I have a few airport expresses setup to provide multiroom audio (am transitioning from Squeezeboxes) but am unsatisfied with the power draw (30-40 watts vs 4-5 watts). After looking into other options I found that I could get a group of Raspberry Pi B (with 3.5mm out and 2-3 watts consumption) and hook them into my amplifier , one per room. They have 1-2 distro's that should work (Squeeze plug). I was wondering if anyone else has tried a similar setup and how did it work out?
I would've gone with Apple Tv's but they're digital only and I currently have a Niles 1230 that I'll be using. Is there a digital multichannel amp (Toslink) that can be used w/apple tv?
Is there anything I'm missing as to why this isn't a good idea or any good alternatives I'm missing?
Thanks a bunch