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DAC boards with retropie
« on: May 10, 2017, 03:28:38 am »
So raspberry pi has always had sound issues, especially with the line out 3.5mm audio jack. most people rely on the hdmi connection for better sound. i cant use Hdmi since the sound will go to a small amplifier (gain control + headohone support) which will drive 2x3w speakers. so i decided to go with a DAC that accesses the digital audio stream via gpio pins. Ive just bought a hifiberry DAC with 3.5mm out... but i have no idea if it will work or if there are other better solutions.

Anyone tried something like this before?

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« Reply #1 on: May 10, 2017, 10:10:34 am »
I'm not familiar with the hifiberry, the solution I see referenced most often for improved 3.5mm sound is over USB.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B01N905VOY/ref=mp_s_a_1_9?ie=UTF8&qid=1494425190&sr=8-9&pi=AC_SX236_SY340_QL65&keywords=usb+audio+adapter&dpPl=1&dpID=41wD3z6-W5L&ref=plSrch
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Re: DAC boards with retropie
« Reply #2 on: May 10, 2017, 10:37:00 am »
definitely cheaper than what i bought lol

how good of a solution is it? does it clean up the audio?

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Re: DAC boards with retropie
« Reply #3 on: May 10, 2017, 10:58:31 am »
Yes. It cleans up the audio. Major improvement.
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Re: DAC boards with retropie
« Reply #4 on: May 12, 2017, 05:31:52 pm »
I'm not familiar with the hifiberry, the solution I see referenced most often for improved 3.5mm sound is over USB.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B01N905VOY/ref=mp_s_a_1_9?ie=UTF8&qid=1494425190&sr=8-9&pi=AC_SX236_SY340_QL65&keywords=usb+audio+adapter&dpPl=1&dpID=41wD3z6-W5L&ref=plSrch

Will this solution clean up an amplified system?


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Re: DAC boards with retropie
« Reply #5 on: May 14, 2017, 05:41:26 am »
yes the usb audio mentioned mahuti and the DAC both provide a clean line out that does into your App. Hifiberry has an amplifier version and all you need is to hook up speakers. I was going to get ti but i needed a volume dial and headphone jack support

PS hifiberry have a whole range of products with optical out, RCA out, 3.5mm phone out etc
https://www.hifiberry.com/shop/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_oe7A4PRWR0&t=192s

Anyway, i bought the one with 3.5mm out and happy to report it works well. pretty pricey but. I didn't know if I could trust the USB ones, but I should've done that first since they are heaps cheap

  
 

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