Documentation

The following guide should help you use your HiFiBerry products. If you’re missing something, there’s more documentation available on our support portal. Still missing something?  Please tell us!

If you don’t know the differences between our products, or which is the right product for you, check out our product comparison matrix.

Hardware

  • Connecting power supply and speakers to the HiFiBerry Amp+
    This small document shows you how to connect the power supply and speaker cables to the HiFiBerry Amp+.
  • Assembling the HiFiBerry case
    Our HiFiBerry case can be assembled completely tool-free in less than a minute. Have a look.
  • Assemble the steel case
    Our most robust case is also easy to assemble if you know how to do it. Have a look at this guide.
  • GPIO use
    While our products are designed as stand-alone boards, some users might add sensors, buttons, LCDs, or other things to their HiFiBerry-enabled Raspberry Pi. Here you find some information on which GPIOs are in use.

Software

  • Driver configuration for Linux 4.x
    The new 4.x kernels (and higher versions) need to be configured using a new method called device tree overlays. Check out this guide for details.
  • Write SD card images
    This guide shows how to write our pre-configured card images to an SD card.
  • Updating the Linux kernel
    Sometimes the Linux kernel that comes with a distribution is relatively old and doesn’t support the latest HiFiBerry products. This guide shows how to update your kernel to the most recent version.
  • Mixer controls of the HiFiBerry boards
    Using amixer, alsamixer or other programs, you can control the output volume of some of our boards. This document shows you how.
  • Setting up alsaeq for equalization
    This guide shows how to use the ALSA plugin alsaeq to implement a software-based equalizer.

Presentations