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38
backers
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Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Sun, March 4 2018 6:28 PM UTC +00:00

About

After the success delivery of our first NanoSound product campaign, NanoSound DAC , which has received a top 5-star review by official Raspberry Pi magazine, is now sold by more than 10 distributors worldwide

We continue to build up our Audio Range for Raspberry Pi.   

Our mission is to provide the Best Audio and User Experience with NanoSound using the Raspberry Pi Platform.

Here we introduce 3 new projects:

1. NanoSound Digital - High-quality S/PDIF audio output with optical and coaxial output

2. NanoSound Player - ready-to-play Audiophile Network Music Player with built-in Speaker and Headphone Amp, based on our NanoSound DAC.

3. NanoSound Plug-in for Volumio v2.0 - Big software improvements of current NanoSound Plug-in for DAC and Digital

NanoSound Digital

Working Prototype
Working Prototype
With Coaxial and Toslink optical output
With Coaxial and Toslink optical output

NanoSound digital is all-in-one audio add-on for Raspberry Pi NanoSound Digital provides essential functionalities including high-quality S/PDIF audio output, Media Control Buttons, Display, Remote control and Pi Power Switch, all in one package which fits neatly on top of your Raspberry Pi. NanoSound Digital is the S/PDIF digital output version of NanoSound DAC. It is compatible with HiFiBerry Digi audio driver.  

Official support for VolumioKodi

Specifications:

  • Audio Word Length: 16-24bit 
  • Sample Rate: 32-192hkz
  • 27Mhz high precision crystal for ultra low gitter
  • S/PDIF (IEC60958-3) compliant for maximum compatibility
  • Optical and Coaxial output
  • NanoSound Digital Pro comes with OLED Display
  • NanoSound Digital Basic does not comes with a OLED display (but it's upgradable)

NanoSound Player

NanoSound Player (Speaker sold Separately)
NanoSound Player (Speaker sold Separately)

The NanoSound Player is a ready-to-play Audiophile Music Player with integrated OLED Display, control buttons and remote control. It can even drive your loudspeakers directly with the NanoSound AMP^2 add on. If you’re looking for great sound and an easy to use Audiophile Music player, this is the ultimate Volumio experience for you!

SPECIFICATION  

General

  • Wifi & Wired Ethernet Network
  • Play everything - MP3, FLAC, WAV, AAC, ALAC, DSD and many more  
  • Spotify, Airplay, DLNA, Youtube & Free Web Radio
  • Play from Internal Storage, NAS and USB Flash
  • Control via Volumio App or Infrared Remote Control
  • 1.3" OLED display with multi-language support
  • AUX and 3.5mm output

DAC 

  • Texas Instruments PCM5122 DAC. 192kHz Sampling Rate / 24bit Resolution Burr-Brown DAC for best sound quality
  • Texas Instruments TPS7A4700 Ultra Low Noise Voltage Regulator 

Headphone Amp 

  • Output Power: 24mW @20Ω, 22mw @32Ω 
  • Signal-To-Noise Ratio (SNR): 100db @20mW 
  • Total Harmonic Distortion + Noise (THD+N): 0.01% @25mW 

Speaker Amp

  • Output Power: 5W @2Ω, 3W @4Ω Efficiency: 90% @8Ω , 85% @4Ω, 80% @2Ω
  • Signal-To-Noise Ratio (SNR): 90db
  • Total Harmonic Distortion + Noise (THD+N): 0.15% Best Suited for Speaker with Power Rating: 15W – 30W

NanoSound Plug-in for Volumio v2.0

On Screen Menu
On Screen Menu

As part of the campaign, we will be improving the Volumio Plug-in so that NanoSound devices will work like a standalone player, without relying on mobile or PC to control.  It's open sourced ensuring it's well supported by NanoSound community.

Planned features include:  

  • Menu navigation with remote control and display 
  • Play and Selecting songs to play from USB / NAS / Internal
  • Playlist selection
  • OTA update

Our partner, Volumio,  is simply the best audio player for Raspberry Pi.  Volumio provides bit perfect playback, flexible control from App, Browser and expandable functionalities (such as Spotify & Youtube playback) with it's plug-in features.

NanoSound works perfectly on Volumio platform to provide the best experience for you.  Here's a review by Michelangelo Guarise, CEO of Volumio.  

Below are a few guides we have produced for Volumio.

Previous Campaign

You might have noticed that there was a similar campaign which didn't reach target.  In this new campaign, we have reduced the scope (by removing Speakers and PowerAmp^2) and hence the funding target has been lowered.

Risks and challenges

Our first NanoSound DAC project was delivered successfully with proven track record.

As you can see from the video and product demos, the prototype is pretty much working and completed state. Our engineering and development are very confident in delivering the product on time with satisfaction.

Possible Risks of delay:
- Unexpected manufacturing problems during initial production. We will ensure that they are found as early as possible to minimize delays

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  1. Select this reward

    Pledge HK$ 100 or more About US$ 13

    NanoSound Volumio plug-in v2

    t will include a lots of extra handy features to allow you to run your NanoSound “standalone” without using web or Volumio app. It makes your NanoSound a lot more portable:

    - Menu items to play from NAS, USB, Internal Memory, Playlist
    - Toggle Repeat and Shuffle of current Queue
    - Over-The-Air update

    Includes:
    • NanoSound Plug-in for Volumio v2.0
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    Pledge HK$ 290 or more About $37

    NanoSound Digital Basic (Early)

    Adding bit-perfect audio experience to your Raspberry Pi while reusing your existing DAC which has Toslink or Coaxial Digital input. Digital Basic does not include OLED display but it's upgradable

    Includes:
    • NanoSound Digital Basic
    • NanoSound Infrared Remote Control
    • NanoSound Plug-in for Volumio v2.0
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    NanoSound Digital Basic

    Adding bit-perfect audio experience to your Raspberry Pi while reusing your existing DAC which has Toslink or Coaxial Digital input. Digital Basic does not include OLED display but it's upgradable.

    Includes:
    • NanoSound Digital Basic
    • NanoSound Infrared Remote Control
    • NanoSound Plug-in for Volumio v2.0
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    NanoSound Digital Pro (Early)

    Adding bit-perfect audio experience to your Raspberry Pi while reusing your existing DAC which has Toslink or Coaxial Digital input.

    Includes:
    • NanoSound Digital Pro
    • NanoSound Infrared Remote Control
    • NanoSound Plug-in for Volumio v2.0
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    Pledge HK$ 490 or more About $62

    NanoSound Digital Pro

    Adding bit-perfect audio experience to your Raspberry Pi while reusing your existing DAC which has Toslink or Coaxial Digital input.

    Includes:
    • NanoSound Digital Pro
    • NanoSound Infrared Remote Control
    • NanoSound Plug-in for Volumio v2.0
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    Pledge HK$ 629 or more About $80

    NanoSound Digital Pro w/ Case (early)

    Adding bit-perfect audio experience to your Raspberry Pi while reusing your existing DAC which has Toslink or Coaxial Digital input. Comes with 3D Printed Case.

    Includes:
    • NanoSound Digital Pro
    • NanoSound Infrared Remote Control
    • NanoSound 3D Printed Case (Black/White/Silver)
    • NanoSound Plug-in for Volumio v2.0
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    Pledge HK$ 669 or more About $85

    NanoSound Digital Pro w/ Case

    Adding bit-perfect audio experience to your Raspberry Pi while reusing your existing DAC which has Toslink or Coaxial Digital input. Comes with 3D Printed Case.

    Includes:
    • NanoSound Digital Pro
    • NanoSound Plug-in for Volumio v2.0
    • NanoSound Infrared Remote Control
    • NanoSound 3D Printed Case (Black/White/Silver)
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    Pledge HK$ 1,490 or more About $190

    NanoSound Player (Early)

    Assembled and Ready to Run with Raspberry Pi 3, Headphone and 5 Watt Speaker Amp. Just add your own speaker & headphone and enjoy. Play any audio files / youtube / Spotify

    Choice of Black/White/Silver colour

    Includes:
    • NanoSound Player with Amp
    • NanoSound Infrared Remote Control
    • NanoSound Plug-in for Volumio v2.0
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    Pledge HK$ 1,640 or more About $209

    NanoSound Player

    Assembled and Ready to Run with Raspberry Pi 3, Headphone and 5 Watt Speaker Amp. Just add your own speaker & headphone and enjoy. Play any audio files / youtube / Spotify

    Choice of Black/White/Silver colour

    Includes:
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    • NanoSound Infrared Remote Control
    • NanoSound Plug-in for Volumio v2.0
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Funding period

- (30 days)