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Topping E50 Review (Balanced DAC)

victorqtek

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More strange results on playing MQA content through BS Node and E50:
First I played MQA file through BS Node with attached E50 with optical cable. E50 shows original sampling rate and no MQA. Then if I stop the song in the middle and switch to external MQA DAC mode in BS Node and resume playing the song E50 shows OFS and original sampling rate! BlueOS App also shows that MQA content is playing. But when next song starts to play, E50 don't show any MQA related sign and shows half the original sampling rate.
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bogi

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The above posts and pictures are only minor part of the MQA mess.
 

Toku

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More strange results on playing MQA content through BS Node and E50:
First I played MQA file through BS Node with attached E50 with optical cable. E50 shows original sampling rate and no MQA. Then if I stop the song in the middle and switch to external MQA DAC mode in BS Node and resume playing the song E50 shows OFS and original sampling rate! BlueOS App also shows that MQA content is playing. But when next song starts to play, E50 don't show any MQA related sign and shows half the original sampling rate.View attachment 159892View attachment 159893
For the E50, the only MQA that can be used with an OPT/COAX connection is the MQA Renderer.
OFS is displayed instead of MQA display when playing with MQA Renderer.
When MQA/MQA Studio is played with OPT/COAX connection, it becomes normal PCM.
So I think all your E50s are working fine.
 

spiritofjerry

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Question about this unit that I hope I am not repeating:

Does it have an auto-dimming feature that turns the display off after a period of time?
 

Toku

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Question about this unit that I hope I am not repeating:

Does it have an auto-dimming feature that turns the display off after a period of time?
Yes, you can set the automatic ON/OFF of the display. When turned on, the display turns off if no operation is performed for 30 seconds.
 

madbrayniak

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I have a couple questions.

I was thinking about building a system around the Bluesound Node but I am also considering going the route of using the E50.

I have several sources but would like some input from those of you that are much more experienced.

Sources: TV(shield TV and BLuray), Gaming HTPC, and Tunrtable

Speaker arrangement currently: Stereo, trying to figure out if I can get the subwoofer back in to the room using this:

https://www.svsound.com/products/soundpath-wireless-audio-adapter

Possible Setup: Turntable to Parks Puffin with COAX to E50, TV SPDIF to E50, Shield TV and HTPC to E50 with USB splitter?

Goals of this setup is to go more minimalist in use. My wife does not care for the AVR setup currently and gets frustrated with all the inputs that need to be juggled and I can't say I blame her.

Does anyone know if the volume of the E50 can be controlled by the Shield TV Remote?

Also, I don't have an issue running more through the TV and then to the E50 but I'm trying to maximize performance while keeping it simple for my wife and kids.

Obviously the Node is really easy with eARC and CEC control but not the best performing product and I don't like that I can't use Pandora with it unless I tie up my phone to it. Meanwhile my HTPC can be the source for all my music without an issue.
 
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