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is it a good pair with the O2 and HD6XX ?
Get an SMSL Sanskrit 6th. This seems to be a lower tier DAC than ODAC/OL DAC/Sanskrit/D30
Isn't D10 the latest than D30?
It also equipped with the same chip as AUNE X1S (ES9018K2M SABRE)
How is that low-tier?
Read the other discussions, they say that on their website they advertise D30 as a superior product. Also, just because it's new doesn't mean that it's better, and lastly, it's not only the DAC chip that matters, but it's implementation and other circuitry. It is also cheaper than the D30 (whichbibak guessing isn't only on massdrop), and D30 is already considered as a 'budget' option. D30 is also separately powered. D10 looks cool though with that display.
I assume you mean by this image?
Its also the naming, 'D10', and a lower model number in the same series generally means a lower tier product.
Oh well. Gonna give this a try with Aune X1S.
I just love the display.
The display is the only thing that's making this so interesting for so many people, no one showed this kind of interest even for the D30. This is gonna do only up to 24 bit using coaxial, while the Aune X1S is a 32 bit DAC. Not that 24 vs 32 bit matters, but you will 'technically' be giving it an inferior signal.
I'm also trying to figure out how the D30 and D10 are tiered.
Seems the D30 is higher. More expensive, has branded components like WIMA and Nichicon (no mention of this on D10), more inputs and laser engraved case (D10 seems silk screened). No experience with the ESS chip, but I can say that the D30's Cirrus Logic CS4398 DAC chip is no slouch, at least in its implementation on the A&K AK120 II which sound perfect to my ears.
I'm currently using Aune X1S.
Coax only 24 bit/192kHz. USB is 32 bit/192kHz
D10 - 32 bit / 384 kHz (USB)
It only switch to 24 bit/192 kHz when you use it as USB interface for different DAC (D30).
The only thing you'll gain with a D10 is a cool display, which will (most probably) show '44.1 PCM' most of the times.