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Topping E30 DAC Review

Killingbeans

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You say phone charger + spdif works. Why not just use that? Do you need the spdif output for something else?

Or, you could get your hands on an USB isolator.
 

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Hi all,
Signal path B: USB port --> Topping E30 --> A/V switch --> Gemtune GS01 tube amp --> Klipsch R-41M
Replace a tube amp with solid state (transistor or op-amp).
Try FF1 or FF4 filters.
I cannot say if Klipsch speakers good or bad.
Maybe instead of replacng amp/speakers - get powered speakers, like Adams, which received glowing review here on ASR.
 

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If i use an E30 connected via Optical toslink, can i equalize the sound with Equalizer APO just as i do with the Ifi ZEN Dac via USB?
 
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Can anyone send me a link to a usb cable that will work with this unit? something cheap on amazon maybe. Also a remote as well but thats not as important to me. Also will this dac be a good match for the a50s?
 
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Guys I ask you for a little OT help. can I connect this
in my chain between Ampli-icepower-final-, Tube-pre-amp, Dac -Toppinge30-dac-pure?
 

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Your audio chain would be something like this:
source (PC, TV, CD player) > DAC (in Dac mode) > Tube 03 > power amp > speakers
 
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Your audio chain would be something like this:
source (PC, TV, CD player) > DAC (in Dac mode) > Tube 03 > power amp > speakers
Thanks dear, I am hard to understand. The DAc is the same source as TV, CD etc right. Yes I understood so ^^ PC-usb-DAC-out-PRE-in-Pre-out-Ampli. You have been very kind, have a nice day :)
 

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Yes, audio sources are PC, TV, phone, CD player etc. From PC > usb cable > DAC. From TV > optical cable > DAC. From CD player > coaxial cable > DAC. From DAC > 2 cinch cable > Tube 03 in. From Tube 03 out > power amp in.
 
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I bought my e30 back in April of last year and I've been using it with my PC and headphones, never had issues with popping, and was not aware of polarity issues then.

Now I just moved it to living room with e30 right into nc252mp to dbr62s, using e30 as a pre-amp. The pop when turning the unit on/off is fairly loud, is this something that was fixed with updates? My firmware is up to date. If not fixed, should I worry about it causing damage?

Additionally, now I'm using optical and coax inputs as well, should I be worried about the polarity issues?

Last, using in pre from -50 to -15, typically -30. Is that too much digital attenuation?

I know this stuff may have been answered I just don't have time to dig through 200 pages!
 

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