Posts: 1
Joined: Tue Oct 15, 2019 11:33 pm

Hifiberry DAC+ via P5

Tue Oct 15, 2019 11:59 pm


i bought a hifiberry DAC+ zero, designed for a 40 PIN headout, but have an 'old' model A(2011.12), with P5 header.

according to hifiberry website, GPIO PINS 18, 19, 20, 21 (beside 3.3V, 5V, GND) are needed on a pi zero (or any other 40 PIN model).
my question: can i just use the corresponding 26PIN + P5 pins, or has the functionality changed of the GPIOs between Model A(26PIN + P5) and the 40 PIN versions?


Posts: 4102
Joined: Sat Mar 17, 2018 7:29 am
Location: Anime Heartland

Re: Hifiberry DAC+ via P5

Wed Oct 16, 2019 9:14 am

IIRC there was a [26-pin + P5 pin] to 40pin conversion board before.... but its probably out of circulation nowadays.

You may need to make your own interface board between the HiFiberry DAC+ Zero and the RPi

or get a cheap hifiberry DAC+ clone designed for the 26pin + P5

or get a new RPiZWH to match the Hifiberry DAC+ Zero

whatever is cheaper and less troublesome...I leave that to your decision....
"Don't come to me with 'issues' for I don't know how to deal with those
Come to me with 'problems' and I'll help you find solutions"

Some people be like:
"Help me! Am drowning! But dont you dare touch me nor come near me!"

User avatar
Posts: 6371
Joined: Thu Sep 29, 2011 4:34 pm
Location: Berkshire UK Tralfamadore
Contact: Website

Re: Hifiberry DAC+ via P5

Wed Oct 16, 2019 9:38 am

It depends ...
On the 40-pin header boards, GPIOs 18 - 21 need to be set to ALT0 to access the pcm audio interface.
To use P5, GPIOs 28 - 31 need to be set to ALT2

If you have access to the relevant software such that you can set that, then fine.

Return to “Graphics, sound and multimedia”