My Grandad claims he said that to a young girl in the gym on Saturday regarding his new Bush MP3 player. I wouldn't put it past him...
Anyway I picked up a 50's well '49 - '53 Bush Radio. It's a proper valve radio in a lovely wooden cabinet and nice glass frequency display that lights up.
Before people burn me on the stake It is quite unique for in it's age that it has a removable chassis!
So all the gubbins are out now and stored away safely.
So the plans are to use my Raspberry PI,
PCM5102 DAC connected via I2S
TPA3116D Class D Amp, which on other forums get very good ratings regarding Audio quality.
Going to be using a pair of Faital Pro 4FE35 8 Ohm 4 inch 30W Loudspeaker Drivers in their own housings within the radio.
Also plan to re use the old radio knobs with rotary encoders connected to the Rasp PI GPIO pins.
These will switch between music and radio mode, playlists, volume etc.
Just need to check Rune still uses the standard way to talk to MPD and also check how it receives back from MPD what play list it's using and volume etc. So the actual knobs match upto the Rune web interface etc.
Decided on using Rune for audio even though it lacks I2S for the time being, feel it has a better future based on the efforts of inputs to the GUI on previous projects.