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Topping D70 DAC

wadec22

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I have the SMSL M10 arriving tomorrow. I know on paper it is not as robust as the D70 (it's more comparable to the DX7s), but I am still pretty pumped to see how it pairs with the THX.
 

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Looking at the advertised THD+N for the DAC chips themselves to give a lower bound:
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ES9038PRO: -122 dB
ES9038Q2M: -120 dB
AK4497EQ:  -116 dB
AK4493EQ:  -113 dB
AK4490EQ:  -112 dB
I guess AKM are a bit behind ESS in this area (or more honest), but it looks like switching chips makes Topping's life a bit harder in terms of improving SINAD.
You forgot AKM 4499EQ
S/N 140dB, THD -124dB
That's excellent!
 

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