I am a complete Noob to Khadas and the Tone Board but a long time car audio hobbyist and after reading everything I could find on the Tone Board I want to set up a system in my car with the VIMs Edition using a to be decided audio player outputting into the Tone Board then directly to my boot mounted DSP via Coax with the Tone Board connected to a small dash mounted LED display. From what I have read I ‘think’ this is possible but to be sure I am wondering if anyone who is in the know about the capabilities of the Tone Board VIMs edition would reply with a yea or nae.
So I am going to order a VIM3L, 3705 Cooling Fan. Tone Board and TS050 Touchscreen for my Car SBC system. I want to use S/PDIF directly to my DSP. Will this set up allow me to do this? Or should I order a VIM3 Basic?
I am confused. I thought I needed a digital audio player and outboard DAC with VIM3L to output to my DSP. Will the VIM3L play audio files from the Micro SD card? I have read everything I could find on this site about the VIM3 boards but I could find nothing on audio playback.
If your DSP accepts Coaxial SPDIF input, all VIM models should be able to supply it with SPDIF signal. Optical SPDIF is also a possibility.
The VIMs should be able to play audio files from onboard storage, SD card, USB connected storage and M.2 NVMe SSD(with optional M2X board).
Not sure what audio file types will play, I would think most. May depend on the app used.
Thanks for all the help everyone, I placed my order just now for the gear I need for my CarSBC. VIM3L, Touch Screen, Expansion Board and Fan. I’m going to fabricate a custom composite enclosure to mount the system into the dash of my Toyota and I will post a build log here.
Sorry, I meant the M2X Extension Board so that I can add a 1TB SSD to store music files on. I’m really enjoying this process so far, especially with what I am learning about electrical, mechanical and programming issues around SBC’s and computers in general.