Is the topping E30 worth it?
The E30 is more than acceptably built for the asking price and there’s no escaping that it is an unexpectedly convenient device to live with. The remote control, as well as offering volume, can switch between inputs, change the filters, put the E30 in standby and, if you are using it as a preamp, stick it line level.
Can topping E30 play MQA?
Topping E30 II also features a Direct DSD mode that allows the DSD signals to be decoded directly without any oversampling. It also supports MQA decoding. The best part here is that all three inputs, USB, Optical, and Coaxial support MQA signal decoding.
Does topping E30 need an amp?
The E30 is not a very expensive DAC and yet offers a lot of versatility with USB, coax and optical inputs, alongside the RCA left and right channel outputs. It also has a pre-amp mode that will work with active speakers and power amps where the remote will allow you to adjust the volume.