Topping have gathered a huge following lately for their objective-backed designs. The D10S was one of their most popular DACs, a well-performing model that was also one of the most affordable on the market. Its shortfall was its lack of balanced connectivity, but that changes now with the new D10B.
Topping’s latest entry-level DAC uses ESS’ ES9038Q2M chip and XMOS XU208 USB processor for huge decoding power up to 32-bit/384kHz PCM and native DSD256. Chiefly, the D10B trades the single-ended RCA outputs of the D10s for two balanced TRS outputs cross-compatible with XLR systems using adaptors (included).