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Topping D90LE Desktop Digital to Analog Convertor (DAC)

Topping D90LE Desktop Digital to Analog Convertor (DAC)

Regular price $799
Sale price $799 Regular price

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Wired

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Topping D90LE Desktop Digital to Analog Convertor (DAC)

Regular price $799
Sale price $799 Regular price

The Topping D90LE is a high-end DAC, benefiting from an intelligent and careful design for high performance. It features an ESS ES9038Pro conversion chip, an XMOS interface and an Altera Max II CPLD. The D90LE is also versatile, with a complete connectivity and an integrated Bluetooth receiver.

Topping D90LE DAC Symétrique ES9038Pro 32bit 768kHz DSD512 Noir

Differences between the D90LE and D90SE


D90LE

D90SE

MQA Decoding

No

Yes

MQA Logo

No

Yes

ES9038Pro DAC

The D90LE features an ESS Sabre ES9038Pro DAC chip, using the 32-bit HyperStream architecture to achieve an extremely high level of performance for incredibly accurate and transparent sound reproduction.

The D90LE performs independent I/V (current/voltage) conversion for the 8 channels of the ES9038Pro and then connects them in parallel. This technique allows for an ever increasing level of performance.

Topping D90LE DAC Symétrique ES9038Pro 32bit 768kHz DSD512 Noir
Topping D90LE DAC Symétrique ES9038Pro 32bit 768kHz DSD512 Noir

Bluetooth 5.0

Equipped with a Qualcomm CSR8675 chip, the D90LE offers Bluetooth 5.0 reception, convenient for remote music streaming directly from your smartphone. In addition, this chip supports the codecs aptX, aptX HD, aptX LL and LDAC, allowing to achieve a high quality sound in wireless.

Topping D90LE DAC Symétrique ES9038Pro 32bit 768kHz DSD512 Noir
Topping D90LE DAC Symétrique ES9038Pro 32bit 768kHz DSD512 Noir

XMOS XU216

The USB input of the D90LE uses a 2nd generation XMOS XU2013 16-core chip. This chip supports high sampling rates, up to 32bit 768kHz PCM and DSD512, as well as MQA. This chip is associated with a custom Thesycon driver.

Full connectivity

The D90LE benefits from a complete range of connectivity to adapt to all systems. We can find AES, USB-B, Optical, Coaxial, I2S LVDS via HDMI as well as Bluetooth 5.0 connectivity. For its outputs, the D90LE offers single-ended RCA and balanced XLR.

Topping D90LE DAC Symétrique ES9038Pro 32bit 768kHz DSD512 Noir Topping D90LE DAC Symétrique ES9038Pro

Switchable output

The D90LE offers a selectable output system. The audio stream can be routed to the XLR output, the RCA output or both. Moreover, it also allows to choose an output level. Thus, the XLR output can work in 4V or 5V and the RCA output in 2V or 2.5V.

Preamplifier function

In addition to the DAC mode with a fixed output level, the D90LE offers a DAC + preamplifier mode. In this mode, you can control the volume level. Thus, the D90LE can be directly associated with a power amplifier or active speakers.

Topping D90LE DAC Symétrique ES9038Pro 32bit 768kHz DSD512 Noir

CPLD Alter Max II

The Topping D90LE uses an Altera Max II CPLD to process the clock signal and thus optimize the quality of digital signals, significantly reducing jitter.

Topping D90LE review by Audio Science Review (Amir)

 It is not every day that every barrier we have seen in DACs gets shattered to new levels. We are seeing extreme attention to every aspect of this design to squeeze this much performance out of this ESS DAC. Just when we though the race was over, here comes one more over achiever! "
Test du Topping D90LE par Audio Science Review (Amir)

Technical characteristics

SPECIFICATIONS
Product type Balanced DAC
Inputs 1x USB-B
1x AES
1x Coaxial
1x Optical Toslink
1x I2S LVDS via HDMI
Bluetooth 5.0
Outputs 1x Stereo RCA
1x Stereo XLR
DAC Chip ESS ES9038Pro
USB interface XMOS XU216
Supported Bluetooth codecs SBC, AAC, aptX, aptX LL, aptX HD, LDAC
Supported sampling rates PCM up to 32bit 768kHz
DSD up to DSD512
RCA LINE OUT MEASUREMENTS @ USB, 96KHZ
THD+N @ A-Weighting < 0.00007% @ 1kHz
THD @ No-Weighting, 90kBw < 0.0008% @ 20Hz-20kHz
SNR @ A-Weighting 127dB @ 1kHz
Dynamic range @ A-Weighting 127dB @ 1kHz
Frequency response 20Hz-20kHz (±0.1dB)
20Hz-40kHz (±0.3dB)
Output level 2.1Vrms @ 0dBFS (Mode 4V)
2.6Vrms @ 0dBFS (Mode 5V)
Noise @ A-Weighting < 1.3µVrms
Crosstalk -124dB @ 1kHz
Channel balance 0.3dB
Output impedance 100Ω
XLR LINE OUT MEASUREMENTS  @ USB, 96KHZ
THD+N @ A-Weighting < 0.00005% @ 1kHz
THD @ No-Weighting, 90kBw < 0.0003% @ 20Hz-20kHz
SNR @ A-Weighting 134dB @ 1kHz
Dynamic range @ A-Weighting 134dB @ 1kHz
Frequency response 20Hz-20kHz (±0.1dB)
20Hz-40kHz (±0.3dB)
Output level 4.2Vrms @ 0dBFS (Mode 4V)
5.2Vrms @ 0dBFS (Mode 5V)
Noise @ A-Weighting < 1.1µVrms
Crosstalk -139dB @ 1kHz
Channel balance 0.3dB
Output impedance 100Ω
GENERAL
Dimensions 222 x 160 x 45mm
Package 1x Topping D90LE Black
1x IR Remote control
1x USB cable
1x Bluetooth antenna
1x Power cable

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