Abacus AroioDAC Bundle incl. Raspberry Pi and Max2Play

New DAC made in Germany with two separate master clocks, high-precision voltage regulators and 4-way multi-layer design - now bundled with Raspberry Pi and Max2Play.

The Raspberry Pi 4 is out of stock until further notice
We suggest the following bundle instead: HiFiBerry DAC+ Bundle incl. Raspberry Pi 3 and Max2Play

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Hardware on display tested and optimally supported by Max2Play

We offer the suitable hardware for DIY-solutions and to expand existing systems


Service & Support

Max2Play Installation Service
Every Max2Play system image is set up exactly according to the individual order: country, language, sound card and license. This way, Max2Play can guarantee a satisfying and hassle-free experience.

Max2Play Support
We offer support for all topics regarding Max2Play on our website:

With this bundle Max2Play can be optimally used as a high-end audio solution. Just plug the supplied components together and enjoy the benefits of Max2Play and the Aroio DAC from Abacus. We recommend the Max2Play Aroio Bundle to all customers who want to play their digital music collection via a high-end DAC on their music system and do not want to be limited by the clock of the Raspberry Pi.

abacus aroiodac

Abacus AroioDAC

On the AroioDAC, two independent clock chips are used as master clocks, one for the 44.1kHz multiples (e.g., standard CD quality) and one for the 48kHz (e.g., 96kHz or 192kHz Hi-Res files). Due to the exact frequency accuracy and high frequency stability jitter and unwanted modulations are reduced to a minimum. During operation, a small blue LED indicates which master clock is currently active.

To avoid power-related disturbances, the three important areas of the board are fed completely independently of each other with high-precision voltage regulators from Analog Devices.

In order to guarantee the necessary current flow at any time, the circuit board is constructed as a 4-way multilayer (each with its own copper layer for ground potential and the supply lines). In addition, all areas are buffered with generous capacitors. More information about the AroioDAC can be found in our blog.

Components

  • Raspberry Pi
  • Power Supply
  • Abacus AroioDAC
  • Case (may contain branding)
  • Mounting Material
  • Class 10 MicroSD card with pre-installed Max2Play image

Technical details of the AroioDAC

  • Compatible with Raspberry Pi (A+/B+/2/3/3B+/4)
  • Two isolated, individual high precision master clocks 44,1- an 48kHz sample rates
  • Isolated voltage regultors for analog, digital and clocks
  • 4-times-Multilayer PCB for optimal power supply
  • L-/R-Cinch ports, IR receiver
  • Splittable power supply for AVDD and Clocks as well as DVDD
  • Separate 8-Pin-GPIO-Header for audio connections
  • ID-EEPROM for HAT-ID
  • Full software support by Max2Play
  • SMD and assembly in Germany


AroioDAC
Raspberry Pi 3B+
 

New DAC made in Germany with two separate master clocks, high-precision voltage regulators and 4-way multi-layer design.

Raspberry Pi 3 model B+ with improved WLAN and Bluetooth module, 4-core processor and 1.4 GHz power.



Case - matt black
Raspberry Pi 3 Power Supply (5V/2.5A)
Universal case, suitable for use with DACs, Digis or Amps and a Raspberry Pi. (may contain branding) Power supply for operating the Raspberry Pi with a HAT sound card.



Selection of the Max2Play License

With the purchase of this product you receive an additional Max2Play premium license (3 month term)*. You also have the possibility to purchase a 1-year, 2-year or 5-year license. The premium license offers further plugins for more features and extensive support.

*Important! There is no automatic extension of your license. You are free to renew it during or after the license period. Owners of the Max2Play Premium License get exclusive news about Max2Play, concerning new features and Plugins. The amount of Plugins is continuously growing. Here you will find an overview of all the Max2Play Plugins

Plug & Play with Max2Play

Max2Play offers a browser-based administration interface for Raspberry Pi on a Linux basis. With Max2Play, applications (Max2Play extensions) can be installed and administrated on a minicomputer without any Linux knowledge. The controls can be accessed via smartphone, tablet or computer, without connecting a mouse or keyboard to the minicomputer.

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