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I've searched high and low, but can't seem to find the information I'm seeking...
In the realm of single board computers, I'm finding that there are a number of different RISC, ARM, and x86-compatible variations available that all seem to be suitable for my needs (low-power, embedded ethernet, and audio out). Unfortunately, I'm not sure what will best suit my needs in this case.
This SBC will be used to run a barebones Linux kernel and distribution, needing only ALSA, PulseAudio, and basic network services (DHCP client). These will serve as dumb audio output heads, receiving audio from a Pulse server.
Now, I'm not too sure about Pulse's efficiency when only receiving a network audio stream (no encoding/decoding). Would something in the realm of a 200 MHz StrongARM be sufficient, or do I need to look higher on the scale?
Thanks in advance... If any clarification or additional details are needed, please let me know.