Topping DX5 DAC and Headphone Amplifier

Topping DX5 DAC and Headphone Amplifier

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Key info

This is what we have wanted for a long time. We crafted, we scraped, we started over…
A DAC AMP combo that truly satisfies.

All specifications

Specifications
Frequency Response 20Hz-20kHz (±0.1dB) | 20Hz-40kHz (±0.3 dB)
Gain G=L 6.7 dB (Vrms/FS) G=H 19dB (Vrms/FS)
Inputs/Outputs
Outputs < 0.1 Ω

NIRVANA

Technicality. The heart, ES9068AS *2, with days and days of tweaking and tuning, achieved unprecedented clarity and unmatched musicality.

Design. Gorgeous from every angle. It won the Red Dot Design Award and the Golden Pin Design Award.

Performance. As usual we maxed out the components we use, having 0.00002% harmonics distortion. Plus, it has our greatest NFCA headphone amplifier built in.

 

One for all

USB input can be connected to a PC, or OTG to mobile phone and tablet.

Bluetooth input supports SONY LDAC high resolution audio, and wireless input liberates the audio source and facilitates use.

Coaxial input + optical input can be connected to audio sources such as DVD players, digital broadcasting, TV set-top boxes, game consoles, etc.

 

2 x ES9068AS DAC chip

With careful engineering and attention to details from our engineering team, we are able to achieve 0.00009% THD+N by 2 x ES9068AS. This provides pristine sound quality.

 

Plug and play turn your PC into a HiFi source

DX5 has a wide range of compatibility: Windows 10 or above, MAC, Linux, IOS, Android can be plug and play. DX5 uses 2nd generation 16 core XMOS XU216, USB supports up to PCM32bit768kHz, DSD512 native and MQA full decode.

· MQA can be fully approved and authenticated in the studio.

· After capturing the recording, MQA folds the file to make it small enough to stream.
It is called “Music Origami”.

· MQA will play back on any device to deliver higher than CD-quality. When paired with an MQA decoder, the MQA file reveals the original master recording.

· MQA Full Decoder. Products with a full MQA Decoder, like DX5 DAC, unfold the file to deliver the highest possible sound quality. At this level of playback you are hearing what the artist created in the studio — with precise file and platform-specific DAC compensation and management.

Topping DX5 includes MQA technology, which enables you to play back MQA audio files and streams through all major inputs (including USB, Coaxial and Optical) delivering the sound of the original master recording. ‘MQA’ or ‘MQA’ indicates that the product is decoding and playing an MQA stream or file and denotes provenance to ensure that the sound is identical to that of the source material. ‘MQA’ indicates it is playing an MQA Studio file, which has either been approved in the studio by the artist/producer or has been verified by the copyright owner. ‘OFS’ or ‘OrF’ confirms that the product is receiving an MQA stream or file. The delivers the final unfold of the MQA file and displays the original sample rate.

MQA and the Sound Wave Device are registered trade marks of MQA Limited Ⓒ 2016

LDAC 24bit96kHz Bluetooth transmission

DX5 has the certification of Hi-Res Audio Wireless and LDAC. It uses newest QCC5125 chipset to support LDAC/AAC/SBC/APTX/APTX LL/APTX HD protocol.
To get even better sound quality from Bluetooth, we abandon the built-in DAC of QCC5125 and connect it’s digital signal to 2 x ES9068AS to decode.

 

Built-in NFCA Headphone amp

The new DX5 has the NFCA circuit optimized for this unit, giving the ultra low noise and distortion. It pairs with high sensivity IEMs and power hungry high impedance headphones nicely.

 

Multiple output mode

Adapt to different usage scenarios, DX5 has 4 output mode: “Headphone Amp”, “Headphone Amp + Line out”, “DAC” and “Pre-amplifier”.

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