Topping DX3 Pro LDAC Version 2 DAC/Amp
Topping DX3 Pro LDAC Version 2 DAC/Amp
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New from Topping, an industry leader in professional-grade audio equipment, the DX3 Pro LDAC Version 2 DAC/amp is a next-generation audio solution for your desk. Equipped with much of the same hardware that made the original DX3 Pro so popular—an XMOS XU208 USB chip with dual AK4493 DACs, an OPA1612 op amp, and an AK4118 receiver—this version adds LDAC connectivity for high-resolution listening over Bluetooth 5.0 ... Read More

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botisto
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Aug 12, 2019
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Can the power adaptor take 240v (Aus)?
Aug 12, 2019
verifonix
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Aug 12, 2019
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Yeah.
Aug 12, 2019
NewType88
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Aug 11, 2019
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I have a THX 789 coming and I will be using the balanced output. Question: Can someone explain to me if I would be losing any benfits of using this DAC with a THX 789 vs a balanced DAC ?
Aug 11, 2019
Uzuzu
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Aug 16, 2019
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I feel you, most of my headphones that I actually keep around are fairly easy to drive. I haven't heard the THX but I can't believe it's as amazing as people say it is, practically everything now is so clean the amp is starting to matter less and less IMO
Aug 16, 2019
verifonix
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Aug 17, 2019
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the thx is ridiculous clean, though :p
Aug 17, 2019
ko24be
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Aug 11, 2019
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I do not know much about DACs and AMPs so I apologise for my ignorance, but here is my question: I'm wondering whether this would be ideal for a DT 990 Pro 250ohms? Purely for producing and mixing music. Money is not an issue for me, so i'm not really looking for cheaper alternatives.
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Aug 11, 2019
JJayJJ
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Aug 11, 2019
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I use this with my HD6XX Sennheisers from Massdrop. The sound quality is impeccable and very clean - no coloration and basically as good as my RME ADI 2 DAC ($1,100 device in the same category of devices as this one). This new version should perform identically as my Version 1, the only difference being is this Version 2 has an output impedance of ~10 ohms. Going by that metric, the safest bet is to always use a headphone with a devices with an output impedance of 1/10th headphone you're using. So basically the cuttoff limit for this Version 2, is using headphones with no less than 100ohms. The consequences of doing so - means that your frequency response of your device will change, and make your headphone sound different. And that's something most people don't like to have. Since yours are 250 ohm headphones, this device would suit you well and good. But any future headphones you may have that are less than 100 ohms, might have their sound signature change when you listen to it on this device, versus a device that has ~1 ohm output impedance. The Version 1 of this device had that 1 ohm impedence, but for whatever reason it was causing failures for some folks (mines' still running fine though thankfully). So they made this Version 2 more reliable it seems, and upgraded the Bluetooth capabilities as well on their way.
Aug 11, 2019
SwiftDB5
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Aug 10, 2019
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Can I run low impedance IEMs with this unit?
Aug 10, 2019
JJayJJ
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Aug 11, 2019
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You can, it won't harm the IEM's at all, but anything under 100ohms, or 125ohms is going to have it's frequency response change. Meaning the sound signature of your IEM's will change if you listen to them on any other devices.
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Aug 11, 2019
FireCharge
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Aug 10, 2019
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Newbie question since I really lack experience in this: As the combined value is similar, what would be the difference between DAC qualities between this and the D30, especially since the amp and DAC are in the same box? Should I look to sell my stack (D30+A30) and swap them for this - mainly this is because using a single power adapter and also having a single unit that uses less space is something that would benefit me decently. Right now I just line out to a pair of Microlab Solo4C and power either Meze 99 Noirs or Beyerdynamic DT 1990 Pros
Aug 10, 2019
JJayJJ
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Aug 10, 2019
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Convenience, a remote perhaps, bluetooth input (5.0 which is a nice upgrade especially because it not sports LDAC). And I'd venture to guess slightly better measured performance if I can recall.
Aug 10, 2019
Dmac6419
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Aug 9, 2019
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They can and should add LDAC to the original via a firmware update.
Aug 9, 2019
Dmac6419
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Aug 12, 2019
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Radsone es100 added all kinds dudu with firmware updates,toppings full of dudu.
Aug 12, 2019
Dmac6419
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Aug 17, 2019
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As I understand it Sony has given ldac away for use on Android, so it's free for that
Aug 17, 2019
synt11
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Aug 9, 2019
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I got this one (v2) for 2 weeks now and I'm very happy with it. yes, the graphs are worse than the original but it's a trade off for more reliability (or that is the idea behind it as I can't tell in just 2 weeks) according to Topping this is what changed: "1. Bluetooth has been added to LDAC support and it is certified by Hi-Res Audio Wireless. 2.headphone protection circuit added 3. most of the relay are changed to electronic switch, further reducing clicking noise 4. Replaced the headphone amplifier with the TPA6120A2. 5. Internal power supply upgraded"
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Aug 9, 2019
TronaldDump
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Aug 11, 2019
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How do you know the graphs/measurements are worse for v2? I've only seen measurements for v1 which is impressive in its own right, but I haven't seen anything for v2. I'm guessing you measured it yourself?
Aug 11, 2019
synt11
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Aug 11, 2019
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Topping measured them, it's no secret. You can find the specs and graphs from the old and the new version on the Topping website. http://www.tpdz.net
Aug 11, 2019
high1
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Aug 9, 2019
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What happens tp Output impedance?
Aug 9, 2019
PropHat
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Aug 14, 2019
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So in summary, I have nothing to worry about if I plan on pairing the DX3 v2 with the HD6XXs?
Aug 14, 2019
JJayJJ
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Aug 14, 2019
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If nothing has changed aside from the output impedence and the better bluetooth support from the Version 1. Yes, you have nothing at all to worry about pairing it with HD6XX's
Aug 14, 2019
TomSawyer2112
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Aug 9, 2019
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If switching from variable to line out mode were less easy to do accidentally, I would buy it in a heartbeat. But I'm guessing this one has the same general UX. Still love my DX3 Pro, will be hard pressed to find a better all-in-on solution with the same or better SQ for the price.
Aug 9, 2019
KrowMD
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Aug 9, 2019
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Aug 9, 2019
TomSawyer2112
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Aug 9, 2019
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Awesome, well my son will be happy, think he may be getting my original DX3 soon. Thanks for the link and info! Does make me wonder if that is a purely firmware issue and an update might be possible to the V1. Of course, then Topping would probably not sell as many V2 units for people annoyed by that 'feature'. Probably not going to see a firmware update for V1s to give us that control.
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Aug 9, 2019
rj7766
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Aug 9, 2019
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should I be upset I just ordered the other version from here a few weeks ago?
Aug 9, 2019
LuckyLuke575
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Aug 9, 2019
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Knock on wood, my unit has been gold for the past 4 months. I'm using them with my HD 6XXs and the sound is strong and clean Bobby
Aug 9, 2019
JJayJJ
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Aug 10, 2019
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Same here honestly.
Aug 10, 2019
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