USB DAC compatibility List

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USB DAC compatibility List

Postby il baritono » Thu Oct 04 2018 07:48

This is pretty much the one thread that shows up when googling if the Benchmark Dac1 USB will work with USB from a RaspberryPi, and there is a previous comment it doesn't, however it DOES work straight out of the box, I simply selected it in the list of DACs (Benchmark Dac 1 turned up when it was connected), and turned off i2s and voilà, sound! USB is limited to 96kbit/s / 24bit (USB 1.1 bandwidth), lower than spdif @195kbits/s. As if anyone could tell the difference?

Name: Benchmark Dac 1 USB
Receiver: no idea
DAC: Analog Devices AD1853 (according to Stereophile)
Async: I think so
Working with Volumio: YES
Tested Versions and Platforms: My RPi is a B model B+ v1.2
Harware Mixer on Volumio: NO
HW Mixer string: n/a
Comments: according to specs, the spdif/ RCA input is transformer coupled, so if one picks up spdif HAT, it doesn't need to be transformer coupled.
Buying Link: discontinued (but well worth picking up used! Still sounds GREAT 2018, and I am using it in a high end system.)
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Postby Berry » Fri Nov 02 2018 20:07

Name: Khadas (Generic) Tone Board
Receiver: XU208-128-QF48
DAC: ES9038Q2M
Async: Yes
Working with Volumio: Yes, gets recognized under XMOS-208
Tested Versions and Platforms: RPI 3B
Harware Mixer on Volumio:
HW Mixer string:
Comments: see for Specs: https://www.khadas.com/tone-specs

No probs under Volumio. Great sound with SINAD > 120dB. Input is hierarchically regulated. If no audio signal detected on USB-C then it will automatically play on Coax, as soon as it detects an audio signal on USB-C it will overrule the coax and play this. No case available from the manufacturer. It costs US-$ 99 direct from the Shenzhen-based manufacturer. It's not a HAT for RPI, it's a sole DAC board. The three connectors are astonishly premium quality, well done!!

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Postby Mete » Sun Nov 04 2018 15:43

Name: Chord Qutest
Receiver: ?
DAC: Custom FPGA Implementation
Async: Yes
Working with Volumio: Yes
Tested Versions and Platforms: Volumio 2.502 on RPi 3B+
Hardware Mixer on Volumio: No
HW Mixer string:
Comments:
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Postby PaulM » Fri Nov 09 2018 09:13

kolwrath wrote:Name: Shiit Modi Mk I (the original Modi)
Receiver: CM6331A
DAC: AK 4396
Async: YES
Working with Volumio:** YES (see comments)
Tested Versions and Platforms: Volumio 2.502, Raspberry Pi Zero W / Raspberry Pi 3
Harware Mixer on Volumio: Not tested
HW Mixer string:
Comments:**
  1. On R-Pi 3/3+ (and probably Pi-2 as well), the USB controller might need to be forced into USB 1.1 mode to detect the DAC. Add "dwc_otg.speed=1" to "/boot/cmdline.txt". This issue is solved with Modi 2 and up,which are fully USB 2 (confirmed by Schiit).
  2. Official specs: 16-bit/44.1 kHz up to 24-bit/96 kHz. 24/96 confirmed working.
Buying Link**: Discontinued since 2014


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Postby LouisRenault » Thu Dec 27 2018 09:53

Name: SMSL M8A
Receiver: USB: XMOS-XCroe 200 Xu20
DAC: ESS ES9028Q2M
Async: YES
Working with Volumio: YES
Tested Versions and Platforms: several up to 2.513 on RPi 3B+
Hardware Mixer on Volumio: NO
Comments:
- powered by SMSL P2 Linear Power Supply, though no audible difference to M8A original power supply
- still needs to be configured as "DSD to PCM" to run DSD direct and vice versa
Raspberry Pi 3 B with Hifiberry DAC+ Pro and Audiophonics Low Noise PSU
Raspberry Pi 3 B+ with SMSL M8A and SMSL P2 LPS
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Postby thibof » Sun Dec 30 2018 13:37

Name: Marantz NA8005
Receiver: TI TMS320C6748BZWT
DAC: Cirrus Logic CS4398-CZ
Async: YES
Working with Volumio: YES
Tested Versions and Platforms: 2.513 on x86
Harware Mixer on Volumio: No
HW Mixer string:
Comments:
- The mixer needs to be set up on Hardware, even if the volume control doesn't work
- DSD works in DoP mode up to DSD 128
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Postby masi0 » Fri Jan 11 2019 12:44

Name: Rotel A12
Receiver: -
DAC: WM8740
Async: YES
Working with Volumio: YES
Tested Versions and Platforms: 2.522 on Raspberry Pi 3 B+
Harware Mixer on Volumio: No
HW Mixer string:
Comments:
- DoP works only in USB 1.0 mode
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Postby Flaffels » Wed Jan 16 2019 19:34

Name: FiiO X5 II (DAP + DAC combo)
Receiver: N/A
DAC: PCM1792
Async: YES
Working with Volumio: YES
Tested Versions and Platforms: Volumio 2.526 & RPi 3B+
Hardware Mixer on Volumio: N/A
HW Mixer string: N/A
Comments: needs to be configured as "DSD over PCM (Dop)„.
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Postby Jazzy Jase » Sun Jan 20 2019 22:53

Name: Marantz NA8005
Receiver:
DAC: Cirrus Logic CS4398-CZ
Async: YES
Working with Volumio: YES
Tested Versions and Platforms: 2.526 on RPI 3A+
Harware Mixer on Volumio: No
HW Mixer string:
Comments:
DSD works in DSD Direct
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Postby KingGoose99 » Thu Feb 21 2019 15:37

Name: ARCAM rDAC
Receiver:
DAC: Wolfson's WM8741
Async: YES
Working with Volumio: YES
Tested Versions and Platforms: Raspberry Pi 3B, Volumio 2.555
Hardware Mixer on Volumio: don't know
HW Mixer string: don't know.
Comments: Plug & Play works out of the box. Connected via USB.
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