TOPPING D10B Balanced Desktop DAC

The D10B is a balanced upgrade of the D10s. It features balanced only output, upgraded specs, and 32-bit/384kHz playback. If you’ve been waiting for a balanced DAC that won’t shatter the piggy bank, this is it. 

With balanced audio comes better specs. The D10B outspecs its predecessor in THD+N, SNR, dynamic range, output level, noise, and crosstalk. 

The D10B features balanced output via a balanced TRS line out. Run balanced TRS cables or XLR cables by using the included adaptors and connect a balanced amplifier or active speakers. 

The D10B features an ESS ES9038Q2M SABRE DAC chip that supports up to 32-bit/384kHz and DSD256 Native, making it an ideal decoder for lossless libraries and hi-definition streaming services like Amazon HD, Apple HD, and Tidal. 

With 125dB of signal-to-noise ratio, the TOPPING D10B would have to be cranked louder than an ambulance siren before passing along hiss or noise to your headphones or speakers.

Connect the D10B to a balanced headphone amplifier or bypass the amp altogether and connect the D10B directly to a pair of active speakers. 

You’ll love the D10B whether you’re a Mac, Windows, or Linux user. It can be plugged and played with Windows (above 10), Mac, and Linux. It also supports professional ASIO applications (only Windows ASIO applications require a driver).

Product highlights

  • ESS ES9038Q2M DAC chip
  • XMOS XU208 USB chip
  • THD+N 0.00012%
  • 32-bit/384kHz sampling rate
  • DSD256 (Native)
  • Analog + digital output
  • Connect directly to active speakers
  • Plug and play

Specs

  • Display: LED
  • Digital output: OPT/Coax
  • Line out output: 6.35 TRS (note: no single-ended output)
  • Signal input: USB
  • Max sampling rates
    • USB: 32-bit/384kHz, DSD128(Dop), DSD256(Native)
    • Opt/Coax: 24-bit/192kHz, DSD64(Dop)
  • THD+N@1kHz A-wt: <0.00012%
  • THD: <0.00015% @20-20kHz
  • SNR@1kHz A-wt: 125dB
  • Dynamic range@1kHz A-wt: 125dB
  • Frequency response: 20Hz-20kHz (±0.2dB)
  • Output level: 4.2Vrms @0dBFS
  • Noise: <2.4uVrms
  • Channel crosstalk @1kHz: -141dB
  • Channel balance: 0.3dB
  • Output impedance: 88Ω
  • Output DC
    • Differential: <1mV
    • Common: <70mV
  • Power input: DC5V/0.5A (USB power supply)
  • Dimensions: 4 x 5.7 x 1.4” (10.3cm x 14.6cm x 3.6cm)
  • Weight: 0.74lbs (340g)

What’s included

  • TOPPING D10 Balanced DAC
  • 6.35mm TRS to XLR adaptor
  • USB cable
  • User manual
  • Warranty card

Price: 139$