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  1. T

    Amp for topping d10

    Hey guys, Im in Hong Kong right now and am looking for a dac amp system to power my he-400is, m50xs, kinera iduns and ath-ls200s. I was looking at the fx audio x6 but was turned away by it's poor measurements. So now i am trying to find a dac amp. The topping d10 seems like a good option but...
  2. S

    Rme ADI 2 into HPA4, non balanced to balanced?

    What are the pros and cons of using a single dac versus a balanced design. Considering it is feeding into balanced topology to a balanced headphone with my benchmark hpa4... It's the only thing in my chain that is not balanced. Is this fine? I considered implementation to be more important. But...
  3. eugenius

    Audiolab M-DAC & Q-DAC

    Audiolab M-DAC/preamp/headphone amp. Black color. Lightly used. Remote never used. Separate volume control for the preamp and headphone amp. Price: 450 euro Audiolab Q-DAC/preamp/headphone amp. Black color. Used even less than the M-DAC. Separate volume control for the preamp and headphone...
  4. Dogen

    Equipment burn-in: am I deluded?

    Hi all, I recently received a Topping D3 DAC/amp. At first it seemed quite tilted up in the high frequencies and lacking in deep bass. After a few days, though, that seems resolved. Did I acclimate to the Topping, or did it change in sound? I’ve never believed in burn-in, aside from perhaps...
  5. L

    Klipsch Heritage Headphone Amplifier

    Hi guys, Does anyone have any experience with this DAC/amp ? https://www.klipsch.com/products/heritage-headphone-amplifier#product-specs Balanced XLR-4 525mW into 16Ω 1440mW into 32Ω 1050mW into 150Ω 540mW into 300Ω 270mW into 600Ω Unbalanced 1/4” 810mW into 16Ω 940mW into 32Ω 270mW into 150Ω...
  6. orchardaudio

    ApplePi DAC w/ Volume-Clocker Measurements

    I just wanted to make a comprehensive post of all measurements, of the ApplePi DAC and Volume-Clocker combo. SNR A-Weighted (XLR): SNR no-weighting (XLR): SINAD (XLR): Dynamic Range A-Weighted (XRL): Dynamic Range no-weighting (XRL): THD+N vs Level (XLR): IMD vs Level (XRL)...
  7. andreasmaaan

    Question about configuration of RME ADI-2 DAC with Windows

    I know bits and pieces of this question have been discussed on other threads, but I'm still a little stuck here as to how best to set up this DAC with Windows 10. When I got this DAC, I installed the RME driver package and there has never been any problem with getting the device to play music...
  8. P

    How about the Matrix Mini-i Pro 2/s?

    I see a lot of people favoring the Topping DX7/s but nobody talks about the Matrix Mini-i Pro 2 and the Matrix Mini-i Pro 2S. Just in case people don't know it, it's in the same price range (400-500 us$) but comes with IR remote, bluetooth APTX input, it has balanced XLR outputs, comes with a...
  9. T

    Audio Interface as DAC recommendations under $300?

    First off, I found this website after googling "UMC204HD DAC performance" and I found this website. I was surprised someone picked up the idea on those being used as DACs. That said, I also have it, but despite that a better mic-pre is a second must, as well as lower round trip latency is a...
  10. T

    Best DAC under 100/150$

    Hello. There are so many reviews here that I won't be able to digest and compare it all, so I'm going to ask straight away. What is the best dac under 100 and 150 categories? Ol Dac, SDAC, d30 or is there even something better in terms of performance/value currently? The main features that I...
  11. Peib

    How does a speakers amplifier pair with headphones?

    Im considering to buy the amplifier Pioneer A-30 for my speakers. I have not a headphone amplifier to pair with my Beyerdynamic dt 1770 pro. These headphones have 250 ohms impedance, which isnt low and an amplifier. I dont want to spend a lot of money, cause I have just bought Topping D-50 (DAC)...
  12. openbaffle3278

    Toslink vs. S/PDIF for 15' run to DAC (Add a USB -> S/PDIF Topping D10)

    Interested in some opinions here. My Digital audio source is currently my old style tower MacPro, which lives to the side of my main speakers. Currently running a 20' optical cable out of the MacPro to a Cambridge DacMagic Plus, which is between my speakers and close to my amp. Using the...
  13. S

    Need amp/dac for M1060 under $250

    First time poster, I have been doing a lot of research to find the best amp/dac for under $250 US dollars and it seems every product I find has something wrong with it example, Schiit modi 2 or Magni 3. After reading the review here of the Topping D30 that looks like a great dac for me but idk...
  14. J

    Budget DAC that's worthwile

    Hello! I've been scouring the web but have gotten so many conflicting suggestions with regard to the "budget dac" query. I think my context might help with an answer if y'all might could throw out some suggestions! So, I've got a t430 Thinkpad with Windows on it and the auxiliary port...
  15. J

    Best DAC (with or without Amp) for the lowest amount of money?

    Hi everyone, After lurking for a week or so I decided to pull the trigger. Brief introduction: I've been looking for a DAC+Amp combo for the last year or so, but the horribly confusing mess of subjective advice ("Dragonfly Red is the bestest thing around" "nope the DF Red sucks and it's...
  16. FourOpposums

    Benefits of balanced dacs, amps and headphones?

    Hi Audio Science Review, first post, nice to meet you. There are a few questions that I've wondered for a while and this seems like a good place to ask. With regards to the balanced headphone craze, people have made claims that I've been wondering if are technically valid. Having never heard...
  17. C

    Sound quality of PC and laptop headphone/line outputs

    In Another Place, someone asked for advice on whether to use a streaming DAC or a USB DAC to connect to a laptop to provide audio for a study/kitchen. Driven by lossy streaming sources. There was clearly the assumption that the analogue output from PC/laptops/tablets/phones is so bad that it is...
  18. Blumlein 88

    Proposal for grouping DACs by measured performance

    What I have in mind is something similar to Spurious Free Dynamic Range. You have maximum signal and any other signal whether noise, harmonic or intermod distortion or jitter spurs or idle tones or aliasing or anything that should not be there with the signal. I would propose the clear to...
  19. Jorj

    Topping D10 - Info & Where To Buy

    I was poking about on the Topping site, looking at the new DX7s and noticed this guy... Hoping to find more information. I was thrilled to see that @amirm found such good results from the DX7 (besting his favorite D30), but sadly that has been discontinued, and it seems that the amp section...
  20. Opus111

    A brief history of audio DACs

    (This is going to be a fairly long post so I'll write a little bit at a time - adding updates when I've done some more research. Please do leave constructive comments in the thread for how you'd like to see it develop.) DACs in audio applications really hit their stride when the CD was...
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