LOXJIE A30 MA12070 Desktop Stereo Audio DAC & HiFi Headphone Amplifier Support APTX NJW1194 Bluetooth 5.0 with Remote Control
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In the selection are currently Nubox 313, QA 3020i/3030i, Wharfedale Diamond D320, and *maybe* teufel ultima 20 (though this probably has a terrible low end)
How is the hissing on your DA-9? i've heard people reapplying thermal paste and it disappeared completely? But i don't want to do that yet as long as i could still return it... Am I better off getting a nice USB DAC and pairing it with a bare bones Class D AMP? Size is a bit of an issue since this is for my computer desk setup.I just received my Loxjie D30 DAC and cannot be more pleased. I was initially concerned that the ESS Sabre chip wouldn’t have as good as sound as my SMSL M200 with AKM-4497 chip. Boy was I wrong! The ES9068AS is Sabre’s only “Current” output chip. AKM 4499 implemented Current output in their chips, be we all know about the AKM shortage. I'm planning on getting a Loxjie A30 (when I can eventually find one). I understand this utilises the AK4493 DAC chip which is good but not great.
EDIT: Actually in the dead silence of the night, if i concentrate, i can still hear the hiss from 1-2 meters away if the speaker is pointed right at my ear... but it's still a million times better than my rokit's.. and at least there's a mute button to fix it..The DA-9 seems to get distorted at 50 watts... maybe the graphic is for 8 ohms? Certainly it would have quite a bit more room to "breathe" I'm pretty new to passive speakers but wanted to give it a try as my rokit 6's had terrible hiss and trafo humm. (no, it was not a ground loop) Review and detailed measurements of Loxjie A30 by Audio Science Review: https://www.audiosciencereview.com/forum/index.php?threads/loxjie-a30-amplifier-review.17547/