Hey Mr. DJ! Turn up that Raspberry Pi mix to the max with this cute 3W Stereo Amplifier Bonnet for Raspberry Pi. (It’s not big enough to be an official HAT, so Adafruit called it a bonnet, you see?) It’s the exact same size as a Raspberry Pi Zero but works with any and all Raspberry Pi computers with a 2×20 connector – A+, B+, Zero, Pi 2, Pi 3, etc. It has been tested out with Raspbian (the official operating system) and Retropie.
This 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 3 Watts, run the installer script on any Raspberry Pi, reboot and you’re ready to jam!
Each order comes as a fully tested and assembled PCB and 2x extra terminal blocks. No soldering required if you’re using the 3 Watt speaker set, just plug and play. You can either plug one of the enclosed speaker sets right into the JST jack in the middle or you can solder the terminal blocks in and then connect any speaker you like like Adafruit’s 4Ω 3W or 8Ω 1W. Hey you can even use a surface transducer!
Don’t forget to make sure you have a good strong 5V power supply – especially if you’re using the 3W 4 ohm speakers! Our 2.4A power plug is recommended.
Pi Zero and speakers not included!
The terminal blocks included with your product may be blue or black.
- As of March 16, 2018 This bonnet now comes with the 2×20 female header already soldered on
Product Dimensions: 65.0mm x 30.0mm x 7.2mm / 2.6″ x 1.2″ x 0.3″
Product Weight: 7.4g / 0.3oz