Topping DACs?

Discussion in 'Digital: DACs, USB converters, decrapifiers' started by etane, May 6, 2020.

  1. Vtory

    Vtory Illogical Spock

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    @klyrish Gear or manufacturer criticisms don't mean you're stigmatized. Don't respond silly. If you like your gears, feel free to keep and love them. Once you think you're ready, conduct comparative reviews and try to deliver what you feel in communicable terminologies. If your descriptions of some reference points are consistent with sbaf majority perception, people may listen to you more seriously. That's how things work in this forum. Nothing comes quickly unless you're already well known figure.

    Heck, I've also once spend stupid money on rme adi-2 dac (more expensive!). Epic fail to me. However, understanding why it fucks schooled me a lot. I think this hobby is inherently a series of failure and the essence is how to enjoy such learning process.
     
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    Really interesting review on the topping d90 by currawong and he goes into great detail the benefits of the d90 compared to Schitt dacs. enjoy...

     
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    For those who don't want to watch it..buy Bifrost.
     
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    currawong is no EEVblog Dave when it comes to touring the insides of electronics products, but he does seem honest and thoughtful in his observations. The video did prompt me to look into the technology of the AD5781 DAC used in the Bifrost. I had to go to the referenced patent to get an idea of how the internal calibration works. The current DAC calibrated R-2R DAC concept seems pretty cool, not to mention all of the DSP that is going on with the Bifrost. Clearly there is a lot to be learned just on the technical side to mastering DAC design. Respect to the ADI engineers and to Mike Moffat. By contrast the Topping DACs do seem to earn the cookie cutter label.
     
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    Or, just buy a Modi 3 and spend all that extra money on speakers or headphones.
     

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