Is the topping E30 better than the D30?
The vocal range is slightly more liquid with the E30, while the treble range is a touch more smoothed over when compared to the D30 Pro’s more honest presentation. The soundstage on both DACs seems to be equally wide, while the E30 seems a bit more expansive.
How do I turn on topping on E30?
If you don’t plan on using the E30 as a preamp, I strongly recommend putting the E30 in the DAC mode, just enter standby, press and hold the On/Off button on the touch panel for about 3 seconds until you see “DAC” written on screen, release the button and power it on.
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.