[Guide] List of I2S DACs for Raspberry Pi

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[Guide] List of I2S DACs for Raspberry Pi

Postby Apache » Wed May 23 2018 11:21

This one is not in list so I have to post :

DAC : AK4495SEQ 32bit
From here: https://www.audiophonics.fr/fr/dac-diy/ ... 11966.html

To make it work you have to provide MCLK , 2x9 Vac and 2x15Vdc . For this I use Kali Recloker , some voltage regulators ( home made) and 1 trafo.
Architecture: Velvet Sound I2S
THD+N -101dB
S/N 123dB
Digital filters 4
PCM 384kHz
DSD tested : DSD64, DSD128 & DSD256.

Price: 79,00 €

It is working with Terra-Berry DAC2 driver but without hardware volume control. ( If somebody know how to make it work , please help).

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[Guide] List of I2S DACs for Raspberry Pi

Postby JoeVolumio » Sat May 26 2018 17:40

I'm set up using Allo.Com Piano 2.1 and Kali reclocker hooked up to the Pi3B+ using Volumio. Works Great. Here is a quick video of it hooked up and working.

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[Guide] List of I2S DACs for Raspberry Pi

Postby orchardaudio » Mon Jul 30 2018 10:29

Orchard Audio's ApplePi DAC Hat

  • Signal to Noise Ratio (SNR): 128dB (2,510,000 to 1)
  • Total Harmonic Distortion + Noise (THD+N): <0.0005% (-106dB)
  • Balanced Output Voltage: 5 Vrms (0dBFS)
  • Balanced Output Impedance: 200 ohm
  • Single Ended Output Voltage: 2.5 Vrms (0dBFS)
  • Single Ended Output Impedance: 100 ohm
  • Dual TI Burr Brown DAC (PCM1794A) in Monaural Mode
  • Ultra Low Nose Linear Regulation
  • Low Jitter PLL Clock Generation
  • Supported Sample Rates: 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176.4 and 192kHz
  • Supported Bit Rates: 16-Bit and 24-Bit
  • Outputs: Mini XLR or RCA
  • Power Consumption: 4.5W (5V @ 0.9A)

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[Guide] List of I2S DACs for Raspberry Pi

Postby judydudi » Tue Oct 16 2018 06:53

see the DACBERRY ONE+ a PCM5142 Master Mode board which sounded very well in my soundcheck...
(setup with acrylic case from osa electronics)

– Analog / Digital soundcard
– PCM5142 (Master Mode) + WM8804 (Slave Mode)
– Configurable onboard modes for WM8804
– Up to 384kHz / 32bit resolution
– Up to 0.2W on 32 Ohm Headphones
– Dual ultra low-jitter Kyocera crystal oscillators
– Dual ultra low-noise LDO’s for analog an digital power rails
– Directly powered from the Raspberry Pi / Tinder Board
– Gold-plated RCA and 3.5mm phone jack
– Optical (TOSLINK) and Coaxial (RCA) connectors
– Optical and Coaxial Input/Output
– SDB™ 1.0 Connector
– Compatible with all Raspberry Pi’s with the 40-pin connector
– Compatible with Asus Tinker Board
– Compatible with other boards using I2S protocol
– Low-Noise design with isolated Digital and Analog parts
– Compatible with OSMC / RuneAudio / Volumio / Moode / PiCorePlayer / PiMusicBox / OpenELEC and others
– Designed and assembled in the beautiful Barcelona, Spain. ;-)

https://www.osaelectronics.com/product/ ... -one-plus/

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[Guide] List of I2S DACs for Raspberry Pi

Postby orchardaudio » Sun Mar 10 2019 23:40

Orchard Audio's PecanPi DAC

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Specifications for XLR Output:
-- Signal to Noise Ratio (SNR): 130dB (A-weighted)
-- Dynamic Range (DNR): 125dB
-- Total Harmonic Distortion + Noise (THD+N): -110dB or 0.0003%
-- Output Voltage: 5Vrms
Specifications for RCA Output:
--Signal to Noise Ratio (SNR): 127dB (A-weighted)
-- Dynamic Range (DNR): 121dB
-- Total Harmonic Distortion + Noise (THD+N): -110dB or 0.0003%
-- Output Voltage: 2.5Vrms
Specifications for Headphone Amplifier:
-- 390mW peak power into 32 ohms
-- 780mW peak power into 16 ohms
General Specifications:
-- Sampling Rates: PCM up to 192kHz
-- Bit Rates: Up to 24-bit
-- Compatible Rpi Models: 1B+, 1A+, 2B, 3B, 3B+ Zero, ZeroW
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[Guide] List of I2S DACs for Raspberry Pi

Postby Josh2000 » Wed Apr 17 2019 15:16

ABACUS-Electronics AroioDAC
Professional designed 4-layer board by a German HiFi manufacturer

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The jumpers are for feeding with extra power supplies and split digital and analog ground.

Chipset TI PCM5122
Hardware volume control: yes

Price: 69€
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[Guide] List of I2S DACs for Raspberry Pi

Postby balbuze » Sat May 11 2019 09:07

@Apporrows : this post has nothing to do here... move it in dev section please
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[Guide] List of I2S DACs for Raspberry Pi

Postby nanomesher » Wed Jun 19 2019 13:34

NanoSound DAC2 has kept all the benefits of NanoSound DAC and made improvements in all areas.

NanoSound DAC 2 - Sound Quality Improvements

  • 2 x Precise crystal acting as master clock for lower gitter and better DSD performance.
    They provides very accurate timing for 44.1khz and 48khz respectively, resulting in less jitter and better sound quality. It also let the Raspberry Pi to do less work by not requiring it to generate clock signal, hence less heat and better playback performance for CPU intensive playback like DSD.
  • Improved and wider sound signal paths
  • Critical electronics component uses top audio grade capacitors by ELNA, WIMA, EVOX instead of much smaller and cheaper surface mount counterparts

NanoSound DAC 2 - Convenience Improvements

  • Digital knob style volume control for maximum accuracy
  • Reusable accessories such as NanoSound Amp^2
  • Choice of 1.5" OLED Colour Display to display album artwork
  • Dual power input is now autoswitching instead of using a manual toggle switch

Price starting from USD$49.99

Optional: CD and Amp modules!

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