NanoSound DAC

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NanoSound is a the only Raspberry Pi audio add-on board for audiophiles with integrated OLED Display (not included in Basic version), control buttons and remote control! Awesome sound and the ultimate convenience in a single DAC!

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Product Description

NanoSound is not yet another Raspberry Pi audio add-on board for audiophiles. It’s unique since it pairs the same DAC as Hifiberry with:

  • A on\off button (which actually turns off and on your Raspberry PI, even remotely with its remote control)
  • Controls buttons that can be used to increase\decrease volume, skip tracks and pause and resume playback
  • It incorporates an OLED display that show now playing informations (only Standard and PRO version)
  • It comes in 3 versions: basic, standard and pro (see table later)
  • Works great with Volumio: just select the I2S DAC NanoSound and install its companion plugin

Long story short: if you’re looking for the most convenient way to control Volumio, there you have it!  This convenience give you a true consumer electronics experience, while keeping the full customisation and flexibility of Raspberry Pi.



A lovely all-in-one music box solution for your Raspberry PI that adds everything you’d need, it sounds good as well!

The Mag PI Magazine, rated 5 stars! 



  • Texas Instruments PCM5122 DAC
  • 192kHz Sampling Rate / 24bit Resolution Burr-Brown DAC for best sound quality
  • Hardware volume control for best quality using “alsamixer”
  • Texas Instruments TPS7A4700 Ultra Low Noise Voltage Regulator
  • Switchable Power Option
  • Power from a single microUSB port or independently
  • Raspberry Pi Power switch
  • Turn on and Gracefully shut down Raspberry Pi System
  • 6 GPIO buttons for Media Control
  • Infrared Receiver and Remote Control
  • LIRC compatible
  • 1.3″ OLED display with multi-language support (PRO version)
  • Resolution: 128 x 96 (PRO version)


Differences between NanoSound Basic, Standard and PRO

Want to directly drive your speakers with your Raspberry PI? There’s  the Amp^2 5W Speaker & Headphone Amplifier Add on:

Just plug the Amp^2 under the NanoSound and with a single 5V Power supply you will add the capability to drive 2 loudspeakers (or a demanding headphone set).


  • Switch On/Off via onboard bottons on the NanoSound DAC
  • Onboard relay rated up to 2A
  • Powered by single microusb or individually
  • 4 layered PCB designed to eliminate internal interference from Pi

Headphone Amp

  • Input Voltage: 5V
  • Output Power: 24mW @20Ω, 22mw @32Ω
  • Signal-To-Noise Ratio (SNR): 100db @20mW
  • Total Harmonic Distortion + Noise (THD+N): 0.01% @25mW

Speaker Amp

  • Input Voltage: 5V
  • Output Power: 5W @2Ω, 3W @4Ω
  • Efficiency: 90% @8Ω , 85% @4Ω, 80% @2Ω
  • Signal-To-Noise Ratio (SNR): 90db
  • Total Harmonic Distortion + Noise (THD+N): 0.15%



NanoSound is fully customizable and programmable! we take full advantage of the Raspberry Pi’s open architecture.

  • The 6 buttons are simple GPIO buttons. Python source code will be provided to read button events.
  • The IR receiver and control is LIRC compatible. Lircd.conf will be provided to read button input.
  • The 1.3″ OLED display is using i2c. The python display driver code is open sourced.
  • The onboard on/off switch uses the same design and software as theNanomesher Hackable Raspberry Pi Power Switch. It has an attiny85 onboard and is open sourced.



This product is shipped from Hong-Kong. International customers are responsible for any VAT and/or customs fees. These are beyond our control and will be based on declared value which is the board cost plus any options.

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Additional Information


Basic, Pro, Standard


With Amplifier, Without

With case

Black Case, None, Silver Case, White Case, Wooden case

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