HiFiBerry DAC2 HD8 September 2023
HiFiBerry DAC2 HD
The HiFiBerry DAC2 HD is our most sophisticated and best performing board, designed for demanding audiophiles who expect the best performance possible. Based on our venerable DAC+ Pro, the DAC2 HD is our best performing product yet, designed for audiophiles who demand the best possible audio reproduction. By inheriting the best features of our +Pro board (dual-domain clocks, Burr-Brown chip, etc.), and adding linear power filters to reduce noise, the DAC2 delivers more excitement in your music than ever before.
In addition to the enhanced performance of the DAC2, this model series will also support add-on boards such as a DSP module, to support user-designed filters for room and speaker correction in the digital domain. This allows for far greater purity of signal than would be possible ‘downstream’ after the signal is converted to analog.
- Dedicated 192kHz/24bit high-quality Burr-Brown DAC
- Custom current-to-voltage output stage with high-end filtering
- Four ultra-low-noise linear voltage regulators for optimal audio performance
- Low-jitter clock for optimized performance (independent from Raspberry Pi clock sources)
- Hardware volume control for DAC. You can control the output volume using ‘alsamixer’ or any application that supports ALSA mixer controls.
- Supports HiFiBerry DSP add-on module
- Connects directly to the Raspberry Pi, no additional cables needed
- No soldering, you just plug it onto the Raspberry Pi
- Compatible with all Raspberry Pi models with a 40-pin GPIO connector
- Directly powered from the Raspberry Pi, no additional power supply required
- HAT compliant, EEPROM for automatic configuration
- Gold plated RCA output connectors
- Included 4 M2.5x12mm spacers to mount the board onto the Raspberry Pi
- Requires at least Linux kernel 4.19.97
NOTE: Requires our DAC2 case if used with add-on boards. Will fit in earlier DAC cases for PI3 and Pi4 if used without the add-on board.
HiFiBerry DAC2 HD – The Next Generation DAC
The HiFiBerry DAC2 HD is the next generation DAC. With a new layout and improved components, HiFiBerry succeeds in further increasing the sound quality. For the best sound quality, a Burr-Brown chip is used. The DAC2 HD has its own ultra-low jitter clock, making it independent of the clock on the Raspberry Pi. Especially mid and high frequencies profit from this precise clock with a crystal clear sound.
The HiFiBerry DAC2 HD is plugged directly onto the Raspberry Pi. No soldering etc. is necessary. The HiFiBerry DAC2 HD is powered by the Raspberry Pi, therefore no additional power supply is needed.
Frequently Asked Questions
- Can I use the HiFiBerry DAC2 HD with add-on boards?
- Which Raspberry Pi models are compatible with the HiFiBerry DAC2 HD?
- Do I need a separate power supply for the HiFiBerry DAC2 HD?
Yes, the HiFiBerry DAC2 HD supports add-on boards such as a DSP module for room and speaker correction.
The HiFiBerry DAC2 HD is compatible with all Raspberry Pi models with a 40-pin GPIO connector.
No, the HiFiBerry DAC2 HD is directly powered from the Raspberry Pi, so no additional power supply is required.
The HiFiBerry DAC2 HD is the ultimate choice for demanding audiophiles who seek the best possible audio performance. With its advanced features, including a dedicated high-quality DAC, custom output stage, and low-jitter clock, the DAC2 HD delivers an unparalleled listening experience. Whether you are a music enthusiast or a professional, the HiFiBerry DAC2 HD will elevate your audio reproduction to new heights.