Go Back   Home > Forums > >
Home Forums Rules Articles diyAudio Store Blogs Gallery Wiki Register Donations FAQ Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Topping amps...
Topping amps...
Please consider donating to help us continue to serve you.

Ads on/off / Custom Title / More PMs / More album space / Advanced printing & mass image saving
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 5th March 2012, 12:21 PM   #21
Kenny Brant is offline Kenny Brant  United States
diyAudio Member
Join Date: Nov 2005
Originally Posted by Bob Brines View Post

You are right --we approach the problem differently. All of my CD's are ripped to HD, along with any number of 24/88 and 24/96 downloads. The music player is Foobar2000, which converts everything to 32-bit floating point prior to applying DSP. EQ and volume control are applied and the results output as 24/96 to the DAC. The DAC I use most often is an M-Audio Ultra Trak Pro, although I will sometimes use a Dayton $39.95 DAC and I really can't tell the difference. The interconnects between the DAC and the TP-60 are my only extravagance -- silver in teflon. I thought I heard a difference once and I keep using them. Speaker wires are either 16ga 3-wire extension cords or 8-wire CAT5.

If you buy one of my commercial speakers, it will contain a BSC and possibly a zobel, but not my personal speakers. I do not use any passive components between the amp and the speakers. I don't need to. All of the EQ is done digitally -- Bass high-pass, BSC, treble contouring, the works.

Bob, you have a very nice setup. I'm going to dig into and look into setting up a system like yours.

  Reply With Quote
Old 5th March 2012, 01:26 PM   #22
Kenny Brant is offline Kenny Brant  United States
diyAudio Member
Join Date: Nov 2005
Bob, I loaded Foobar and had a cheap DAC that comes out of a USB and has a RCA input and output. Foobar saw my wife's iTunes list and I have been listening to the Fleetwood Mac The Dance she recorded off of my CD. Sounds nice. Playing with the equalizer and it works fine. Not a lot of volume even when turned up all the way. May be the DAC I'm using. Have the DAC going into the second input of the Topping TP-60.

Will do more playing with it. I'm using a ADS tech instant music 16-bit/48kHz unit.

Have any helpful hints? If this is way off topic of this tread. Let me know if I need to start another tread or take this off line.


Last edited by Kenny Brant; 5th March 2012 at 01:41 PM.
  Reply With Quote


Topping amps...Hide this!Advertise here!
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
My Topping TP20 has arrived... What´s next? gonzalito Class D 1 12th March 2014 08:27 PM
TOPPING TP20 vs TP21 edba2000 Class D 5 17th September 2012 01:19 PM
Topping TP10 Mk3 and Topping TP20 impressons? morfic Class D 200 17th September 2012 07:35 AM
I got my Topping TP30 today... MyNameIsJake Class D 2 5th April 2011 05:49 AM
Topping tp21 yakideo Chip Amps 0 20th March 2011 05:38 PM

New To Site? Need Help?

All times are GMT. The time now is 05:11 AM.

Search Engine Optimisation provided by DragonByte SEO (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2018 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Resources saved on this page: MySQL 15.00%
vBulletin Optimisation provided by vB Optimise (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2018 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Copyright ©1999-2018 diyAudio