Audiophile DAC for the Raspberry Pi Zero. Phono (RCA) output, complete with PCB spacers and screws. 

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£ 12.00

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Full-HD 192kHz / 24bit YES
Designed for Pi Zero YES
Raspberry Pi3 compatible NO
Raspberry Pi2 compatible NO
Raspberry A+/B+ compatible NO
Raspberry A+ compatible NO
Raspberry B+ compatible NO
Compatible with original Raspberry Pi NO
Pi-DAC+ compatible NO
Pi-DigiAMP+ compatible NO
Pi-AMP+ Compatible NO

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The Pi-DACZero plugs on the Raspberry PiZero

NOTE: The Pi-DACZero needs the Pi-Zero GPIO pins to be added.

The Pi-DACZero feature the same great Texas Instruments PCM5122 DAC as the original and respected IQaudIO.com Pi-DAC+, with Linux drivers built in to Raspbian. No kernel recompilation needed.

The Pi-DACZero also supports the optional DACZeroHeadphone board delivering, for the first time, an all in one Full HD audio experience for those who listen through headphones on the Pi Zero, volume is again hardware based under software control and shared with Line Out.

As the Pi-DACZero uses the same audio chipset as the previous Pi-DAC+ full Linux device driver support is already built into the official Raspbian Linux distribution. Please note that some distributors may not include the headers / standoffs etc. If you need them please ask before purchasing.

  • Raspberry Pi Zero compliant accessory
  • Full-HD audio – up to 24-bit/192kHz playback
  • Integrated hardware volume control (via ALSA), full 2v RMS
  • Class leading audio; 112db SNR, and -93db THD
  • Audiophile TI Burr Brown 32-bit/384kHz DAC (TI PCM5122)
  • Advanced ESD protection
  • Uses the digital I2S audio signals to reduce CPU load over USB audio solutions
  • Raspberry Pi Zero powered, no external power requirements
  • Industry standard audio quality Phono/RCA connectors
  • Support for optional Rotary Encoder 3pin header
  • Support for the optional IQaudIO DACZeroHeadphone board
  • Fully tested Raspberry Pi accessory
  • Designed and manufactured in the UK



Significant upgrade!

I replaced my old Musical Fidelity V-DAC v1 with a Raspberry Pi 2 and the Pi-DACZero, running Roon.

I did like what I was hearing. It did indeed sound much better that what I had before. But I was still doubtful, as it is clear that the mind plays tricks and that improvements "heard" can be because you have just introduced something new, and you want it to sound better.

Then the lady of the house came into the room: "Has something changed in the equipment? It sounds so much better, suddenly!"

'Nuf said!


Miniature in size, but a giant in sound!

This is great!
Bought this and the Pi-DACZeroHP together and it is the best use of a PiZero.
A miniature player with sound quality of the larger DAC's. I run it with Volumio 2 and it sounds great in my Sennheiser HD-600.


Excellent product

I'm very impressed with this latest addition to the IQAudio range. I've built quite a few players using the original Pi-DAC and Pi-Amp, all of which are working well with friends and family. This makes a low cost high quality player running in conjunction with Squeezebox server and Picoreplayer.. This latest version is ideal where the connection has to be via wi-fi. . A much better option than the Sonos product range in my opinion, and eminently affordable. Thanks very much to Gordon - service is always excellent

  • 2 out of 2 people found this review useful.

Superb sound quality!

I have purchased both the Pi-DACZeroHP and Pi-DACZero for my beloved RPi Zero and I must say that I am extremely happy with the sound quality. The DAC sounds great and it delivers a solid bass too. I am really impressed, it is absolutely incredible! The first time I have connected my AKG headphones to the Pi-DACZeroHP, I was literally blown away! I just couldn’t believe it!

Not to mention that Gordon has been very helpful and his support has been very much appreciated.

In simple words if you are looking for an excellent piece of electronics, superb sound and a great customer service at the same time then all you have to do is to stop your on line research and just place the order! Seriously, these guys do know what they are doing!!

  • 3 out of 3 people found this review useful.

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Audiophile DAC for the Raspberry Pi Zero. Phono (RCA) output, complete with PCB spacers and screws.