Compendium updated: June 10th, 2021.
The D90 has had an interesting story arc over the past year. A devastating fire knocked its chip manufacturer out of commission, casting its future into uncertainty and creating fresh demand. Soon it was sold out everywhere, leaving devotees to tend its legend in the forums of Audio Science Review. Would it come back? And in what form? Things got speculative and conjectural.
But that’s the D90 for you. It’s beloved. It’s mythical. It’s kind of Gandalfy. Like Gandalf, the D90 is coming back, bigger and better than ever (although not in all-white). And it’s coming soon. Like, very soon. “The New King?” a March rumor thread was titled, when unattributed specs leaked. We'll leave that question to the reviewers.
We’ve compiled reviews from across the web for your reference. What you’ll find here are the TLDR versions of the full reviews (which you can access with the provided links). We’ll continue updating this compendium as reviews come in.
From L7 Audio Lab’s review of the TOPPING D90SE, first published on May 15th, 2021:
“XLR 5V Dashboard”
“THD+N Ratio vs Frequency”
Editor’s note: Emphases ours.