USB DAC compatibility List

@gkkpch Can you please advice about wich Odroid version would be best for sound quality? And Volumio speed and stability?

please don’t go offtopic here, it is about DACs.

Name: Cambridge Audio CXA61
Receiver: USB Receiver
DAC: ESS Sabre ES9010K2M,
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, 32bit/348kHz and DSD256

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Name: Soekris DAC 1421
Receiver: USB Receiver using Class 2 USB Audio mode
DAC: R2R
Async: Capable of Async Playback YES
Working with Volumio: YES
Tested Versions and Platforms: Volumio 3.3xx on Rasberry Pi 4B
Hardware Mixer on Volumio: not working
HW Mixer string: N/A
Comments: DSD works
Buying: manufacturer: Soekris Audio ApS, Ordering

Name: T+A MP 3100 HV (SACD / Streamer / DAC)
Receiver: Thesycon USB receiver
DAC: PCM: Double-Differential-Quadruple-Converter with four 32-Bit Sigma Delta D/A converters per channel; DSD: T+A True-1Bit DSD D/A-Converter native bitstream
Async: Yes
Working with Volumio: Yes
Tested Versions and Platforms: PI4B
Hardware Mixer on Volumio: No
HW Mixer string:
Comments: Plays at least up to DSD256 in pure DSD (no DoP).
Buying Link: MP 3100 HV Multi Source Player
@OE333 - FYI;

Name: Topping D10s
Receiver: XMOS XU208
DAC: ES9038Q2M
Async: Yes
Working with Volumio: Yes
Tested Versions and Platforms: Raspberry Pi4, Volumio v3.396
Hardware Mixer on Volumio: Yes
HW Mixer string: n/a
Comments: Immediately recognised by Volumio. Tested with .mp3, .flac (44.1 and 96 pcm) and .dsf (2.82 and 5.64 MHz / DSF 128).
Not tested with high res streaming.
Using the supplied USB cable there’s absolutely no noise. Recommended if you want a simple USB DAC only without pre-amp, etc.
Buying Link: https://www.hifistudio79.nl/product/topping-d10s-usb-dac-es9038q2m-dsd256-psd384/?lang=en

Name: Schiit Asgard 3 with Add-On Multibit DAC
Receiver: N/A
DAC: Schiit’s True Multibit DAC
Async: YES
Working with Volumio: YES
Tested Versions and Platforms: Raspberry Pi 3 or 4 running 3.396 (and older)
Harware Mixer on Volumio: None
HW Mixer string: N/A
Comments: Works without an issue as long as no hardware mixer is selected.
Buying Link: https://www.schiit.com/

Name: Schiit Bifrost 2/64
Receiver: N/A
DAC: Schiit’s True Multibit (4 DAC8812 D/A converters)
Async: YES
Working with Volumio: YES
Tested Versions and Platforms: Raspberry Pi 4 running 3.396 (and older)
Harware Mixer on Volumio: None
HW Mixer string: N/A
Comments: No issues, and sounds great!
Buying Link: https://www.schiit.com/

Name: Topping E30 II
Receiver: XMOS XU208
DAC: Dual AK4493S
Async: YES
Working with Volumio: YES
Tested Versions and Platforms:

  • x86 => V3.396
  • rPi4-8GB => V3.416
  • Odroid N2+ => V3.417

Hardware Mixer on Volumio: YES
Software Mixer on Volumio: YES
HW Mixer string: N/A
Comments: Works out of the box. Powered via a Lin. PSU (not included)
USB IN: 44,1 kHz-768 kHz/16 bit-32 bit
COAX/OPT IN: 44,1 kHz- 1 92 kHz/16 bit-24 bit
DSD (Native):
USB IN: DSD64-DSD512
DSD(DoP):
USB IN: DSD64-DSD256
Pre amp: Yes

Product Link: Topping E30 II
Buying Link: Topping E30 II
Review Link: Audiosciencereview

Great sound for a very small price. Seems Topping’s getting better each round.

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Name: Breeze Audio Dac7
Receiver: C-Media CM6631A
DAC: Wolfson WM8741
Async: yes
Working with Volumio: yes
Tested Versions and Platforms: 3.396 on Raspberry PI 4b
Harware Mixer on Volumio: no
HW Mixer string:
Comments:
Buying Link: it was long time ago, on eBay, shop “miniShow”

Name: Kguss DAC-K3PRO
Receiver: N/A
DAC: ES9018K2M
Async: YES
Working with Volumio: YES
Tested Versions and Platforms:

  • x86 => V3.396
  • rPi4-8GB => V3.416
  • Odroid N2+ => V3.417

Harware Mixer on Volumio: None
HW Mixer string: N/A
Comments:

  • USB: 16-24bit/44.1-192kHz
  • OPT: 16-24bit/44.1-192kHz
  • COAX: 16-24bit/44.1-192kHz

Buying Link: Kguss DAC K3PRO TPA6120A2 ESS9018K2M Mini Hifi Usb Dac Gedecodeerd Audio Hoofdtelefoon Versterker 24BIT 192Khz Amp DC12V Us/Eu|Hoofdtelefoon Versterker| - AliExpress

Name: Pro-ject pre box s2 digital

Just a remark on this DAC.

  • They state MQA, but actual using it is a different balgame.
  • With a vast majority of MQA tracks, this DAC fails. It can’t perform the full encoding and start switching MQA off/on/off/…
  • They have decide that it’s nice to have the LCD screen on all time, which results in a LCD burn in.
  • Support is not on par. Filed complaints more than a year ago. On the MQA part => nothing they can do. On LCD part => Silence. (Raised a support request again)

Carefull with that one connected to raspberry pi with volumio.
I’ve managed to burn one of the clocks three times by playing tracks of 44,1 or multiples followed by 48 or multiples (or vice-versa). The first times it occurs, it just makes some noise, and a power cycle resets it. But eventually it would stop working.
A pitty, as I loved the sound, specs and form factor.
Support from the retailer was good, they changed or repaired the unit every time, until I’ve decided that was enough and trade it for another model.

With the Pre Box S2 Digital, i use a SPDIF Cabel. I bought a Hifiberry Digi2 Pro.

Who updates the TOC? It appears a bit out of date compared to what’s been listed.
I know two of mine aren’t listed int he TOC.

Nobody, the community member who used to do this does not visit the forum very often anymore.

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Updated the list. To be honest, this will happen occasionally as it’s a very time consuming thing to do.

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Yes, I figured it’s time consuming. Easy enough to search :slight_smile:

Name: Topping E50
Receiver: XMOS 2e 16-core processor XU216
DAC: ES9068AS
Async: YES
Working with Volumio: YES
Tested Versions and Platforms: X86, rPi, Odroid N2+
Harware Mixer on Volumio: No
Comments: Real value for the money, see the review

  • USB IN: PCM 44.1kHz-768kHz/16bit-32bit
    DSD DSD64-DSD512 (Native), DSD64-DSD256 (DoP)
    MQA Full Decoding
  • COAX/OPT IN: PCM 44.1kHz-192kHz/16bit-24bit
    DSD DSD64(Dop)
    MQA Renderer Decoding
  • Output Impedance: 20Ω(SE), 100Ω(BAL)

Buying Link: Topping E50
Review: Topping E50 review

Name: Fiio K7
Receiver: USB Receiver
DAC: Dual AK4493s
Async: Capable of Async Playback YES
Working with Volumio: YES
Tested Versions and Platforms: 3.429 in PC
Harware Mixer on Volumio: NO
Comments: Direct DSD, totally plug&play
PCM 384kHz-32bit/DSD256(USB DAC)
PCM 192kHz-24bit(COAX)
PCM 96KHz-24bit(OPT)