Topping offers a compact and very powerful DAC in its E50 , using proven audio components widely recognized by audiophiles. It is built on an ESS ES9068AS digital-to-analog conversion chip as well as a XMOS XU216 USB interface, which allows it to read high-resolution files as well as decode MQA files. It also has a balanced output on TRS connectors.
The E50’s digital-to-analog conversion stage uses the latest ESS ES9068AS DAC chip to deliver transparent, richly detailed sound. The device delivers excellent performance with very low distortion of 0.00009% and a dynamic range of 126 dB.
USB XMOS XU216
The Topping E50 USB interface uses a 16-core second generation XMOS XU216 chip with a custom Thesycon driver. Paired with the ES9068AS DAC, this combination provides perfect sound neutrality, as well as support for high-resolution files up to PCM 32bit 768kHz, DSD512 and MQA. The USB input also uses CPLD to process the clock signal and thus significantly reduces jitter levels.
The Topping DAC has all the connectivity options to adapt to all types of audio systems. As inputs we can find USB-B, optical Toslink and coaxial. On the output side, the E50 offers both single-ended RCA and dual 6.35mm TRS jacks for balanced output.