USB DAC compatibility List

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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Name: Musical Fidelity M1 DAC
Receiver: ?
DAC: Texas Instruments Burr-Brown DSD1796
Async: Yes
Working with Volumio: Yes
Tested Versions and Platforms: Volumio 1.x and 2 on Raspberry Pi 1B
Harware Mixer on Volumio:
HW Mixer string:
Comments: Really nice sounding DAC, works well with Volumio and in 2.x even volume control works
Buying Link: only second hand
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Name: Pro-Ject Audio Head Box S USB
Receiver: ?
DAC: Texas Instruments Burr-Brown PCM 2702E
Async: No
Working with Volumio: Yes
Tested Versions and Platforms: Volumio 2 on Raspberry Pi 1B
Hardware Mixer on Volumio: Yes
HW Mixer string:
Comments: Really nice sounding DAC, works well with Volumio and in 2.x even volume control and hotplugging works.
Buying Link: https://www.amazon.de/s/ref=nb_sb_ss_i_7_12?__mk_de_DE=%C3%85M%C3%85%C5%BD%C3%95%C3%91&url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=project+head+box+s+usb&sprefix=project+head%2Caps%2C218&crid=1O1JSUOFHX12R

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Name: Musical Paradise MP-D1
Receiver: XMOS 500 MIPS
DAC: AKM AK4399
Async: ?
Working with Volumio: Yes
Tested Versions and Platforms: Works on Volumio 2
Harware Mixer on Volumio: Yes
HW Mixer string: N/A
Comments: A lovely DAC. Great relaxed (some say, “analog-like”) sound. Pairs well with my vintage receivers.
Buying Link: musicalparadise.ca/store/ind … duct_id=56

Name: Musical Fidelity V90-DAC
Receiver: Texas Instruments TAS1020B
DAC: Burr Brown PCM1795
Async:Yes
Working with Volumio: Yes
Tested Versions and Platforms: Beaglebone Black, Volumio 1.3 - 2
Harware Mixer on Volumio: No
HW Mixer string: N/A
Comments: Some report better sound quality using a better power supply (http://thehbproject.com/en/reviews/149/Musical-Fidelity-V90-DAC-d/a-converter. I haven’t tried yet. Slightly better sound when i connect an Ifi IPower supply on the Beaglebone Black instead of a standard power supply.
Buying Link: http://www.musicalfidelity.com/v90-dac

Name: Micromega MyAMP
Receiver: Tenor TE7022L
DAC: ESS Sabre Premier ES9023P
Async: Yes
Working with Volumio: Yes
Tested Versions and Platforms: Raspberry Pi 2, Volumio 1.55, 2
Harware Mixer on Volumio: No
HW Mixer string: N/A
Comments: Switched from my hifiberry dac to the micromega dac, which has a much better sound quality. The fan of the MyAmp is pretty noisy, this is a big disadvantage. I do use it in my study and have to turn it of when i am not using it… More details can be found here http://www.qobuz.com/ie-en/info/hi-fi-guide/micromega-myamp-qobuzism-for-this176506
Buying Link: http://micromega.com/en/products/my-range/myamp/

Name: Parasound Halo Integrated
Async: Not sure
Working with Volumio: Yes
Tested Versions and Platforms: Volumio 2 on Raspberry Pi 2B
Harware Mixer on Volumio: No
Comments: Please see fix for Rotel 1570. Same applies here. usb-dac-compatibility-list-t2151-50.html
In mpd.conf, add

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into audio_output{} block fir USB.

No hardware volume mixer. :frowning:

Name: EC Technology external USB
Receiver: -
DAC: C Media
Async: Don’t know
Working with Volumio: Yes
Tested Versions and Platforms: Raspberry PI B+, Volumio 2.041
Harware Mixer on Volumio: Yes
HW Mixer string: No manual adjustment necessary, PnP
Comments: It is very cheap (7,99€) and works well
Buying Link: amazon.de/dp/B012W70XH8/ref … soundkarte

Name: Schiit Jotunheim DAC
Receiver: C-Media CM6631A
DAC: AK4490 x 2
Async: Unknown
Working with Volumio: Yes (16/44, 24/96 and 24/192 tested)
Tested Versions and Platforms: Raspberry Pi2 and 2.041
Harware Mixer on Volumio: Unknown
HW Mixer string: n/a
Comments: It should be ovbious that this DAC only works with the Jot. For $100 self installed its a great DAC.
Buying Link: schiit.com/products/jotunheim-dac

Name: Antelope Zodiac Platinum
Receiver: Unknown
DAC: Unknown
Async: yes
Working with Volumio: No
Tested Versions and Platforms: Raspberry Pi2 and 2.041
Harware Mixer on Volumio: Unknown
HW Mixer string: n/a
Comments: Antelope is totally unresponsive. Their USB is non-standard and incompatible. They created custom USB drivers for Windows and MacOS, but ignore Linux.
Buying Link: Do not buy

Name: Bryston BDA-1
Receiver:
DAC: dual Cirrus CS4398
Async: no, the BDA-1 reclocks and upsamples
Working with Volumio: yes
Tested Versions and Platforms: raspberry pi 2b,volumio version 2.041
Harware Mixer on Volumio: no
HW Mixer string:
Comments: have only used the USB interface so far - will setup for spdif soon. USB is rock solid
Buying Link: