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

There are 2 configurations to assemble NanoSound, Short and Tall configuration. Tall configuration is  needed if you are using Amp^2 / Amp 10 with Raspberry Pi 4 because heat sink is highly recommended.

Short Configuration- NanoSound DAC only

Assemble the included screws as shown below. Videos here

Short Configuration – NanoSound DAC & NanoSound AMP^2

  • Mount the amp 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.

Tall Configuration – NanoSound DAC & NanoSound Amp^2 or Amp10

  • Assemble the tall configuration as below, heat sink is highly recommended for Raspberry Pi 4 for better heat dissipation