd card corruption
- Low noise LDO regulator for PSU Linear filtering
DAC – Version ES9018K2M :
- I-Sabre K2M ESS ES9018K2M
- Hardware digital hardware volume control
- high precision clock ultra low jitter
- Patented Time domain jitter eliminator®
- Hyperstream technology®
- Dynamic range : 127 db
- 64-bit accumulator and 32-bit processing
- Max resolution : 32bit / 384khz
- Output level : 2Vrms
- Additional power management board to prevent Sd card corruption
- Low noise regulator for PSU Linear filtering (not on prototype)
- 7″ LCD official Raspberry PI touchscreen
- Screen Dimensions: 194mm x 110mm x 20mm
- Viewable screen size: 155mm x 86mm
- Screen Resolution 800 x 480 pixels
- Raspberry pi 3 model B
- Quad Core Broadcom 2837 1.2ghz CPU
- 1gb Ram memory
- BCM43143 WiFi
- Rj45 Lan port
- HDMI out
- 4 USB2 ports
- Full aluminium CNC machined case with led power switch
- Dimensions: 200x95x230 mm (175 x55 mm Rear plate)
- Weight: 840g
Update n° 5
You’ve asked and we’ve done it!!!
For all you who have already in hands one DAC, one Raspberry Pi and the Touchscreen we’ve created another kit with all the components you will need to build your own RaspTouch.
We know a lot of you like to play with this kind of stuff, so if you are a DIY fan and want to build your own RaspTouch, and you have already in your hands all the hardware, this is the kit you need.
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Risks and challenges
We are a 10 years old French company making and selling Hi-Fi products and parts.
During this time we have built partnerships with several suppliers to be able to conceive and produce high quality module boards and chassis.
We have been looking for a long time to offer a great looking, easy to use and open source player based on RPI.
Hardware and software were not mature enough, but today after several fully functional prototypes we are able to do it.
About risks :
There's no risk we can't provide the listed hardware. We have already designed several similar projects and we are already experienced about such manufacturing process.
In case of high quantity sold, delay could be extended for the last units sold. There is also a risk of Raspberry PI & LCD stock break, but only momentary.
The thing that we don't control is software side.
Currently Runeaudio, piCore Player and Kodi are functionnal, as we will provide RPI3 driver for our new ES9018K2M DAC and power management script.
Software pledge :
We also have chosen to create a reward pledge for software solutions.
We will donate all money collected for each solution (RuneAudio, piCore, Kodi)
We think it's fair to reward creators of these software solutions, but we also hope to draw their attention and so improve RaspTouch support.
Warranty / support :
Product is 2 years warranty against any hardware failure, except bad use or modification.
The product should be returned to France.
Unfortunately we can't offer any software support.
But as our product uses only open source code, it can be supported, fixed or improved by everybody.
However, we will provide tutorials to start with each of the supported solutions.
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