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Help setting up new DAC please.

Discussion in 'DACs' started by c5corvette, Jul 26, 2018.

  1. c5corvette

    c5corvette AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    Seeking assistance installing new DAC to make process simple and easy.

    Current set up is Chromecast audio connected with RCA's into AUX on my vintage NAD 3020.

    My new Topping D-30 and Toslink-to-Mini Toslink cable.
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    I assume I leave the RCA's connected to NAD? Is the Topping installed between amp and Chromecast dongle? Thanks for assistance.
     

     

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  2. mgosdin

    mgosdin Well-Known Member

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    Yes, as far as I know you would go Chromecast -> Mini Toslink - to - Toslink -> Optical on Topping -> Topping RCA's -> NAD. Kind of a long string, but that should be it.

    Mark Gosdin
     
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  3. c5corvette

    c5corvette AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    Well done. Connected as stated and works perfect. Thank you!
     
  4. mgosdin

    mgosdin Well-Known Member

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    :bigok: Love it when a plan comes together. Enjoy your new DAC.

    Mark Gosdin
     
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  5. imral3

    imral3 Super Member

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    Glad you're all connected and enjoying the sounds!!
     
  6. Chalkboard

    Chalkboard New Member

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    Did you notice any difference when adding the Topping D-30 vs just using the Chromecast's dac?
     

     

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  7. c5corvette

    c5corvette AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    Absolutely. Right from the start. Now seeing if I can step it up further with a 30 day trial on Tidal HIFI.
     
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  8. Chalkboard

    Chalkboard New Member

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    I picked up a CCA today and am looking at getting the Topping D-30 soon. Thank you for you opinion.
     

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