Best DAC for PI 4 ?

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Best DAC for PI 4 ?

Postby mjlandy » 01 Oct 2020, 13:31

OK - I did search first and could not get an insight that helped. I have a new Pi4 with Rune 5 and my USB DAC died. I had the Dragonfly cobalt. I should say I indicate it died because its static as heck and I crushed it by accident.

I know the onboard audio isn't as good - I did hear that difference for a moment.

Whats the winner - or your top choice for this situation. I plan on buying another Dragonfly Cobalt later.

Mark TIA
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Re: Best DAC for PI 4 ?

Postby rastus » 27 Oct 2020, 23:22

https://www.audiophonics.fr/en/dac-and- ... -6384.html

PS: Or, (for now) use the HDMI connection on the Pi; this will/should give you 24bit 48kHz and use your receiver/amp's DAC. Maybe a temp method for now.
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Re: Best DAC for PI 4 ?

Postby surfninja » 10 Nov 2020, 23:49

I doubt it is the best but i'm using a allo boss HAT. seems fine for my mid fi system.

I like the hdmi idea but I don't use receivers and don't own one newer than the 70s.
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Re: Best DAC for PI 4 ?

Postby rastus » 11 Nov 2020, 16:09

surfninja wrote:I doubt it is the best but i'm using a allo boss HAT. seems fine for my mid fi system.


The ALLO BOSS V1.2 DAC was my first choice, but I got sidetracked and ended up getting the AUDIOPHONICS DAC I-Sabre ES9038Q2M. From all the reading I did the ALLO BOSS V1.2 DAC is reported to have exceptional sound quality.

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Re: Best DAC for PI 4 ?

Postby PhilHill » 21 Nov 2020, 23:41

ALLO BOSS V1.2 DAC

runs 24/7 since 3 Years w. Pi3b
good sound quality,
no complaints.

kind Regards,
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