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Topping A30 pro - NEWS???

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i wrote topping on facebook...
"Thank you for your attention to our products. These two products have not been finalized yet, so we don't have its price and time to market. Although everything is uncertain, we expect that the price of the two models will be higher than the D50s, and the time to market is temporarily set near New Year's Day. "
 
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i wrote topping on facebook...
"Thank you for your attention to our products. These two products have not been finalized yet, so we don't have its price and time to market. Although everything is uncertain, we expect that the price of the two models will be higher than the D50s, and the time to market is temporarily set near New Year's Day. "

What's the second model mentioned along with the A30 Pro?
 

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Someone in E30 thread posted Wolf's measurements of the D30 pro: https://l7audiolab.net/f/measurements-of-topping-d30pro-dac/
Looks really really clean. But you quickly see a characteristic of the cirrus logic DAC chips. Noise shaping, pushing noise away from audible band:

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I think this is fine for dongles.. but for a desktop DAC I feel more confident in ESS Sabre/AKM implementations, to be perfectly honest.
Still, very good performance, excellent SINAD. If it's priced low enough it will be killer ;)
 

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Looks really really clean. But you quickly see a characteristic of the cirrus logic DAC chips. Noise shaping, pushing noise away from audible band:

xEz9K4A.jpg


I think this is fine for dongles.. but for a desktop DAC I feel more confident in ESS Sabre/AKM implementations, to be perfectly honest.
Still, very good performance, excellent SINAD. If it's priced low enough it will be killer ;)
I hope it's priced less than 250 us dollars
 

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Looks really really clean. But you quickly see a characteristic of the cirrus logic DAC chips. Noise shaping, pushing noise away from audible band:

xEz9K4A.jpg


I think this is fine for dongles.. but for a desktop DAC I feel more confident in ESS Sabre/AKM implementations, to be perfectly honest.
Still, very good performance, excellent SINAD. If it's priced low enough it will be killer ;)


Hi,

Does that mean that there will be no AK44xx and no ESS Sabre DAC inside this thing ?
Is that confirmed info ?

For TOTALLY UNRATIONAL REASONS, I tend to prefer DAC's with AK44xx chips. But if Cirrus has been chosen, I assume JohnYang1997 has good reasons for this choice.
So my only hope is to be surprised :)
 

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Hi,

Does that mean that there will be no AK44xx and no ESS Sabre DAC inside this thing ?
Is that confirmed info ?
The original D30 was also Cirrus Logic based ;) I think the 'Pro' is supposed to be an update of it. In any case, Wolf's measurements indicate Cirrus Logic CS4313-like filter behaviour. Unless they make changes in final production, that's going to be the chip used.
 
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So, will both dac and amp stack be out this year or in 2021?
 

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That screen size on the D30 Pro looking great!
 
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