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Raspberry Pi High End Audio DAC


New Member
Jul 30, 2021
Hi guys i'm new on the forum.
I'm building a diy system and now i'm looking into an HAT with high end charateristics.

i've found 2 board very interesting:

1. AUDIOPHONICS DAC I-Sabre ES9038Q2M that has also a very good rewiev here. 130 euros

2. Raspberry Pi High End Audio DAC from Elektor 150 euros but with 16gb class 10 microsd and 3.5" LCD touchscreen (480x320 pixels).
link with some lab measurements with their Audio Precision Analyzer: https://www.elektormagazine.com/labs/audio-dac-for-rpi-networked-audio-player-using-volumio

Probably i want to try the second one because on the sheet is very impressive. The only thing stop me from buy it now is that the frequency range goes from 32hz to 200khz instead 20hz of the audiophonics. I know that the system im building now below the 34-36 hz (at -3db) is useless but maybe in a future with a change of speakers may have sense the 20hz (I have a probably very good class AB Amp).
Any advice is well accepted!


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