Hi, I’ve been using several RP’s with fairly inexpensive DAC hats around the house with Volumio, mainly for Spotify connect but also for web radio via the Volumio interface gui.
I love this setup but recently I’ve been upgrading my HiFi setup. I’ve bought a TPA3255 and a TDA7498E based chip amp which both sounds absolutely superb with my various speakers (Technics SB F3/F2/F3, Bang & Olufsen RL45, wharfedale E50’s etc…). I highly reccomend the amp.
I’m wondering if it would be worth ditching the DAC hats and buying a dedicated DAC. Would I notice any difference in quality with the level of HiFi kit, it being not exactly high end but fairly decent.
The DAC hats I currently use are a an “innomaker Rasp Pi HiFi DAC Hat PCM5122”, a HiFiBerry DAC + ADC" and a “HiFiberry DAC + Zero”.
If I did go for a standalone DAC (perhaps the Cambridge audio DAC magic), what would I need to get the digital signal from RPI to the DAC?
Interested to hear peoples opinions.