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  1. #31
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    It was one I was considering I had a loan of one before and liked it ,probably about two years ago. I have had a look at the Toppings and was looking at the suggested D30 but also the D10 . I am trying to keep it simple so that if I switch from cd to Apple it is connected I don’t need to switch source. Partly because other family members use the main system and having to switch source on a DAC may be shall we say confusing? The D10 has a usb power supply so I would need to resolve that.
    I have been surprised by the choice out there at reasonable prices. The D10 uses the sabre chip as well. But I am appreciating th3 input

    Colin

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    Quote Originally Posted by goraman View Post
    Can you expand on the Chinese military valves maybe even a picture if possible. I would love to try a pair if I can find them.
    I'll reply to goraman by pm, don't want to hi jack this post.

    Gary
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stryder5 View Post
    I agree with Jerry about the Topping, if you buy it and don't like it return it.

    Nothing to loose, and you get to hear it in your own system.

    I still have my Jolida FX Glass DAC MkI and find it very good. Tube rolling has been fun, Tung Sol in my system sounded a bit dull, Siemens, Telefunken, Harma 7025 Cryo, Sovtek Long Plates tried, but by far the best were some NOS 80's Chinese military valves, still in place.

    Gary
    i was listening to a lovely jolida dac with some harbs last week , shame they are no longer widely available
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    Quote Originally Posted by hifinutt View Post
    i was listening to a lovely jolida dac with some harbs last week , shame they are no longer widely available
    I did make a mistake in a previous post, mine is the Mk II with the Clarity caps mod.

    Gary
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    Colin - your Private Message area seems to be full. So ...

    Having finally dug out my Peachtree DAC-IT, I've decided to sell it - it's a waste to keep such a lovely DAC boxed up in a cupboard. Posted in the Private Exhibitions here.
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    This is a very good shpeal on DAC's.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NFzjKrM02D4
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  7. #37
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    Well I finally went for a Topping D30 although I looked at the D10 and the D50 as well as Little Dot etc. It’s been plugged in and been running this morning. So far I am pleasantly pleased . Definitely a considerable increase in detail , slight improvement in bass. Soundstage I think has a bit of an increase but Wil wait to see how that develops but no downside so far. Thanks for advice but I may buy another in a few months to try one from smsl or anothe4 Topping.

    Colin

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