Massdrop - new Topping D10 DAC for $75

Discussion in 'DACs' started by GSS61, Feb 3, 2018.

  1. GSS61

    GSS61 Super Member

    Just in case anyone wants to check out the new Topping D10 DAC, Massdrop has it for only $75 (expected to ship in early March).

    This little USB DAC looks pretty good on paper... up to 32bit/384kHz for PCM and handles raw DSD up to DSD256. I went ahead and joined the drop!

    It even has an OP amp socket so you can adjust the sound signature by trying different OP amps.

    Topping D10 front.jpg Topping D10 back.jpg


    • Topping
    • Color: Black
    • Power input: DC 5V/0.5A (USB powered)
    • Input: USB
    • Digital output: Optical/coax
    • Analog output: Line out
    • Dimensions: 4.1 x 5.7 x 1.5 in (10.3 x 14.6 x 3.7 cm)
    • Weight: 11.1 oz (314 g)

    Line Out

    • THD+N, A-weighted: < 0.0008% at 1 kHz
    • SNR, A-weighted: 115 dB at 1 kHz
    • Frequency response: 20 Hz–20 kHz (+/- 0.1 dB)
    • Output level: 2 Vrms at 0 dBFS
    • Noise, A-weighted: < 4 uVrms
    • Crosstalk: -115 dB at 1 kHz
    • Balance: 0.1 dB
    • Output impedance: 100 ohms
    USB In

    • 44.1–384 kHz / 16–32 bit
    • DSD64–DSD256 (DoP, native)
    Optical/Coax Out

    • 44.1–192 kHz / 16–24 bit
    • USB cable
    • User manual
    Last edited: Feb 3, 2018
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  2. gvl

    gvl Well-Known Member

    I have managed to resist the temptation. It also has SPDIF outputs so basically you get a USB to SPDIF converter that's based on the latest XMOS chipset, so you get a DAC and a decent converter for less than a converter alone.
  3. Wildcat

    Wildcat Spring ain't here... Subscriber

    SCS, MI (near a lake)
    I almost thought about getting this one (not through Massdrop), but then noticed it is a USB-only DAC. I don't use USB. :( But for those that use it exclusively, it looks to be a sweet deal!
  4. BillWojo

    BillWojo AK Subscriber Subscriber

    Burlington, NJ
    So with this I could plug my android phone in and output to my DAC if I wanted to? It doesn't look like it has an aux power inlet.
    I'm assuming it would just work on a computer or such.
    I like the USB in and S/PDIF out feature.

  5. gvl

    gvl Well-Known Member

    Chances are you'll need a powered USB hub in between it and the phone, even if not the DAC will eat through the battery pretty fast. One thing about Android it'll upsample as much as it can if you play through the stock player or say Tidal/Spotify app, and it doesn't do a very good job doing it. There are Android player apps out there that can do bit perfect out to an external DAC, but as far as streaming services you're stuck with the upsampling.
  6. EngineerNate

    EngineerNate AK Subscriber Subscriber

    USBAudioPlayer Pro works best on my Android with my dragonfly. With the normal app it upsamples and the commut maxes out at like 30% because of a bug in the way the dragonfly volume increments are setup.

    Not sure if any updates have fixed the volume thing, it's been ~6 months since I played with it.

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