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Discussion in 'Dedicated Source Components' started by drteming, Sep 28, 2016.
I just noticed that my pc could not find drivers for the XMOS DFU. Do I need drivers? What is this?
Did you install the Xmos package?
Driver: https://www.dropbox.com/s/shlpl3wfujzxxf3/D30 Manual and Driver.zip?dl=0
to now I have hifimediy sabre 9023 DAC. https://hifimediy.com/DACs/U2-DAC?sort=p.price&order=DESC This one
And I ask now if this Topping D30 is a lot better ?
I would say that it is. The design is much better than something simple like the hifime diy
In the past I have Aune S16 and this dac was for me very very good. A love AKM "sound".
What kind of sound character it has this D30?
sorry for my bad english
No sound character, its reference like. Flat
oh..this is OK.
I decide between Topping D30 and Schiit Modi 2 Uber.
What do you think?
Or I need to look for something better?
My other hifi equipment is:
Jolida JD302 BRC
WLM La Scala monitor
I would say the D30 for sure.
It has Xmos USB interface which is much better than the C-Media one that the Modi uses and it has all pops/cracks from DAC chips and interfaces filtered.
Which I noticed that the Fulla2 did not have and likely the Modi doesn't either, meaning that in quiet tracks you will always hear pops/cracks from the DAC chip confirming data reception.
If you can afford it, I'd highly recommend the Modi Multibit. I upgraded from my D30 to one and noticed a big difference between the two. I can't really comment on the Modi Uber though. I did however get a D30/A30 combo instead of a Schiit stack to begin with and wasn't disappointed, my other gear simply outgrew it.
Its funny because I bought the Modi Multibit, decided it sounded horrible and went back to the D30.
The Modi multibit simply lacks detail in every sense of the word, it sounds like a vintage head unit and maybe people like that sound but idk I really just didn't like it.
Also the horrible USB interface means that it has constant cracks/pops during any quiet music (which makes classical/jazz suck).
Hello all, first post here,
I'm considering a new DAC, and the Topping D30 appears to be a good choice, around the $100 budget. However, I've been following other DACs too, like the AudioEngine D1.
I like the idea that we can try opamps in the output section of the D30 (like in the first page). I have several of these opamps, including an OPA2228 and LM6172. I'm not sure if an OPA2228 will oscillate in such position of a DAC, but the sound of this opamp is really good (to my ears) when used in other equipments, like in a Kenwood preamp. The AudioEngine D1 comes with a JRC5532, SMD component and you can't easily try opamps, but it has a lot of good reviews for the very good sound.
What do you advise? Thank you so much in advance.
I would say that the D30 is much better than the AudioEngine D1.
In this DAC you have to solder yourself a Socket in order to change the OpAmp.
But the stock ones sound nice. A 33 slew rate is a bit high though so I am not sure how well it would do.
Although the D30 sounds really great and punches way above the price category that it is in.