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minidsp 8th June 2012 08:03 AM

USBStreamer multichannel USB audio interface
And here is to a new little fun toy! :)

Introducing the USBStreamer, a 10x IN, 10 x OUT asynchronous USB interface with native support up to 192kHz. With toslink (stereo) or I2S (8ch) support, this USB audio dongle will fit most custom Audio project thanks to its miniature size, support for Mac/Windows and great potential for customization.

A low cost innovative platform for your fun projects

Check out the product page for more info. User manual to be released mid next week. Boards will start shipping end of next week.

Hope you're liking it!


minidsp 22nd June 2012 02:03 AM

For those of you wondering what that board is about, the User manual of the USBStreamer is now posted online. Please check the product page for more info.

USBStreamer | miniDSP

We look forward to seeing your 7.1 custom USB dac running at 24/192! :-)

Have fun


Neil_J 29th June 2012 08:45 PM

Awesome, this product looks perfect for my needs.

Is there any chance that the next firmware version will support outputting the sampling frequency to the GPIO pins? (e.g. One output each for 44.1, 96, 192, etc to be hooked to front panel LEDs)

minidsp 19th July 2012 02:50 AM

@ Neil,

Sorry for missing your post and the delay in our reply.
I guess that we should indeed have enough GPIO to have it running as such. It's a good idea that we could investigate in the future. Thanks for the suggestion.


syklab 19th July 2012 08:32 AM

Which channel I should connect if I just want to use the USBstreamer feeding a 2 channels DAC using I2S ?


minidsp 20th July 2012 01:19 AM

@ syklab,

The USBStreamer will appear as an 8ch Asio device in your PC so you can choose any of them... You just need to select the correct one in your ASIO router. :-)
As per the user manual, Pin1 is I2S data OUT ch1&2 - Playback. So I guess you could use this one. Makes sense?


BuissonVert 1st August 2012 01:49 PM


Since the USBStreamer seems to be USB Audio Class 2.0 compliant, am I correct in assuming that it would work out of the box under Linux? Also, the firmware update's process is only described under Windows in the manual. Would it be possible under Linux/OS X?


minidsp 6th August 2012 07:58 AM

@ Buissonvert,

I'm afraid that we haven't tried the USBStreamer on Linux but from what we're told, some end users are fine using it on Linux. We'd have to wait more to confirm officially though.

As for the firmware upgrade, I'm afraid that it's currently only a Windows process. No immediate plans to build a dedicated application for that process I'm afraid.


Neil_J 6th August 2012 01:08 PM

I'd really like to hear if anyone's got the USBstreamer working with the Raspberry Pi.

BuissonVert 6th August 2012 01:45 PM

Alright. :)

Hmmm... any chance of doing IC over the GPIO pins in the future (to configure a few DAC chips)?

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