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    Marantz PM6006 DAC VS Dragonfly Red

    Hi everybody, This is a thread about Raspberry pi dacs and digital connections. I'm moving to a new amplifier and the Marantz PM6006 seems to fit perfectly my budget. My current source is a Raspberry Pi 3B+ with a DACBerry One+HAT (https://www.osaelectronics.com/product/dacberry-one-plus/)...
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    Best speakers for the Topping D90SE?

    Hi, I wonder what speakers would be worth to pair with the D90SE Would the Genelec 8030C Studio Monitors be good? I'd prefer to have my setup with no sub as I live in a flat on a 2nd floor and below me there is a dental clinic room and I don't want to bother anyone (Lulz), I never turn my...
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    DSP engineers help me out - does playing a 44.1 khz source file introduce aliasing when output at 48 khz by the DAC?

    I know that when downsampling a signal, aliasing will occur and this needs to be filtered out. But I'm having a discussion where people state the same is true when upsampling with a non-integer multiple. To me, this will not introduce alias artifacts, but I'm not sure if this is true. How is...
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    FOR SALE: New in Box SONCOZ LA-QXD1 - Silver

    I have a new in box LA-QXD1 silver color for sale. Purchased from Amazon and will provide proof of purchase to buyer. Selling for 200 plus shipping and insurance. The picture listed is not the actual DAC since it is in the box. I will take...
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    Stereo system upgrade - recommendation please.

    Hi everyone, I want to upgrade my home stereo system and need your recommendations. Last year I upgraded my headphone set-up based on the recommendations I received on this forum. Thank you SJ777 & Bravomail for suggesting to go with Topping E30 + L30 combo. The recommendations were spot on...
  6. mikitm

    DACs Reconstruction Filters

    Hi, I've been following this forum for a while and I believe it's one of the best out there for audiophiles and reviews. (25yo from Italy here, sorry for bad english) I was wondering about DACs and something peculiar came to my mind this morning, but first a couple of questions to clarify some...
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    Experiment: 600 Ohm HPs + Topping Amp & Old Interface - Possible?

    Hi everyone! I recently got a very good deal on the DT 990 600 Ohm Version and finally found a reasonably priced amp that I hope will drive it. Here's what I got: HP: DT 990 Edition 600 Ohm - ( As new / 90$ ) Amp: Topping A50s ( Used / 105 $ ) - Haven't bought this one yet. Old Interface...
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    Has anyone tried to differentiate between a chain of audio devices (and files) which are perceptibly indistinguishable from each other individually?

    I wanted to know whether or not a blind test has been conducted to determine whether imperceptible differences observed in individual components become perceptible when added together. I have heard of this idea before (I think) and wanted to know of any study (amateur or professional) that took...
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    VMV SMSL A2 - DAC CHIP INSIDE

    Hi. I would like to know what is the DAC chip used in the VMV SMSL A2 (class D) amp. I see the amp has an UBS type B input, so I assume I could use it as as an external dac, connecting it directly to my PC with the XMOS driver. I own the DAC SMSL SU-9. I am very happy with that DAC and I...
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    SOLD!!!: Topping D50S, A50s, and P50 Set - Excellent Condition - Reduced to $350 shipped: SOLD!!!

    Selling my topping D50s, A50S and P50 headphone amp setup. Excellent condition. Total use <150 hours including burn in period. Cost is $375 $350 for the set. Price includes shipping insured Conus only. PayPal only, I'll cover PP fees. Includes original power cords and connectors. Will...
  11. Arun Raj S

    Allo Boss2 DAC No Native DSD Play Back

    Hi All, I have purchased an Allo Boss2 DAC Acrylic version recently. The DAC is awesome and I am using moOde OS as its player. But the only issue I face is that the player not playing any DSD files in their native state, if I changed the settings to DoP, the player starts to play files up to...
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    Help with DAC…

    Hi All, I am a newbie here and to the audiophile world as a whole, so would appreciate any help on the below….and please excuse me if the questions are too basic for all of you. I have a ROTEL A11 tribute AMP connected to BW CM5 speakers. Currently I am trying to find the best way to stream...
  13. Xulonn

    Love the YouTube channel, but many clueless and low-value comments there.

    Reading the comments at the YouTube version of the Dan Clark Stealth review, I noticed that, as is typical on YouTube, there were some very lame comments and a fair amount of whining about the cost of these superb limited edition headphones. While reading the comments, I realized how much I...
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    Connecting new 2021 Node to Marantz SR6015

    Hi, I just got the new Node and connected it via L/R RCA to the Marantz SR6015. To get the highest sound ROI should I be using L/R RCA to the Marantz or Digital Coax or Optical? I read in another forum some recommending out from Node to the L/R pre-amp on the Marantz and sub out to pre-amp too...
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    I plan on getting a Pi 4 with a Topping E30 DAC. I want to add DSP to my setup so I can use REW for room correction. Is this possible with an E30?

    Hi everyone! I have a Pi 4 on the way and I have been looking at different DACs to use with it. Originally I was going to go with one of the HiFiBerry HAT DAC chips, but after looking into it I found that the external USB DACs are actually better quality for less money, and that with the Pi 4...
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    SOLD. FS: TOPPING D90 [AKM]

    No longer for sale. Prestine D90 (non-MQA) DAC. As most know, Topping stopped making these (and switched over to ESS chip) when the AKM factory stopped producing chips. Included is original box, BT antenna and remote. $655 CONUS shipped. DM me for additional information. Thank you.
  17. tomini

    Suitable solution for PC38X (and the rest of my setup)?

    Hello, I recently ordered the Sennheiser PC38X headset from DROP and I'd like an AMP/DAC combo to accompany it. This whole setup is 70% for gaming on Windows 10 and 30% for everything else on the same OS, so please keep that in mind. Quick backstory: Although the headset is only 28 Ω, I still...
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    Final showdown: FiiO K5 Pro vs Topping L30(but without DAC) which would sound better?

    So after almost a month of owning my Beyerdynamic DT 990 pro and trying to figure out which amp to go for, here is what I've narrowed it down to, and I don't wish to consider any other option but these two given my budget, availability where I live and all my past research. Which of these do...
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    Xduoo MT-604: DAC / Pre-Amp

    Hi, Can anyone recommend a DAC / Pre-Amp with balanced out that would pair well with the MT-604 ? I am currently using it with the IFI Zen DAC V2 and that works fine (except for the front 4.4mm balanced input on the 604: not very convenient) but this one is meant to return in another room and...
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    Fixed vs Floating point explanation

    I came across a blogpost by Geoff from B&O and thought I'd share it because it is very clear and concise: https://www.tonmeister.ca/wordpress/2021/07/19/fixed-point-vs-floating-point/ I wonder if all dsp make use of floating point. Reading this blog I'd say it should give better SNR.
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