Topping has released a refreshed version of their most affordable D/A converter called D10s. Little has changed in terms of looks and build. The aluminum body comes in two different choices of color – silver and black. The front is again dominated by the big OLED display with orange digits.
Connectivity remains the same with only USB in but two digital outs – SPDIF optical and coaxial. What’s different then you ask. Well, just the heart of it – the D/A converter chip got an upgrade to Sabre ES9038Q2M from the previous ES9018K2M. Topping also claims new and improved noise and cross-talk figures.
You can see the full list of changes in the following table:
Price took a small hike compared to the original D10 and it’s now sitting at $99, which I consider very reasonable given the updates.
My test unit is already on its way so be sure to check in for a comprehensive review that’s coming soon (thanks to HiFiGo). Until then, here are few more pictures and a full spec list of Topping D10s.
|TOPPING D10s – CHARACTERISTICS|
Power supply: DC 5 V / 0.5 A