IQaudIO Pi-DAC+ Pro

IQaudIOs new audiophile DAC for the Raspberry Pi comes with both RCA and audio jack outputs as well as the ports to manually add a symmetrical differential output for use with most studio quality equipment.

A new version of the Pi-DAC+ Pro is available here.

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Product Description


The IQaudIO Pi-DAC+ PRO is simply mounted on top of the Raspberry Pi with its GPIO connectors and the system is ready to produce high quality sound. The chipset of this sound card by Texas Instruments is a PCM5242 DAC with symmetrical output, improved signal-to-noise-ratio and total harmonic distortion. Like the Pi-DAC+, the DAC PRO also has a second audio jack output with full HD sound. The volume can be controlled with direct hardware connection and is further connected to the line out output as well. The new symmetrical output allows for the system to be integrated in a studio environment and thus lets you even run a radio station or home studio with a Raspberry Pi.

Technical Details
  • Compatible with Raspberry Pi A+, B+, 2B and 3B
  • Compatible with IQaudIO Pi-CASE+
  • Full-HD-Audio – up to 24 Bit/192 kHz playback rates
  • Integrated Hardware Volume Control (via ALSA)
  • Audiophile TI Burr Brown 32-bit/384kHz DAC (TI PCM5242)
  • Built-in High Quality-Audio headphone amplifier (TI TPA6133A)
  • Top Audio Quality Data Readings: 112db SNR, -94db THD
  • Advanced ESD protection
  • Uses digital I2S audio signals, to reduce CPU load of the Raspberry
  • Works without additional power supply, powered by Raspberry Pi
  • Phono/RCA outputs with sound quality on the level of industry standards
  • Symmetrical output for PCB
  • Built-in Mini-DSP
  • Developed and manufactured in the United Kingdom (UK)
  • IQaudIO Pi-DAC+ PRO
  • 4 metal spacers and 10 screws

By purchasing this product, you receive an additional copy of the Max2Play Premium Testlicense (3-month period).
You can find more information about the features of the premium license here.

Plug & Play with Max2Play especially for IQaudIO Pi-DigiAMP+ sound cards

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.

The Max2Play image has been optimized for the IQaudIO DAC+ and can be set up easily. It ensures the best support of the IQaudIO DAC+ and Raspberry Pi combination. The IQaudIO Pi-DAC+ can also easily be installed with the help of a Max2Play extension. The extension installs all necessary kernel drivers. After activating the sound card, it can be used by the audio players (e.g. Squeezelite or MPD) for sound output. The volume settings are then automatically set to the optimal levels.

Additional Information

Additional Information

Gewicht 0.039
Chipset Burr Brown PCM5242
KHz/ Bitrate 384kHz / 32bit
Signal-to-noise ratio 112db
Output RCA Stereo (2.0), 3,5 mm headphone jack, symmetrical output
Output power (RMS) -
Clock generator Raspberry Pi
Additional connections I2S header 40 Pins (requires soldering)
dedicated Connection for infrared receiver Vishay TSOP4838 IR receiver included (soldering required)
dedicated connection for rotary encoder Yes (soldering required)
Hardware features TPA6133A headphone amplifier, EEPROM, built-in Mini-DSP
ALSA controls for soundcard (driver) Volume, Analogue Boost, Analogue playback Boost
Max2Play software features IQaudIO Plugin, Webcontrol for ALSA-driver, installer for rotary encoder
Power supply micro-USB of Raspberry Pi
PDF Data Manufacturer PDF Data Sheet


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