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Suren
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Mar 11, 2018
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Is this a better buy then SMSL sanskrit 6th edition or Schiit modi 2 ?
Mar 11, 2018
datyeti
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Mar 12, 2018
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Better than modi 2 for sure. Sanskrit probably a little better or little worse. No technical reviews of D10 yet, but if you want a usb powered dac then this will be sufficient and decent. If you want wall powered dac then smsl is good bang for buck.
Mar 12, 2018
kltp567
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Mar 12, 2018
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Why is this better than modi 2?
Mar 12, 2018
datyeti
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Mar 13, 2018
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The topping D30 seems to be the best ~$100 dac on the market, and although this D10 has different chip and build, its the same company so I have would have no doubts that this easily beats the modi 2. Even if different engineers designed the D10 vs D30, I wouldn't doubt its worse than the modi 2 for a second because toppings measurements on their own website are fairly accurate which proves honesty and solid engineering. Use the behringer 204 dac and ifi idac2 for reference between the three reviews I link here.
https://audiosciencereview.com/forum/index.php?threads/topping-d30-dac-measurement-and-review.2016/
Several of schiit's dacs perform worse than their competition at the same or lower price brackets. Feel free to look around on this website to see for yourself. Use the ifi iDAC2 for reference between both reviews below to see.
https://audiosciencereview.com/forum/index.php?threads/bargain-dac-review-s-m-s-l-mini-dac-sanskritt-6th.1728/
https://audiosciencereview.com/forum/index.php?threads/budget-dac-review-schiit-modi-2-99.1649/
Mar 13, 2018
hm.sutton
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Mar 13, 2018
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I bought a modi 2 and was disappointed. It couldn't better a cheap Onkyo cdp. It's difficult to describe, but the music was a bit on the fatiguing side where high frequencies became seemingly exaggerated. And imaging was mediocre. I tried nice cables, etc. then I gave it away. I don't sell crap.
Mar 13, 2018
datyeti
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Mar 22, 2018
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It appears that yes, this D10 dac is better than sanskrit 6th edition and schiit modi 2.
https://audiosciencereview.com/forum/index.php?threads/review-and-measurements-of-topping-d10-dac.2470/
Mar 22, 2018
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