No. $20 USD is normal price.Dang, currently unavailable. And Amazon Canada has it non-Prime for $65CAD!!
I'll revisit in a few weeks. Unless that's normal price? I checked their website and prices weren't apparent. Is ~50USD about right for what you linked?
The 32 bit / 768 kHz spec is on the USB side. I believe the Xmos bridge simply downsamples to 384kHz. I’m sure somebody is gonna complain it’s audible!The ES9068AS is spec'd for 32 bit / 384kHz.
How is it the G5 supports 768? Does it doubleclock the DAC portion of the chip? Is it a hidden feature? If doubleclocked, what effects might this have on sound quality (increased errors, jitter?)
It's not super important (because really - who has 768kHz sampled files?)
but I'm curious...
No. $20 USD is normal price.
Are there plexiglass companies in your area?
Tap Plastics might ship to Canada and be much cheaper. But there must be equivalent stores in Canada.
all topping hp amp products have current protection circuit.The 1612 driving buf634a?
They appear to be rated for 250mA... is that right?
In the review, 12 ohms starts clipping just below 3v, 20 ohms at about 4.7
These equate to 250mA +-10%
Is it reasonable to assume that, for protection purposes, the G5 provides its buf634as with a maximum supply current of a bit more than 250mA? Or would these devices behave this way with unlimited current available on their supplies?
The reason I'm asking is I'd like to drive some 8 ohm, very non-reactive (sealed, not ported) near field monitors semi regularly, and would like to not be wondering always if I might do damage.
(I've already driven them and the sound is phenominal. I'd hate to have to stop!)
Also, short circuit output to ground is given 375mA, max 550mA. Does that mean they'll all do at least 375mA, but some won't get damaged til up to 550, or do they all do 550 upper limit, 375 no problem. I've never seen two values given! Then again I don't look at hundreds of these
all topping hp amp products have current protection circuit.
ATC SCM20 Pro PSL Mk 2s are active and does not need external power for driving.
Would you say the LA90 the best implementation?
Meaning, is it approximately as reliable as the best, and very cost effective (like a lot of Topping's products)?
Should I feel bad for buying the LA90 (did they steal the design, or is the implementation common knowledge now)
I'm not persuading you not to buy Topping products but Topping is not known for cost effective (IMHO LA90 is highly overpriced for its power output) and reliable (just look how many people broke their various products... such as the recent PA5 ) at all.
For me. all recent Topping products (including the LA90) has the circuit board sealed, which makes users impossible to fix by themselves if components fails, and components do have much higher failure rate as the sealed circuit boards have heat dissipation issues. I stopped buying topping products when they decided to seal the circuit board / sand off various chips on the board. IMHO the right to fix is important, especially when they are 1) expensive 2)known to have high failure rate, and 3) insufficient customer support / warranty.