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Pimoroni Pirate Audio 3W Stereo Amp for Raspberry Pi

Bring an old radio or set of speakers into the 21st century with Pirate Audio 3W Stereo Amp for Raspberry Pi! The push-fit connectors on Pirate Audio 3W Stereo Amp make it super-simple to connect up a set of speakers, whether they're bookshelf or floor-standing speakers, or the speakers in an old radio. Play crisp digital audio from local files (MP3, FLAC, etc.) or stream from services like Spotify. The combined DAC and amp gives you crisp 24-bit / 192KHz digital audio through your connected stereo speakers (or mixed-down mono through a single channel).

The PiMoroni Pirate Audio 3W Stereo Amp for Raspberry Pi is compatible with all 40-pin header Raspberry Pi models.

Pirate Audio is a range of all-in-one audio boards for Raspberry Pi, with high-quality digital audio, beautifully-crisp IPS displays for album art, tactile buttons for playback control, and our custom Pirate Audio software and installer to make setting it all up a breeze.

  • MAX98357A DAC / amplifier chip x2
  • Stereo 3W (per channel) audio out
  • Push-fit speaker terminals
  • Switch for stereo / mixed-down mono modes
  • 1.3" IPS color LCD (240x240px) (ST7789 driver)
  • Four tactile buttons
  • Mini HAT-format board
  • Fully-assembled
  • Compatible with all 40-pin header Raspberry Pi models
  • Dimensions: 65 x 30.5 x 9.5mm

Pimoroni Pirate Audio 3W Stereo Amp for Raspberry Pi Product Help and Resources

Core Skill: Programming

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Skill Level: Competent - The toolchain for programming is a bit more complex and will examples may not be explicitly provided for you. You will be required to have a fundamental knowledge of programming and be required to provide your own code. You may need to modify existing libraries or code to work with your specific hardware. Sensor and hardware interfaces will be SPI or I2C.
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Core Skill: Electrical Prototyping

If it requires power, you need to know how much, what all the pins do, and how to hook it up. You may need to reference datasheets, schematics, and know the ins and outs of electronics.

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Skill Level: Rookie - You may be required to know a bit more about the component, such as orientation, or how to hook it up, in addition to power requirements. You will need to understand polarized components.
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Great Quality

I intended to take this to work as a play item but the the audio quality was fantastic so I decided to keep it at home and use it to stream Spotify. I have it driving some decent sized speakers and it's great because it's so small it fits neatly tucked under the lip of a table in my office. I'd definitely recommend it to anyone interested in added audio to their raspberry pi zero w.