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Topping D70 & D70 BT DAC

Topping D70 & D70 BT DAC

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Topping has gained a loyal following for its line of accurate, competitively priced DACs, which includes the DX7 series and the D30. Now, this award-winning line includes the Topping D70 and D70 BT Read More
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b0w0d
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Nov 17, 2020
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great!!
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VilleHeinonen
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Nov 15, 2020
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Topping D70: Review -------------------------
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Unboxing and contents:  There is nothing to complain about the unboxing experience. The product box is black and well-padded inside, which is comforting when there is expensive electronics inside. It managed to keep the device alive as it made its journey from America to Germany and then to Finland. They have clearly put a lot of effort into the packaging. It feels and looks high quality. However, it's nothing compared to what came with my hd660s headphones.  
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The package contains what has been promised. Inside you will find the Topping d70, bluetooth antenna, remote control, USB b to a cable, insurance card and power cord, as promised, but the power cord included in the box is only suitable for the British wall. This was not a problem for me because I had a spare, but this should not happen. All previous audio devices I've bought have had the same flaw. That's what happened with Topping p50, Darkvoice, THX spm200p. So with every audio device I've ever bought abroad.  
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Plugs:  The device has a large range of plugs to send a digital signal to the device. I can send a signal from my computer via USB, optical, or even Bluetooth. On top of that, there are IIS, COAX and AES of which I have not even seen all on any device before.   
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The outputs are RCA and XLR. They have allowed me to connect two amplifiers simultaneously to the device. The DAC I owned before only had RCA, which brought with it all sorts of the problems. I had to use a Y cable to make it work. There are no problems with the number of connectors on this new one. The remote control is also a very practical addition. This makes it easy to change the settings of the device.  
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The device also has a feature that allows me to play RCA and XLR outputs separately or at the same time. This has proved to be a very useful feature for me. It allows me to play music from my solid-state amplifier while my Tuub amplifier heats up.
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Thanks to the large number of connectors on the device, I have also been able to make a hybrid amplifiers. So I can now play my tube AMP through a modern amplifier with a single button press without having to take my headphones off my amp and put it in to another. 
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Sound quality:   The first thing I noticed on the device was its low noise levels. So when I put the DAC and my amplifier to max volume and I don't play anything through them, I don't hear anything. This is a completely new experience for me. When I did the same for the old DAC, which is Topping d50s, I can hear a large amount of cracking and other electronic sound that I shouldn't heard. The large number of connectors is also of benefit in terms of sound quality, as now both amplifiers no longer pass through the same cable. In my old DAC, this was a problem because I was able to hear a crackling and other noises coming through my tube amp when I switch it on, which really shouldn't happen. 
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Another problem with my old DAC was that every now and then it received wifi signals and amplified them so I could hear them through my headphones, which really shouldn't happen. I had to be very careful where I left my phone on my table so I couldn't hear the buzz. The Topping d70 has no such problems. 
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The Topping D70 sounds good. It has two AKM AK4497 DAC chips. One per audio channel. It has a bigger soundstage than my old dac. Otherwise, the dac may have a small bump in mids, but it's not noticeable. There is nothing to complain about in the amount of highs and bass and their quality. Thanks to AKM chips, The dac sounds a bit more relaxed than its competitors. Because it is a bit more relaxed and it has a lot of soundstage, It really plays well with my tube AMP. The combination of these creates a very relaxed and soft sound, which is nice to listen to. With a Solid-state AMP, however, it's not too relaxed. The DAC is still able to give almost perfect sound playback despite its more relaxed leaning. With Solid-State, DACs sound very accurate, linear and huge. Dac's great soundstage gives the music a certain pompous and awe-inspiring effect. 
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This Dac also has a lot of power. I would never dare to turn it to the max and play anything through it on my headphones, because it would certainly break them. In context, my headphones are the Sennheiser HD 660 S, which require quite a lot of power because they have a 150 ohm resistance. The only headphones that could possibly really need all of that power would be the Beyerdynamic DT 880 600 Ohm headphones. 
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Manufacturing quality: The DAC is large and has an aluminum body. The device is heavy, which makes it feel very high quality and expensive. There was an air bubble on the screen when I got the product, but it wasn't big. It disappeared with time. The surface of the device is smooth. 
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If you open the device, you will find that it is full of components. It is almost a pity that the device does not have a side window, that you could see its beautiful insides. The device looks well-built and it's nice to see that no space has been wasted.  Conclusion:   The Topping d70 is for people who really need a lot of connectors and want a better quality DAC. On top of that, it gives you a really good user experience and good sound quality. The device isn't perfect. Its €500 price tag can scare many people and the sound it produces may not be to everyone's liking. For those who like its sound characteristics, it may well be the best option for them.   
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zabkaatlarge
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Oct 19, 2020
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Good Mid Range DAC
This DAC has a lot of good options and a nice OLED screen. I came from a Klipsch Headphone Amplifier that used and ESS chip and this one is miles better especially since it can run both RCA and Balanced XLR outputs at the same time.
MariusJS
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Oct 10, 2020
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Simply a great DAC, especially at this price
Not really anything more to say, this is jus great!
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ttoittoi
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Aug 27, 2020
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Insane price to performance ratio
Just one caveat, puff/tick sound generated if hooked to the power amp directly and switched between the inputs.
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TheRequiem
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Aug 27, 2020
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Great DAC
These punch way above their price in sound signature and weight. Heavily Recommended.
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engineeringDynamo
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Aug 20, 2020
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Works great with XDUOO XQ50 PRO BLUETOOTH 5.0 receiver
I have it hooked up to a XDUOO XQ50 PRO BLUETOOTH 5.0 receiver. It never has a hiccup, or pop, or any other problem. It just works fine, and sounds great. I also have no problems from my OPPO DVD player or optical from tv.
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stereohead
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Aug 11, 2020
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Amazing sound (but beware the voltage selector)
I have this connected to the THX 789 and LCX via balanced cables with the HE-4XX (balanced cables) and I really enjoy the sound. I took off a star because the unboxing and setup experience could use improvement. The unit arrived with the voltage set to non-US and I spent a good chunk of time fiddling around with cables and trying to troubleshoot before I thought of looking for a voltage selector. Also, the shipment arrived with a pretty sizable dent in the Topping box. Fortunately, no damage to the unit itself. If you unit appears DOA, check the voltage before you start freaking out. In terms of sound, there is a noticeable improvement over the Topping D50s I was using previously. I had the D50s connected to the THX 789 and LCX via RCA cables. Now, I have the D70 connected to both amps via balanced cables (got the Y cables from Blue Jeans Cables) and the HE-4XX connected to the 789's balanced output. I can hear more details in the music and the HE-4XX's sound more dynamic. There is no background noise. There is dead silence apart from whatever background hiss is on the source material. In terms of source material and input, I am using the D70 with my Mac and used Audio Midi Setup to set it to 24bit & 192khz. I am using this setup with Amazon Music HD (24 bit and either 92kHz or 192 kHz for the Ultra HD material). I also have Apple Music and stuff I ripped to iTunes but I don't listen to Apple Music with this setup because I can hear the difference between iTune's AAC and Amazon Music HD. I listen to a wide range of music (classical, jazz, hip hop, folk, rock, pop, RnB). Like many here, I am trying to find the ideal setup and combination of equipment. Here's what I have and what I think sounds best. In terms of headphones, I have the ATH-A1000Z, Dekoni Blue, HE-4XXs (balanced), HD-6XX (balanced), and DT990 Pro. With the D70, I use the THX 789 (balanced connection), LCX+SDAC (balanced connection) and CTH+SDAC (RCA from D70). My favorite combinations are HE-4XX + LCX (the soundstage and dynamic range are great), HD-6XX+789 (the 6XX's has decent low end with this combination and the detail and dynamic range are great), ATH-A1000Z + CTH (this combination makes the ATH warm and less harsh), Dekoni Blue + 789 (the 789s have the power to really drive the Blue's and make them sound great (albeit not very "bright" or "shiny". Hip Hop and RnB sound amazing.)), and the DT990 Pros + 789 (the 990s can be too heavy on the treble and too light on the low end but with this combination, the 990s sound less thin). If I had to choose one set of headphone and amp to go with the D70s, I would choose the HE-4XX with the 789. I chose the 4XX over the 6XX because I prefer the wider soundstage of the 4XX. Even though I use the 4XX with the LCX because I like the wider soundstage afforded by the pairing, the versatility of the 789 makes it a better purchase if you are only buying one amp (and it still sounds pretty amazing). Get the balanced cables for the 4XX and use a balanced connection between the D70 and 789. Upgrade the stock pads for the 4XX. Your ears will be very happy with the combo.
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Zomax
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Jun 13, 2020
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Very nice, affordable DAC
Sounds great with DSD and hi-Rez PCM
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Mikis-76
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May 24, 2020
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Great DAC for it´s price range.
I got this to replace SU-8 from S.M.S.L, not a huge difference as one can predict but the differences of a ESS and AK chips was hearable, there is a bit more air around the notes and the sound doesn´t sound as "forced" compared to ESS.
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