Let’s face it, we love our Raspberry Pi but audio quality is just bad or inexistant (PiZero). RaspiAudio enables your Raspberry Pi ( Pi 3, 2, B+, A+, and Zero) with a state of the art audio DAC at a reasonable price.

Great for home audio sound sytem, internet radio, or any project with audio at a price that makes sense.


1- DAC I2s 24-bit audio with studio sampling quality

2- Included dual RCA phono connector line out stereo (soldering required)

3- Line out stereo jack 3.5mm

4- Female header 2×20 (soldering required) Compatible with Raspberry Pi 3, 2, B+, A+, and Zero



-Solder the included 40pins header (black part on the bottom):

For Raspian users (works also for Retropie) :

-Insert your Rapsberry Pi Audio Shield in your Raspberry pI then turn it on

-Make sure your audio jack is plugged in to your amplifier

-Open a terminal (yes the black windows thing) and type:

sudo wget -O - script.raspiaudio.com | bash

-say yes for the reboot

-If everything went fine you should here a test sound when tryping this command:

sudo speaker-test -l5 -c2 -t wav

-NEW! : On the next reboot you will be able to control the volume from your desktop or by using the line command tool alsamixer

For references here is the script source.

For OSMC users:

Just follow each steps and device name of this tutorial

For Volumio:

Enable I2S DAC, choose Model pHat DAC (all I2S dac are compatible) save and reboot.

In “Playback options” select “Mixer type Software” then click on “save”


Following GPIOs are used by RaspiAudio:

-GPIO21 (pin 40)

-GPIO19 (pin 35)

-GPIO18 (pin 12)

-Ground pin (connect at least one : pin 6, 9, 14, 20, 25, 30, 34, 39)

-3.3v pin (connect at least one: : pin 1, 17)

All others pin are free to use in your projects!

Check the pinout at pinoutxyz:

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