Last November, we learned that a fire devastated the AKM manufacturing facility in Japan, shutting it down and grinding production to a halt. Thankfully, none of AKM’s employees were hurt. AKM is working hard to bring their facility back online, but we still don’t have an exact date as to when that will be.
Since news of the fire broke out, sales of products carrying AKM’s chips have skyrocketed, resulting in a complete sell-through of the popular TOPPING D90 DAC. We offer our sincerest apologies and want to help you find alternatives. Please review our shortlist of alternatives below or reach out to our Support Team, who are standing by to discuss alternative products to suit your needs.
Our shortlist of recommended products:
- SMSL SU-9 Balanced MQA DAC (Features MQA and Bluetooth)
- TOPPING D70s MQA DAC (Uses 2x AKM AK4497 DAC chips)
- SMSL M400 MQA DAC (Uses AKM AK4499 DAC chip)