Hey Mr. DJ! Turn up that Raspberry Pi mix to the max with this cute 3W Stereo Amplifier Bonnet*.
The bonnet uses I2S, a digital sound standard, so you get really crisp audio. The digital data goes right into the amplifier so there's no static like you hear from the headphone jack. And it's super easy to get started. Just plug in any 4Ω to 8Ω speakers, up to 3W, run Adafruit's installer script on any Raspberry Pi, reboot, and you're ready to jam!
It's the exact same size as a Raspberry Pi Zero but works with any and all Raspberry Pis with a 2x20 connector - A+, B+, Zero, Pi 2, Pi 3, etc. Tested with Raspbian and Retropie.
It comes fully tested, with a 2x20 header and 2x terminal blocks. Some light soldering is required to attach the header onto the PCB so you can plug it onto your Raspberry Pi. Once that's done, either plug a pair of speakers right into the JST jack in the middle, or you can solder the terminal blocks in and then connect any speaker you like, like our 4Ω 5W. Hey, you can even use a surface transducer!
The tutorial will get you set up, and you'll be rockin' out in 15 minutes.
Don't forget to make sure you have a reliable 5V power supply - especially if you're using the 3W 4Ω speakers!
- I2S digital audio
- Drives 4-8Ω 3W speakers
- Connect speakers via JST or screw terminal blocks
- 2x20 header and 2x terminal blocks included
- Compatible with Raspberry Pi 3, 2, B+, A+, and Zero
Pi Zero and speakers not included!
*It's not big enough to be an official HAT, so they called it a bonnet, you see?