USB DAC compatibility List

This post will reference all USB DACs compatible with Volumio. Please only post to report on a DAC; ALL discussion should be in a separate post please.

IMPORTANT NOTES FOR POSTING

Please provide as much information as possible following this scheme:

Name: Name of DAC
Receiver: USB Receiver
DAC: DAC chip
Async: Capable of Async Playback (YES\NO)
Working with Volumio: (YES\NO)
Tested Versions and Platforms: Working on PI or other platforms, with version name (most of times will be ALL or NONE)
Harware Mixer on Volumio: (YES\NO)
HW Mixer string: Look for hw mixer name on /etc/mpd.conf . Report this ONLY if you had to make manual adjustment to make it work.
Comments: Issues, remarks or important info
Buying Link: NOT TO BE ABUSED!

An example:

Name: RaspyFi’s reference DAC
Receiver: XMOS2
DAC: ESS SABRE 9023
Async: YES
Working with Volumio: YES
Tested Versions and Platforms: ALL
Harware Mixer on Volumio: YES
HW Mixer string:
Comments: DIY DAC
Buying Link: raspyfi.com/building-my-reference-dac/

You can paste the following code on your post:

[b]Name:[/b] [b]Receiver:[/b] [b]DAC: [/b] [b]Async:[/b] [b]Working with Volumio: [/b] [b]Tested Versions and Platforms:[/b] [b]Harware Mixer on Volumio:[/b] [b]HW Mixer string:[/b] [b]Comments:[/b] [b]Buying Link:[/b]

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Name: Wavelength Audio Proton
Receiver: TAS1020B
DAC: Wolfson XWM8721
Async: YES
Working with Volumio: YES
Tested Versions and Platforms: UDOO Quad, Volumio 1.5
Harware Mixer on Volumio: YES
HW Mixer string: N/A
Comments: N/A
Buying Link: N/A

Name:: AMI MUSIK DS5
Receiver: Atmel SAM3 Cortex™-M3 microcontroller
DAC: Cirrus Logic CS4398
Async: YES
Working with Volumio: YES
Tested Versions and Platforms: CuBox-i1 Volumio v1.4, v1.5,
Harware Mixer on Volumio: -
HW Mixer string: -
Comments: plays all kind of files well (41,48,96,192 kHz;16,24, bit; mp3, wav, flac, dsf, dff), airplay - no, dlna - ok,
Buying Link: amimuse.com/product/ami-musik-ds5-2/

Name: Weilang dac 5
Receiver: te7022
DAC: wm8741
Async: ?? I Guess no
Working with Volumio: Yes
Tested Versions and Platforms: Rasp B+
Harware Mixer on Volumio: Yes
HW Mixer string:
Comments: price 100-150 euros assembled with case
Buying Link: bought on ebay,

Name: HIFIMEDIY SABRE TINY USB DAC
Receiver: PCM2706
DAC: Sabre ES9023
Async: NO
Working with Volumio: YES
Tested Versions and Platforms: Tested on Raspberry PI B+ with Volumio 1.5 only
Harware Mixer on Volumio: NO
HW Mixer string:
Comments:
Buying Link: hifimediy.com/DACs/ready-made-dacs/tiny-dac

Name: Musical Fidelity V-Link I
Receiver:
DAC:
Async: YES
Working with Volumio: YES
Tested Versions and Platforms: B+
Hardware Mixer on Volumio: YES
HW Mixer string: No adjustments
Comments: Worked right away no problems.
Buying Link:

Name: Shiit Modi Mk I (the original Modi)
Receiver: CM6331A
DAC: AK 4396
Async: YES
Working with Volumio: YES - sort of
Tested Versions and Platforms: Rasberry Pi B+ and Volumio 1.5
Harware Mixer on Volumio: YES
HW Mixer string:
Comments: Only works at 44khz 32bit and below. Anything above that and it will drop / stutter / not play anything. If I find a fix I will update.
Buying Link: schiit.com/

Name: ARCAM irDAC
Receiver:
DAC: TI PCM1796
Async: YES
Working with Volumio: YES
Tested Versions and Platforms: B+, Volumio V1.5
Hardware Mixer on Volumio: YES
HW Mixer string: No adjustments
Comments: Worked right away, no problems.
Buying Link: arcam.co.uk/products,rseries … ,irDAC.htm

Name: HRT MusicStreamer Pro
Receiver: TAS1020B
DAC: Burr Brown PCM1791
Async: YES
Working with Volumio: YES
Tested Versions and Platforms: Working on PI B+, Volumio 1.5
Harware Mixer on Volumio: NO

Name: Denon DA-300USB
Receiver: TMS320C674
DAC: PCM1795
Async: Capable of Async Playback (YES)
Working with Volumio: (YES)
Tested Versions and Platforms: Raspberry Pi B, Volumio 1.51
Harware Mixer on Volumio: (NO)
HW Mixer string: /
Comments: the display will show which input is selected, what content type (PCM or DSD) is played, the sample frequency and the headphone amp gain
Buying Link: /



Name: Topping TP30 MARK2 MK II
Receiver: TA2024 T-Amp, OPA2134 op amp hi-fi special
DAC: integrated
Async: ? (I don’t think so regarding price)
Working with Volumio: YES
Tested Versions and Platforms: Raspberry Pi B, Volumio 1.51

Edit :
Tested succesfully with Pi B+, also with on/off resiliancy.

Harware Mixer on Volumio: ?
HW Mixer string: ?
Comments: Software Volume function working. No USB hotplug.

Able to handle TP30 poweroff/poweron cycle during playing! This will save on energy.
I shut off the power of the TP30 when playing music, waited several minutes and put power on back… and the music came back!
The Pi will be always ON, and the TP30 will be put on only when used.

I don’t really understand how it works as cutting off powersource is close to usb disconnexion to me. Facts prooves I’m wrong.

Buying link : http://www.aliexpress.com/premium/TP30-MK.html?ltype=wholesale&d=y&origin=y&SearchText=TP30+MK&isPremium=y&initiative_id=SB_20150127060022&isViewCP=y&catId=0

Sub 100$ s&h included solution

Name: Matrix New Mini-i Pro
Receiver: XMOS Asynchronous USB 2.0
DAC: ESS SABRE 9016
Async: Yes…?
Working with Volumio: Yes
Tested Versions and Platforms: Rasberry Pi B+ and Volumio 1.51
Harware Mixer on Volumio: Yes
HW Mixer string:
Comments:
Buying Link: store.matrix-digi.com/index.php? … duct_id=50


Name: Teac A-H01
Receiver:
DAC: Burr-Brown PCM5102
Async: Yes…?
Working with Volumio: Yes
Tested Versions and Platforms: Rasberry Pi B+ and Volumio 1.41
Harware Mixer on Volumio:
HW Mixer string:
Comments:
Buying Link:

Name: FiiO X3 (DAP + DAC combo)
Receiver: ??
DAC: Wolfson WM8740
Async: YES
Working with Volumio: YES
Tested Versions and Platforms: Volumio 1.5 on CuBox-i2eX
Hardware Mixer on Volumio: N/A
HW Mixer string: N/A
Comments: FiiO X3 with firmware version 3.2, supports 32kHz/16-bit to 192kHz/24-bit, can pass signal through to coaxial S/PDIF (bypassing WM8740 if needed)
Buying Link: amazon.com

Name: Devialet 200
Receiver: NA
DAC: NA
Async: Yes
Working with Volumio: Yes
Tested Versions and Platforms: Beagleboard Black
Harware Mixer on Volumio: DIsabled
HW Mixer string:NA
Comments: Devialet has to be turned on first, selected to USB prior to turning on the BeagleBoard/Volumio. Otherwise will not work. When reset, or when D200 is turned off, and turned on again, Volumio will not work and needs to be rebooted. Should be same issues as hotplugging.
Buying Link:http://www.devialet.com

Name: Primare DAC 30
Receiver:
DAC: Crystal DSD DAC CS4398
Async: YES
Working with Volumio: YES
Tested Versions and Platforms: Volumio 1.5 on Raspberry B
Hardware Mixer on Volumio: N/A
HW Mixer string: N/A
Comments: supports 32kHz/16-bit to 192kHz/24-bit, can pass signal through to coaxial S/PDIF
Buying Link: primare.net/product.asp?ProductID=56

Name: Meridian Explorer 2
Receiver: Dual Tile XMOS DSP with 16 cores and 1000 MIPS
DAC: Texas Instruments PCM 5102 (ex Burr-Brown)
Async: Yes
Working with Volumio: Yes
Tested Versions and Platforms: Volumio 1.5 / Rapsberry B+ with DIY linear & regulated PSU
Hardware Mixer on Volumio: Yes
HW Mixer string: -
Comments: Doesn’t work with my cheap 2A switched PSU, work with my DIY PSU but I have some scratchs.
Buying Link: -

Name:U-Sabre USB DAC 24Bit/96Khz SA9023/ES9023 V2.1
Receiver: ?
DAC: Sabre ES9023
Async: YES
Working with Volumio: YES
Tested Versions and Platforms: Volumio 1.5 / Rapsberry B
Harware Mixer on Volumio:YES
HW Mixer string:
Comments: Need a small USB cable between the DAC and the Raspberry
Buying Link: audiophonics.fr/en/appareils … -5807.html


Name: HRT Music Streamer II+
Receiver:
DAC:
Async: Yes
Working with Volumio: Yes
Tested Versions and Platforms: Raspberry Pi B+, Volumio 1.55
Harware Mixer on Volumio: No
HW Mixer string:
Comments: Sounds awesome!
Buying Link: amzn.com/B0038O38S6

Name: NuForce uDAC
Receiver: USB
DAC: Sabre?
Async: ?
Working with Volumio: Hell yeah!
Tested Versions and Platforms: Volumio 1.55 - RPi 2 mod B
Harware Mixer on Volumio:
HW Mixer string: unchanged (hw0,0)
Comments:
Buying Link: discontinued