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Khadas Tone Board DAC = WOW!

Discussion in 'Dedicated Source Components' started by chillihead, Apr 9, 2019.
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  1. pboser
    Two questions: what is the “next sale” you’re referring to? And does anyone have any info on a revised or next version and when it might be released? Thanks in advance.
  2. baskingshark
    I'll be waiting for it to be on sale either on aliexpress or amazon. I think there's an aliexpress sale starting tomorrow, and another big sale on 11/11. Not sure if the Khadas toneboard will be on sale though.
  3. pboser
    Got it- thanks!

    Does anyone have any info on a revised version? I tend to buy things right when the next version comes along!
  4. baskingshark
    Thanks guys for recommending the Khadas Tone Board. I just got mine today with a casing from Aliexpress and wow, it really opens up the soundstage, dynamics and clarity compared to my other DAC/AMP (which was the Tempotec Sonata HD). When paired with an amp (Fiio A3), it is really incredible, the cliche where u can hear new details in the music u haven't heard before is true here.

    One of the best audiogear investments I have made!

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    Last edited: Sep 4, 2019
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  5. simon740
    How this dac compare to the Topping D30 ?

  6. Baten

    Nice man :) now, just get some more elegant RCA cables :D I recommend ghent audio A01 :wink:
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  7. baskingshark
    Thanks I will check out the ghent audio A01! Yeah I bought the above lousy RCA cables from a dollar shop to just give it a try but definitely am open to getting better cables.
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  8. beepboop
    Are there cables that go from optical to coaxial? Is the advantage of optical mitigating electrical noise from a PC motherboard? Sorry so many questions.
  9. Baten
    Converting optical to something else forgoes the electrical noise benefit. And you'd need a converter not a cable.
  10. Waiting for the V2 tone board just to try it out for kicks. I hope the new one has an optical port.
  11. snip3r77
    what's the changelog?
  12. Nothing yet. Last I heard a new one was definitely coming this year, with a fixed ESS hump and possibly balanced. I really just want the optical port. Oh and they're supposed to bring their own case out too.
    Last edited: Sep 10, 2019
  13. beepboop

    Is it possible that the side cable is going into an optical port?!
  14. Oh jesus that's just horrible. I would imagine that single cable on the side is power. I'm not even buying something that ugly to mess around with.

    Whoever designed that should be ashamed.
    Last edited: Sep 10, 2019
  15. Baten
    It's just a case they designed for the board (v1 even probably)

    hasn't really got anything to do with the new balanced board.
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