USB DAC compatibility List

Name: Behringer UMC204HD
Receiver: ?
DAC: ?
Async: ?
Working with Volumio: Yes
Tested Versions and Platforms: Pi B, Pi3 B+ / Volumio 2.575
Harware Mixer on Volumio: No
HW Mixer string: No changes
Comments: On the Pi3 B+ it works perfectly. On the Pi B it works but with many issues. There’s no Hardware Mixer option but volume works setting it to None.

Name: FiiO Q1 Mark II
Receiver: ?
DAC: AKM AK4452
Async: ?
Working with Volumio: No
Tested Versions and Platforms: Pi B, Pi3 B+, PC x64 / Volumio 2.575
Harware Mixer on Volumio: ?
HW Mixer string: No changes
Comments: Not recognized by Volumio

Name: Fiio E10K
Receiver: ?
DAC: PCM-5102
Async: ?
Working with Volumio: YES
Tested Versions and Platforms: x86/Volumio 2.587, RPi 3B/Volumio 2.587
Harware Mixer on Volumio: YES
HW Mixer string: N/A

Name: Fiio Q1 MkII
Receiver: ?
DAC: AK4452
Async: ?
Working with Volumio: YES
Tested Versions and Platforms: x86/Volumio 2.587, RPi 3B/Volumio 2.587
Harware Mixer on Volumio: YES
HW Mixer string: N/A
Comments: Hot plugging not working. DSD over PCM works.

Name: Fiio K3
Receiver: XMOS
DAC: AK4452
Async: ?
Working with Volumio: YES
Tested Versions and Platforms: x86/Volumio 2.587, RPi 3B/Volumio 2.587
Harware Mixer on Volumio: YES
HW Mixer string: N/A
Comments: Hot plugging not working. DSD over PCM works.

Name: Fiio BTR3
Receiver: ?
DAC: AK4376A
Async: ?
Working with Volumio: YES
Tested Versions and Platforms: x86/Volumio 2.587, RPi 3B/Volumio 2.587
Harware Mixer on Volumio: YES
HW Mixer string: N/A
Comments: Unreliable when switching file types or between 16bit and 24bit playback

Name: Fiio M11
Receiver: ?
DAC: Dual Asahi Kasei Microdevices 4493
Async: ?
Working with Volumio: YES
Tested Versions and Platforms: x86/Volumio 2.587, RPi 3B/Volumio 2.587
Harware Mixer on Volumio: NO
HW Mixer string: N/A

Name: TAGA Harmony DA-300 V.3
Receiver: USB Receiver
DAC:high-resolution 32bit / 384kHz PCM, DSD USB-DAC (ESS Sabre32 Reference ES9018K2M with patented Time Domain Jitter Eliminator and SA9227 chip)
Async: YES
Working with Volumio:NO only PCM
Tested Versions and Platforms:Work perfect in Windows7 with drivers ASIO With Foobar2000
Harware Mixer on Volumio: YES
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: It does not work in DSD mode, it goes to PCM and in DoP mode.
Is there any plugin to recognize me in native DSD mode?
Buying Link: tagaharmony.com/en/product/1166/da-300-v-3!

Is there any plugin to recognize me in native DSD mode?

Thanks

Name: NAD D 7050
Receiver: ?
DAC: ?
Async: YES?
Working with Volumio: YES
Tested Versions and Platforms: Raspberry Pi 4 B, Volumio 2.599 (02-08-2019)
Harware Mixer on Volumio: YES
HW Mixer string:
Comments: Plugged in, works.
Buying Link:

Name: Cambridge Audio CXA80
Receiver: USB Receiver
DAC: Wolfson WM8740
Async: YES
Working with Volumio: YES
Tested Versions and Platforms: Working on PI
Harware Mixer on Volumio: YES
HW Mixer string:
Comments: Audiophile grade amplifier with integrated DAC, PCM 24/192 and DSD 64
Buying Link: cambridgeaudio.com

Name: Schiit Modi 3 DAC
Receiver:
DAC:
Async:
Working with Volumio: YES
Tested Versions and Platforms: 2.599 on Raspberry Pi 3 B/B+ (Tested both) and Raspberry Pi 7 inch touch screen
Harware Mixer on Volumio: No
HW Mixer string:
Comments: My whole set up is Raspberry Pi --> Schiit Wyrd --> Schiit Modi 3 --> Schiit Loki (via RCA) --> Bottlehead Crack --> Beyerdynamic DT770 Pro 600 Ohm
Buying Link: schiit.com/

It all works excellent, the volume control on Volumio does nothing no matter what it is set to, so I adjust the volume on the Crack, but not a big deal.

Name: Schiit Asgard 3 with add-on AK4490 DAC
Receiver: n/a
DAC: AK4490 DAC
Async: Don’t know what this means
Working with Volumio: Yes
Tested Versions and Platforms: Raspberry Pi 4 2GB, Volumio v2.657
Harware Mixer on Volumio: You mean HarDware? Not using it.
HW Mixer string: n/a
Comments: Works great. Not listened for too long - will update if problems occur. Wasn’t sure if the Pi could cope with USB -> DAC as I’d read about problems with earlier models but it seems ok to me.

Name: Topping D70
Receiver: XMOS XU208
DAC: 2 x AK4497
Async: YES
Working with Volumio: YES
Tested Versions and Platforms: Volumio 2.657 on Raspberry Pi 4 Model B, 4GB
Hardware Mixer on Volumio: YES
HW Mixer string: no need
Comments: DSD 2.4 & DSD 5.6 Native stream detected by DAC, works fine.
Buying Link: tpdz.net/index.html

Name: Khadas Tone Board
Receiver: XMOS XU208-128-QF48
DAC: ​ESS ES9038Q2M
Async: YES
Working with Volumio: YES
Tested Versions and Platforms: R Pi 3B+/Asus Tinker Board (did not work)
Hardware Mixer on Volumio: YES
HW Mixer string: Had no issues
Comments: No issues to report in limited use over 3 days. Have not yet played DSD/DSF so cannot comment on the reported issue with those file types. Prior testing on my office system with JRiver as the player had no issues with DSD/DSF playback. Have the board installed in a 3D printed case but have picked up an aluminum chassis and prefer that look. Will be testing on x86 Mini platform I just purchased.
Buying Link: I bought it at Amazon. There are other sources and pricing seems to be level across all sources.

Name: Calyx DAC 24/192
Receiver: USB Receiver
DAC: ESS Sabre 9018
Async: Unknown
Working with Volumio: Yes
Tested Versions and Platforms: x86
Hardware Mixer on Volumio: Yes
HW Mixer string: N/A
Buying Link: calyxaudio.com/cgi/bbs/board.php … No=1&eng=1

Comments: I have used this DAC on various versions of Volumio in 2019 with no issues.

Name: Schiit Modi 3 DAC
Receiver:
DAC:
Async:
Working with Volumio: yes
Tested Versions and Platforms: NAS with OMV >> Pi3 B+ and Volumio 2.673 >> Schiit Modi 3 >> Denon AVR (for the moment)
Harware Mixer on Volumio: yes, but does not work
HW Mixer string:
Comments: I had to (1) use a proper RPi power supply with enough power and (2) set USB1.1 in order to work. Volume control does not work from volumio though. Have to investigate in that furthermore…
Buying Link:

Name: Behringer U-Phoria UMC204HD
Receiver:
DAC: Supposedly 2x Cirrus Logic CS4272
Async: Yes
Working with Volumio: Yes
Tested Versions and Platforms: Volumio 2.673, Raspberry Pi 2, Raspberry Pi 4 and Volumio 2.532 on Cubox-i
Harware Mixer on Volumio: Yes
HW Mixer string: None needed
Comments: Works flawlessly on Pi 4 at all sample rates and bit depths up to 192Khz 24bit. Excellent sound quality. Does not support MQA decoding or direct DSD playback. Hardware mixer working on recent Volumio versions. Suffers from clicks/pops when used on Pi 0-3 which get worse at higher sample rates due to Pi USB dropouts so only recommended for use with Pi 4 or non-Pi devices. Works OK with Cubox-i and x86 PC.

Buying Link: behringer.com/Categories/Be … rans(en|en

Name: McIntosh MA8900
Receiver: USB
DAC: ESS 9016
Async:
Working with Volumio: YES
Tested Versions and Platforms: shipping flash in 2019
Harware Mixer on Volumio:
HW Mixer string:
Comments: The ES 916 should support I2S, but unable to make it work. standard config works.
Buying Link: mcintoshlabs.com/products/i … ers/MA8900

Name: Jolida Glass FX Tube DSD DAC
Receiver: Tenor TE7022L
DAC: Burr-Brown PCM1795
Async: yes
Working with Volumio: yes, up to 88.2kHz only
Tested Versions and Platforms: version 2.692; Asus Tinker Board
Hardware Mixer on Volumio: yes
HW Mixer string:
Comments: Intermittent static bursts every 6 seconds or so on two different tinker boards on files 24/96 and above; continuous intrusive noise on DSD; intermittent snapping/crackling when used with Schiit Eitr as USB/SPDIF converter up to 24/192
Buying Link: You don’t want to buy one of these to work with Volumio. Otherwise it’s a great DAC.

Name: SMSL M500
Receiver: XMOS XU216
DAC: ES 9039 PRO
Async: YES
Working with Volumio: YES
Tested Versions and Platforms: volumio v 2.698 on odroid C2
Harware Mixer on Volumio: NO, but volume controll on DAC via remote
HW Mixer string: -
Comments: MQA full decoding on DAC, TIDAL MQA play OK
Buying Link: smsl-audio.com/productshow.asp?id=157

Name: Khadas (Generic) Tone Board
Receiver: XMOS XU208-128-QF48
DAC: ESS ES9038Q2M
Async: YES
Working with Volumio: YES
Tested Versions and Platforms: Volumio - 2.703 and Volumio - 2.413 on Raspberry Pi 2B
Harware Mixer on Volumio: YES
HW Mixer string:
Comments: Khadas Toneboard firmware v1.04
DSD Playback with DSD64 .dsf files extracted from SACD .iso files with iso2dsd_PC_v7
DSD Direct
DSD Auto Volume Level - On
Volume Normalization - Off

Name: SMSL M100
Receiver: XMOS
DAC: AKM 4452
Async: Yes
Working with Volumio: Yes
Tested Versions and Platforms: Raspberry Pi 3B+, Volumio 2.729
Harware Mixer on Volumio: Yes
HW Mixer string:
Comments: Works with default settings. Only apparent issue is that Volumio no longer plays music if the SMSL M100 DAC is power cycled.
Product Link: smsl-audio.com/productshow.asp?id=152
Buying Link: Amazon.

Name: SMSL T1
Receiver: CM6632A
DAC: AKM AK4490
Async: Yes
Working with Volumio: Yes
Tested Versions and Platforms: Pi 4
Hardware Mixer on Volumio: Yes
HW Mixer string: Yes
Comments: Took a bit of wrangling but the T1 was up and running reasonably quickly. Sounds sweet as a dac/hybrid tube headphone amp.
Buying Link: smsl-audio.com/productshow.asp?id=110
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Name: Topping E30
Receiver: XMOS XU208
DAC: AKM AK4493
Async: Capable of Async Playback? YES
Working with Volumio: YES
Tested Versions and Platforms: 2.729 on RPi 3
Harware Mixer on Volumio: YES
HW Mixer string: N/A
Comments: Worked first time with no fiddly Linux config stuff. Highest res of files played so far: FLAC-24-192 and DSD64-DSF. DSD Direct/Volume bypass mode at full volume (e.g. -0.00db). NOTE: barely-audible soft-click when you hit -0.00db.
Powered by 2xUSB (one power, one signal) from the RPi, mains power from RPi “official” PSU resulted in no background noise. A full line output; line levels are v. close to my old Linn Ikemi CD player into an old Linn Pre/Power.

Winner, winner, chicken dinner! (Sorry veggies…)
Product Link: tpdz.net/productinfo/434825.html
Buying Link: lmgtfy.com/?q=Topping+E30+DAC:wink: