What will be your take if I need a balanced output for active speaker as well? Planning to get the Focal Alpha 65 Evo and would also need a dac + headphone amp for my LCD-3.What kind of balanced output do you need? Line outputs (for active speakers) or headphones with balanced cables?
With that gear, the DX5 or E50 + L50 stack starts to make more sense. Powered monitors seem to benefit from 4V drive.What will be your take if I need a balanced output for active speaker as well? Planning to get the Focal Alpha 65 Evo and would also need a dac + headphone amp for my LCD-3.
Interesting on the E50 + L50 as separate should be better than AIO.With that gear, the DX5 or E50 + L50 stack starts to make more sense. Powered monitors seem to benefit from 4V drive.
I really can’t understand why most China made product doesn’t have a proper volume knob…I've noticed that the volume jumps when turning it down. Starting to think it's got a basic acceleration fn on it without a threshold; hoping they fix it with a firmware update - has happened a handfull of times since i unboxed it. I'm pretty sure this is not a debounce, due to clicks not changing in relation to result.
Really liking the simple UX; not loving the tiny click when changing inputs, but this is basically exactly what I want for a desktop dac/amp.
Does the problem of jumping from -45.0 to -14 occur even when operating with the remote control?I picked one of these up out of curiosity. the 3 things i've noticed:
size wise this is really nice for a desk. the time to turn off, vs turn on always leads me to DFU mode which is kinda annoying but it's user error.
- The metal chassis is much nicer in person than in photos; still don't love the look/shape of it, but it's functional (good ux via multi-functional dial)
- Rapid volume increase when you're above -50 is ... dangerous; I've had it jump from -45.0 to -14 with a single "click" in the dial turn; when you're above -50 it moves to .5 increments
- I'm so confused as to how it has 1.8w on tap but all of my low impedence headphones are requiring around 50% - 75% volume for listening levels that would be the first notch on an A90 amp (had one - same headphones).
Does this symptom only occur when operating with the volume knob?I tried the product and like it at first. However when I used the volume control, every now and then the volume made a hugh jump from a single turn/click. Slightly annoying, but nothing major... that's what I thought until it went from -30db to -0db and almost blew out my ears while I attempted to turn down the volume.
Holy shit... I read a lot of very good and very bad things about Topping. I was hoping the bad things were artifacts of the past, but seriously: If you value your equipment and health, this is a no go. Defect products? That's shit, but shit happens. Malfunctioning products threatening your health? Wtf?