PecanPi Audio Streamer with Volumio, Squeeze or Rune Audio Goes for $399

We’ve recently covered the upcoming Volumio Motivo audio streamer, but there’s another product for audiophiles running Volumio audio software. Orchard Audio PecanPi Streamer is based on Raspberry Pi 3 boards combined with the company PecanPi DAC HAT bringing high-quality audio to the Raspberry Pi.

PecanPi Audio Streamer

PecanPi Streamer specifications:

  • SBC – Raspberry Pi 3 Model B with WiFi, Ethernet, 4x USB ports.
  • PecanPi DAC HAT
    • Texas Instruments PCM1794A high performance stereo 24-bit DAC, 192KHz sampling
    • HW volume control and re-clocking via TI SRC4193 sample rate converter
    • XLR Output:
      • Signal to Noise Ratio (SNR): 130dB (A-weighted)
      • Dynamic Range (DNR): 125dB
      • Total Harmonic Distortion + Noise (THD+N): -110dB or 0.0003%
      • Output Voltage: 5Vrms
    • RCA Output:
      • Signal to Noise Ratio (SNR): 124dB (A-weighted)
      • Dynamic Range (DNR): 121dB
      • Total Harmonic Distortion + Noise (THD+N): -110dB or 0.0003%
      • Output Voltage: 2.5Vrms
    • Headphone Amplifier (Dual parallel OPA1622):
      • 390mW peak power into 32 ohms
      • 780mW peak power into 16 ohms
  • Dimensions – 125 x 125 x 70mm (Aluminum case)

PecanPi DAC HAT

PecanPi Streamer may ship with Volumio software, but the company also offers options for Rune Audio, piCorePlayer (Squeeze audio device), Roon End Point, and moOde Audio. The player goes for $399 during the pre-order period (Until May 31, 2019) after which it will sell for $499. Hardware options include a 6″ 3.5mm gold headphone adapter ($10) and a 3.5mm (1/8″) to 6.35mm (1/4″) gold adapter ($10). You could also ask them to configure WiFi on your behalf, but you’ll probably want to do this yourself since they charge $50 for the service. Shipping is expected to occur between June and August. If you’d only like the PecanPi DAC HAT you can have it for $224.99. More details can be found on the product page.

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