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Snakeoil is a specialised OS with a custom built kernel. This means even though Linux can support almost all audio devices known to history (from the very old to the very latest), that support has been stripped off to a very small subset. It's not ideal to build a OS that will support 1000 devices when all you need is just 1. The following is a list of DACs and digital interfaces tested to work with Snakeoil, and any special instructions if needed. Obviously this is not a exhaustive list, would appreciate your feedback on what DACs work so I can update this.

If you have a audio device or DAC that is not in this list, please create a support request thread to have your audio device added.


DACs Known To Work On Snakeoil OS
  • ABC Edel audio interface (Added: 14 Aug 2016)
  • Accuphase
    • DC-37
    • DP-550 (Needs ISO > 0.1.2  or kernel > 3.12.5)
  • AMR
    • CD-777
  • Audio-Gd
    • DI-2014
  • Benchmark
    • Benchmark DAC 1 HDR
  • Chord
    • 2Qute (Added: 26 Mar 2016)
    • Mojo (Added: 22 Apr 2017)
  • Geiseler 
    • Klein AK4490EQ
  • L.K.S. Audio
    • MH-DA003
  • Makua
    • Molamola [native DSD](Added: 20 Mar 2018)
  • M2Tech (Needs Customied kernel)
    • Vaugvan (Added: 28 Feb 2017)
    • Young
    • hiFace
    • North Star
    • W4S Young
    • Corrson
    • AUDIA
    • SL Audio
    • Empirical
    • M2Tech Rockna
    • Pathos
    • Metronome
    • CAD
    • Audio Esclusive
    • Rotel
    • Eeaudio
  • Meitner Audio
    • MA-1
  • Metrum
    • Octave Mk2
  • Mytec Digital 
    • Stereo 192-DSD (see here)
  • NAD
    • M51
  • T+A Elektroakustik
    • DAC 8 DSD
  • Teac
    • UD-501 (Added: 12 Apr 2016)
    • UD-503
    • NT-503 (Added: 17 Aug 2016)
  • Vitus
    • RCD-101 (Needs ISO > 0.1.2  or kernel > 3.12.5. Need to restart Vitus if rebooting the machine
  • XMOS
    • X20
    • xDuoo XD-05 [native DSD] (Added: 20 Mar 2018)

Motherboards
The following is a list of motherboard reported to work with Snakeoil:
  • Apple
    • Mac Mini (Added: 05 May 2017)
  • Asrock
    • D2700DC (Added: 21 Mar 2016)
    • N3700-ITX
  • Asus
    • ROG MAXIMUS VIII IMPACT
  • Gigabyte
    • GA-H170M-D3H
  • HP
    • t520 Thinclient.
  • Intel
    • D2500CC
    • D2700DC (Added: 16 Mar 2016)
    • DN2800MT
  • Jetway 
    • NF9C-2600
    • NF9C-2800
  • Gigabyte
    • GA-H81.Amp-UP With i3 CPU (Added: 26 Mar 2016)
    • GB-BXBT-2807 (Added: 12 Apr 2016)
    • GA-B85N
  • MSI
    • H110I PRO (Added: 17 Aug 2016)
  • Nvidia
    • ZOTAC IONITX-A-U


Add-On USB Cards
  • Clonesaudio
    • SHAAR Deluxe
  • Paul Pang
    • USB V2
  • SoTM
    • SOtM tX-USB
DAC : Metrum Octave MK2
Motherboard : Gigabyte GA-B85N
processor : Intel i5
USB : SotM

using Firmware 0.1.3
Snakeoil is functioning perfectly with my Geiseler Klein AK4490EQ DAC showing Combo 384 Amanero as the player. And sounds lovely
Working perfectly on an old Acer Aspire one zg5  notebook  atom n270 with super quick help from Agent Kith
MB: Intel DN2800MT
USB: ABC Edel audio interface
DAC: Metrum Octave mk1
InWin BM643
DeepCool HTPC-200
Intel Core i5 - 6400 (Skylake 14nm)
8Gb DDR4 2400MHz Kingston HyperX Fury(2133 МГц (PC-17000)
MSI H110I PRO

SSD SanDisk 120GB Snakeoil
SSD kingston 120GB Windows 10 64 bit

+ the filter on the fan
+ the filter on the HDD
+ Ferrite filter
sounds great TEAC USB DAC NT503


Great sound!!!Many thanks to the author!!!

Look forward to the new version Snakeoil!!!



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Teac UD-503 works perfectly, including DSD playback on MPD v19
MB= HP t520 Thinclient.
USB= Xmos x20 (ebay cheapie)
DAC=Sabre ess9019k2 (ebay cheapie)
You can add Chord Mojo to the list.
MB= ASUS ROG MAXIMUS VIII IMPACT.
USB= Clonesaudio SHAAR Deluxe
DAC= NAD M51
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