The Topping D50s is the direct evolution of the D50, a proven DAC that is particularly appreciated by many audiophiles.
While this new model is largely based on the design and architecture of its smaller sibling, the main evolution is in connectivity, as the D50s now offers Bluetooth support.
The device can now also be controlled by remote control and its audio performance is higher.
Therefore, the core of the device is composed of two ESS ES9038Q2M conversion chips that operate in parallel so that all channels benefit from a detailed signal and are processed accurately.
In addition, these chips, combined with the other components of the device, allow the D50 to support high sampling rates of up to PCM 32bit 768kHz, DSD512 and DoP64.
Para su interfaz USB, el D50s utiliza un excelente chip XMOS XU208 XMOS de segunda generación.
The brand is renowned for the performance of its components, ensuring accurate and rich reproduction.
In addition, this interface allows the USB input of the D50s to support files up to 32-bit PCM 768kHz and DSD512.
The D50s comes with custom Thesycon drivers optimized for Windows, providing enhanced support for native DSD. Therefore, this is a perfectly suitable choice for music lovers who love very high definition.
The D50s is Hi-Res certified and also benefits from Hi-Res Audio Wireless certification, as well as LDAC transmission protocol support, ensuring the best performance in terms of bit rate, stability and Bluetooth compatible sample rates.
The device's Bluetooth 5.0 connectivity is enabled by a CRS8675 chip that supports LDAC, AAC, SBC, aptX, aptXLLL and aptX-HD protocols.
The D50s is also equipped with two SoundPlus OPA1612 operational amplifiers and a TI LME49720, forming the low pass filter of the device.
These PDOs offer excellent performance and guarantee lossless signal transmission. The LME49720 operational amplifier is mounted in a DIP8 holder and can therefore be changed to modify the sound of the device.
All components of the D50 are integrated into a beautiful and robust aluminum case, CNC machined from a single piece of metal.
While this case offers a sober and modern aesthetic, it also has very good mechanical properties and greatly limits the impact of interference on D50s circuits.
A practical feature, the D50s can turn on and off automatically depending on whether or not it receives a valid signal.
Of course, this feature can still be disabled in the device menus. Similarly, the device's display can be set to turn off after 30 seconds without any action, to avoid the visual discomfort that can result from a screen.
The brightness of the display can also be adjusted.
The D50s has two unique buttons on its front panel to control all DAC functions. The first is a single button, the second is a 4-way joystick. The device also comes with an infrared remote control.
On the connector side, Topping's D50s offer a complete panel to suit the vast majority of uses. It includes coaxial, optical, USB and a connector to improve Bluetooth signal reception. On the output, the device has an RCA stereo connection.
The D50s is a DAC but also offers adjustable volume. It can therefore function as a DAC + preamplifier combo and be connected directly to an amplifier or active speakers.
The Topping D50s supports the OTG standard. Therefore, it is possible to connect a compatible smartphone or Android tablet to it to send your audio files directly. For iOS devices, it is necessary to use the Lightning to USB camera adapter.
Va/suena muy muy bien. Tamaño ridículo y algunos datos de la pantalla me resultan difíciles de leer, aunque tampoco es algo que se necesite hacer cada vez que se utiliza. Complementa muy bien equipos con altavoces de "agudos suaves".
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Con una pareja de audiopro t20, más subwofer he ganado en claridad, parecen diferentes bafles.
Va muy bien, la calidad de audio que le ha aportado al equipo es sobresaliente, lo tengo hace tiempo y estoy muy contento con el.