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No only of the Link from the Guy.I take a look on the Abx nothing find for windows 10.But for is clear with this test what is mean.
 
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Maybe it's time for a "real" example, which is as polarity-asymmetric as any instrument in the repertoire: the trombone. Here's
  1. A pair of .wav file with a trombone note and its polarity-reversed version.
  2. A 30 second snippet from Villa Lobos Choros #4 for 3 horns & trombone, and its polarity-reversed version.
Both illustrate the extreme asymmetry of the trombone. See if you can ABX them.
I heard no difference ...
 
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Just wanted to give an update for anyone that is still thinking of ordering.

I placed my order with Apos on the 25th in the evening. Shipment was received and processed by DHL on the 29th. It's due to arrive on 6/3 to CA and already cleared customs in Hong Kong.

I'm excited for it and it's good to hear that it's a slightly better DAC than the Modi 3.
 

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Could he have heard the inverted polarity and liked it ?
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Guys, I can’t make up my mind which FIR setting sounds better. #1 or #4??? Using small REL T/5i subs (Dual)...
As a purist, I go for linear phase and as little ultrasonic leakage as possible (i.e. #1). Many prefer minimum phase ("short delay" is AKM's euphemism) and/or more ultrasonics ("slow rollof")
 
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As a purist, I go for linear phase and as little ultrasonic leakage as possible (i.e. #1). Many prefer minimum phase ("short delay" is AKM's euphemism) and/or more ultrasonics ("slow rollof")
Thanks, I’ll stick to #1 I guess. It’s definitely overall louder than #4, and since my system isn’t the most powerful, it could use that extra help in overall increased perception of output.
 
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Hello community. This is my first post. I ordered the E30 just as it was first announced the firmware 1.08. And yeterday i received my unit and it is already 1.08. Amazed at the speed Topping rolled this new fix out.

Anyway I have a question. After installing the drivers on windows 10, when opening up the topping app, it still states ASIO not active. Did I miss a step here ?
 

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As a purist, I go for linear phase and as little ultrasonic leakage as possible (i.e. #1). Many prefer minimum phase ("short delay" is AKM's euphemism) and/or more ultrasonics ("slow rollof")
Ah, cool, so #1 is the same as "Fast Roll Off, Linear Phase" which is the one I chose for use with my SoundblasterX G6? In that case I'll use #1 with the E30 DAC when it arrives...."Fast Roll Off, Linear Phase" sounded the best to me when I was testing it with my G6 months ago.
 

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Hello community. This is my first post. I ordered the E30 just as it was first announced the firmware 1.08. And yeterday i received my unit and it is already 1.08. Amazed at the speed Topping rolled this new fix out.

Anyway I have a question. After installing the drivers on windows 10, when opening up the topping app, it still states ASIO not active. Did I miss a step here ?
Can you see if you can clarify with Topping if your unit also has the fix for the polarity on the Optical Inputs?

(I don't use ASIO so don't know much about it, so I can't help you on that one, but I'm sure someone else can).
 

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That was quite an entertaining review all-in-all and some informative parts...I'm not convinced by his subjective listening tests and his descriptions of the sonic effect of the different filters in terms of his listening experience, but that's the nature of subjective tests....I do think he was over-egging the significance of the filter . Having said that I have done something similar by going through the different filters in my G6 DAC and I did notice only a very subtle change, and I chose the one I liked best "Fast Roll Off, Linear Phase", so I can't discount his listening tests, but at the same time I can't put any weight on them....as he said though test them yourself and see which one you like best. I'm sure some people think that the filters don't have any discernible effect on the audible music.
 

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Hello community. This is my first post. I ordered the E30 just as it was first announced the firmware 1.08. And yeterday i received my unit and it is already 1.08. Amazed at the speed Topping rolled this new fix out.

Anyway I have a question. After installing the drivers on windows 10, when opening up the topping app, it still states ASIO not active. Did I miss a step here ?
I can't quite understand your steps from your description.
What are you using for your PC audio player?
What is a topping app?
 
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I can't quite understand your steps from your description.
What are you using for your PC audio player?
What is a topping app?
Yes I am using a Windows 10 pc. Installing the drivers will put a shortcut in the start menu to this. It says ASIO not active. What else do I need to do to get ASIO enabled?

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Yes I am using a Windows 10 pc. Installing the drivers will put a shortcut in the start menu to this. It says ASIO not active. What else do I need to do to get ASIO enabled?

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It looks like it is installed properly. So everything is fine.
The ASIO driver only will get active if you play music through it. Start your Audio program (Audirvana, Foobar2000, JRiver etc. etc.) and choose Topping ASIO as output. If you play a song then you will see it is active. When you don't play music through it is won't be active.

In short: It looks like wverything works correctly in your system.
 

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I'm sure some people think that the filters don't have any discernible effect on the audible music.
I think that's going to be pretty closely correlated with age...

Most filter effects aren't going to impact what I can hear, since I'm not getting a whole lot over 16khz or so.

Younger ears may pick that up, but after I wasted an afternoon trying to hear differences in filters, I figured I can cross that off my list of things to care about.
 

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Yes I am using a Windows 10 pc. Installing the drivers will put a shortcut in the start menu to this. It says ASIO not active. What else do I need to do to get ASIO enabled?

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Is your question the reason why "No Devices Connected" is displayed when you open "Topping USB Audio Device Control Panel"?
This message is displayed when the E30 is connected to the PC via USB and the power is not turned on.
 

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