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Topping E30 DAC Review

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Excellent! @JohnYang1997 Doesn't it make the D50/D50s obsolete, for that matter D70 as well ;)
 

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Excellent! @JohnYang1997 Doesn't it make the D50/D50s obsolete, for that matter D70 as well ;)
Balanced outs, aes in for D70, d50s has bluetooth...maybe not obsolete, since they are no less transparent than this one...but nice to see excellent simple new products for a great price.

Not feeling a need to upgrade...
 
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I think E30 is a direct competition to very alike but cheaper SMSL SANSKRIT 10Th MKII. Anyone dare to adjudicate which one is technically better?

Visually I like the topping more as the orange LCD is more pleasant and safer for my eyes.
 

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I think E30 is a direct competition to very alike but cheaper SMSL SANSKRIT 10Th MKII. Anyone dare to adjudicate which one is technically better?
E30 beats it in every single measurement. It's not even close.
 

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@amirm what is the output impedance? Thanks!
 

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I really feel like that 4493 is the darling of the AKM line, even though it's aging. There appears to be several companies, including the RME ADI-2 DAC fs, implementing it well.
 

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Thanks for the review Amir. Can this be used as a DAC/pre? i.e. can the gain be adjusted with the remote?

@vkvedam D70 owner here. D70 has both XLR and RCA so it can be used as a DAC/pre for speakers and sub(s), like how I use them. So not quite obsolete. Though amazing how the E30 is cheaper and smaller with better SINAD. What are obsolete for certain are D10 and D30!
 
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