Did you use this fast charger along with smartphones or other stuff? Which brand was It? Maybe It was not reverting to 5V when disconnected.I used a fast charger with my Sony Pha-2a dac/amp and now the unit is unusable anymore. Cannot be charged. Usually when charging one should see a blinking red light but now it is a blinking amber light and when I switched on the unit, there is no more power (no green light). Avoid fast chargers
It's a no brand charger but there is a "budi" that's written on it. I don't think I was using it before charging the dac/amp and it was such a good dac/ampDid you use this fast charger along with smartphones or other stuff? Which brand was It? Maybe It was not reverting to 5V when disconnected.
...I might be sending mine back, eh...I haven't actually tried to do anything with it yet...Accoridng to the E30 II manual:
First, enter the setup mode: In the standby state, press and hold the multi-function touch button on the front panel for 5 seconds to enter the setup menu.
Second, with the remote control, press the volume up/down button to get to the output mode setting which will display the value “m-d” as the device is in DAC mode (fixed max output value). Then, press the left/right button to ser this parameter to the m-p” preamp volume adjustable value.
Third, press the OK button and the E30 II displays “8-8” indicating that the settings have been saved.
I used to use mid-class speakers like JBL, B&O, Vienna Acoustics, Victor, Denon, YMAHA, etc.Toku, I know you have tried many Class D amplifiers, and I appreciate your reviews of these.
I would be interested to know what speakers you have.
You're on the wrong forum, by the way.
Hi Toku... The speakers that I mainly use now use multiple full-range units from the Taiwanese manufacturer TangBand. I also use units from the British brand Markaudio. Recently, I added Quad S-2 in addition to my homemade speakers.
In my case, speakers are mainly for checking the sound quality of audio equipment rather than listening to music.
Recently, however, I have become unable to hear high-pitched sounds due to my aging. Now I can't hear much above 13kHz.
At the very least.. Spotify premium 320kbps, please3. What's a good way to compare two DACs? I just listened to those (on Spotify free):
a. Eva Cassidy - Ain't no sunshine
b. Art Blakey - Moanin' (Remastered)
Hehe, I know Going from speakers back to the source and right now stuck at improving the DAC and streamer. Then will focus on all the streaming options ...At the very least.. Spotify premium 320kbps, please
OK, just had a more focused listening session and chose the E30, as it has more detail, clarity and highs. Makes music much more exciting.I just purchased both the SMSL Sanskrit 10th Mk-3 and Topping E30 Mk-2, to test and choose. So far, listened to two tracks and somehow, my first impression is that E30 is more ... analogue, dry, piercing and the Sanskrit Mk-3 more ... full bodied, warm, pleasant (pardon my amateur vocab). I had a similar impression when listening to KEF Q350 vs ELAC DBR-62. I much prefer the look of the Topping, but so far ... sounds like SMSL is better ...
Setup: MacBookPro 2012 -USB -> DAC-coax -> Pioneer a-505r -> Elac DBR-62.
Thank you. So your amplifier reviews are especially relevant for me - I have Mark Audio Alpair 7.3 fullrange speakers, in Onken-style cabinets designed by Planet 10.Currently I use home made speakers using full range and coaxial type units.
I find that very interesting, because I also have been dealing with full-range speakers for many years and did it over and over again. Most recently with very large ones from Lii Audio. I also remember well a visit at Susumu Sakuma in Tateyama in Japan, who also had built an unconventional multi-speaker system with Lowther fullrange drivers that sounded very nice.
Could you please show a photo of your setup?
This is my Lii-Audio speaker setup:
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The picture is the speaker I use for equipment testing.Thank you. So your amplifier reviews are especially relevant for me - I have Mark Audio Alpair 7.3 fullrange speakers, in Onken-style cabinets designed by Planet 10.
I highly recommend Class D amps with the TPA3221 chip.
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I just received both e30 and Sanskrit 10 mk-3. Preferred e30 due to more clarity, details and high tones. Made music more exciting, paired with my ‘laid back’ Elac DBR-62 … Didn’t know the e30 has issues with Optical, though … When listening through USB, it was superb, but optical from WiiM Mini sounds muffled … I thought I was done with equipment research and now seems more work :/...I don't think I am sending my E30II back, but there is this...excellent @ all outputs...
SMSL Sanskrit 10th MK II DAC ReviewThis is a review and detailed measurements of the SMSL Sanskrit 10th MK II. It has been upgraded from AKM AK4490 to AK4493 DAC chip. It was kindly sent to me by the company a few weeks ago. I see it on Amazon for US 109 with free but not Prime shipping. I will be calling it SK10 from here...www.audiosciencereview.com
I’d be interested to find out as well. Just tested the e30 last night and it sounded great through USB. Then connected WiiM Mini through Toslink and while streaming, the music sounded muffled. It was late already and used the Toslink cable the DAC came with.I gonna use Toslink is my main input and sounds like topping e30 has some issue with Toslink input.
Are there any better DAC with good Toslink input? Or just get the e30 ii, Toslink not gonna be a big deal?
Thank you Toku,The picture is the speaker I use for equipment testing.
Photo 1 is a bass reflex type speaker that uses a TangBand W4-1798S unit with an aluminum honeycomb flat diaphragm and a Markaudio PLUVIA7 HD unit.
Photo 2 is a bass reflex type using the unit of Markaudio Alpair 10.
I made a few more, but my favorite is the TangBand W4-1798S bass reflex in Photo 1. This unit has excellent sound resolution.
In my applications, I often use it in the near field, and the full range unit is easier to use.
I have already tested the TPA3221 amplifier. I think it's a well made chip.
E30-II? which issues? I tested optical here and had zero issue.Didn’t know the e30 has issues with Optical, though …