Raspberry Pi IQAudio DAC Pro

The IQAudio DAC Pro, a new breed of audiophile DAC for the Raspberry Pi! With Phono (RCA), Heaphone (3.5mm) and support for Balanced / Differential output (for XLR use in Studio, or home studio), it allows connection to studio equipment or powered speakers over long cable runs. Now you can run your disco, radio station or home studio from a Raspberry Pi!

The DAC Pro comes complete with PCB spacers, screws and two 3 Pin JST headers for balanced output support. It utilises the Texas Instruments PCM5242 DAC, the big brother of the PCM5122 featured on the DAC+ and boasts balanced output, better Signal to Noise Ratio and THD!

With the Linux drivers built in to Raspbian no kernel recompilation is needed and the DAC Pro is supported by all the regular audio software, just like the DAC+. It's also compatible with the AMP+.

The DAC Pro also includes the headphone amplifier on the DAC HAT delivering an all in one Full HD audio experience for those who listen through headphones, volume is again hardware based under software control and shared with Line Out.

A fully HAT compliant Raspberry Pi expansion board with EEPROM support, the DAC Pro delivers Full HD audio from your Raspberry Pi. As the DAC Pro uses the same family of audio chipset as the DAC+ and full Linux device driver support is already built into the official Raspbian Linux distribution.

  • Raspberry Pi HAT (A+/B+/2/3/3B+/4) compliant accessory
  • Pre-programmed EEPROM for auto configuration
  • Full-HD audio – up to 24-bit/192kHz playback
  • Integrated hardware volume control (via ALSA)
  • Built in High quality audio headphone amplifier (TI TPA6133A)
  • Class leading audio; 114db SNR, and -94db THD
  • Audiophile TI Burr Brown 32-bit/384kHz DAC (TI PCM5242)
  • Advanced ESD protection
  • Digital I2S audio signals
  • Raspberry Pi powered, no external power requirements
  • Industry standard audio quality Phono/RCA connectors
  • Balanced output exposed on PCB
  • Built in mini DSP
  • Full GPIO access with no soldering required


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Customer Reviews

5 out of 5

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Easy set up

Plug & Play with minimum set up. Reasonably priced high performance product.

Sounds great!

Easy to install and sounds fantastic. Hats off to the folks at IQAudio!

Five stars for the price

I wanted to simplify my music setup. Previously, in order to get good-quality audio, I was using a ZOOM R24 as a USB interface. I wanted to save wear and tear on this device, as it is not cheap. The IQAudio DAC Pro has a balanced audio header, which I needed for a long run of line-level cable. I soldered two TRS jacks to the header, integrated within a HighPi Pro audio case [they fit perfectly], and hooked up to my existing balanced cable. To my ear, which is fairly discerning, the audio is just about as good as from the ZOOM. The value per dollar here is huge, and I can heartily recommend this device.