V5 is here and it changes everything while remaining the same. 

Zynthian has grown up! Bigger display, improved user interface, better connectivity, more powerful.

100% backward compatible with older kits, from v1 to v4. Evolution without disruption. Revolution is our goal!

Zynthian shop has temporary restricted access for invited customers only. 

We will be open for everybody very soon.

5 inch capacitive multi-touch display.

20 push buttons with RGB  LED feedback.

4 rotary encoders with push switches.

Black anodized aluminum case. Mechanized aluminum knobs.

2 x balanced audio output connectors (TRS).

1 x stereo headphone connector (TRS).

2 x balanced audio input connector (TRS).

Variable gain pre-amp (-12 to 32 dB).

Input impedance 20 KΩ.


4 x USB host (type A).

1 x USB device (type B).

Ethernet RJ-45. WIFI.

Flexible power supply with input voltage from 9 to 48V.

Integrated power switch.

Zynthian kit V5 is easier to assemble than ever.

We keep the DIY spirit and lower the barrier so everybody can enjoy the experience of building a powerful device.

Designed for DIY. Designed for being repaired. Designed to last.

Main Board

A dream hardware framework for RPi-based audio & MIDI applications.

  • Power converter SIC478 
  • Audio Output DAC  PCM5242 (TI/BurrBrown).
  • Audio Input ADC PCM1863 (TI/BurrBrown).
  • Headphone Amplifier TPA6130 (TI).
  • Standard DIN-5 MIDI ports.
  • USB type B connector for USB-device operation.
  • Ultra-low power & high accuracy RTC RV-3018-C7.
  • CR2032 lithium battery holder.
  • On-board control FDC 20 pin (GPIO, SPI, I2C).
  • On-board display FDC 24 pin (HDMI + I2C).
  • On-board uSDC holder/extender.

Control Board

A fully featured physical user interface that uses well known hacker-friendly parts.

  • 20 x footprint conductive switches.
  • 20 x WS2812 addressable RGB LEDs.
  • 4 x PEC11R rotary encoders with push switch. 
  • 2 x MCP23017 for interfacing everything.
  • 6-pin expansion connector (I2C + GPIO).
  • 5 inch display mounting holes

Thermal Block

A passive cooling system that avoids fans and dust while allowing the RPi4 to work 25% faster.

A solid aluminum thermal bridge that conducts heat from the RPi4 to the aluminum case that acts as a huge heat sink.

It turns V5 into a hot blood device with a cool brain.


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