NVDAC for Raspberry Pi 5

52PiSKU: EP-0218
Sale price £28.90
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The 52Pi NVDAC stands for NVMe & DAC. The DAC and PCIe to NVMe SSD HAT is a comprehensive board designed to augment the audio and storage capabilities of the Raspberry Pi 5.

This versatile add-on combines the acclaimed DAC+ Standard for high-quality audio output and an integrated PCIe slot for accommodating NVMe 2230/2242 SSDs, providing users with an all-in-one solution to elevate their Raspberry Pi 5 projects. The board also includes an IR receiver (pin 22, GPIO 25).

Some simple setup is required, using the existing HiFiBerry dtoverlay in Raspberry Pi OS. Please see the Wiki for assembly and setup instructions.

Raspberry Pi and NVMe drive not included

NVME Compatibility

Some customers have reported compatibility issues with certain brands/models of NVME drives with Raspberry Pi 5.

No 'official' compatibility list is maintained by 52Pi or Raspberry Pi (yet), so we suggest following the same compatibility list on the Pimoroni NVME Base page as a starting point until something official is shared.


  • DAC+ Standard
    • Exceptional Audio Quality: The DAC+ Standard boasts high-quality audio performance, leveraging a top-tier digital-to-analog converter (DAC) for superior sound reproduction.
    • Direct I2S Sound Port Connection: Utilizes the I2S sound port to connect directly to the Raspberry Pi 5's CPU, avoiding additional USB conversions and preserving audio signal integrity.
    • 192kHz/24bit Support: Supports sample rates up to 192kHz with a 24-bit depth, ensuring a detailed and immersive listening experience.
  • PCIe to NVMe SSD Slot
    • NVMe Storage Expansion: Integrated PCIe slot designed for NVMe 2230/2242 SSDs allows users to significantly expand storage capacity and enhance data transfer speeds.
    • High-Speed Data Access: Leveraging NVMe technology, the hat enables high-speed data access, making it suitable for various storage-intensive applications, such as media storage and data processing.
  • IR receiver: Infrared receiver on GPIO 25
  • Raspberry Pi 5 Compatibility
    • Specifically designed to seamlessly integrate with the Raspberry Pi 5, ensuring compatibility and optimal performance
    • HAT Form Factor: Easy to mount directly onto the Raspberry Pi 5 GPIO pins
  • User-Friendly Design
    • Plug-and-Play Installation: Designed for user convenience with plug-and-play installation
    • Compact and Efficient: The board is compact, ensuring it does not obstruct adjacent components, and efficiently combines audio and storage capabilities in a single solution.
  • Versatile Applications
    • Audio Enhancement: Ideal for audio enthusiasts looking to enhance the audio output quality of their Raspberry Pi 5 projects.
    • Storage Expansion: Suited for users seeking additional storage options for their Raspberry Pi 5-based applications, providing the flexibility to integrate NVMe SSDs.


Package Contents

  • 1 x 52Pi NVDAC board
  • 1 x PC104 pin header
  • 1 x M.2 2230 fixing copper pillar
  • 2 x Black M2.0 fixing screw for SSD drive
  • 2 x PCIe FFC cable (40mm length)
  • 4 x M2.5 Copper pillar
  • 4 x M2.5 Screw
  • 4 x M2.5 nuts

Raspberry Pi and NVMe drive not included

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