New Zynthian Kit V2+: Audio Input is here!

WARNING: HifiBerry as recently changed the specification for the DAC+ADC. It seems that the balanced input is not working as expected and it’s been removed from the specs. The new HifiBerry DAC+ADC PRO includes a true balanced input among many other improvements.

We are very proud to present the Zynthian Kit V2+, the new official flagship, featuring the amazing Hifiberry DAC+ADC as soundcard.

As you may note, the “ADC” (Analog/Digital Converter) in the soundcard’s name announces the difference: the new official kit now has audio input and yes, this makes a big difference!

Although zynthian’s software supports audio input from some time ago, it’s been an experimental feature, only accessible to the more intrepid zynthianers, those that build its zynthian boxes using the bones from wild bears hunted with his hands … until now!! 😉

From now on, audio input will be available for every zynthian builder, also for musicians with fewer technical skills, but lot of musical ideas for taking profit of the real-time audio processing capabilities of V2+.

Do you want to use it as a crazy stombox for you guitar? Adding some effects to your voice? Filtering the sweet sound of your Kalimba? Or simply recording some tracks? The possibilities are almost endless, and the list of effects really loooong: reverbs, filters, EQs, compressors, dynamics, flangers, chorus, echos, delays, wahwah, rotary, cabinet & amp emulators, etc.

You can use the Zynthian UI for creating simple (linear) fx-chains and the fantastic MOD-UI for creating your more bizarre fx-dreams … or nightmares! ;-

… and we are working hard for improving it!! More options, more effects, more fun … and more accessible for everybody!

These are some of the key features of the new official Zynthian’s soundcard, the Hifiberry DAC+ADC:

  • Stereo input and output
  • Dedicated 192kHz/24bit high-quality Burr-Brown DAC
  • Dedicated 192kHz/24bit high-quality Burr-Brown ADC
  • Three ultra-low-noise linear voltage regulators for optimal audio performance
  • Balanced input: 12db gain
  • Unbalanced input: 0, 12 & 32db gain

Some technical specs:

Maximum input voltage2.1Vrms4.2Vrms for balanced input
Maximum output voltage2.1Vrms
ADC signal-to-noise ratio110dbtypical
DAC signal-to-noise ratio112dbtypical
ADC THD+N-93dbtypical
DAC THD+N-93dbtypical
Input voltage for lowest distortions0.8Vrmstypical
Power consumption<0.3W
Sample rates44.1-192kHz

And the full documentation:

Stay tuned … and enjoy!!

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