USB DAC compatibility List

Name: Topping DX7s
Receiver: Xmos XU208
DAC: 2 x ESS ES9038Q2M
Async: YES
Working with Volumio: YES
Tested Versions and Platforms: Allo Sparky, Volumio 2.729 ( and past versions 2018/2019)
Hardware Mixer on Volumio: YES
HW Mixer string:
Comments: With hardware mixer chosen you may find multiple options in the Mixer Control Name field named “Topping Clock Selector(…)” try both to see which one lets you control the volume from Volumio GUI. If you find volume lower than expected log in via SSH to your Volumio device and check alsamixer and F6 (audioon devices) you will your “Topping Clock Selectors”, adjust volume in Volumio GUI and watch results; one of them will not respond to changes. It is probably at some level <<100% and lowering the output level. Set that one at 100% and save changes (sudo alsactl store). Ensure you have the controllable one selected in the Volumio GUI Hardware Mixer settings and you’re done!
I have had this problem return when I upgraded Volumio - however once fixed it seems to stay that way.

Name: Topping D50s
Receiver: XMOS XU208
DAC: Dual ESS ES9038Q2M SABRE DAC
Async: Yes
Working with Volumio: Yes
Tested Versions and Platforms: Allo Sparky
Harware Mixer on Volumio: Yes
HW Mixer string:
Comments: Sweet sounding DAC for a reasonable price. Had to get updated usb drivers from Allo to get native DSD working.
Buying Link: topping-audio.com/produkt/d50s- … sd512-dac/

Name: Marantz SA KI Ruby
Receiver:
DAC: Custom Marantz bitstream design
Async: YES
Working with Volumio: YES
Tested Versions and Platforms: Volumio 2.729 on PI-3b
Harware Mixer on Volumio: NO
HW Mixer string:
Comments: DSD64 playback has occasional hiccups, moreover during DSD playback the DAC shows PCM352.8K/32. When playing the same DSD file burnt on a DVD it shows DSD 2.8 MHz.
Buying Link: marantz.eu/ruby

Name: Cyrus soundKey
Receiver: PIC32MX250F128B
DAC: Texas Instruments PCM5102
Async: YES
Working with Volumio: YES
Tested Versions and Platforms: Working on PI-4 / Volumio V2.773
Harware Mixer on Volumio: YES
HW Mixer string: N/A
Comments: Detects fine, Rates “44100 48000 88200 96000”, Sometimes has distortion for 3 seconds max mid song (not on powered usb hub).
Buying Link: https://richersounds.com/cyrus-gaming-soundkey.html

Name: Topping D10
Receiver: XMOS XU208
DAC: ESS ES9018K2M + Burson V6 vivid opamp roll.
Async: YES
Working with Volumio: YES
Tested Versions and Platforms: Working on PI-4 / Volumio V2.773
Harware Mixer on Volumio: YES
HW Mixer string: N/A
Comments: Detects fine, Plays up to DSD 256 without any noticeable issues or distortion. Dac screen shows correct “DSD” measures. using a y splitter cable to power, untested without.

Name: MHDT Orchid
Receiver: USB Receiver
DAC:
TDA1541A
Async:
Yes
Working with Volumio:
Yes
Tested Versions and Platforms:
x86 Laptop
Hardware Mixer on Volumio:
Yes
HW Mixer string:
N/A
Comments:
DAC recognized by Volumio immediately after a reboot.
Buying Link:
https://www.lineartubeaudio.com/products/mhdt-labs-dacs

Name: Maverick D1
Receiver:
DAC: Crystal
Async: Yes
Working with Volumio: Yes
Tested Versions and Platforms: 2.715 / Cubox-i
Harware Mixer on Volumio: No
HW Mixer string:
Comments:
Buying Link:` https://www.mav-audio.com/base/

Name: Topping D90 standard non MQA
Receiver: XMOS XU208
DAC: AKM AK4499
Async: yes
Working with Volumio: yes
Tested Versions and Platforms: 2.799 onward
Hardware Mixer on Volumio:
HW Mixer string:
Comments: used with RPI4. No USB noise issues detected with stock USB cable when listening to whisper quiet passages at very high volume settings and ear next to speaker.
The Hardware mixer reduced the volume OK but did not operate the D90 volume. So I assume it worked as a software volume control.
A very well performing DAC.
Buying Link: In europe look for Audiophonics or Hifistudio 79

Name: Audiolab M-DAC (RPi3b+ only!)
Receiver: ?
DAC: ESS Sabre32 9018
Async: YES
Working with Volumio: YES
Tested Versions and Platforms: RPi3B+
Harware Mixer on Volumio: ?
HW Mixer string:
Comments: M-DAC ONLY works with RPi3B+, NOT RPi4 due to incompatibility between Pi USB 3 implementation and M-DAC
Buying Link:

Name: Pro-Ject Pre Box DS2 digital (Pre Amp with DAC)
Receiver: -
DAC: AK4490 32-bit PCM 768kHz / DSD256
Async: -
Working with Volumio: Version 2.806
Tested Versions and Platforms: Raspberry Pi 4b 4GB
Harware Mixer on Volumio: Yes
HW Mixer string:
Comments: Latest Firmware for the Pre-Amp must be installed.
Buying Link:` https://www.pro-ject-shop.de/main.php?prod=preboxds2d&cat=preamp&lang=de

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Name:T+A DAC 8
Receiver:TE 8802
DAC: T+A Proprietary
Async:No
Working with Volumio:YES
Tested Versions and Platforms:2.799, X86, Fujitsu ESPRIMO E 520, I3-4130
Hardware Mixer on Volumio:No
HW Mixer string: -
Comments: Works only in Adaptive mode (T&A: USB1 ) up to now up to 24bit/96kHz.
Asynchronous mode ( T+A: USB 2) produces drops, echos and noise.

Buying Link: Production stopped. Actual product: T&A DAC 8 DSD.

Name: Audiolab M-DAC+ (“plus”)
Receiver: ?
DAC: ESS Sabre32 9018
Async: YES
Working with Volumio: YES
Tested Versions and Platforms: 2.806 with RPi3B+ & RPi4
Hardware Mixer on Volumio: No
HW Mixer string:
Comments: M-DAC+ remote successfully controls playback in Volumio over USB, but not volume
Buying Link:

Name: PS Audio Stellar Gain Cell DAC
Receiver: USB, I2S over HDMI
DAC: ESS Sabre Hyperstream
Async: YES
Working with Volumio: USB - Not working for Stellar CPU 1.3.2.2 / FPGA 1.04. It worked fine for a previous release. It works fine with Stellar CPU 1.3.3.3 / FPGA 1.04.
I2S - with Audio-GD module on RPI3+ GPIO works fine (and sounds better)
Tested Versions and Platforms: 2.806 with RPi3B+
Hardware Mixer on Volumio: No
HW Mixer string:
Comments: Stellar CPU 1.3.2.2 / FPGA 1.04 - Linux driver issues, DAC works fine under Windows. Stellar CPU 1.3.3.3 - Works fine on Windows and Linux
Buying Link:

Name: NAD D 3045 hybrid digital amplifier
Receiver: USB Receiver
DAC: AKM AK4490 chipset
Async: YES
Working with Volumio: YES
Tested Versions and Platforms: running on Allo USBridge Signature (used with 2.699, 2.799 and 2.834)
Harware Mixer on Volumio: NO
HW Mixer string:
Comments: USBridgeSig is connected to the NAD via USB. After a Volumio OTA update you need to re-install the Allo USBridge Signature asix Ethernet v2.0 driver (http://3.230.113.73:9011/Allocom/asix2v0/).
Buying Link:

Name: Schiit Modius DAC
Receiver: Schiit Unison USB™
DAC: AKM AK4493
Async: unknown
Working with Volumio: YES
Tested Versions and Platforms: Volumio version 2.806 on Raspberry Pi 4+, 4GB
Harware Mixer on Volumio: YES
HW Mixer string:
Comments: Issues, remarks or important info
Buying Link:

Name: S.M.S.L Sanskrit 10th MK II
Receiver: XMOS (gen2?)
DAC: AKM AK4493 DAC
Async: YES
Working with Volumio: YES
Tested Versions and Platforms: Volumio 2.834, RPi 4b 2Gb
Hardware Mixer on Volumio: Yes
HW Mixer string: N/A
Comments:

Cant play DSD when connected to volumio rpi (direct mode), but i can over my PC and DAC shows it.
HW mixer is enabled and working, but im not 100% sure what should happen exactly because i see change in alsamixer. Anyhow, i can change volume lvl, so its ok for me.

Buying Link: amazon

Name: TeraDac TeraLink x2
Receiver: Tenor Te7022
DAC:
Async: No
Working with Volumio: Yes
Tested Versions and Platforms: Raspberry pi 3, Volumio 2.8
Harware Mixer on Volumio: No
HW Mixer string:
Comments: Plug and play
Buying Link:

Name: TeraDak V4.5 Chameleon
Receiver: Tenor TE7022L
DAC: TDA1543 (16x in parallel)
Async: no
Working with Volumio: yes
Tested Versions and Platforms: all
Hardware Mixer on Volumio: no
Comments: also TeraDak V2.6 and V4.1

Name: Edifier S880DB
Receiver: Active speaker with USB DAC
DAC: XMOS U11690C20 (xCore 200 XU216)
Async: Capable of Async Playback YES
Working with Volumio: YES
Tested Versions and Platforms: Working on PI
Harware Mixer on Volumio: YES
HW Mixer string: -
Comments: Plug and play. Hi-Res audio certified, direct play up to 192KHz 24bit. Works well with Spotify connect (even remote control’s next/previous button works!).
Buying Link: various stores

Name: Cambridge Audio DacMagic Plus
Receiver: ?
DAC: 2x Wolfson WM8740
Async: Yes
Working with Volumio: Yes
Tested Versions and Platforms: Raspberry Pi 2 B, Volumio 2.853
Hardware Mixer on Volumio: No
HW Mixer string:
Comments: Can enable hardware mixer, but can’t adjust volume
Buying Link: