- Feb 6, 2018
With the extra horsepower that's an option, yes.
I think they are aiming for that. Just takes time or courseIf only they had a use for that extra horsepower, other than MQA. PEQ for example. My impression of Topping is that while they are fantastic at designing analog sections, integrating that with DACs, USB interfaces, etc. But also lacking when it comes to software development. I hope that the software side of things is something they can grow into... I would love for Topping to grow into being competition for Matrix Audio.
Many thanks. This is a huge help! I didn't think of unplugging it.You need to go to advance settings, it can't be done from remote any more in V2. Just unplug power (totally) press the knob and plug power again, you will boot the advance setup menu, I don't remember the exact option, but you can find it in manual to change from pre-amp to DAC mode.
On the DX-3 Pro I just bought one can switch between headphone amp and DAC modes either by accessing the menu by powering off/holding down multi-function button/powering on OR by pressing headphone/DAC buttons on the remote.Thanks I got it now. Version 2, power off the unit (with cable, not just standby) hold the knob inside as you connect the power cable again. Then you can see the menu. Save by holding the knob again, until you see 8-8.
When I purchased the Sony BDP-S6700, I found that when the COAX output was connected to the DAC, it could only be played at PCM 44.1kHz/16bit, and I investigated the cause.On the DX-3 Pro I just bought one can switch between headphone amp and DAC modes either by accessing the menu by powering off/holding down multi-function button/powering on OR by pressing headphone/DAC buttons on the remote.
My test set-up here is: video signal to monitor w HDMI and audio from Sony BDP-S6700 universal player via coaxial to the Topping.
I selected "DAC mode" to display the sampling rate of what was coming into the unit but noticed that even when playing single layer SACDs (like the one below) it displays as
shouldn't the unit display 2.8MHz?
(notice in photo that the output display from the Sony shows the disc as DSD 2.8 MHz)?
Thoughts on why it's doing that or suggestions how to make the Topping display the correct input info? Thanks
... If you want to use the original as it is, you need to consider connecting using HDMI.
Take the I2S signal from the HDMI output of the BDP-S6700 and connect it to a DAC with an I2S input.
The obvious answer is that some digital attenuation is happening in the Pi. What are you using the Pi for ? Streaming of some sort? Check that volume normalisation or whatever its called in your service is turned off. Also make sure the software player in the Pi is at max.I have two sources feeding my DX3 Pro+, a CD player using optical and a raspberry pi using USB. The line out preamp is turned off. The output is connected to active speakers (Audioengine A2+). When switching between CD and USB, the CD is much louder. At least twice as loud. Does anyone know why?
Thanks. That makes sense. Yea, I'm streaming from the pi running piCorePlayer. I'll look around the settings and adjust accordingly. Appreciate the help.The obvious answer is that some digital attenuation is happening in the Pi. What are you using the Pi for ? Streaming of some sort? Check that volume normalisation or whatever its called in your service is turned off. Also make sure the software player in the Pi is at max.
have you gotten a replacement unit? how is the sound now?The problem that I have on my unit should not affect the sound quality, but I will review my post if my unit would be replaced and the new one is better.
The only "problem" with the headphone output from the v2 is that it has a higher impedance (~10Ohm). This could, maybe, in some cases, influence the sound on some lower impedance headphones. It could also limit the output on low impedance, low sensitivity headphones. (higher output current = bigger voltage drop over the output)have you gotten a replacement unit? how is the sound now?
i've never had any issues with amazon. they even refund any shipping and import fees if you send something back to another country/marketplace.
it could also be that the device is too linear and revealing for the recordings you have.
i'm curious because a friend is considering buying the dx3pro+
Do you think you could follow up with them and ask exactly what they mean by "due to specific usage will caused damage again"? I'm taking that to mean the OPA2140 will inevitably fail no matter what. I ask because my DX3 Pro v1 failed recently after 9 months of daily use. After opening it up I found the OPA2140 was dead. I was going to replace it with a new one but if it will just fail again then it seems pointless.