USB DAC compatibility List

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

Name: HiFime 9018i i2S DAC
Receiver: Savitech SA9227
DAC: ESS SABRE 9018
Async: YES
Working with Volumio: YES
Tested Versions and Platforms: Volumio 2 0.979, RPi 3
Hardware Mixer on Volumio: NO
HW Mixer string: Worked out of the box
Comments: Supports up to 192kHz/24Bit
Buying Link: hifimediy.com/DACs/ready-made-dacs/9018i-dac

Name: Emotiva Big Ego
Receiver: XMOS
DAC: TI/Burr Brown PCM5142
Async: Yes
Working with Volumio: Yes with comments
Tested Versions and Platforms: Raspberry Pi 3
Harware Mixer on Volumio: Yes
HW Mixer string:
Comments: Sound quality excellent, occasion clicks and dropouts on 24/96k and 24/192k. Plays perfect on 24/352.8k
Buying Link:www.emotiva.com

I had to increase the buffer size and buffer % to have listenable playback on 24/192k. It makes no sense to me that play back is much cleaner from 44.1kHz and 2X, 4X and 8X multiples files than it is off 48kHz and multiples files. Sound quality from Raspberry Pi 3/Volumio is much better than from my Mac Mini using the same DAC and speakers or headphones.

Name: PS Audio Directstream
Receiver: I2s
DAC: based on FPGA Spartan 6
Async: yes
Working with Volumio: yes
Tested Versions and Platforms: 1.5/2 - Raspberry Pi3
Harware Mixer on Volumio:
HW Mixer string:
Comments: connected via I2s using an Audio Gd output module - generic driver
Buying Link:

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