HomePod HomePod and turntable setup?

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i got it running via my mac and a mac app called airfoil. not a beautiful solution but for a fews times a year i am listening to vinyl it's okay.
 

Fuchal

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Sep 30, 2003
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I have a raspberry pi that runs a 24/7 icecast stream of any audio that comes out of my turntable. I can then airplay or cast it anywhere I want.
 

georgt

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Oct 21, 2015
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No, simply because the AirPort express has no audio inputs, only outputs.

The solution I suggested doesn’t involve adding a whole computer in the mix. It does add about 400,- to the cost though.
[doublepost=1567295389][/doublepost]Older airport expresses have analog/optical 3.5 mm Jack Input.
Don’t know about later models.
 

unclewaltr

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Oct 28, 2019
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I really like the HomePod and just assumed there would be a way to hook up my record player to it once I had my hands on it. Alas it wasn't super straightforward. I first thought I'd create a standalone piece of hardware to take the audio output and pipe it over to the HomePod, but it's so much easier if you just use an iOS device. So I wrote a VERY SMALL app "Air-o-graph" for myself and got a small bit of hardware and it works like a charm. Here's the demo of it:
I think you can get cheaper parts instead of the ones I used. This looks like it might do the trick for the channel combiner: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00OAW85ZG

I put the app on the app store for free. I don't really add anything to it, but if it doesn't work for you then let me know and I can sort out any bugs.
 

tvstimmyg

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Oct 8, 2010
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Question:

Would it be possible to set up a broadcast stream on a Mac, broadcast that stream, open said stream in the new Music app, and then airplay it (in stereo) to a paired set of HomePods?

I’m thinking turntable > Griffin iMic > Audio Hijack > Mystery Stream Protocol > Music/iTunes > Airplay 2.
 

devilsnj30

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Mar 16, 2012
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I really like the HomePod and just assumed there would be a way to hook up my record player to it once I had my hands on it. Alas it wasn't super straightforward. I first thought I'd create a standalone piece of hardware to take the audio output and pipe it over to the HomePod, but it's so much easier if you just use an iOS device. So I wrote a VERY SMALL app "Air-o-graph" for myself and got a small bit of hardware and it works like a charm. Here's the demo of it:
I think you can get cheaper parts instead of the ones I used. This looks like it might do the trick for the channel combiner: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00OAW85ZG

I put the app on the app store for free. I don't really add anything to it, but if it doesn't work for you then let me know and I can sort out any bugs.
I was using Babelpod but it’s not working with the Sonos speakers in my environment. How difficult would it be to write this so you could connect Bluetooth and use that as the audio source to Airplay? If you published again and charged I’d be willing to pay a couple dollars.
 

unclewaltr

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Oct 28, 2019
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I was using Babelpod but it’s not working with the Sonos speakers in my environment. How difficult would it be to write this so you could connect Bluetooth and use that as the audio source to Airplay? If you published again and charged I’d be willing to pay a couple dollars.
Conceptually, it shouldn't be hard. I'll have a play and get back.
 

devilsnj30

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Mar 16, 2012
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Conceptually, it shouldn't be hard. I'll have a play and get back.
Thank you! I’m using a Raspberry Pi for my PreAmp. Babelpod used to handle it all for me but now it just keeps adding duplicate airplay destinations everytime it refreshes so it’s not a good solution anymore.
 
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