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PecanPi® Reviews, Accolades & Awards

Accolades and Awards


Print and Online Publications

PJ Evans – The MagPi (Issue 117, May 2022)

“Verdict 9/10” and “A small black box with an audio monster inside.” and “This will not be a disappointing product to those who care deeply about how their music sounds.”

David Vivian – Hi-Fi Choice 5-Star Review (February 2022 Issue)

“Wonderfully refined, yes, but with a real talent for texture and tempo in a spacious soundstage.” and “…if you want high-quality streaming on a budget, I can’t think of anything that over achieves with the aplomb of the PecanPi”

Trav Wilson – Headphonesty (April 2021)

“Clarity is terrific, and at no point did I feel that the PecanPi stood in the way of the music. Rather it passed it along with all details, tonality, and nuances fully intact. It’s natural and solid sounding.” and “It sounds essentially transparent, without any undue coloration or distortion. Detail seems especially good in midrange reproduction, putting it in league with decent performing stand-alone DACs…”

Clive Meakins – Enjoy The (February 2021)

“What an amazing single box streamer/headphone amplifier!” and “Without a doubt, the ULTRA performs very well indeed. It produces a very even and balanced sound that is highly transparent, spacious, and…”

Harris Fogel – Mac Edition Radio (January 2020)

“The PecanPi USB combines absolute silence with effortless dynamic range, and amplification. There is no sense of grain or grit, no matter how hard the unit is driven, even at full volume, nor is there any distortion, drift, crosstalk, or lack of musicality. We tested it with a variety of phones and IEMs, and in all cases it was a superbly musical, and invisible product. At no time could any of us discern an “Orchard Audio Sound” as it just got out of the way and let you feel the music.“

David Blumenstein – (Septermber 2019)

“I have been listening to the PecanPi for a solid number of weeks. I have forsaken all other players here in its favor. And the device has come through admirably, holding its own connected to various systems in various rooms.”

Adam LaBarge – The Audio Beatnik

“Frankly, I was shocked at the level of detail the PecanPi DAC offered, and I was amazed that the LCD-2 headphones still gave me more than I thought possible.”

Paul Rigby – The Audiophile Man

“The PecanPi sits within an attractive price point and at that price, it offers plenty: impressive sonic abilities being top of the list. Specifically, an attractive blend of dynamic force, rich imagery, and layered detail.”

Ryan Herrera – RH Audio Reviews

“…just shows how the PecanPi Streamer can produce instruments with speed and clarity, vocal with natural progression, and all control on a dime!” and “The Orchard Audio PecanPi Player is an amazing product for $500 hitting far above its class, able to play 24 Bit Audio /192 kHz with sweet detail, and delightful recreation.”

Frans Keylard –

“The bass is huge and the imaging is precise. Way better than I thought possible. I even forgot about wanting to add a sub-woofer.” and “At louder volumes (90-100 dB) the DAC exhibited its prodigious talents in a way that impressed the hell out of me.”


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