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Topping D10 Balanced Review (USB DAC)

Rottmannash

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The topping E30 has filters so it should sound different using the filters, also i think noise,gain could make a difference on the D10 Balance since gain is higher and noise lower
If you can hear a difference between the filters then your auditory discernment tops mine. They are both transparent so shouldn't sound different, if levels are matched.
 

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Higher gain, lower noise, less RFI,inteference if you use balanced cable with the balanced dac when you have a ton of cables or have to have super long + 10 meter long cables or both

Topping D10 Balanced
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Topping E30
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balanced are often used in studios or at live events with alot of super long cables

If i didn't mention it i have a Topping D10 Balanced
 

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Is it possible to use a "normal" xlr to rca cable since my sub has only rca inputs?
 

gasolin75

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yes, the same with active speakers you can mix and match what ever you have, but theres no sub out on a Topping D10 Balanced
 

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yes, the same with active speakers you can mix and match what ever you have, but theres no sub out on a Topping D10 Balanced
Thank you.. it's stereo input into my sub and from it's output to my active speakers
 

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Oh not excatly Topping D10 Balanced related

You can mix and match what ever you prefer, xlr to xlr or xlr to trs/jack or rca to either trs/jack or xlr usually cost the same 15-20 euros or dollars for a pair, not that expensive even in a 3 meter version
 

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rca to either trs/jack or xlr usually cost the same 15-20 euros or dollars for a pair, not that expensive even in a 3 meter version
Like Atanasi said, you shouldn't go balanced to single ended. The D10B is not meant for that, performance will be severely degraded.
 

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it's not super expensive buying the right cable

what is the speaker volume controlled with ?
 

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No, Topping says such a connection should not be used.
Yes they make it very clear not to use the Balanced 10 with adapters to single ended connections.
 

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Like Atanasi said, you shouldn't go balanced to single ended. The D10B is not meant for that, performance will be severely degraded.
Thank y'all.. though I guess would work if I connected them directly to my active speakers. In any case I'll get the d10s or e30
 
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