Datasheet DAC+ HD


Datasheet DAC+ HD


The HiFiBerry DAC+ HD is a high-end digital-to-analog converter for the Raspberry Pi (newer models with 40 pin GPIO connector).


  • Stereo output
  • Dedicated 192kHz/24bit high-quality Burr-Brown DAC
  • Custom current-voltage output stage with high-end filtering
  • Three ultra-low-noise linear voltage regulators for optimal audio performance
  • Low-jitter dual-domain clock for optimised clock decoupling from the Raspberry Pi
  • Hardware volume control for DAC. You can control the output volume using “alsamixer” or any application that supports ALSA mixer controls.
  • Supports DSP add-on module
  • Connects directly to the Raspberry Pi, no additional cables needed
  • No soldering, comes as a pre-fabricated kit. You just plug it onto the Raspberry Pi, it is conform to the Raspberry Pi hardware-attached-on-top (HAT) specification.
  • Compatible with all Raspberry Pi models with a 40-pin GPIO connector
  • Directly powered from the Raspberry Pi, no additional power supply
  • HAT compliant, EEPROM for automatic configuration
  • Gold plated RCA output connectors
  • Comes with all components required to mount it. We include 4 M2.5x12mm spacers to fix the board onto the Raspberry Pi
  • Requires at least Linux kernel xxx


Note that the actual board might look a bit different. Layout and components might change without further notice. We do not guarantee a specific PCB layout or specific components.

Connectors and Jumpers

coming soon


Maximum output voltage2.1Vrms
DAC signal-to-noise ratio123dbtypical
DAC THD+N-108dbtypical
Frequency response10Hz-70kHz(-3dB)
Power consumption<1W
Sample rates44.1-192kHz


To support the DAC+ HD, a Raspberry Pi Linux kernel of at least version xxxx is required. Have a look at the documentation how to update the Linux kernel.

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Additional documentation