pHAT DAC and Class D amplifier?


#1

I’m interested in the pHAT DAC, but just wondering about the landing for the RCA connector - instead of the RCA connector, can I just wire this up to a class D amplifier?

Thinking something like this: https://shop.pimoroni.com/products/adafruit-stereo-3-7w-class-d-audio-amplifier

Would there be any issues with this? Thanks


#2

Hi! Sorry for bring this thread up! (And sorry for my english!) Did you wired the dac to the amp? How about the sound quality? I was thinking to do something similar, or maybe with a headphone amp.Thanks in advance!


#3

It should work just fine.


#4

Thanks for the response!. So, the sound quality (24bit 192khz) is not affected by the amplifier? Is that ok? Obviously , the speakers should be of the same quality.


#5

Hmm… that’s a tough question.

It will be affected somewhat by the amp. It’s like comparing a cheap £50 amp and £50 speakers to an amp and speakers that cost £1000 each. I guess the £1000 ones will sound better.

The amp and speakers are definitely the limiting factors, with the speakers probably being the more limiting. I imagine if you hook up a decent pair of speakers to that amp then it’ll sound pretty good.

Sorry if that’s quite a vague answer, but it might help?


#6

Yes it helps! I think the same. I will try with a small decent amp and a good pair of headphones!