HoloAudio – Red – Network Streamer & DDC (I2S – USB) DSD1024
HoloAudio – Red – Network Streamer & DDC (I2S – USB) DSD1024
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  • Product Code: HoloAudio – Red – Network Streamer & DDC (I2S – USB) DSD1024
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HoloAudio “RED” is a Network Streamer and Digital Converter with I2S HDMI output.

The Red supports DSD up to 1024 and it can be used as DDC (USB to I2S or SPDIF converter) Supports Tidal (Connect), Qobuz, Spotify (Connect, airplay and much more.

Holo Audio is renowned for its good power supplies, which of course is included in the Red.

HoloAudio Red Network Streamer & DDC HoloAudio “RED” is a Network Streamer with I2S HDMI output supporting DSD up to 1024 and it can be used as DDC (USB to I2S or SPDIF converter).

To activate the DDC function the Red must be turned off/on while the USB source is connected. to re-enable the Streaming function, disconnect the USB source and turn the Red off/on again.

This audio device is using a Pi Compute Module 4 it only uses the Pi4 as core system.

It differs from a standard Raspberry Pi because it does not have all peripheral components on board, but has been developed by Holo Audio itself, of course optimised for Audio.

The advantage is that it can be used with a lot of software and is therefore versatile.

Featuring digital input and output options Simple setup user-friendly software setup Stream Internet radio stations, streaming music services and your own local music library.

Control music wirelessly with a controller app AirPlay 2 lets you play music from your wireless device DDC – Digital (USB) to Digital (I2S HDMI, Coax BNC, RCA, Optical, AES/EBU) Converter Configure the I²S pinout through the DIP switch [1,2] at the bottom of the chassis,SOFTWARE

Supporting audio services: NAA HQPlayer UPnP AirPlay Squeezelite Scream* Spotify Tidal Connect

– Easy to activate in the main menu.

– All services can be activated simultaneously*

– Output UAC2 Gen2 DSD DoP / DSD Native * Scream (Virtual network sound card for Microsoft Windows) can only be activated in standalone mode DSD Native

Support notice: Red can support up to DSD512 and PCM768K by I2S. USB is limited by linux kernel and also support DSD512 and PCM768K right now, new kernel will support DSD1024 and PCM1536K in future release.

Alternative Software / AddOns

The Red is compatible with all kinds of software such us: RooExtend (Useful and easy to install extensions) Moode Audio (Audiophile-quality music playback) RoPieee (RoPieee provides a ready-to-go image that runs Roon Bridge)


Product typeNetwork Streamer & DDC (Digital to Digital Converter)

EthernetEthernet RJ45, GigE 1000Mbps

Digital inputsUSB 2.0

Digital outputs1x I2S HDMI (Holo Audio compatible) 1x Coaxial S/PDIF RCA 1x Coaxial S/PDIF BNC 1x AES/EBU XLR 1x Optical Toslink 1x USB-A 2.0 (USB Host)

Supported file formatsMP3, AAC, WMA, WMA-L, FLAC, OGG, ALAC, OPUS, WAV, AIFF

CPUQuad core Cortex-A72 (ARM v8) 64-bit SoC @ 1.5GHz

Native sampling rates16-24bit 44.1-768kHz

– Native DSD64 – 1024 (USB OUT)

Note: Future release will support up to DSD1024 / 1.5Mhz on I2S HDMI output

Output Sample ratesCOAX, OPT, AES: PCM 44.1-192K 24bit DSD 64 DOP USB: PCM 1.536Mhz / DSD1024 I²S: PCM 44.1K-768K DSD 64-512X Native / DSD64 -256X DOP

Compatible OSiOS Android Windows Mac OS Steaming servicesDeezer, Spotify, Qobuz, Tidal, Web radios

Others servicesAirPlay 2 Spotify Connect Tidal Connect HQPlayer NAA UPNP Squeezelite Scream GENERAL

Power supply100-240VAC

Dimensions220 x 146 x 46mm

Weight3 kg

Package1x Holo Audio Red 1x TF card (pre-installed custom bridge system RedOS)

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