Many people ask the shop owner why you build a i2S DAC for Raspberry Pi 3? As you know most people is using USB DAC at the market.
The shop owner reply, he want more people to know the strength of your DAC and your bottleneck of your DAC.
Actually, I build this DAC because of one person who asked me to build for him. He was in logistic business as a driver. He wants to listen to his good music at home which store in his USB Memory . It is because of limited budget and complexity setup of the Hi-Fi, one afternoon he telephone the shop owner for solution after reading Hiendy forum, where I introduce Raspberry Pi 3 (audiophileCAS DTD) as a digital transport to play music.
The first question he asked the shop owner is wheather this DTD easy to setup and can play music with it?
He said he wants to buy a new audio system at home. Starting with speakers, Intergraded amplifiy and so on.
The shop owner reply: You need a DAC with USB connection. He reply: AfterDark. audiophileCAS DTD works without using the USB DAC, it would be great? The owner reply: Yes, but I need to do some R&D to develop them for you. The owner said to him: If you have limited budget, please wait for my good news, you can save some money.
This has been three months time, the shop owner called him again. We have developed a new product called I2S DAC, it is outperformed with the price. The shop owner asked him to come over to the shop and listen to music with this AfterDark. Palette I2S DAC Evo Edition.
The result is unbelievable.
This is the late afternoon around 5:30pm, he finished his work and drive to my shop.
He brings his USB music, full of Hi-Res's Jacky cheung to my shop and try it with my I2S DAC. We used Volumio software for playback with AfterDark. AudiophileCAS DTD. The sound is so details and the background was so dark and deep.