USB DAC compatibility List

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 €.

Name: Turtle Beach AUDIO ADVANTAGE MICRO II
Receiver: USB (driverless)
DAC: C-Media CM102 integrated USB sound chip
Async: -
Working with Volumio: Yes
Tested Versions and Platforms: 1.55 Raspberry Pi Model B (version 1)
Harware Mixer on Volumio: Yes
HW Mixer string: - 48kHz@16bit. I lost the mini-toslink connector so can’t comment on the optical output.
Comments:
Buying Link: amazon.com/Turtle-Beach-Adv … X4?ie=UTF8

Name: Emotiva XDA-1
Receiver:
DAC: Emotiva XDA-1
Async: No
Working with Volumio: Yes
Tested Versions and Platforms:
Harware Mixer on Volumio:
HW Mixer string:
Comments: Works with no adjustments or issues. Volumio is connected to a Musical Fidelity V-Link I, then to the Emotiva DAC. Tested 100% working with FLAC files up to 24/192 with no issues except for very few and minor “ticks” on 24/192 files. All other (ie 24/96 and lower) files play 100% no issues.
Buying Link:

Name: Musical Fidelity V-Link I
Receiver:
DAC:
Async: Assync USB
Working with Volumio: Yes
Tested Versions and Platforms: Raspberry Pi 3
Harware Mixer on Volumio:
HW Mixer string:
Comments: V-Link is a USB assync unit that also connects to my Emotiva XDA-1 DAC that does not have a assync DAC input. V-Link shows up in Volumio’s “Output Device” section and requires no configuration. Sends all my music files to my Emotiva XDA-1 DAC and then to my system. Sound is wonderful. Tested to 24/192 FLAC file playback. At 24/192 there is minor and very occassional ticks, but on all lower files the playback is flawless.
Buying Link:

Name: SMSL M8
Receiver: USB / SPDIF
DAC: ESS 32bit ES9018 DAC chip
Async: Yes
Working with Volumio: Yes
Tested Versions and Platforms: Volumio 2; x86
Harware Mixer on Volumio: Yes
HW Mixer string: N/A
Comments: N/A
Buying Link: Amazon, Ebay, MassDrop, etc.

Name: Teac HA-P90SD
Receiver: USB
DAC: Burr Brown PCM1795
Async: YES
Working with Volumio: YES
Tested Versions and Platforms: Volumio2 RC2Fix 31 Jul 2016 on Odroid-C2
Harware Mixer on Volumio: NO
HW Mixer string: N/A
Comments: Portable amplifier/player with high-resolution audio playback – including DSD. Dedicated dual 44.1kHz and 48kHz master clocks
Buying Link: N/A

Name: Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 2 In/2 Out USB Recording Audio Interface / Headphone Amp
Receiver: XMOS
DAC: Cirius Logic 4272
Async: YES, internal clock only
Working with Volumio: YES
Tested Versions and Platforms: Volumio2 RC2Fix 31 Jul 2016 on Odroid-C2
Harware Mixer on Volumio: NO
HW Mixer string: N/A
Comments: Supported 24 bit sample rates: 44.1 kHz,48 kHz,88.2 kHz,96 kHz,176.4 kHz,192 kHz
Buying Link: N/A

Name: FiiO K1
Receiver: Savitech SA9023A
DAC: TI PCM5102
Async: ?
Working with Volumio: YES
Tested Versions and Platforms: Volumio 2 0.979, RPi 3
Harware Mixer on Volumio: ?
HW Mixer string: Worked out of the box
Comments: Supports up to 96kHz/24Bit
Buying Link: Just google it

Name: Behringer UCA202
Receiver: ?
DAC: ?
Async: ?
Working with Volumio: Yes
Tested Versions and Platforms: Pi B, B+, Pi3
Harware Mixer on Volumio: ?
HW Mixer string: No changes
Comments: Cheap thing, surprisingly good quality
Buying Link: conrad.com/ce/en/product/323 … ggest=true