Upgrading the well-regarded TA-10 with an all-new chipset and extra inputs, xDuoo has unveiled the TA-10R: a vintage-sounding tube amp with ultra-modern DAC performance. A cutting-edge AK4493 DAC chip and XMOS XU208 USB chip deliver 24-bit, 384-kilohertz PCM decoding; 32-bit, 384-kilohertz DXD decoding; and DSD decoding up to DSD256. This resolution far surpasses the quality of MP3 formats, ensuring exceptional audio fidelity before amplification. At the amp stage, a single vacuum tube gives the TA-10R a signature warm sound that can be customized with a simple tube swap. For flexible connectivity, the TA-10R features optical, coaxial, RCA, and USB inputs, as well as SPDIF, RCA, balanced XLR, and 3.5-millimeter inputs. With a maximum power output of 2,000 milliwatts, it can take on a wide range of headphones and speakers, priced at 299.90$.
In order to design a perfect sounding product, xDuoo has equipped the TA-10R with the best of the components in the market. It features a premium audio chipset housing a high-performance AK4493 DAC chip from Asahi Kasei Technologies. The decoding chip is paired with a HiFi CPLD chip, Dual active crystal oscillators, and other premium components for a premium high-fidelity output. It has adopted the ECC82/12AU7 tube to process and refine the audio signal.
When connected to the USB interface, the TA-10R utilizes the power of a top-level XMOS 8-core chip(XMOS XU208). It enables the device to decode PCM up to 32-Bit/384kHz and DSD up to DSD256 natively. The TA-10R supports USB signal decoding with PC, smartphones(Both Android and iOS).
In electronics, amplifier classes are letter symbols assigned to different amplification types. The xDuoo TA-10R is a class A amplifier. A class A amplifier conducts through the entire period of a signal resulting in a better output amplification with ultra-low distortion.
The latest xDuoo TA-10R now supports Coaxial and Optical audio signal input options. Please note that with the Coaxial & Optical input options, the player can only decode up to 24 Bit/192kHz.
- DAC chip: AK4493EQ
- USB chip: XMOS XU208
- Inputs: Optical, Coaxial, RCA, USB
- Outputs: SPDIF, RCA, Balanced XLR, 3.5 mm (single-ended)
- DOP64 support
- Power supply: AC 100 – 240 V
- USB sample rate (PCM): 16 – 24 bit / 44.1 kHz – 384 kHz
- USB sample rate (DSD): DSD64 – DSD256
- USB sample rate (DXD): 24 – 32 bit / 352.8 kHz – 384 kHz
- Output power (headphones): 2000 mW (32 ohms)
- Output power (XLR): 2000 mW (32 ohms)
- Gain: +18 dB
- Distortion: ≤0.01% (1 kHz)
- Crosstalk: 118 dB
- Suitable headphone impedance: 8 ohms – 600 ohms
- Dimensions: 9 x 4.7 x 4.1 in (23 x 12 x 10.5 cm)
- Weight: 2.3 lbs (1.05 kg)