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Topping D10 2019 or D30

D10 2019 or D30

  • D10

    Votes: 7 70.0%
  • D30

    Votes: 3 30.0%

  • Total voters
    10

La!$

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#1
Which has better specs to play lossless music from powered bookshelf speakers? (AudioEngine A5+)
 

M00ndancer

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#2
You wont hear any difference. Get the one with the functions you need. (Didn't vote)
 

Daverz

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#5
D10 runs on USB bus power; only USB input; can act as a USB to S/PDIF converter
D30 uses wall wart, has coaxial and optical input, no sample rate display
 

Silou

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I did not know that there is a new 2019 Version of the D10. What has been changed?
 

BDWoody

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#10
Om

I'm not familiar with these can you summarize it and give mean answer please? Which is better?
The reality is that you won't be able to hear a difference (nothing personal, neither could anyone else). They both offer transparent audible performance, which is all you want from a DAC.

The selection then becomes deciding which has the features you want...does it connect to everything the way you want, etc.
 

La!$

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Which inputs do you need?
Only USB from laptop? If so, I asvise the D10.
If you need optical or coaxial in, take the D30.
My speakers have RCA and 3.5mm inputs. So I guess the D10? Also, does USB power and wall wart have an audible difference in audio quality? The D10 has optical inputs too no? Also, 99% of my FLAC files are 24/196. The rest, 24/192 and some DSD files.
 
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daftcombo

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My speakers have RCA and 3.5mm inputs. So I guess the D10? Also, does USB power and wall wart have an audible difference in audio quality? The D10 has optical inputs too no? Also, 99% of my FLAC files are 24/196. The rest, 24/192 and some DSD files.
No, the D10 has optical OUTPUT. It can be useful if someone wants to convert USB to optical to run a very long optical fiber, to another room for instance. But it has only a USB input.

The D30 has USB, optical and coaxial INPUTS.
 

La!$

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No, the D10 has optical OUTPUT. It can be useful if someone wants to convert USB to optical to run a very long optical fiber, to another room for instance. But it has only a USB input.

The D30 has USB, optical and coaxial INPUTS.
Speakers Audioengine A5+
Budget $130
Flac files 24/196 and 24/192

Which should I go for? The D10 or the D30? Thank you for the help in advance!
 

daftcombo

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Speakers Audioengine A5+
Budget $130
Flac files 24/196 and 24/192

Which should I go for? The D10 or the D30? Thank you for the help in advance!
I have a D10 and I like it very much. If you only need USB input, get a D10.
 
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