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Technics SL-P1300

Discussion in 'DACs' started by Balifly, Oct 15, 2018.

  1. Balifly

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  2. E.Auer

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    Cool Technics.

    I would hook it up to a Topping D30 and call it a day.

    Eric
     
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  4. JoeESP9

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    I would use the coax output on the Technics. Optical generally has much more jitter. Use the highest quality RCA cables you care to buy/use. Any input on your Luxman other than Phono will suffice.
     
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  5. E.Auer

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    Coax from Technics to Topping. That leaves the optical open for something like a Chromecast Audio if you want to stream.

    I used regular AUX input on a Lux receiver at my place. Always do for DAC's on any receiver/amp that has one.

    Eric
     
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    Thank you both for the suggestions, I will try and find a coaxial cable set first.

    One that is about three to six feet long. :idea:
     

     

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    Amazon

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    Same/similar cable is listed and available in local electronic store near by. :thumbsup:
     
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    I found the Topping D30 on Amazon Canada:
    https://www.amazon.ca/Topping-Decoder-Coaxial-Optical-CS4398/dp/B01L1SDKUQ

    Will also be looking into availability in local stores too.

    Won't be buying till the end of the month.

    In the mean time, are there any other Asian-Japan, US-North America, Euro made similar item I should look into?

    Trying to broaden my limited knowledge in this area. :)
     
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    Broaden away:
    https://audiosciencereview.com/forum/index.php?threads/master-index-for-audio-hardware-reviews.2079/

    Eric
     
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  11. restorer-john

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    What is it you are hoping to achieve by connecting a cheap, Chinese D/A converter to the Technics? An external D/A, not synchronized will never achieve jitter levels even remotely close to an integrated (one piece) unit. The D/As in the 1300 are more than good enough for RBCD and the Topping has nothing to offer in this regard.
     
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    Update and hopefully upgrade the sound reproduction overall.

    If the Topping D30 is not good enough, what would be? :idea:
     
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    The little Topping is fine. It's performance is excellent for the money and it outperforms an awful lot of other inexpensive (and expensive) D/A converters.

    The inbuilt D/A converters in the 1300 have the benefit of being slaved to the internal clocks and are more than good enough for RBCD. In fact there are 4 PCM-56 selection K D/A converters arranged as bit shifting 18 bit 8 times oversampling. S/N is specified at 112dB and other parameters are truly excellent.

    As such, I don't believe there will be room for improvement with CD sources from that unit.

    As the Topping is pretty cheap, you can always try it I guess, but unless you are going to feed it other digital sources, it is, in my opinion a waste of money for RBCD.
     
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  15. Audioraven

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    You could try finding one of these. Keep it all in the Technics family. boxes (2).jpg
     
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    Send it to me. I'll look after it. :)
     
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  17. Balifly

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    Thanks for the explanation.

    I will probably delay the Topping D-30 acquisition.

    Trying to determine whether the Technics SH-X1000 was ever exported to North America or not. :idea:

    Will the Technics SH-X1000 in conjunction with the Technics SL-P1300 provide a big enough improvement in sound or better left to be used with the Technics SL-Z1000 unit that it was matched with?
     
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    He-he! I use mine regularly. I'll keep you in mind if I ever decide to sell it.
     
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    Yes, it was exported to North America (although mine is a Japanese Market version). Must have been in really small numbers. The Z1000 would be the ultimate transport match, but the X1000 will work great with any player with a good digital output. I don't have the Z1000, so I am currently use a Sony CDP-608ESD as the main digital source for my Technics SH-X1000 DAC. Sounds wonderful. I would think your 1300 would be killer with the X1000.
     
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    I was kidding... :)
     

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