Pi-DAC PRO

Pi-DACPRO

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Pi-DAC PRO, a new breed of audiophile DAC for the Raspberry Pi. With Phono (RCA), Heaphone (3.5mm) & support for Balanced / Differential output (for XLR use in Studio, or home studio)

100% Software compatible with the IQaudIO Pi-DAC+, no new software needed to work with Roon, Max2Play, Volumio, PiCorePlayer, etc.

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£ 42.00

Data sheet

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

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The Pi-DAC PRO plugs directly on the Raspberry Pi A+/B+/2/3, there’s no need to solder or modify your Raspberry Pi and you can be enjoying Full HD audio in minutes.

We've used the Texas Instruments PCM5242 DAC, the big brother of the pcm5122. Featuring balanced output, better Signal to Noise Ratio and THD. With the Linux drivers built in to Raspbian no kernel recompilation is needed and the DAC PRO is supported by all the regular audio software, just like the Pi-DAC+. It's also compatible with the Pi-AMP+

The Pi-DAC PRO also includes the Pi-DAC headphone amplifier delivering an all in one Full HD audio experience for those who listen through headphones, volume is again hardware based under software control and shared with Line Out.

With Differential / Balanced output it allows connection to studio equipment or powered speakers over long cable runs. Now you can run your disco, radio station or home studio from a Raspberry Pi!

 

A fully HAT compliant Raspberry Pi expansion board with EEPROM support, the Pi-DAC PRO delivers Full HD audio from your Raspberry Pi. As the Pi-DAC PRO uses the same family of audio chipset as the Pi-DAC+ and full Linux device driver support is already built into the official Raspbian Linux distribution. 

  • Raspberry Pi HAT (A+/B+/2/3) compliant accessory
  • Full-HD audio – up to 24-bit/192kHz playback
  • Integrated hardware volume control (via ALSA)
  • Built in High quality audio headphone amplifier (TI TPA6133A)
  • Class leading audio; 114db SNR, and -94db THD
  • Audiophile TI Burr Brown 32-bit/384kHz DAC (TI PCM5242)
  • Advanced ESD protection
  • Uses the digital I2S audio signals to reduce CPU load over USB audio solutions
  • Raspberry Pi powered, no external power requirements
  • Industry standard audio quality Phono/RCA connectors
  • Balanced output exposed on PCB
  • Build in mini DSP
  • Fully built and tested Raspberry Pi accessory 
  • Designed and manufactured in the UK

Notes:

  • The Balanced output is exposed via two 3pin no fit headers. You will have to provide these yourself.
  • Although compatible with the Pi-AMP+, an additional 2x5 pin header must be soldered.
  • The standard IQaudIO case will work with the Pi-DACPro but no cut outs are provided for balanced output.
  • Uses the same IQaudIO Pi-DAC+ Linux drivers so no new software configurations needed.





Reviews

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28/06/17

Wow

This is amazing, sounds awesome, I wish I had this a year ago, would save me a lot of money for external DACs. It also looks very good with smoke case. With 125 USD(including shipping) you get something better than $700-800. So being a geek is sometimes profitable.

  • 1 out of 1 people found this review useful.
Grade 
03/03/17

Excellent

Now I use Pi-Dac Pro on Raspberry Pi3 board with RuneAudio player and tube power amp. After some internal tuning of RuneAudio (reducing cpu clock, SOX upsampling and so on) would like to assure that this set sounds really pretty good, even better than my portable player Fiio X5 II. I 'm impressed. Sound is clear, impressive and with good low attack. Thank you so much for this excellent device Pi-DAC Pro. But it seems to me very strange that so low information and feedbacks about this DAC in the Internet. But nevertheless I will recommend this hi quality DAC for purchaise. It can sound on a par with brand-name devices.

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27/02/17

Terrific!!!

I can't believe it but this little thing is the best sounding hi-fi component I've ever had. My formerly beloved Marantz CD player and Musical Fidelity X-Can headphone amp are now retired because the Pi equipped with this DAC beats that combo hands down. I still can't believe it but hearing is believing and I'm a believer. Superb sound. Good with every track I've tested but try and get some well recorded, naturally miked acoustic music (anything from Chesky Records would be perfect for this) and you'll be grinning from ear to ear. I can't wait to get home tonight to rip tracks from my Mercury Living Presence CDs to play through this little beauty.

  • 1 out of 1 people found this review useful.
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25/02/17

Real Class

I have been running two Squeezebox players over the last few years one connected to a pretty good dac. I got the latest PI (3) and thought I would give the audio a boost. Very glad that I did. The sound with this dac is great. I had one or two teething problems largely due to the fact that I didn't read the guide. Rather than go search on a forum I contacted Gordon direct. He responded almost immediately and got me back on track. Very happy. Now have a really good media streamer at a fraction of the cost for an over the counter product.

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Pi-DAC PRO

Pi-DAC PRO

Pi-DAC PRO, a new breed of audiophile DAC for the Raspberry Pi. With Phono (RCA), Heaphone (3.5mm) & support for Balanced / Differential output (for XLR use in Studio, or home studio)

100% Software compatible with the IQaudIO Pi-DAC+, no new software needed to work with Roon, Max2Play, Volumio, PiCorePlayer, etc.

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