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HiFiBerry DAC+ RCA version
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- This is our HiFiBerry DAC+ with a pair of RCA jacks.
- It can be simply plugged onto your Raspberry Pi Model A+,B+ or 2B, it does not need any soldering.
- Note that this model is not compatible with older Raspberry Pi model A and B units!
- Connects directly to the Raspberry Pi, no additional cables needed
- Skill Level : Assembled and Tested
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The HiFiBerry DAC+ is a high-resolution digital-to-analog converter for the Raspberry Pi Model A+/B+ and 2B. This is a special sound card for the Raspberry Pi, that is optimized for one specific use case: the best audio playback quality.
Dedicated 192kHz/24bit high-quality Burr-Brown DAC for best sound quality
Hardware volume control. You can control the output volume using “alsamixer” or any application that supports ALSA mixer controls.
Connects directly to the Raspberry Pi, no additional cables needed
No soldering Comes as a pre-fabricated kit. You just plug it onto the Raspberry Pi B+, conform to the Raspberry Pi hardware-attached-on-top (HAT) specification.
Compatible with Raspberry Pi model A+/B+ and 2
Directly powered from the Raspberry Pi, no additional power supply
Ultra-low-noise voltage regulator for optimal audio performance
Available with different output connectors: RCA or 3.5mm phone jack
Integrated EEPROM for automatic configuration (with write-protection). Note that this feature is still in development by the Raspberry Pi foundation. You will be able to upgrade your HiFiBerry DAC+ when it is officially available. The sound card already works without this feature.
Comes with all components required to mount it. We include 4 M2.5x12mm spacers to fix the board onto the Raspberry Pi.
Notice about the compatibility with Raspberry Pi Model A and B: This board is only compatible with the new Raspberry Pi Models A+/B+ and 2.
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As noted by another reviewer, the installation is not plug and play, but I am not taking a star off for that. HiFiBerry has no control over the software, and hopefully this will be corrected by someone soon.
I am using a 2-amp 5V power supply, but surprisingly, the Pi with the dac and three USB dongles runs fine on an old 5-volt 1-amp cell phone supply without a hiccup. So, I assume the 2-amp supply is hardly maxed out by adding the HiFiBerry DAC.
A few notes:
Once the board is installed, the chosen Raspberry Pi software has to be configured (a 2~3 step process), and the HiFiBerry DAC must be selected from a list of audio output devices in one of the system setup screens. Configuration is easy, as long as you find the directions for your os and music/video player (OSMC, OPENELEC, or my personal current favorite, XBian).
The typical Raspberry operating system is based on a version of Linux called Debian which most users do not have to interact with very often if at all. If you are one of the people already familiar with Debian or Linux, you may as well skip the rest of this. HiFiBerry has all the info you need on their site. If not, read on (at your own risk)
To get audio out of the RCA jacks on the HiFiBerry board, I had to do three things. Log into the Pi from a text terminal, change a couple lines of code in two config files, and select the HiFiBerry dac as the audio output.
In more detail:
First, log into XBian (or Raspbian, or whatever version of Linux you have on your Pi ), from a text terminal interface. In my case, this was remote login using ssh from a laptop on the same home network as the Pi. I used the default user login and password, but one can also log in as root. From terminal, something like this (in the case of xbian, you may have to exit from xbian-config if it appears auto-magically on login):
me@MyLaptop:~$ sudo ssh email@example.com
[sudo] password for me: ((hi quality top-secret password here))
firstname.lastname@example.org's password: (("raspberry" password here))
xbian@xbian ~ $ ((now at xbian prompt))
Second, configure Xbian for the HiFiBerry dac. Once at the Xbian prompt, I used the Nano editor to make changes to two configuration files, modules.xbian, and config.txt. Config.txt has other uses, so understanding that one is helpful elsewhere, modules.xbian, not so much. Example:
xbian@xbian ~ $ sudo nano /etc/modules.xbian
xbian@xbian ~ $ sudo nano /boot/config.txt
In modules.xbian, a single line was commented:
In config.txt, the original overlay file was replaced by another, like this:
"dacplus" is for the HiFiBerry DAC+ version. The other DAC boards have their own names, dac, digi, dacplus, and amp, respectively.
Third, the Pi has to reboot, and now the HiFiBerry dac is ready to be selected from the Audio Output Device list in the System-Settings-System screen. If all has gone well, a green LED will light on the dac board as soon as the dac is enabled, and glorious analog audio will come out of the two RCA jacks... :D
Note that since I am running Xbian, and not one of the other distros, I did not have to edit the blacklist.conf file. My complete system has no monitor or keyboard, since I use a tablet and Android phone to control the Pi, but they are useful for setup, so I am listing those below.
- Raspberry Pi 2 B, 8GB class 10 micro SD card, from Amazon
- Xbian 1.0, latest "stable" release, downloaded from Xbian.org
- HiFBerry DAC+ w. RCA jacks, from Amazon
- Edimax EW-7811Un 150Mbps Wi-Fi USB Adapter, from Amazon
(very power efficient, essential for the Pi)
- SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB USB 3.0 Low-Profile Flash Drive, from Amazon
(this holds a few favorite MP3's, but I stream most audio over a home WiFi network)
- 2 Amp power supply which came with the Pi
- A good quality set of short RCA leads
- Older NAD receiver with a manual volume control
- Older Bowers & Wilkins speakers, pre-CM series (I am not made of money)
For configuration purposes only:
- Logitech K400+ wireless keyboard w. touch pad, from Amazon, but any old USB keyboard would do
- A venerable HDMI flat screen TV, basically a piece of junk compared to any new-ish TV
For day-to-day control:
- Samsung Android phone with Kore remote control App, alternatively,
- and not as cool, an old Google Nexus tablet, also running the Kore remote App
Total cost, around $110~120 not including the old audio gear, an obsolete tablet, and phone.
Installation was simple both in terms of physical assembly and getting it running in Raspbian Jessie. It wasn't quite plug-and-play, though: I had to add "dtoverlay=hifiberry-dacplus" in /boot/config.txt, and also remove 3 modules from the blacklist in /etc/modprobe.d/raspi-blacklist.conf. Full instructions are easy to find on the HiFiBerry official web site.
Finally got out my DVM and scope for some serious hardware debugging. Discovered an open trace where the +5V comes onto the board on pin 2 of the 40 pin connector. A quick solder job with some jumper wire and everything works fine now. So three stars for the final result - but no 5 star rating for a small board that failed to work out of the box. Makes you wonder about how it was tested?
Note that I did not contact the seller - the may have been very willing to exchange the unit. I just did not want to wait a week or two for shipping each way.
I'm not an audiophile but the change is analogous to comparing old school cassette tape audio to CD when using a decent amp and speakers (Denon and Bose). I highly recommend this product.
Wished it was possible to add a potmeter volume control (thinking of adding an arduino to add a nice frontpanel so i can use it without web browser or full display.
Update 2017: moved to Moode instead of Volumio, the software is very similar (it's a fork of the same original, just like Rune) but it works better than Volumio V2 in my opinion and seems more active development - thinking of buying a bunch for multi-room. Still in the concept phase for the volume/front panel options, but making some progress there.
I don't have any experience with any of the other Pi DACs, but if you're looking for one this is a good choice. Installation is super easy, software setup is pretty much automatic with the current Raspbian (I'm pretty sure the most recent one was actually autodetected and enabled when I installed Raspbian). I honestly can't imagine the sound being any better - and I've been an audio geek for a long time.
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This DAC really brought the system to life, especially with lossless audio!