Case for OLED Display with Audiophonics (RaspDAC)

Here, we will explain how to assemble the RaspDAC case. You can find the bundle with all necessary pieces in our shop.
Please, follow this instruction strictly to prevent any damage to your devices. On the bottom of this page you can find a video by Audiophonics on how to assemble the RaspDAC with OLED display. The video is French, but has English subtitles. And since you can visually follow the steps quite easily, it is a good supplementary addition to this article.

Delivery Contents:

  • RaspDAC case
  • HDMI adapter cable
  • LED Power Button
  • 2x connection cable for the display
  • Winstar OLED display
  • Micro SD-card adapter cable
  • mounting material for the HDMI adapter cable
  • mounting material for the Raspberry Pi/DAC
  • mounting material for the Micro SD-card adapter cable
  • mounting material for the OLED display
  • 4x nonslip rubber feet

Step 1

First, the base and cover plate have to be removed from the case. In order to do this, just loosen the 4 screws on both plates.

Step 2

Before mounting the power button, you first have to unscrew the metal ring. Next, the button has to be inserted into the dedicated recess – cables first – after which it has to be secured from the inside, using the metal ring.

Step 3

Now the OLED-display will be mounted to the case. For that, insert the 4 long screws (from the outside) into the holes around the display cutout in the case. Now – after removing the protection film – attach the v-shaped component, along with the small plastic spacers, to the 2 screws near the center from the inside. The bigger plastic spacer belong to both outer screws.

Step 4

Finally, the OLED display has to be attached to the screws, with the connections facing upwards and then secured with the 4 nuts.

Step 5

For the next step, the I-Sabre V3 (or V4) DAC has to be attatched to the Raspberry Pi. The needed components should be included in the DAC package. First, the 4 spacer screws have to be inserted into the 4 holes of the Raspberry Pi from the bottom. Then the four spacers need to be attatched to the screws. Now the DAC can be attatched to the Raspberry Pi and then be secured with 4 of the 8 allen screws (allen 1,5 needed). The remaining four allen screws will be needed later.

Step 6

Now the assambled device (Raspberry Pi and I-Sabre V3/V4 DAC) is inserted into the case. To do this, remove the gold plated nuts and washers from the RCA connectors of the DAC. Then, first screw the nuts with the washers, from outside, back onto the RCA connectors, so that the device sits firmly in the case.

Step 7

Now the HDMI cable is placed in the case. The long screws are inserted from the outside through the recesses and the adapter is fixed with the nuts from the inside.

Step 8

Now the LED Button and the HDMI cable are connected to the device. Use the picture to orient.

Step 9

Now the display are connected to the device. Therefore, the present generation of the sound card must first be identified. The picture on the right side shows the difference between the 1., the 2. and 3. generation of the I-Sabre V3 DAC sound cards. Clearly visible is, that the GPIO connector for the display on generation 2 has changed and that the 3. generation has two cooling holes less on the board.

Caution: Connectiong these cables correctly from the first time on is important, since otherwise the display could be damaged.

Important: The Sabre V4 now has plastic ridges to make connecting the display more comfortable and risk-free.

1. Generation

If you have a Sabre of the 1st generation, take this picture to orient:

2. Generation

If you have a Sabre of the 2nd generation, pay attention to the twisting of the cable for LCD-1. Take this picture to orient:

3. Generation

If you have a Sabre of the 3rd generation, take this picture to orient:

Step 10

In this step the extension for the sd card connection is attached to the Raspberry Pi.

Step 11

Now the base plate has to be mounted to the frame again. Additionally, the Raspberry Pi has the be mounted to the base plate with the remaining screws from the Raspberry assembly.

Step 12

Now the SD-card slot from the sd-card extenion cable can be secured to the base plate.

Step 13

To do this, simply fit the SD-card slot into the dedicated cutout and screw the black metal plate to the base plate (from the bottom) using the remaining 2 screws. This will press the SD-card slot to the base plate.

Finally, the cover plate has to be mounted to the frame again. Now your case is fully assembled.

Step 14

After the start of Max2Play, the PowerButton has to be installed in the Audiophonics plugin, so that the whole system can be turned on and shut down with the button in the future.

Just click on the installation button for the „Power Button“ in the advanced settings in the Audiophonics Plugin and set a checkmark for Autostart. After a restart the button is ready for use.

Now the OLED display has to be installed. The corresponding installation button is located directly next to the one for the Power Button.

Audiophonics Plugin

Instruction video by Audiophonics

Here you can also follow the assembly of the RaspDac in a video.

assembly instruction by Audiophonics

ATTENTION: In the video an I-Sabre V3 DAC of the 1. generation is used. How to connect an OLED display to a 2nd or 3rd generation I-Saber V3 DAC is explained in step 9 of this manual. There you can also find a graphic to distinguish the different generations.