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new dac suggestions

officialsm

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Hi,
planning to buy a new dac to use as preamp with power amplifier.
Interested in:

Teac UD-505
Gustad X26 pro
Audio-GD D-28 or D-77
Topping D90SE

I like to have volume knob, i think useful as other keys.
Who is using one of this could provide suggestions or impressions?

If you have any product to suggest you can do it. Requirements is: around (better less) 1000 $; excellent preamp output; very recent dac chipset. Better if alla balanced.

Thank you
 

AudioStudies

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I have the Topping D90 (not the SE), and have been very happy with it. It has great performance, excellent connectivity (including an AES input), is available in two colors, and even has a remote. If you wanted to go slightly above your budget the RME ADI DAC 2 FS would be under consideration, but otherwise, I don't see how you can go wrong with the Topping.
 
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