Topping D10 Balanced: The Balanced Variant Of Veteran D10s Desktop USB DAC
Topping D10s has been an excellent device with its quality performance and affordable price tag. It offers excellent high-resolution audio signal decoding characteristics with no external power adapter required. It offered single-ended RCA line-out and digital Coaxial and Optical output options, today, Topping has launched a balanced variant for the same, the latest Topping D10 Balanced. It is also known as Topping D10B. It is equipped with the same trusted ES9038Q2M DAC chip as on the D10s but offers better performance with its balanced output. Instead of the single-ended RCA line-out on the D10s, the D10B features a balanced TRS Line-out. Users also get a set of TRS to 3-pin XLR adapters for a balanced XLR line-out connection. Both the D10s and D10B features the same Coaxial and Optical Digital output options. Do note that the Topping D10B offers only balanced connection via the TRS output please do not try to use any adapter to get single-ended output out of the D10B as it might damage the device. Topping D10B is officially launched for 139$.
High-Performance ES9038Q2M ESS Sabre DAC Chip:-
As with the Topping D10s, the D10B features an advanced ES9038Q2M DAC chip from ESS Sabre Technologies. It is a high-performance 32-bit stereo DAC chip that provides crisp high-resolution audio signal decoding with ultra-low distortion and high SNR ratings. It helps the D10B to achieve ultra-low distortion and high SNR ratings that ensure clean, noise & distortion-free sound signal decoding.
XMOS XU208 USB Processor:-
The almighty Sabre DAC chip is supported by a high-performance XMOS XU208 USB signal processor. It enables the decoding of high-resolution PCM and DSD signals over a USB connection with the D10B. Topping D10B supports up to 32-Bit/384kHz PCM and up to DSD256 natively.
Balanced TRS Line-Out:-
Instead of the regular single-ended RCA output, the Topping D10B offers a balanced TRS line-out option. Users can also use the included 6.35mm TRS to 3-Pin XLR adapters in the package to connect 3-Pin XLR cables for balanced output to connect with balanced amplifiers in your chain and make a completely balanced headphone/speaker setup.
Automatic Power On/Off:-
Topping D10B doesn’t need any external power source. It takes the required power through the connected USB source. It automatically turns on/off whenever you turn your PC on or off. It supports compatibility across various systems, one can simply plug and play it on Windows, Mac, or Linux devices.
>Line-Out: 6.35mm TRS(No Single-Ended Output).
>THD+N@1kHz A-weighted: <0.00012%.
>THD: <0.00015% @ 20Hz-20kHz.
>Dynamic Range: 125dB.
>Frequency Response: 20Hz-20kHz.
>Output Level: 4.2Vrms@0dBFS.
>Channel Crosstalk: -141dB.
>Channel Balance: 0.3dB.
>Output Impedance: 88 ohm.