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Audio Amp SHIM (3W Mono Amp)

SKU 3963
£9.59 inc VAT
£7.99 ex VAT
5 in stock.

A super-simple, slimline way to hook up a 3W speaker to your Raspberry Pi! Output punchy digital I2S audio whilst leaving your GPIO pins conveniently accessible.

This addon has been designed with a clever friction fit header which slips handily over your GPIO pins to be sandwiched between the Raspberry Pi and a HAT requiring zero soldering making it easily removable.

The MAX98357A combined DAC / amplifier chip takes high quality digital audio from your Pi and amplifies it so it can be used with an unpowered speaker. The push-fit connectors make it straight-forward to connect up your speaker, whether it's a bookshelf or floor-standing speaker, the speaker in an old radio, or a teeny tiny mini speaker

Because Audio Amp SHIM adds no extra bulk to your Pi it's perfect for building into a compact enclosure - you could use it to make a tiny MP3 player to play local files or stream from services like Spotify, give a vintage radio the ability to play digital radio streams or incorporate bleepy noises into your very own retro handheld. It's also a handy way to add an an audio output to your Pi Zero or Pi 400!

Please note: A Raspberry Pi or speakers are not included with this product.

  • MAX98357A DAC / amplifier chip
  • Mono 3W audio out
  • Push-fit speaker terminals
  • SHIM-format board with friction-fit connectors
  • 2x mounting holes (M2.5) for if you want to secure everything together with bolts
  • Fully-assembled
  • No soldering required
  • Compatible with all 40-pin header Raspberry Pi models
  • Dimensions: 63.3 x 15.2 x 5.4mm (L x W x D, including speaker connector)