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#429758 - 08/05/18 04:39 PM Great New DAC
2x6spds Offline
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Topping D50. Native 512 DSD, 16 - 32 bit, 44.1 - 768 kHz, $199-250. Dual ESS Sabre 9038s. Love it!
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#429759 - 08/05/18 05:05 PM Re: Great New DAC [Re: 2x6spds]
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Phhhhht! Nowhere near as good as my Realistic TR-803 8-track player. It even has Dolby NR. Macho Man sounds so...realistic!

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#429761 - 08/06/18 12:21 PM Re: Great New DAC [Re: 2x6spds]
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Does it have meters? Where do you get your 8 track tapes?
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#429763 - 08/06/18 01:05 PM Re: Great New DAC [Re: 2x6spds]
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Looks like a pretty neat little unit.

I've been using my Anthem with Tidal through Playfi. Occasional drop outs with the wireless, but still think it's great.

Browsing the Topping products their amps seem neat.

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#429764 - 08/06/18 01:06 PM Re: Great New DAC [Re: 2x6spds]
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Oh for sure! With lights. Also real pushbuttons - none of that soft touch key crap. It's real manly-man gear. Just take all your FLAC recordings and record them on 8 track.

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#429766 - 08/06/18 01:38 PM Re: Great New DAC [Re: 2x6spds]
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Too cool Mojo haven't seen those tapes in years.
When I was a toddler I had a portable Fisher price unit {Walkman}. Probably took 10 C or D batteries.
Used to run around with AC/DC cranked {Pull the trigger}. And the clunky thing hung around my neck with headphones on.

Have seen recently some audiophiles talking of reel to reel, probably just as rare nowadays.

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#429768 - 08/06/18 04:47 PM Re: Great New DAC [Re: 2x6spds]
Mojo Offline
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You were such a fortunate child. I played with sticks and stones.

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#429772 - 08/07/18 01:44 PM Re: Great New DAC [Re: Mojo]
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You had sticks and stones? Lucky frown

Luckily I was born a boy, otherwise I would have had nothing to play with.


Edited by TDIPablo (08/07/18 01:51 PM)

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#429778 - 08/07/18 10:22 PM Re: Great New DAC [Re: 2x6spds]
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#429784 - 08/08/18 05:11 PM Re: Great New DAC [Re: 2x6spds]
2x6spds Offline
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Anyway, for $250, the Topping D50 with twin ESS Sabre 9038s is a giant killer. According to AudioScience it outperforms many DACs going for 10x its price.

Not compatible with 8 track players.
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