Raspberry Pi 2 B - Raspbian Jessie - HiFiBerry DAC+ Pro

I just want to share a brief report of my first installation of RaspBian and your sound card. Hope it could help someone.

1. Download RaspBian image and write it to a microSD card. Using the terminal in my Mac OS X 10.6.8:

sudo dd if=2015-11-21-raspbian-jessie-lite.img of=/dev/sda<memory_device_number>

2. Start the Raspberry, hook it up to an ethernet port of the router and reserve a specific IP address for Raspberry MAC address.
Use the above IP address to connect to the Raspberry:

ssh pi@<raspberry_ip_address>
password: <default is "raspberry">

3. Update the software and install missing packets:

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get upgrade -y
sudo apt-get install mplayer rpi-update

4. Configure Raspbian settings using the TUI tool:

sudo raspi-config

5. Modify the last rows of /boot/config.txt as follows:

##comment the following line
##add the following line

6. Create /etc/asound.conf :

sudo nano /etc/asound.conf

and add the following text:

pcm.!default {
type hw card 0
ctl.!default {
type hw card 0

Exit (Ctrl+X) and save (Y, then Enter).

7. Reboot:

sudo reboot

8. I now tested the outputs using mplayer and AIFF files.
Volume is quite loud for my monitors line-in levels, so I open


and turn down the “Analogue” stereo channel to 0% (-6dB).

Sounds good!


I'll post updates as soon as I have time to work with Raspberry and HiFiBerry.



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