USB DAC compatibility List

Name:creative x-fi go
DAC:
Async:not sure
Working with Volumio: yes
Tested Versions and Platforms:pi b+
Harware Mixer on Volumio:yes
HW Mixer string:worked out of box
Comments:
Buying Link:

Name: WAVE IO
Receiver:XMOS
DAC: No DAC, I2S or SPDIF outputs
Async: YES
Working with Volumio: YES
Tested Versions and Platforms:1.5 BeagleBoneBlack
Harware Mixer on Volumio:
HW Mixer string:
Comments: work with default settings
Buying Link: http://luckit.biz/

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Name: Durio Sound PRO V5.0
Receiver: Direct I2S
DAC: PCM5102 (Burr-Brown)
Async: Phase Lock Loop
Working with Volumio: YES
Tested Versions and Platforms: Raspberry Pi 1.4, 1.5
Harware Mixer on Volumio: No
HW Mixer string: (Not Determined - Any Help?)
Comments: currently working with I2S device setting: “hifiberry”
Buying Link: gravitech.us/dusoulsoqufo.html

Name: Schiit Yggdrasil
Receiver: C-Media CM6632 (USB)
DAC: AD5791BRUZ x 4
Async: Yes
Working with Volumio: Yes
Tested Versions and Platforms: Volumio 1.55, Raspberry Pi2
Harware Mixer on Volumio: No
HW Mixer string: N/A
Comments: Need to downsample music to 16/96 to avoid stuttering
Buying Link: schiit.com/products/yggdrasil

Name: SMSL Sanskrit
Receiver: USB
DAC: PCM1796
Async: Yes
Working with Volumio: Yes
Tested Versions and Platforms: Volumio 1.55, Raspberry PiB+
Harware Mixer on Volumio: yes
HW Mixer string: N/A
Comments: a little warm
Buying Link: Various sellers on Ebay

Name: L.K.S Audio MH-DA003
Receiver: Amanero Combo384
DAC: ES9018s
Async: Yes
Working with Volumio: Yes
Tested Versions and Platforms: 1.5 BBB
Harware Mixer on Volumio: Yes
HW Mixer string:
Comments:
Buying Link: mu-sound.com/da003_index_en.html

Name: FiiO E10 OLYMPUS
Receiver: Tenor 7022
DAC: Wolfson WM8740
Async: Yes
Working with Volumio: Yes
Tested Versions and Platforms: Volumio 1.55
Harware Mixer on Volumio: Yes
HW Mixer string: N/A
Comments: It also included AD3897 Headphone AMP chip
Buying Link: http://www.amazon.it/FiiO-E10-OLYMPUS-Amplificatore-cuffie/dp/B005VO7LG6

Name: Schiit Bifrost Uber / USB Gen 2
Receiver: McIntosh C15 Preamp, MC2105 power amp
DAC: AKM4399
Async: YES
Working with Volumio: YES
Tested Versions and Platforms: Volumio 1.55, Raspberry Pi 2 Model B
Harware Mixer on Volumio: None
Buying Link: schiit.com/products/bifrost
Comments: Out of the box, the DAC didn’t work with Volumio. I kept receiving “usb 1-1-port2: over-current change” errors in dmesg with no audio only a clipping sound. To resolve this I had to add the following to /boot/config.txt:

max_usbcurret=1 max_usb_current=1
which then allowed the DAC to show up in my devices list, I could select it and it works brilliantly now.

Name: MARANTZ
Receiver: SA14-S1
DAC:
Async:
Working with Volumio: YES
Tested Versions and Platforms: 1.55 on Raspberry Pi 2
Harware Mixer on Volumio:
HW Mixer string:
Comments:
Buying Link:

Name: AMI MUSIK DDH-1 (not DS5!)
Receiver: XMOS
DAC: Texus Instruments (ex. Burr-Brown) PCM1795
Async: Yes (USB 3.0/2.0 compatible)
Working with Volumio: Yes (Device name recoginized on Volumio as “A24192”)
Tested Versions and Platforms: Volimio for Cu-box-1, v.1.5
Harware Mixer on Volumio: Yes
HW Mixer string: N/A
Comments: installed headphone amp: TPA6120A, operation amps for Line Out are detachable/ changeable.(also for Headphone Out and Line In)
Buying Link: amimuse.com/products/ami-musik-ddh-1/

Name: Emotiva Stealth DC-1
Receiver: C-Media CM6631A
DAC: Analog Devices AD1955
Async: Yes
Working with Volumio: Yes
Tested Versions and Platforms: Volumio 1.55 on Raspberry PI 2
Harware Mixer on Volumio: No
HW Mixer string:
Comments: USB interface didn’t work with 24bit files, flac encoding (88K or 96K sample rates tested). Solution 1: configure Volumio / MPD to resample everything to 16/44.1. Solution 2: Install Digi+ card on the RPI and use optical interface.
Buying Link: https://emotiva.com/products/dacs/electronics/dacs/stealth-dc-1

Name: Teac UD-501
Receiver: FT232
DAC: TI/Burr Brown PCM1795
Async: YES
Working with Volumio: YES
Tested Versions and Platforms: 1.55 on RPi2
Harware Mixer on Volumi: NO
Comments:
Buying Link: amazon.com/Teac-Monaural-Con … B00BC1ULTQ

Name: Playback Designs MPD-3
Receiver:
DAC:
Async: Yes
Working with Volumio: No
Tested Versions and Platforms: Raspberry Pi B+, Volumio 1.55
Harware Mixer on Volumio:
HW Mixer string:
Comments: Might not be working due to proprietary USB implementation by Playback Designs
Buying Link:

Name: Rotel RC1570
Async: Yes
Working with Volumio: Yes
Tested Versions and Platforms: Volumio 1.55 on Raspberry Pi 2B & HifiBerry Digi+ on PC-USB and coax input of the RC1570
Harware Mixer on Volumio: No
Comments: All bitrates & sample frequencies up to 24/192 via SPDIF/coax work without adjustments. For USB playback, all streams are forced to 32-bit (s32_le versus s24_3le) with the sample frequency unchanged. This was done by adding Format “:32: to the USB related audio_output section in /etc/mpd.conf. Without this adjustment 16-bit files play fine, but I get noise for 24-bit files.

Name: HiFimeDIY SABRE DAC 2, UAE23+HP Asynchronous USB dac with headphone amplifier
Receiver: SA9023:
DAC: ES9023
Async: Yes
Working with Volumio: Yes
Tested Versions and Platforms: Raspberry Pi 2, Volumio 1.55
Harware Mixer on Volumio: Yes
HW Mixer string:
Comments: Keep cable short, can connect dirrect to pi, but had to use specific set up of a cheap unpowered USB 2.0 hub that was only capable of full speed (12mbs) not high speed (480 mbps) to get it to work with some other eqipment
Buying Link: amazon.co.uk/HiFimeDIY-SABRE … B00MLSCWFA

Name: CLONES audio ASHER DAC
Receiver: Amanero Combo384
DAC: ES9018s
Async: Yes
Working with Volumio: Yes
Tested Versions and Platforms: 1.5 BBB
Harware Mixer on Volumio: Yes
HW Mixer string:
Comments:
Buying Link: clonesaudio.com/#!product/pr … /asher-dac

Name: Chord Hugo (and related DACs from Chord like 2Qute and Hugo TT)
Receiver: Driverless USB input 16-bit/48kHz-capable (designed for tablets/phones) or HD USB input 32-bit/384KHz and DSD128-capable (for computer/laptop playback).
DAC: FPGA Xilinx Spartan
Async: Yes
Working with Volumio: Yes
Tested Versions and Platforms: 1.55.01 Odroid C1+
Harware Mixer on Volumio: Disable. Use Volume control on Hugo
HW Mixer string:
Comments: This DAC also serves as a pre-amp for a power amplifier.
Buying Link: chordelectronics.co.uk

Name: Pro-Ject USB Box S+ DAC
Receiver: XMOS USB
DAC: TI Burr-Brown PCM-5102A
Async: Yes
Working with Volumio: Yes
Tested Versions and Platforms: PI 2
Harware Mixer on Volumio: No
HW Mixer string:
Comments: Sample rate up to 384KHz@32Bits, Sounds really great, no jitter, no cut-offs, no clicking, no artifacts
Buying Link: amazon.de/gp/product/B00JWJG … ge_o01_s00

Name: Altec Lansing XT1 USB Audio
Receiver: USB Receiver
DAC: ?
Async: ?
Working with Volumio: NO
Tested Versions and Platforms: Working on PI 3 with RuneAudio rpi2 3_0.4 beta
Harware Mixer on Volumio: ?
HW Mixer string:
Comments: works seamless with runeaudio and was detected automatically including the correct name via spdif. Does not work with volumio

Name: Henry Audio USB DAC 128 mkII
Receiver: Atmel AVR32 general-purpose MCU programmed in open source C
DAC: Asahi Kasei AKM4430
Async: Yes
Working with Volumio: Yes, but only USB Audio Class 1 (UAC1)
Tested Versions and Platforms: PI 2
Harware Mixer on Volumio: No
HW Mixer string: -
Comments: In UAC1 the DAC supports CD quality and a bit more (up to 24bit/48ksps). In UAC2 it uses up to 32bit/192ksps for high res audio, but UAC2 doesn’t work with Pi 2 (stuttering sound).
Buying Link: henryaudio.com
The sound quailty with UAC1 is great, maybe the best DAC I owned yet, among models up to 1300 €.