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Topping E30 DAC Review

Sal1950

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Good DACs these days are dime a dozen IMO. Although am curious on pricing.
True, but some are better than others.
 
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I guess you can also power it from the 5V input?
You have to power the 5 volt input otherwise it won't work. So in my configuration, I connected two USB cables to my computer to test it.
 

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Yes the DAC chip has 'DSD Direct' mode but does E30 allow the user to enable this mode?

Via on-screen menu?
I believe you can hold the button while power up to enter that mode. If thats not the case it will be described in the manual.
 

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Very nice product!
It is a shame I ”need” balanced outputs. And 8 channels (i.e 4pc of dacs)
@JohnYang1997 will there be a version with balanced output (xlr)? How much would that add to cost aproximately? Could it be done under $200? $150 would be a killer!
 

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I believe you can hold the button while power up to enter that mode. If thats not the case it will be described in the manual.
Oh very cool. HQPlayer owners will love this.

I hope all future Topping AKM based DACs allow this.

I will tag HQPlayer developer @Miska

Maybe @WolfX-700 can test it with DSD256 input...
 
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#39
SMSL Sanskrit 10th AK4493 Edition have similar performance and much lower price.
Much lower? Like...$30 less? Ok...
 

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This is a very interesting product! I can imagine a lot of devices that are pretty decent but the internal DAC is just a complete letdown. Bypass almost any internal DAC with this $129 upgrade and it will be an improvement.

@amirm Were there ferrite beads on the USB cable used in testing? I wonder if it would cut down on high frequency noise and improve SINAD even further.
 
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