Mount this HAT onto your Raspberry Pi and you have a stereo audio system - you only have to connect your loudspeakers. It provides up to 60W power and you only need a single 8-24V power supply to power the Raspberry Pi and the Amp3. With 4 Ohm speakers, we recommend 12-20V. Higher operating voltages are only recommended with 8 Ohm speakers. However, even with 8 Ohm speakers, an 18-20V power supply is the best choice in our opinion.
The new Amp3 can also be equipped with the HiFiBerry DSP add-on module.
The HAT powers the Raspberry Pi, there is no need to add an external 5V power supply to the Raspberry Pi.
The Amp3 is designed to work with all speakers or 4-8 Ohm impedance. It supports sample rates from 44.1-192kHz (16-32bit).
The Amp3 integrated voltage converter is powerful enough to power even the new Raspberry Pi 4. Just note that it is not designed to power additional power-hungry USB devices or other hardware. There isn’t a problem with low-power devices like mice, keyboards and similar. There might be even enough power for external hard disks, but the system might become unstable if too much additional current is drawn from the USB ports or the 5V rail on the GPIOs.
Note: The Amp3 requires at least Linux Kernel 5.15.24.
- 1x HiFiBerry Amp3 Board
- 4x Nylon Female/Male standoffs
- 4x Nylon screws
- 4x Nylon nuts