Topping Announces E30 ii Lite AK4493S XMOS XU208 Desktop DAC
Topping is one of the most rewarded brands from China that deals in HiFi desktop & Portable audio gear. They have a wide catalog of products ranging from high-resolution audio decoders to headphone amplifiers and more. Quite recently, Topping released its latest generation of entry-level desktop DACs with the announcement of the Topping E30 ii. The E30 ii came as a successor to the famous E30 and it is also getting great appreciation from audiophiles around the globe. Today, Topping has released an even more affordable entry-level DAC, let’s introduce the all-new Topping E30 ii Lite. As the name suggests, it’s a stripped-down version of the recently announced E30 ii coming in at a great price point. Topping E30 ii Lite is a fantastic desktop audio decoder equipped with AKM’s latest generation AK4493S DAC chipset along with XMOS’s 2nd generation XU208 USB processor. It’s a DAC you can use anywhere on a desktop chain and enjoy rich, dynamic sound while being easy on the pocket.
Topping E30 ii Lite is launched officially for 99$, Quite an exciting deal for an amazing DAC. You can check out more details here.
At the heart of the E30 ii Lite, Topping has featured a single AK4493S DAC chip. It’s the latest generation of AKM’s velvet sound DAC chipsets that offer exciting sound with a rich tone and great definition. It instantly improves your music listening experience with a smooth tonality. Topping has also equipped the E30 ii Lite with an XMOS 2nd-generation XU208 USB processor that enables high-resolution audio signal decoding support on the DAC. The E30 ii Lite supports decoding for high-resolution 32-Bit/768kHz PCM and native DSD512 audio signals. The Topping E30 ii Lite also has Direct DSD mode that upscales the music signal to DSD and provides pure studio-grade high-resolution music.
Topping E30 ii Lite has multiple input options. It has Coaxial, Optical, and USB input options. Coaxial and Optical input options allow you to connect different devices such as CD players, Set Top boxes, Gaming Console, etc. Topping has designed it in such a manner that it provides ultra-low-jitter performance across all three input options. The rated jitter is as low as -153 dB.
Topping E30 ii Lite takes a 5V power supply. It can easily be powered using the standard USB output from a PC or it can be used with DC 5V adapters. It has a built-in protection circuit, that protects the E30 ii Lite and prompts on the screen after the wrong power supply is connected. The E30 ii Lite has a discrete LNRD circuit that filters out the noise of various 5V power inputs and ensures a stable power supply to different components on the motherboard. Topping E30 ii Lite has been designed to provide exceptional sound performance at a really affordable price point. Compared to the big brother E30 ii model, the DAC comes at almost 50$ less and delivers a good performance!! Topping E30 Lite ii is priced at 99$, you can check out more information here.