NanoSound DAC / DAC 2 software support for Volumio


How to upgrade the plugin if you have already installed

Method 1 – Install NanoSound plug-in on existing Volumio installation (Recommended for NanoSound DAC)

Use this way if you already have an existing Volumio 2 installation or you prepare to use the official volumio distribution

  • Download and install Volumio if not already done so. See here for full instructions on how to install Volumio.
  • After connected to Pi (Via Ethernet Cable or Wifi), go to http://volumio.local , go to the PLUGINS -> Search Plugin -> Accessories.  Install the “NanoSound By Nanomesher” plug-in

  • Wait patiently for the Plugin install to finish. It might take 10-15mins depending on your internet connection.

      • Configure the settings by following “Configuration for your DAC” section down this page

      Method 2 – Using Pre-configured Volumio Image

      This is an out of the box working volumio image with NanoSound & NanoSound CD plugin installed.

      NanoSound DAC and CD Pre-installed Volumio image
      Version: 2023-01-17
      1. Download pre-configure Volumio image with NanoSound plug-in installed above.  This version now works with all Raspberry Pi models including Raspberry Pi 4. 
      2. Find a computer with a SD card drive
      3. Use software such as win32diskimager , unzip and write the image downloaded onto an MicroSD card
      4. Insert the MicroSD into the Raspberry Pi
      5. Plug the Raspberry Pi using Ethernet network cable (or use the Built-in Wifi Hotspot after power up as detailed in here). You Do Not need to connect the HDMI port to a monitor
      6. Power up by using the power switch on NanoSound DAC.
      7. Go to http://volumio.local or check your ip address using this method and start enjoying Volumio.
      8. Configure the settings by following “Configuration for your DAC” section down this page

      Method 3 – Manual install on your existing volumio

      This method will download and install the latest nanosound plugin from nanomesher’s github.

      • Run the following commands to download and install the plugin
      cd /home/volumio
      chmod +x
      • Wait for the installation to finish
      • Configure the settings by following “Configuration for your DAC” section down this page

      Configuration for your DAC

      • In Plugins -> Installed Plugins , find the NanoSound by Nanomesher plug
      • Enable the Plugin

      • Choose Settings

      • Choose the settings depending on your model:
        • NanoSound DAC Pro/Standard/Basic
          • OLED Display: 1.3inch OLED
          • Model: DAC
        • NanoSound DAC 2 Pro
          • OLED Display: 1.5inch OLED Colour
          • Model: DAC2
        • NanoSound DAC 2 Standard / Basic
          • OLED Display: 1.3inch OLED
          • Model: DAC2
      • ** IMPORTANT **. Power off and back on (not just restart) is required if you switch between DAC and DAC 2 Model.
      • In Playback options, set the following options.
        • In DAC Model and Output Device, Select “NanoSound DAC” (Available after Volumio version 2.298) or “HifiBerry DAC Plus”