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Passion audio makerBy Passion audio maker
First created
Passion audio makerBy Passion audio maker
First created
€1,596
pledged of €15,000pledged of €15,000 goal
12
backers
0seconds to go
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Wed, January 2 2019 11:15 PM UTC +00:00

What is a prototype?

A prototype is a preliminary model of something. Projects that offer physical products need to show backers documentation of a working prototype. This gallery features photos, videos, and other visual documentation that will give backers a sense of what’s been accomplished so far and what’s left to do. Though the development process can vary for each project, these are the stages we typically see:

Proof of Concept

Explorations that test ideas and functionality.

Functional Prototype

Demonstrates the functionality of the final product, but looks different.

Appearance Prototype

Looks like the final product, but is not functional.

Design Prototype

Appearance and function match the final product, but is made with different manufacturing methods.

Production Prototype

Appearance, function, and manufacturing methods match the final product.

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Prototype Gallery

These photos and videos provide a detailed look at this project’s development.

About

We present you Giotto Tune DAC (Digital to Analog Converter). Named after the painter who stayed true to nature’s purest form. The Giotto Tune audio board offers the best and clear sound quality in its price range. 

It is capable of playing music files encoded in PCM and DSD formats as “native”. 

With its Pure Class A preamplifier technology connected to analog volume control on both channels, make Giotto the most close to a “professional” Digital to Analog Audio Converter that have much more higher price.

Let’s start to listen to music as you’ve never heard before for an affordable price!

Giotto Tune is an affordable audio card created for music lovers who like to listen to music in a clear and high quality sound.

It is designed as a professional state of the art digital-analog converter which can be applied in piggybacks for the Raspberry PI and Asus Tinker board.

Giotto Tune can be connected to your maker board through the de-facto standard Raspberry 40-pin GPIO connector. 

Giotto Tune plays music files encoded in PCM of different formats and at different bitrates, ranging from 44.100Khz to 192.000Khz up to 32bit and files in DSD64 format and DSD128 format. 

Giotto Tune allows you to enjoy and control your music with the Open Source Audiophile Music player Volumio 2, Kodi, UPnP and all mpd compatible players.

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Giotto Tune is born from a passion to make great sound quality available and affordable to everyone. 

For us, a team that share over more than 15 years of experience designing hardware and firmware, this means we are bringing our knowledge and the techniques from designing high-end audio devices to an affordable digital to analog audio converter. Without compromising build quality and audio quality.

Giotto Tune is highly compatible. Not only does it fit perfectly on the well known Raspberry PI, but we are making the Giotto Tune also compatible with the Asus Tinker board.

Our prototype boards have been tested extremely well and are now considered final and ready for production. After we have reached our funding goal we will start production immediately.

                                  

Risks and challenges

As you can see from the video and product demos, the prototype is meeting final stages of completion. Our engineering and development team is very confident in delivering the product within scheduled time.

Possible Risks of delay:
- Unexpected manufacturing problems during initial production. We will do our very best to make sure any issues are dealt with as soon as they may occur to minimize any possible delay.

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    Pledge €78 or more About $89

    Giotto tune Base board only

    Buy our Giotto tune board to be mounted on your Raspberry Pi3 B or Asus tinker board to experience clear digital sound for an affordable budget. Make your pledge now we deliver Giotto in order of arrival.

    Includes:
    • Stereo output with left and right channels, on RCA audio plugs.
    • Giotto tune board compatible with RaspberryPi 3 B+
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    Pledge €199 or more About $227

    Giotto tune Base board in design case

    Buy our Giotto tune design case plug and play to experience clear digital sound for an affordable budget. Make your pledge now we deliver Giotto in order of arrival.

    Includes:
    • Stereo output with left and right channels, on RCA audio plugs.
    • Giotto tune board including RaspberryPi 3 B+ in design case
    • Power supply
    • Delivered in a Giotto tune giftbox
    • Volumio Ready SD Card
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    Pledge €249 or more About $284

    Giotto tune Base pack case + extra board

    If you like to play with your own Raspberry Pi and you like to give your friend a plug and play solution than this Combo deal is made for you. You will get the Giotto tune design case plug and play + a Giotto tune board without the Raspberry Pi to experience the clear digital sound for a friendly budget. Make your pledge now we deliver Giotto in order of arrival.

    Includes:
    • Giotto tune board including RaspberryPi 3 B+
    • An Additional Giotto tune board without case
    • The nice designed case with LED power indicator
    • Volumio Ready SD Card
    • Stereo output with left and right channels, on RCA audio plugs.
    • Power supply
    • Delivered in a Giotto tune giftbox
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Funding period

- (45 days)