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    Amp recommendation

    Looking for advice, as I’ve spent days reading about headphones amplifiers. My current setup is as follows: - Headphones: Focal Stellia - Streamer / DAC: Eversolo Master Edition - Amplifier: Yamaha A-S2000 (has a built-in headphones amp, not sure what it’s worth) I might also try other...
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    How do I connect my setup?

    Hey, I am very close to buying the Ascend Acoustics Sierra-LX and a Fosi Audio V3 with a 48v power supply or an Aiyima A07 Pro Amplifier. I wanna be able to connect them to both my Wiim mini my Topping E30 and my TV, which has Optical and a 2,5 mm jack. This is a dumb question but how do I...
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    Is Audeze LCD-2C an upgrade from DT 900 Pro X?

    Hi Everyone! I am currently looking for an upgrade for christmas present to myself with a budget of 700-800 AUD Right now my setup is DT 900 Pro X attached to Fiio K5 Pro Ess. I have 2 options here, I found on local fb marketplace that someone is selling Audeze LCD-2C for $700 AUD, or...
  4. zalayetadk

    Building a stack, the technical perspective

    The starting point, a dac and power amp. The power amp is not for discussion here. But, from a technical/measurable perspective will there be any benefits from adding extra devices into the stack. -First choice, an example, If you buy the Gustard x18 dac, xlr out 5V Will there be any benefits...
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    I have a plan... or so ;)

    Hi Folks, I like to hear some opinions on my plan. I recently thrown away my NAD C658. A Topping D70 Pro Octo took its place. Now I need Dirac Live or REW back ;) So, to avoid up/downsampling of audio in the miniDSP Flex or somehow, I like to complicate things... ;) N130 -> USB-Out -> Topping...
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    L30 II and Aune X7S comparison. Output impedance effects on different types of headphones.

    So I have this new amplifier aune X7S(2021 version) and here at asr it was measured to have rather high output impedance(about 11 ohms). But I also have a topping L30 II with me and I wanted to sell one of the amps so I compared their sound on the single ended outputs with the Hifiman HE400SE(28...
  7. trl

    Topping A90 Discrete (A90D) - Teardown and personal thoughts

    I found not many teardowns with this model, especially with the output transistors uncovered and with surrounding close-ups, so I decided to purchase one for myself (second hand) to pair it with my D90 MQA then write an article here on ASR. Looks like taking the PCB out from the case if somehow...
  8. Cuckoo Studio

    Topping's new audio interface "E2X2" quick preview.

    This is not a formal review, just because I recently completed its measurements and saw that many people in the forum were curious. Since I have it, it's not a bad idea to share it. I, like everyone else, am looking forward to Amir's official review of it! Its input and output parameters...
  9. ommadusk

    I *think* my Topping DAC is failing - any suggestions?

    I've got the DX7 Pro+ and it has occasional crackle problems in the left channel. Does anyone else leave their DACs on all the time? If I turn off the DAC at the back and turn it back on the problem clears up and if I switch the XLR outputs I get the crackles in the other speaker. I also get...
  10. Kal Rubinson

    For Sale: Topping Pre90 (2 available) and Ext90

    I am offering for sale 2 Topping Pre90 preamps and an Ext90 Input Expansion module in excellent condition with only moderate use. These are extremely transparent devices with extraordinarily low distortion and noise. Original shipping cartons, insulated boxes, power cords, manuals included...
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    Topping D90SE vs S.M.S.L VMV D1SE2

    I'm looking for a new DAC and I'm currently having trouble deciding between the D1SE2 and the D90SE. I've done some research and I know that they're both great DACs, but I'm still not sure which one would be the best fit for me. I'm wondering if anyone here has any experience with both of these...
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    Clipping noise of Topping PRE90 connected with EHA5

    Hello, I'm using TOPPING’s dac E70, preamplifier PRE90 and electrostatic headphone amplifier EHA5 with my active speakers(Genelec 8030c). I'm having a problem of clipping in a certain situation while using these devices. I am not good at English, but I will explain the situation where I suffer...
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    Assistance for new streamer & DAC

    Hi all. I'm looking to step up my streamer game. Currently I have volumio on a Pi4 out over USB to my Rotel RA-1592. But volumio is really frustrating me so time to move on. My sources are - Local FLAC files over USB ssd - Spotify and Tidal over wifi - Optical out from the tv Within budget...
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    Active speakers with Topping E/L 30, or 2.1 amp with passive speakers?

    Hello! I currently have a Topping E30 DAC, with an L30 amp. I'm quite happy with them. What I'm not happy with are my 20-year old, $20, 2.1 channel computer speakers. When I listen to music, I use my headphones. However, it would be nice to be able to have decent audio at moderate volumes for...
  15. anphex

    [Poll] What is your experience with the reliability of the Topping LA90D?

    Hi! Since some ongoing discussion in this thread I wanted to create a poll where people could vote and then share their experiences. I have two LA90D in monoblock configuration, figuring these would be the last amps I'd ever need in my lifetime if vented well. Because of the above mentioned...
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    HIFIMAN XS: Use Topping DX3 Pro+ or buy another Interface?

    I recently bought a Hifiman XS, sadly it was a bit of a hasty decision since the headphones were on sale. I didn’t check whether my interface (Scarlett 8i6 3rd Gen) is powerful enough to efficiently power the headphone (I would use it for music production with Sonarwork (Flattening-EQ...
  17. Yashiro_R

    Fiio Q11 vs Topping DX1 (For Beyer DT 770 Pro 80 Ohm)?

    Fiio Q11 vs Topping DX1 (For Beyer DT 770 Pro 80 Ohm)? I am leaning towards Fiio Q11 due to it working with my phone. Anyway, I'll go with the DX1 if the Sound Quality is significantly better. I listen to lots of old recording on m1 macbook air (like the 2023 Karajan's 9 Symphonies Remaster)...
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    Topping L30 noise from power supply

    Hi, I have a similar problem with Topping L30 as in this topic and I'm going insane from it. To wrap it up shortly. I have Topping L30 and E30 and I have been using it without a problem since release (2012 SN). Recently I moved to new apartment and from first second trying out my gear I heard...
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    Topping A90 cannot power vintage bookshelf speakers: Infinity RS-2

    Kindly help me understand why my setup cannot power vintage bookshelf speakers. I couldn’t find an answer in previous similar thread -https://www.audiosciencereview.com/forum/index.php?threads/topping-d90-a90-with-power-amp-and-subwoofers.30702/ Mac to D10 to Topping A90 to XLR output to...
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    Replacing LA90/LA90D power supply ?

    I asked this on the newly released PA7 plus thread but got no answers. I’m putting it here if anyone has a clue. The PA7 plus power brick is specified at 52V/6.5A while LA90/LA90D were released with 64V/4A power brick. I have 2 LA90 in mono with a Polk r700 (89db but not exactly 8ohms) and I’ll...
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