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I just posted the same info in response to the thread Suggestions for a low-cost DAC.

 

After doing some search on the forum I realized that, despite having been mentioned here and there since Dember 2018, this un-assuming small card/DAC does not have a thread of its own,  which I'm now starting.

 

In fact, I think that my recommendation stands even when you remove the "low cost" terms and it becomes a strong recommendation for a low-cost DAC but  with very high quality for the cost.

 

The Khadas Tone Board (99$)  measures as DACs costing multiple time its cost, as you can read here.

I have had it for about a month and I'm very happy about the sound I'm getting.

The sound is clear,  detailed and airy, with an unbelievable sense of rhythm.

It decodes all PCM resolutions up to 384 kHz and DSD up to DSD256, no MQA

 

More info here:

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On ‎4‎/‎6‎/‎2019 at 6:33 PM, franz159 said:

I just posted the same info in response to the thread Suggestions for a low-cost DAC.

 

After doing some search on the forum I realized that, despite having been mentioned here and there since Dember 2018, this un-assuming small card/DAC does not have a thread of its own,  which I'm now starting.

 

In fact, I think that my recommendation stands even when you remove the "low cost" terms and it becomes a strong recommendation for a low-cost DAC but  with very high quality for the cost.

 

The Khadas Tone Board (99$)  measures as DACs costing multiple time its cost, as you can read here.

I have had it for about a month and I'm very happy about the sound I'm getting.

The sound is clear,  detailed and airy, with an unbelievable sense of rhythm.

It decodes all PCM resolutions up to 384 kHz and DSD up to DSD256, no MQA

 

More info here:

 

Thank you for this recommendation.

Do you have experiences with the Tone Board with upsampling to DSD256 from Mac?

Thanks

 

Matt

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Looks interesting- Digikey has it in stock.

Can it plug directly in to the rpi 3b+ 40 pin header?

Compatible with picoreplayer/LMS?

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4 hours ago, jamc said:

Looks interesting- Digikey has it in stock.

Can it plug directly in to the rpi 3b+ 40 pin header?

Compatible with picoreplayer/LMS?

 

plug: NO, the 40 pin header is for Khadas own SBS, NOT for the raspberry.

 

I use the Khadas with the raspberry on USB port.

I confirmed this works with AudiooLinux and Moode.

I expect it will work with PicorePlayer too.

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1 hour ago, Dev said:

Is this the same board Sonore is using in their Tone DAC ?

 

JR said somewhere on AS that the DAC is not a development by Sonore.

Looking at the specs, layout of inputs and outputs and considering the name of the DAC I would say YES.

 

Matt

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