Topping E70 DAC Preamp Audio Decoder- ES9028PRO Bluetooth5.1 LDAC Hi-Res XU316 32Bit/768kHz DSD512 BT/USB/Coax/Opt Inputs RCA/XLR HiFi Stereo Digital-to-Analog-Convertor Black
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The E7 uses a brand-new conversion circuit designed to provide lower distortion and lower noise while occupying less space. I listened to countless albums over the evaluation process, far too many to detail my impressions of each in a Topping versus Gustard scenario.
The E70 is an impressive DAC, and the Velvet version has a slightly different signature, which we’ll explore on page 2. A hysterical sounding DAC will mess too much the slow and relaxing type of music and vice versa a slow sounding source will kill all the energy and dynamics of a fast kicking song. I will start off by saying both have very close sound performance to my ears and the sound signatures off both are ever so slightly different with their overall presentation.The XMOS chip on the USB type-B input is a really nice chip, combined with two femto-second Accusilicon chips the sound was ever clearer, more detailed and really focused.
Topping has used its usual anodized metallic paint on the E70V and like almost all other Topping devices, the device looks very elegant up close. Featuring a wide chassis, oversized potentiometer (with a striking red outline in the black version), and over-chamfered edges, it’s a stand-out piece of equipment that’ll look great wherever you place it.
To enter the setup menu, first turn off the rear panel power switch, then press the front panel volume knob while turning the power switch on again. First and foremost, Topping D70 is relying on the velvety sounding AKM AK4497EQ DAC chips, two of them for a 100% dual-mono balanced operation.