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    Topping D90SE Review (Balanced DAC)

    Probably... Or maybe ther're not selling as planned. :\ - I did my part though. I bought two of them! - Love 'em!
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    Topping D90SE Review (Balanced DAC)

    Just noticed the Topping D90SE received a big price drop on Amazon Canada! $1,169 -> $993 (CAD of course).
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    Topping D90SE Review (Balanced DAC)

    Any ides what changed with the new driver? - Anybody know? (Other than Windows 11 compatibility)
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    Denon DRA-800H Review (Stereo Receiver)

    Denon and Marantz products are always discounted by 40+% at model year's end. (Best Buy Canada) This is the time to buy them. It's the only time that the price reflects their acceptable value.... But the last couple of years this didn't happen. Covid has become the big 'excuse' - In reality...
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    Topping D90SE Review (Balanced DAC)

    LOl, I think it might be the other way around. The MQA version will become the collector's item. :}
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    Topping D90SE Review (Balanced DAC)

    Hey guys. I made an interesting discovery about the D90SE getting so hot... When I first set it up it got really hot... But after I changed filters from the default "3" to "7" the heat decreased by a very significant amount... Try it for an hour or so. Maybe I'm crazy, I don't know.... Note: I'm...
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    Topping D90SE Review (Balanced DAC)

    Lol, I changed my mind and deleted my post... But yes, it is a bit weird about Samsung. :)
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    Topping D90SE Review (Balanced DAC)

    Yeah that would be great if they gave us the way to loosen up the timing. Even my home built Asus computer has issues with USB to this DAC.
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    Topping D90SE Review (Balanced DAC)

    Ok, so I guess I will use mode 7 on the D90SE from now on to calibrate using Dirac in order to get the least per-ringing as this is the more likely perceivable component over frequency accuracy. Thanks! - I did a hearing test last night and apparently I can't hear anything past 12,000khz!
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    Topping D90SE Review (Balanced DAC)

    So which filter did you find had the least per-ringing? - (Sorry, I am not good at understanding graphs and tech stuff, lol)
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    Topping D90SE Review (Balanced DAC)

    Makes sense, thanks. I wonder if choosing a certain filter would make a difference to guys like us that use Dirac room correction which claims to correct the time domain\impulse response. - Would choosing one filter over another be better for calibrating with Dirac algorithms? - Hmm...
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    Topping D90SE Review (Balanced DAC)

    Thanks! - Hey did you did you see this yet? > https://archimago.blogspot.com/2021/09/measurements-review-topping-d90se-dac.html?m=1 According to this guy filter #5 would be best, lol... So confusing for us guys that just want to be told which filter to use. :)
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    Topping D90SE Review (Balanced DAC)

    This is awesome! Thank you very much for doing it! - So for us less technical folk would you say that the best filter to use is #7 or am I missing something here? (John seems to say #3 is best).
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    Topping D90SE Review (Balanced DAC)

    Looking foreword to seeing your results! :)
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    Topping D90SE Review (Balanced DAC)

    I don't know for sure about your MQA issues, but I think that not all MQA files are 96khz. And as far as USB quality, yes, I had dropouts using a good quality home-built ASUS motherboard. I changed to another ASUS home-built PC and boom! USB issues solved... So probably has to do with USB power...
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    Topping D90SE Review (Balanced DAC)

    I've noticed that Tidal can be a bit buggy and can get corrupted easily with too much switching back and forth of settings.... I found a complete uninstall and reinstall of Tidal and all audio drivers made settings in Tidal 'changeable' again.
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    Topping D90SE Review (Balanced DAC)

    Maybe I misunderstood what John was saying. But I do remember him saying something about "if you don't mind the clicking" earlier in this thread ... Anyway, I heard clicks using Tidal\PC\USB\ in preamp mode. So I switched back to DAC mode.
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    Topping D90SE Review (Balanced DAC)

    I think John (the designer) said that it 'clicks' in preamp mode but not in DAC mode. I have confirmed this.
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    Topping D90SE Review (Balanced DAC)

    I just read this while listening to my D90SE. I can't understand how this guy couldn't hear the amazing sound stage and detail of this DAC. It's by far the best sounding DAC I've ever heard... All I can think of is that he didn't have his system set up properly to accomodate a DAC that doesn't...
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