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Topping A30Pro Review (Balanced Headphone Amp)

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Would it be worth stacking the A30 Pro with the Gustard X16, i know the x16 is balanced but still should compliment each other.
 

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Would it be worth stacking the A30 Pro with the Gustard X16, i know the x16 is balanced but still should compliment each other.
The A30 Pro has balanced inputs so there's no reason it won't work well.
 

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The only reason it won't work well is that the chassis is a bit shorter than the X16 and it wont stack so nicely (visually) :)
 
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The only reason it won't work well is that the chassis is a bit shorter than the X16 and it wont stack so nicely (visually) :)
Would need one of those acrylic shelving lol, just the X16 seems to be rated higher compared to D30 pro.

Currently using DT 1990's with Magni H/Modi 3, planning on buying HD800S still deciding if i should go tube or not.

DT1990's peak was fixed without EQ just changing pads to dekoni elite velour, world of difference.
 

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I really like when they do these comparisons.

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The A30Pro appear designed to put alongside D70 and be the size of a rack!

D70s+A30pro = 44.4 cm

Pre90+Ext90 = 44.4

You can rack Pre90+Ext90 side by side

Thes chinese guys are taking all my money
 

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Just a small aesthetic inconsistency between the A30 and D30 Pro name printing that could (potentially) trigger someone OCD.

"D30Pro" (put all together) and "A30 Pro" separated:

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Besides, I don't know what you think, but IMO they would gain a LOT aesthetically moving the specifications ("High performance headphone amplifier, 32 BIT/384 kHz DSD super ultra DAC") to the back, it would be an even more elegant touch to an already terrific design, maintaining the front I/O clearer and minimalistic without affecting the functionality of the input/gain tags. As it is now it seems a bit congested.

It might seem trivial given the engineering feat, but one of the things that I think makes Topping stand out from other Chinese manufacturers is precisely that they care about design.
 
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Just a small aesthetic inconsistency between the A30 and D30 Pro name printing that could (potentially) trigger someone OCD.

"D30Pro" (put all together) and "A30 Pro" separated:

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Besides, I don't know what you think, but IMO they would gain a LOT aesthetically moving the specifications ("High performance headphone amplifier, 32 BIT/384 kHz DSD super ultra DAC") to the back, it would be an even more elegant touch to an already terrific design, maintaining the front I/O clearer and minimalistic without affecting the functionality of the input/gain tags. As it is now it seems a bit congested.

It might seem trivial given the engineering feat, but one of the things that I think makes Topping stand out from other Chinese manufacturers is precisely that they care about design.
I agree. Think its a bad habit picked up from Japanese manufacturers.
 
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