Alternatives to the Raspberry Pi 2 and 3


Orange Pi would be interesting. The Allwinner H3 at least has an audio codec built in. I think the audio IO is exposed at least on some Orange Pis. Maybe the audio isn’t as good, maybe it is, but I reckon few people could tell the difference. It would save a lot of hassle and money potentially. I know the minimal Orange Pi Zero has exposed line out and microphone pins, but no line in.

Also, how about this for a touch only Zynthian!


I have a pledge in for the raspad. but i do not think there would be room in the stock casing for a hifiberry or similar. perhaps if it was mounted via a ribbon cable instead of direct on the pins…