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Topping D90SE DAC

Topping D90SE DAC

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It’s not a stretch to call the Topping D90SE a do-everything DAC. This small desktop unit offers multiple channels out to your amp, letting you choose a combination of XLR and RCA—and giving you the ability to swap between the two using the included remote Read More

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mkbtam
2
Nov 25, 2021
Has anyone tried to play DSD on D90SE with the IIS input? I tried to connect my Sony SCD-XA5400ES with a HDMI output to the D90SE through a HDMI-to-IIS adapter; the sound is excellent with CD playback but there is a lot of noise when I play SACD discs. If anyone has this issue with DSD using IIS input with D90SE previously, please provide comments on the issue and if there is any remedy for this.
elmoisemo
6
Nov 23, 2021
Does anyone have both this and the schiit bifrost 2 that can give their opinion between the two?
DamienR
159
Nov 23, 2021
Far to much to write, tried to shorten it... Cutting a lot out, I have the OG D90 & Bifrost 2. D90se from memory doesnt go as low or high as the D90 but has more control in the cymbals. Anyway both good units, Main difference is really just sound presentation of the stage. Bifrost 2 is circle & the D90 is more { shapped. So the Bifrost 2 can be a tiny bit more 3d sounding on some tracks & the D90 can actually sound like it has a larger soundstage than it actually does (Both are on the smaller side compared to R2R dacs). Overall the D90se is the better unit, more features, filters & 100% hassle free. Bifrost on the other hand is no frills plug & play, Which is great, until you realize it has issues with Windows 11 & needs a firmware patch to keep the connection to the PC going so you dont need to turn it off/on 3+ times a day, some days. While Schiit knows about it they have no plans to fix it at this stage, but you can fill in a form https://www.schiit.com/contact/service & they will ignore the issue more because the unit works on there testbench. So there is that. but it does sound good!
elmoisemo
6
Nov 23, 2021
Thanks!
Yaar1345
38
Nov 22, 2021
Is there plans to bring the D70 to Drop again? I've been eyeing it off but retail price in Aus is significantly higher than in the states so even at retail it'd be cheaper here
ciber
222
Sep 25, 2021
For this price, I am more towards SMSL D1 - WHY? it has 2 ESS9038PRO DAC chips instead of one, and it has SPLIT power supply design.
postwarscars
1203
Sep 25, 2021
The D90SE is the better of the two DACs. The D1 having 2 ESS9038PRO chips really doesn't change much.
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DamienR
159
Sep 26, 2021
8 channels, that's it. AKM4499 = 4. ESS9038Pro = 8. Stereo = 2. Tl:dr running in parallel = lower floor noise, already below the threshold of hearing. If you do do for the SMSL D1 make sure it also has the XU216 xmos chip: practically jitter free.
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Thesesuck
120
Jun 27, 2021
With the AK chips it may have been able to fetch $900 but it's not worth that much with their choice of substituted chips.
MattMDavis
37
Jul 11, 2021
I've got the 9038Pro in my SMSL M500, which sells for a little more than $400. So it's certainly possible to get this chip a lot cheaper than 900. Of course, implementation matters a lot. This Topping unit is the cleanest audio DAC available right now, and has SINAD numbers significantly higher than the SMSL. We're talking about differences that can't actually be heard, though: both DACs have distortion and noise levels below the hearing threshold. The 9038 series generally, and the Pro in particular, are all about that clinical life. If that sound leaves you cold, you may want to wait until AKM gets factory capacity back in a couple years. If you think the Sabre sound suits you just fine (it works great for me!), the Pro is the pinnacle of that sound right now, and only you can decide whether 7 points of SINAD rating is worth $450.
phoenixsong
1043
Sep 25, 2021
The SE version actually performs better objectively than the original AKM chip version
BenTeo
40
Jun 26, 2021
Would much rather get a R2R DAC like the denafrips ares 2 for $765 than this
Haulien
418
Jun 26, 2021
Wonder if this one still experiences ground loops when using usb and rca together like the AKM version did 🤔
mariant
70
Jun 25, 2021
Is there *anything* we can do to get a pic of the back panel? Of the 6 pics included here, only two are relevant, front black and front silver - unless you want to get one black and one silver and stack them, in which case we should have a pic with the black on top of silver.
postwarscars
1203
Jun 25, 2021
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Yes, it's stupid it's not included.
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mariant
70
Jun 25, 2021
Thanks. Yes, I can see the back if I go somewhere else, but I don't want to have to do that.
rhpot1991
194
Jun 25, 2021
@Drop I think the order of the chipsets in the description is wrong: "The whole unit is centered on the CSR8675 chipset, but bypasses this chip and uses the ES9038PRO chip when transmitting over Bluetooth for optimized wireless performance." Why would it bypass the BT chipset and go directly to the DAC chipset for BT communication? The other way around makes more sense. Edit: After some googling, it looks like the CSR8675 chipset has a built in DAC, but that isn't used here hence using the ES9038PRO in that case. Wording on Drop is weird - ES9038PRO is the central DAC chipset and CSR8675 is only use for wireless.
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Mr.Curmudgeon
54
Jun 27, 2021
hello all! fyi... the CSR8675 is an advanced Bluetooth codec chip set... it does have a built in DAC, but it's a rather low quality solution, and thus is bypassed in audiophile products. the ES9038PRO is the ESS TOTL DAC chip, and is implented here in a single stereo balanced configuration. the only other D2A converters that use this chip, in this relative price range, (to my knowledge), are the Gustard at $1400 and the Matrix Audio at $1999... thus, some perceive the D90se as a relative bargain... as I have not heard it in my system, I will not comment... but, it has received a relatively "rave" review from "Soundnews" as a " new benchmark!" this has peaked my interest as I'm the happy owner of a D90 and Pre90... as an ancient Chinese proverb tells us... "we'll see..." as always... ymmv! cheers!
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rhpot1991
194
Jun 25, 2021
How would this pair with the THX 789? Same chipset that my Cowon Plenue L has, so I'm tempted here.
postwarscars
1203
Jun 25, 2021
It's about the best pairing you can really find. There are cheaper options, but nothing out there is really better.
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