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ApplePi - High Performance Audio for Raspberry Pi

ApplePi Line

The ApplePi line of products represents ultra-high performance accessories for the Raspberry Pi (Rpi).

ApplePi DAC

ApplePi DAC

 The ApplePi DAC is an ultra-high performance I2S hat for the Raspberry Pi.


  • Signal to Noise Ratio (SNR): 128dB (2,510,000 to 1)
  • Total Harmonic Distortion + Noise (THD+N): <0.0005% (-106dB)
  • Power Consumption: 4.5W (0.9A @ 5V)


"Ok, specs are great and all, but how did it really sound? Frankly, very good, surprisingly good." and "The mid-range and truthiness of the music rivaled that of the other DACs I have on hand that cost significantly more." Read the full review at this link.

"Sound-stage and spatial resolution are just excellent." and "This DAC is producing the most detailed sound to ever come out of my Raspberry PI, all the subtle nuances of my test tracks were there and clearly distinguished from everything else." Read the full review at this link.

ApplePi Volume-Clocker

ApplePi Volume-Clocker

 The ApplePi Volume-Clocker, gives you the ability to add hardware volume control and reclocking to any I2S Raspberry Pi DAC.


  • Dynamic Range: 144 dB (–60-dbFS Input, 20 Hz to fS/2, A-Weighted)
  • THD+N: –140 dB (0-dbFS Input, BW = 20 Hz to fS/2) 
  • Supported Resolutions: 24-bit, 20-bit, 18-bit, and 16-bit
  • Supports sampling rates up to 212 kHz
  • Power Consumption: 0.75W (5V @ 0.15A)

Kickstarter Backers

A big thank you to all of the backers that helped make the ApplePi DAC Kickstarter a reality.

Diamond Backers

  • Adam P LaBarge - US
  • Lam Chun Sang Johnson - CN
  • Paul M Cohen - US
  • Christopher Noble - US

Gold Backers

  • Bruce - US
  • D J Smith - GB
  • David Williamson - AE
  • Kevin I. Yeh - TW
  • Craig Munro - NZ
  • John Venable - US 
  • Piotr Koperski - PL
  • LA - ID
  • Chris Mitchell - GB 
  • Patrick James Bell II - US
  • Henry McLeod - GB
  • Graham Jewell - GB
  • Axel - DE
  • Martin Howmann Poulsen - DK
  • luismc - ES
  • Ulf Schmidt - DE
  • Anders Öster - FI
  • Jody D. - US
  • Pat S. - US

Silver Backers

  • John U - GB
  • Otto Jensen - US
  • John Seipp - US
  • Rishaan Singh - ZA
  • Kim Madgwick - AU

Bronze Backers

  • stevie - US


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