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TOPPING DX5 DAC/Amp

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Beautiful, benchmark

Gorgeous from every angle, the TOPPING DX5 DAC/Amp is a Red Dot Design award-winner and Golden Pin Design award-winner. Its dual ESS DAC chips and TOPPING’s best built-in NFCA amplifier are expertly tuned for benchmark performance: 0.00009% harmonic distortion.

One-for-all 

With multiple high-end inputs, the DX5 is a “one for all” DAC/amp for your entire entertainment center. Connect a Macbook, PC, or other source via USB. Connect game consoles, phones, and players via Bluetooth or coaxial. Watch movies and TV via optical.

2x ES9068AS DAC chips 

Through careful engineering and attention to detail, TOPPING achieved incredible performance from the DX5’s dual ESS DAC chips. The THD+N is 0.00009%, the dynamic range is 128dB, and the noise is <2.0uVrms. 

LDAC 24bit/96kHz Bluetooth transmission 

The DX5 uses the latest QCC5125 Bluetooth chipset that supports LDAC, AAC, SBC, aptX, aptX LL, and aptX HD protocols. To achieve the greatest sound possible, the DX5’s Bluetooth input signal bypasses the QCC5125’s built-in DAC chip and gets decoded by the dual ESS chips. 

Built-in NFCA headphone amp 

The new DX5 uses an NFCA circuit that provides ultra-low noise and distortion. With 125dB SNR and 1800mW x2 @32Ω of output power, it pairs perfectly with high-sensitivity IEMs and high-impedance full-sized headphones. 

Product highlights

  • Reddot award winner
  • Golden pin design award
  • LDAC audio
  • 2x ESS ES9068AS DAC chips
  • 0.00009% THD+N
  • USB supports up to PCM768kHz/DSD512
  • 2nd generation 16-core XMOS XU2016
  • Built-in NFCA headphone amp
  • MQA full decoder
  • Dual gain settings
  • Multiple output modes

Specs

  • Max USB input performance:
    • PCM: 32bit/768kHz
    • DSD512 Native
    • DSD256 (DoP)
    • MQA: Full decoding
  • Max OPT/Coax input performance:
    • PCM: 24bit/192kHz
    • DSD64 (DoP)
    • MQA: Full decoding
  • Max Bluetooth input performance
    • AAC, SBC, aptX, aptX LL, aptX HD, LDAC
  • Line out/USB in decoding parameters
    • THD+N @1khz 
      • RCA: <0.0001%
      • XLR: <0.00009%
    • THD @20-20khz 90kBw
      • RCA: <0.0005%
      • XLR: <0.0002%
    • SNR @1kHz 
      • RCA: 125dB
      • XLR: 128dB
    • Dynamic range @1kHz (A-wt)
      • RCA: 125dB
      • XLR: 128dB
    • Frequency response
      • 20Hz-20kHz (±0.1dB), 20Hz-40kHz (±0.3dB
    • Output level
      • RCA: 2.1Vrms 
      • XLR: 4.2Vrms
    • Noise @A-wt 
      • RCA: <1.5uVrms
      • XLR: <2.0uVrms
    • Channel crosstalk 
      • RCA: -130dB
      • XLR: -140dB
    • Channel balance
      • RCA: 0.3dB
      • XLR: 0.3dB
    • Output impedance: 50Ω
  • Headphone amplifier specifications (USB in)
    • THD+N @1kHz 
      • 6.35mm headphone jack
        • <0.0001% @145mW
        • <0.00009% @15mW
      • 4-pin XLR
        • <0.0001% @145mW 
        • <0.00009% @15mW 
    • THD @20-20kHz 90kBW
      • 6.35mm headphone jack
        • <0.0005% @145mW
        • <0.0002% @15mW 
      • 4-pin XLR
        • <0.0005% @145mW  
        • <0.0003% @15mW 
    • SNR: 125dB
    • Dynamic range: 125dB
    • Frequency response: 20Hz - 20kHz (±0.1dB), 20Hz - 40kHz (±0.3dB)
    • Output level
      • Low gain: 6Vpp
      • High gain: 25Vpp
    • Noise @A-wt         
      • Low gain: <1.7uVrms
      • High gain: <5.5uVrms 
    • Channel crosstalk: -114dB
    • Gain
      • Low gain: 6.7dB
      • High gain: 19dB
    • Channel balance: 0.3dB
    • Output impedance: 0.1Ω
    • Output power
      • 1800mW x 2 @32Ω 
      • 1000mW x 2 @64Ω 
      • 250mW x 2 @300Ω             
    • Load impedance: >8Ω

What’s included

  • TOPPING DX5
  • Remote control
  • USB cable
  • 6.35mm to 3.5mm adapter 
  • Bluetooth antenna
  • AC cable
  • User manual
  • Warranty card

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