NanoSound DAC / DAC 2 Hardware Installation

Power Selection

In both cases, you do not need to plug in to the microUSB port in the Raspberry Pi.  The DAC powers the Pi as well.

  • Power by single microUSB (Shared power with Raspberry Pi). For NanoSound DAC 2, there is no need to switch the position and it’s done automatically.

  • Individually Powered. For NanoSound DAC 2, there is no need to switch the position and it’s done automatically.

Screws Assembly

NanoSound DAC only

Assemble the included screws as shown below. Videos here

NanoSound DAC & NanoSound AMP^2

  • Mount Amp^2 to the bottom of DAC. Add the 2 x 1mm as shown. The 2 boards should be roughly parallel.  Videos here
  • Mount them onto the Raspberry Pi as shown.  The speaker terminals will cover the Raspberry Pis microUSB power.   This is not a problem since the DAC will power the Raspberry Pi as well.