amp/dac questions+recommendation
Dec 19, 2019 at 11:03 PM Thread Starter Post #1 of 13

solfanger

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hello everyone
i am fairly new to the audio world
and i am looking for an desktop amp/dac combo with a remote
i looked around a bunch and just found topping stuff
and thier low end ones have some issues from what i read anyone have any recommendation maybe some smaller companies or less known decent amp/dacs thanks in advance !
 
Dec 20, 2019 at 12:03 AM Post #2 of 13

PointyFox

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There's the ADI-2 DAC FS which sells for about $900-$1200. Not sure what price range you're looking at.
 
Dec 20, 2019 at 12:39 AM Post #4 of 13

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Never tried myself but Burson make a number of remote controlled models.... the Play is $250 (apparently the remote costs some extra)
 
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hello everyone i am fairly new to the audio world and i am looking for an desktop amp/dac combo with a remote i looked around a bunch and just found topping stuff
and thier low end ones have some issues from what i read anyone have any recommendation maybe some smaller companies or less known decent amp/dacs thanks in advance !
Just get the Topping DX3 Pro (+ remote)
https://drop.com/buy/topping-dx3-pro
 
Dec 20, 2019 at 4:21 PM Post #7 of 13

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hmmmm not sure i heard customer service and manuals are a nightmare to deal with
was thinking something along the lines of $300-600-ish tho if that helps
What headphones do you own or plan on buying?
 
Dec 20, 2019 at 5:02 PM Post #8 of 13

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Atoll HD 100
(BurrBrown PCM5102 DAC)
You've to purchase the remote separately.

Is doing very well at my friends rig.
 
Dec 20, 2019 at 10:36 PM Post #10 of 13

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I have the Topping D50S coupled with a JDS Labs Atom. Works and sounds great. Never tried my remote, though (still in the box somewhere).
 
Dec 21, 2019 at 12:24 PM Post #11 of 13

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hmmmm not sure i heard customer service and manuals are a nightmare to deal with
was thinking something along the lines of $300-600-ish tho if that helps
Topping DX7s Pro, it's what I've been using for several months :)
https://drop.com/buy/topping-dx7s
I bought two remotes for it, so as to have a backup remote.
 
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Could be a save bet.
The DX7pro is on my list too.
 

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