USB DAC compatibility List

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

format = “:32:

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:

Name: Micromega MyDAC
Receiver: SMSC USB3318
DAC: Cirrus Logic CS4351
Async: yes
Working with Volumio: yes
Tested Versions and Platforms: raspberry pi 3B, volumio version 2.411
Harware Mixer on Volumio: no
HW Mixer string:
Comments: Attention: USB Audio Class switch at the back of the MyDAC unit must be set to “2.0” position
Buying Link: son-video.com/Rayons/DAC-Aud … MyDAC.html

Name:MUSILAND MD30 PLUS
Receiver:SuperDSP210 FPGA
DAC:AD1955
Async:Yes
Working with Volumio:Yes
Tested Versions and Platforms:V2.118,x86
Harware Mixer on Volumio:Yes
HW Mixer string:
Comments:
Buying Link:https://item.jd.com/1594862581.html

Name: Micromega MyDAC
Receiver: SMSC USB3318
DAC: Cirrus Logic CS4351
Async: yes
Working with Volumio: yes - only in usb2 mode
Tested Versions and Platforms: Beagle bone black, volumio version 2.129
Harware Mixer on Volumio: yes
HW Mixer string:MICROMEGA USB Audio 2.0 Output Playback Control - The system shows the string twice in the mixer control name drop down list, along with the system clock and output switch. Only one of the two strings work properly, though.
Comments: Works well, some jitter when changing tracks or starting/stopping music
Buying Link: http://www.son-video.com/Rayons/DAC-Aud … MyDAC.html

Name: Elac ELEMENT SERIES EA101EQ-G INTEGRATED AMPLIFIER
Receiver: unknown
DAC: elac.com/forums/topic/dac-u … ement-amp/
Async:
Working with Volumio: yes
Tested Versions and Platforms: Rasberry Pi 2 B V1.1 and Volumino VERSION: 2.185
Hardware Mixer on Volumio: no
HW Mixer string:
Comments: Works well, silent popp on jumping (not between songs)
Buying Link: csmusiksysteme.net/Hifi-Stereo/V … param=elac

Name: TEAC NP-H750
Receiver: -
DAC: BurrBrown PCM1795 D/A converter
Async: YES
Working with Volumio: YES
Tested Versions and Platforms: Rasberry Pi 3 B+ and Volumio 2.0
Harware Mixer on Volumio: ?
HW Mixer string: ?
Comments: Failed to boot when USB is attached.
Buying Link: teac.com/product/np-h750/

Name: Nuprime DAC-9
Receiver: XMOS USB 2.0 chipset
DAC: AK4490 EQ
Async: YES
Working with Volumio: YES
Tested Versions and Platforms: 2.201 & Raspberry PI 3 (Volumio version 2.041 works as well)
Harware Mixer on Volumio: YES (but not needed)- use the build-in volume control instead - much better.
HW Mixer string:
Comments: Working out of the box. If the DAC is turned off while Volumio is playing -> Volumio will not play any track when the DAC is turned on again, and Volumio needs to be rebooted before working properly again. If Volumio is not playing when turning off the DAC, it does not have any problem working after powering up the DAC from standby. Waiting for the Digione to see if it a USB-only problem.
Buying Link: nuprimeaudio.com/index.php/p … dac-9.html
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Name: PreSonus AudioBox USB
Receiver:
DAC:
Async: YES
Working with Volumio: YES
Tested Versions and Platforms: Volumio 2.201, Raspberry Pi 3 Model B
Harware Mixer on Volumio: NO
HW Mixer string: N/A
Comments: Worked perfectly with no tweaking
Buying Link: Amazon, Guitar Center, etc.

Name: Musical Fidelity MX-DAC
Receiver: ?
DAC: PCM1795 32 bit / 192kHz Multi-bit Sigma-Delta type
Async: YES
Working with Volumio: YES
Tested Versions and Platforms: 2.x up to 2.201 x86 + Raspberry Pi 2, 2.502 Raspberry Pi 3
Harware Mixer on Volumio: YES
HW Mixer string:
Comments: Tested at least the following:

  1. 2.x up to 2.201 x86:
    PCM: 16/44.1 up to 24/192 PCM
    DSD: DSD64 (works via DoP only!)
    via Sources: internal disk, network storage or DLNA (DSD as DoP),

  2. 2.x up to 2.201 Raspberry Pi 2
    PCM: 16/44.1 up to 24/96 (most of the time, possible bandwidth limitation / hardware)
    DSD: no smooth playback possible (works via DoP only!)
    via Sources: network storage or DLNA

  3. 2.502 Raspberry Pi 3
    PCM: 16/44.1 up to 24/192 PCM
    DSD: DSD64 (works via DoP only!)
    via Source: USB SSD to DAC

Buying Link: musicalfidelity.com/dealers

Name: Audio-GD - NFB 1.38 DAC (Balanced ES9038Pro Amanero USB DAC)
Receiver:?
DAC: Sabre32 DA chip ES9038Pro.
Async: yes.
Working with Volumio: yes.
Tested Versions and Platforms: all.
Harware Mixer on Volumio: no.
HW Mixer string:
Comments: I2’s direct input on DAC also works.
Buying Link: audio-gd.com/Pro/dac/NFB1.38/NFB1.38EN.htm

Name: Zhilai Audio H1 USB DAC
Receiver:
DAC: PCM2704
Async:
Working with Volumio: YES
Tested Versions and Platforms: 2.194 on BeagleBone Black
Harware Mixer on Volumio: YES
HW Mixer string:
Comments:
Buying Link: multiple offerings at aliexpress

Name: JDS Labs ODAC (ObjectiveDAC)
Receiver: Tenor TE7022
DAC: ESS Sabre ES9023
Async: NO
Working with Volumio: YES
Tested Versions and Platforms: Volumio v2 on RPi 3
Hardware Mixer on Volumio: YES
HW Mixer string: n/a
Comments: nwavguy.blogspot.com/2012/04/odac-released.html
Buying Link: jdslabs.com/products/46/sta … dac-rev-b/