Author: Zen Kuda Nixjoen
You have been familiar with Raspberry Pi for some time now or you just bought your first board, one way or the other you are going to feel the need for a suitable power amplifier to connect to your board and use your speakers, whether it is a project you are working on, or just for fun. That is where the HiFiBerry Amp2 comes in and in this article, we are going to give you a quick overview of what it has to offer. Let’s dive right in!
WHAT IS THE HiFiBerry Amp2
The HiFiBerry Amp2 is a top quality, small but powerful, efficient Class-D power amplifier designed for the Raspberry Pi. It is easy to set up and once connected to your speakers it offers quality sound at a great price.
HOW TO CONNECT THE HiFiBerry Amp2 TO A RASPBERRY PI
This process is simple and easy to do straight out-the-box. All you need to do is fix the Amp2 onto the GPIO pins on the Raspberry Pi.
|SPECS AT A GLANCE|
|Integrated On-Board DAC|
|Supports 16-32bit Sample rates, 44.1KHz-192KHz|
|Up to 60W of power|
You only need one 12-24V power supply in order to power the Raspberry Pi and the HiFiBerry Amp2. As the Amp2 powers the Raspberry Pi you do not need to connect an external power supply to the Raspberry Pi itself. The Amp2 works with both 4 Ohm and 8 Ohm speakers however it is recommended not to use a power supply that exceeds 18V in order for you to get the best output and longer warranty. In the case that the Amp2 is not an output option on the software that you are using you can use the HiFiBerry DAC+ driver. I recommend using Volumio, it is free and easy to setup. For steps on how to install Volumio and connect it to your setup visit the Volumio website here.
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