Topping D50 DAC

The DAC D50 is a well-known topping unit with precise finishes. The design and operation show its efficiency beautifully. D50 incorporates advanced elements like ES9038Qm chips, the latest-generation module, Operational Amplifiers, and many more.

D50 is one of the best DACs on the market for providing advanced audio experience and high-quality rendering. The USB chip works perfectly on all channels for clear signals and is processed with accuracy. It has optimised with THESYCON driver to provide native DSD support for windows.

Topping D50 Dac

Topping D50 Dac Review Guide

The Topping D50 beat the other latest version in the market due to its unique design and gorgeous look. It’s an entirely black square box with “Topping” wrote on the front of the Box. USB-A/USB-B cables are used for data transmission and a USB/DC cable for the power supply.
There are also an Instruction manual and warranty available in the package. ANd the 7 letters describe 7 digital filters that are
Apodising fast roll-off filter
Minimum phase slow roll-off filter
Minimum phase quick roll-off filter
Linear phase slow roll-off filter
Linear phase quick roll-off filter
Brick wall filter
Correction minimum phase fast roll-off filter

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Digital Filters

These 7 filters make it more powerful and give a reason to love. Let’s explore in detail what each filter does. 

1- Apodizing fast roll-off filter that is Clean, crisp, quiet, and provides Fantastic separation, layering, and soundstage. 

2- Min. phase slow roll-off filter that is super quiet but not as powerful. It has more of a crystalline sound.

3- Min. phase fast roll-off filter has more weight than #1 and #2. But this filter is not as clear and quiet as the previous two filters. But it has more rhymic and warmth drive.

4- Linear phase slow roll-off filter has a smooth Piano, but voices aren’t as focused. Mids are cut out a bit and a little inconsistent.

5- Linear phase fast roll-off filter offers “fatter sound” vs #3. It’s a crystal version of filter 3. It is not as warm as filter 3 but still presents more depth and defogs.

6- A brick wall filter is a little layer of harshness over the complete spectrum with some sense of hollowness and gaps. 

7- Corrected min. Phase fast roll-off filter produce sounds like FIL 6 with a more nose-pinched sound and extra smoothness.

Specifications

  • Size: 11.9*11*2.6(cm)
  • Weight: 480g (without accessories)
  • Power supply: 5V/1A
  • Display: White OLED
  • Output amplitude: 2Vrms @0dBFS
  • Noise floor: <2uVrms
  • Channel crosstalk: [email protected]
  • Channel balance: 0.09dB
  • 44.1KHZ-192KHZ/16Bit-24Bit
  • DSD64(DOP)
  • Total Harmonic Distortion @A-weighting:
  • less than 0.0004% @1kHZ
  • less than 0.0005% @20HZ-20KHZ
  • SNR: [email protected]
  • Frequency response: 20HZ-20KHZ(±0.1dB)
  • Max sample rate: 32Bit / 768Khz / DSD512 Natif
  • USB Input: PCM 44.1kHz-384kHz 16-32bits
  • Sample USB DSD: DSD64 à DSD512 (DOP – Natif)
  • SPDIF Coaxial Input: 24bits max / 44.1kHz – 192kHz
  • SPDIF Optical Input: 24bits max / 44.1kHz – 192kHz
  • USB Software support: Windows 7, 8, 8.1, 10 (driver needed) Mac OS 10 & Linux
Pros
  • Much more solidity
  • Smoother
  • Much less grain and roughness
  • More weight and dimension
  • Better focus
  • Pre-amp function
  • More tonal colours
  • Quieter
  • Solid construction
  • Stellar sound quality
  • Native DSD support
  • Lyrics are more intelligible
  • Uniquely customized driver
  • Humanized design
  • PCM filters available
  • Mobile & Tablet support
  • State of the art ergonomy
  • Fantastic sub-bass definition
  • No overemphasis of region
  • Portable audio Decoder
  • Go loud without inciting confusion
  • Stylish, smooth aluminium housing
  • Chassis for long-lasting use
  • Aluminium case with precise finishes
  • High-quality rendering
  • Mini size, easy to carry
  • Provide superior audio experience
Cons
  • Some corrupted files on CD for DSD playback.

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Conclusion

TOPPING AUDIO D50 Uses 2 channels parallel to provide superior audio experience with outstanding THD+N levels and industry-leading dynamic range. It uses the 2nd generation of XMOS USB for an audio solution. With all of these features, it is considered the best device by experts.

Robert Mathsin

He is a Musician by Passion and Profession. Always ready for Learning and Teaching the Music. He is an introverted Person who is learning music from childhood. His studio is full of various collection of Music Instruments. He Has a Sound knowledge of Technology Aswell.

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