Hi-Fi Sound Card HAT for Raspberry Pi (with speakers)

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This is a Hi-Fi Sound Card HAT designed for the Raspberry Pi, a great option for anyone wanting to record or play high-quality audio from their Raspberry Pi.

The HAT comes with a pair of 5W speakers and features low power consumption, Hi-Fi playing/recording, stereo encoding/decoding and can directly drive speakers to play music. There's also a button on the board tied to GPIO 17 which you can use in your project.

The onboard high-quality MEMS silicon microphone supports left/right channel recording, whilst the 3.5mm jack allows headphone playback if preferred for your project.


  • Standard Raspberry Pi 40-pin GPIO extension header
  • Integrates WM8960 low power stereo CODEC, communicates via I2S interface
  • Integrates dual high-quality MEMS silicon Mic, supports left & right double channels recording
  • Onboard standard 3.5mm earphone jack, play music via external earphone
  • Onboard dual-channel speaker interface, directly drives speakers
  • Supports sound effects such as stereo, 3D surrounding etc
  • Programmable button on GPIO 17
  • Online development resources and manual (python demo code for playing/recording)
  • Compatible with all 40-pin Raspberry Pi bioards

Package Contents

  • 1x WM8960 Audio HAT
  • 1x 8Ω 5W Speaker
  • 1x RPi screws pack (2pcs)

Raspberry Pi not included



  • CODEC: WM8960
  • Power supply: 5V
  • Logic voltage: 3.3V
  • Control interface: I2C
  • Audio interface: I2S
  • DAC signal-noise ratio: 98dB
  • ADC signal-noise ratio: 94dB
  • Earphone driver: 40mW (16Ω@3.3V)
  • Speaker driver: 1W per channel (8Ω BTL)


Pin RPi BCM RPi Board Description
5V 5V 5V 5V
SDA P2/SDA 3 I2C Data Input
SCL P2/SDA 5 I2C Clock Input
CLK P18 12 I2S Bit Clock Input
LRCLK P19 35 I2S Frame Clock Input
DAC P21 40 I2S Data Output
ADC P20 38 I2S Data Input
Button P17 11 Configurable

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