Raspberry Pi DAC Pro

The Raspberry Pi DAC Pro is our highest-fidelity audio HAT, and is compatible with any Raspberry Pi computer that has a 40-pin GPIO header. With the Texas Instruments PCM5242, the DAC Pro provides an outstanding signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) and supports balanced/differential output in parallel to phono/RCA line-level output. It also includes a dedicated headphone amplifier. Previously known as IQaudio DAC Pro.

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Check out our audio boards documentation for help selecting and using Raspberry Pi audio boards.

The Raspberry Pi DAC Pro is compatible with any Raspberry Pi computer that has a 40-pin GPIO header.

Form factor: 58 mm × 65 mm

Performance: Full high definition 24-bit 192kHz Texas Instruments PCM5242 digital audio codec (DAC)

Input power: Supplied by Raspberry Pi through the 40-pin GPIO header. No external power source required


  • Power LED
  • Analogue out (0–2V RMS via P7)
  • Dedicated headphone amplifier, output via 3.5mm
  • panel-mounted barrel socket
  • Panel-mounted stereo phono (RCA) socket output
  • 40-pin pass-through GPIO header
  • HAT EEPROM write-enabled

Operating temperature: 0°C–50°C


Raspberry Pi DAC Pro has undergone extensive compliance testing and meets the standards required in many countries. You can find all compliance information and regional certificates at pip.raspberrypi.com.

Obsolescence Statement

Raspberry Pi DAC Pro will remain in production until at least January 2028

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