USB DAC compatibility List

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

Name: Marantz HD DAC 1
Receiver: USB Receiver
DAC: CS 4398
Async: YES
Working with Volumio: YES
Tested Versions and Platforms: Working on PI
Harware Mixer on Volumio: not tested
Comments: excellent headphone amp
Link: http://us.marantz.com/us/Products/Pages/ProductDetails.aspx?CatId=hificomponents&ProductId=HDDAC1

Name: PS Audio Digital Link III
Receiver: Cirrus Logic CS8416
DAC: Burr-Brown/TI SRC4192
Async: Capable of Async Playback YES
Working with Volumio: YES
Tested Versions and Platforms: Working on original PI, with version name Volumio 1.55
Comments: out of production PS Audio unit
Buying Link: - ebay etc ~ $300-500

Name:Yulong DA8
Receiver:USB
DAC: ESS9018
Async:?
Working with Volumio: YES
Tested Versions and Platforms:1.55
Harware Mixer on Volumio:NO
HW Mixer string:
Comments:
Buying Link:

Name: Marantz PM7005
Receiver: Amplifier + USB DAC
DAC: CS 4398
Async: YES
Working with Volumio: YES
Tested Versions and Platforms: Working on IBOX4PRO
Harware Mixer on Volumio: YES
Comments: excellent
Link: http://marantzitaly.com/it/products/pages/productdetails.aspx?catid=hifi&subcatid=amplifier&productid=pm7005

Name: Audio-GD NFB 11.32
Receiver: ?
DAC: Sabre ES9018
Async: YES
Working with Volumio: YES
Tested Versions and Platforms: R-Pi B - Volumio 1.55, RuneAudio 0.3Beta
Harware Mixer on Volumio: NO
HW Mixer string: n/a
Comments: in order to get this USB DAC working with Volumio you need to add “dwc_otg.fiq_fsm_mask=0x2”* to /boot/cmdline.txt
*: Options 0x1, 0x2 and 0x3 apply. My best result came from 0x2.
Buying Link: http://www.audio-gd.com/Pro/Headphoneamp/NFB112014/NFB112014EN.htm

Name: Chord Hugo
Receiver: ?
DAC: Spartan 6 FPGA
Async: YES
Working with Volumio: YES
Tested Versions and Platforms: Volumio 1.55, Raspberry Pi A and Raspberry Pi 2
Harware Mixer on Volumio: NO
Comments: Raspberry Pi + Hugo = Better than a lot of systems that are much more expensive
Buying Link: http://www.chordelectronics.co.uk/products-info.asp?id=92

Name: Chord 2Qute
Receiver: ?
DAC: Spartan 6 FPGA
Async: YES
Working with Volumio: YES
Tested Versions and Platforms: Volumio 1.55, Raspberry Pi A and Raspberry Pi 2
Harware Mixer on Volumio: NO
Comments: Raspberry Pi + 2Qute = Better than a lot of systems that are much more expensive (cheaper and slightly better than Hugo configuration)
Buying Link: http://www.chordelectronics.co.uk/products-info.asp?id=97

Name: Schiit Bifrost Uber / USB Gen 2
Receiver: C-Media CM6631A
DAC: AKM4399
Async: YES
Working with Volumio: YES
Tested Versions and Platforms: Volumio 1.55, CuboxI-4
Harware Mixer on Volumio: NO (AFAIK Schiit DACs do not provide hardware volume control; that happens in their amplifiers)
Comments: Originally configured with Voyage Linux. I like the Volumio UI! Well done
Buying Link: schiit.com/products/bifrost

Name: DENON PMA-50 USB-DAC
Receiver: PMA-50
DAC: Built-in receiver
Async: ?
Working with Volumio: Yes
Tested Versions and Platforms: Volumio 1.55/Raspberry pi B
Harware Mixer on Volumio: No
HW Mixer string: ?
Comments:
Buying Link:

Name: FiiO USB DAC E07K
Receiver: Texas Instruments PCM2706
DAC: Wolfson WM8740
Async: YES
Working with Volumio: YES
Tested Versions and Platforms: Volumio 1.55, RasPi 2, Volumio Spotify share auf Android Phone, NAS WDMyBook
Harware Mixer on Volumio: YES
HW Mixer string: no adjustment required
Comments: above combination is working very well with NAS, webradio and spotify, good sound with my old NAD stereo, one minor issue: hot plugin is not working
Buying Link: fiio-shop.de/FiiO/FiiO-E07k.html

Name: Cambridge Audio DacMagic
Receiver: USB Receiver
DAC: Wolfson WM8740 through C-Media CM108
Async: Probably
Working with Volumio: Yes
Tested Versions and Platforms: Raspberry 512 B
Harware Mixer on Volumio: Yes
HW Mixer string: None
Comments: None
Buying Link: Not anymore sold…

Name: ibasso D-zero MK 2
Receiver: VIA Vinyl Envy
DAC: Wolfson WM8740 x 2
Async: NO
Tested Versions and Platforms: Volumio 1.55 with Raspberry Pi 2
Comment : all setting is run default
Buying Link: http://www.ibasso.com/products-detail.php?id=269

Name: iFi nano iDSD
Receiver: Xmos
DAC: Burr-Brown DSD1793
Async: Yes
Working with Volumio: Yes
Tested Versions and Platforms: Volumio 1.5 on CuBox-i2ex
Harware Mixer on Volumio: No
HW Mixer string:
Comments: tested with PCM 44,1 Khz sounds really good but the DAC can accept resolution till 384 Khz in PCM and 12,4 Mhz in DSD
Buying Link: proaudioitalia.it for Italy

Name: Schiit Modi-2 Uber
Receiver: USB Receiver
DAC: AKM4396
Async: Capable of Async Playback (YES\NO)
Working with Volumio: YES
Tested Versions and Platforms: Working on PI-2, with version name (most of times will be ALL or NONE)
Harware Mixer on Volumio: 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: playback seems to need to be either 96KHz, or 192Khz; without chatter on USB: 16Bit/96Khz upsample
Buying Link: schiit.com/products/modi-2

Name: marantz hd-dac1
Connection : usb async
Files played to far : mp3 256kps; flac 44.1/24bits ; 88.2 / 24 bits ; 96/bits
Working with Volumio: YES
Tested Versions and Platforms: volumio 1.5 on Cubietruck
Harware Mixer on Volumio: NO