Bluetooth with LDAC, aptX LL,
aptX HD & aptX-Adaptive
ESS Sabre ES9028PRO
USB, Optical & Coaxial
TOPPING INTRODUCES THE ALL-NEW HIGH-PERFORMANCE AND HI-RES CERTIFIED DAC - THE E70
TOPPING has been the pioneer in producing some of the cleanest and distortion-free DACs. Their line-up of DACs like the E30, E30 II, D50S, D30 Pro, and E50 have all been well-received and widely accepted in the audiophile community. Their entire line-up of DACs is clean and precise, with spectacular digital to-analogue conversion capabilities. To improve "TOPPING" wanted; to create something incredibly sensational while maintaining the characteristics of their earlier generations of DACs. This design aspect led to the birth of the TOPPING E70, a fully balanced and Hi-Res certified Desktop DAC. The E70 expands on its predecessors' strengths while retaining all their positive qualities to raise the bar for audio performance. The E70 hosts an ES9028PRO flagship-grade DAC chipset in its circuitry. It also hosts an XMOS XU316 USB processor that allows you to play Hi-Res files and supports decoding up to 32-bit/768kHz PCM and Native DSD512 audio signals. The E70 also includes Bluetooth 5.1 support to save you from the inconvenience of cables. When used wirelessly or "wired," the TOPPING E70 is a versatile, Hi-Res-certified device that offers clean audio reproduction.
FEATURES A DAC CHIP FROM ESS SABRE THAT DELIVERS AN UNPRECEDENTED DIGITAL-TO-ANALOGUE CONVERSION
TOPPING is known to include high-grade components in its products. Given the success TOPPING has had in designing and creating amplifiers and DACs over the years, TOPPING's engineers decided it was time to create something truly exceptional. These elements were considered; by a team of engineers that integrated the flagship DAC chip, "ES9028PRO," into the E70's circuitry. The SABRE® ES9028PRO HyperStream® II 8-channel audio DAC is a high-performance 32-bit solution designed specifically for audiophile and studio equipment applications. In the application of E70, every "4" channel is connected in parallel as one channel, achieving high performance and high sound quality. The ES9028PRO DAC chip supports 44.1kHz-768kHz/16bit-32bit and Native DSD64-DSD512 (Direct Stream Digital). It also enables DSD(DoP) DSD64-DSD256 (DSD Over PCM). A brand-new I/V conversion circuit allows for better-quality audio reproduction. The unique circuit design provides a lower distortion and less noise. Engulf yourself in pure sonic tranquillity with the all-new TOPPING E70 Hi-Res Digital To Analogue converter.
EXPERIENCE PURE SONIC DELIVERY WIRED OR WIRELESSLY WITH USB AND BLUETOOTH SUPPORT
With the introduction of wireless technology, the audio industry has grown by leaps and bounds. Earlier products had wireless functionality, but they did not sound great. TOPPING engineers considered this aspect and have designed the E70 to incorporate a QCC5125 chipset enabling Bluetooth 5.1 support. E70 has the certification of Hi-Res Audio Wireless & LDAC and supports Bluetooth codecs like LDAC (24bit96kHz), aptX Adaptive, aptX HD, aptX LL, aptX, AAC, and SBC. To get even better sound quality from Bluetooth, TOPPING engineers abandoned the built-in DAC of QCC5125 while connecting its digital signal to ES9028PRO to decode. For you to use the E70 in wired mode, "TOPPING" has incorporated the newest XMOS XU316 chipset. The USB hardware based on the newest XMOS XU316 and Thesycon custom driver (applicable to Windows, other systems are plug and play) makes the E70 stable and reliable. With; USB IN E70 supports up to 44.1kHz-768kHz/16bit-32bit PCM (Pulse Code Modulation) and Native DSD64-DSD512 (Direct Stream Digital). It also supports DSD(DoP) DSD64-DSD256 (DSD Over PCM). With COAX/OPT-IN it supports PCM up to 44.1kHz-192kHz/16bit-24bit and DSD(DoP) DSD64. The Optical and Coaxial input of E70 supports up to PCM 24 bit 192kHz and DSD DoP64 audio, which is suitable for digital turntables, disk players, set-top boxes, and gaming consoles.
NOTE: USB input of E70 has a wide range of compatibility: Windows 10, Windows 11, MAC, Linux, iOS, and Android plug-and-play. Only for Windows ASIO applications; you need to install the driver and set it up.
DOUBLES-UP AS A PREAMPLIFIER FUSED WITH A 12V TRIGGER INTERFACE
In addition to the DAC mode with a fixed output level, the E70 also has a DAC + preamplifier mode. In this mode, you can control the output volume from -99dB to 0dB by the knob or remote control. This design provides greater convenience when connected to a power amplifier or monitor speakers. The TOPPING E70 also hosts a 12V Trigger interface. The 12V Trigger interface on the E70 can be configured for active control (Trigger out) or passive control (Trigger in). With only one easy-to-obtain 3.5mm to 3.5mm cable, the E70 can be turned on and off synchronously with other devices equipped with a 12V Trigger interface. With this setup, you can connect E70 to the TOPPING L70 professional-grade headphone amplifier, and you can form your desktop audio chain. TOPPING has also kept the THD+N of the E70 to be lower than 0.00006% (A-weighted), enabling music to be accurate in every detail.
EQUIPPED WITH A REMOTE WITH SELECTABLE OUTPUTS AND AUTO ON/OFF FUNCTIONALITY, MAKING IT IDEAL FOR THE L70
E70 has a balanced XLR output and single-ended RCA output. You can choose "XLR only", "RCA only", or "XLR+RCA" output for different applications. Additionally, TOPPING has added the Auto On/Off functionality to the E70, which will turn ON and set to the input where the signal is valid automatically. When E70's selection is not "valid" for 1 minute, E70 will turn OFF automatically. TOPPING was on the spree of designing the E70 to be the most versatile device and has included a fully functional remote for you to have; control over the device from the comfort of your couch. The E70 has USB, Coaxial, Optical, USB, and Bluetooth, as inputs and selectable RCA & XLR outputs. The engineers at TOPPING understood that in addition to the more versatile XLR 4V and RCA 2V outputs, there are also extensive needs for XLR 5V and RCA 2.5V. When XLR 4V and RCA 2V are selected, more devices can be adapted when XLR 5V and RCA 2.5V are enabled; the performance improves by leaps and bounds with these functionalities. To get you started TOPPING has also designed their versatile headphone amplifier, the L70, to be a perfect match for the E70. The TOPPING L70 is suitable for almost all kinds of headphones. The TOPPING "E70" and "L70" can be switched ON and OFF through the 12V Trigger interface. Also, the L70 can be synchronised with the automatic or manual ON/OFF of the E70.
|USB IN||PCM: 44.1kHz-768kHz/
|COAX/OPT IN||PCM: 44.1kHz-192kHz/
|BT IN:||AAC/SBC/APTX/ APTX LL/ APTX HD/ APTX-Adaptive/LDAC|
|THD+N @1KHZ (A-WT)||<0.00008%|
|THD+N @20-20KHZ 90KBW (NO-WT)||<0.0007%|
|SNR @1KHZ (A-WT)||126dB|
|DYNAMIC RANGE @1KHZ (A-WT)||126dB|
|OUTPUT LEVEL||2.1Vrms @0dBFS (4V Mode)
2.5Vrms @0dBFS (5V Mode)
|CHANNEL CROSSTALK||-133dB @1kHz|
|THD+N @1KHZ (A-WT)||<0.00006%|
|THD+N @20-20KHZ 90KBW (NO-WT)||<0.0002%|
|SNR @1KHZ (A-WT)||132dB|
|DYNAMIC RANGE @1KHZ (A-WT)||132dB|
|OUTPUT LEVEL||4.2Vrms @0dBFS (4V Mode)
5.0Vrms @0dBFS (5V Mode)
|CHANNEL CROSSTALK||-149dB @1kHz|
|BOX CONTENTS||1. TOPPING E70|
|2. Remote Control|
|3. USB Cable|
|4. AC Cable|
|5. Bluetooth Antenna|
|6. User Manual|
|7. Warranty Card|
|GENERIC NAME||Digital Audio Converter|
|IMPORTER DETAILS||Importers Name: Ferrari Video
Address: 63/18, 1st Main Road, Gandhi Nagar, Chennai - 600020
Contact No: 044-24420733
Latest Bluetooth V5.1 connectivity.
Hi-Res LDAC Transmission.
XMOS XU316 USB Processor.
Supports Hi-Resolution 32-Bit/768kHz PCM and Native DSD512 Audio Signals.
Brand New I/V Conversion Circuit.
Ultra-Low THD+N Performance.
Selectable RCA & XLR Outputs.
Ultra-Low Noise Preamp Function.
Fully-Functional Remote Control.
Multiple Input Options(USB, Coaxial, Optical, USB, Bluetooth).
Automatic On/Off Function With All Inputs.
12V Trigger Interface.
Hi-Res Audio & Hi-Res Audio Wireless Certified.
1 Year Warranty
Don't sweat it, this TOPPING - E70 comes with a warranty
from TOPPING that covers manufacturing defects.
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"The E70 & L70 are an impressive duo and Topping seems to have thought of everything. With improvements based on user feedback, it’s safe to say that this is a uniquely excellent option in this price range."Read More
First of all, thank you Headphone zone for the super quick and safe delivery of my dream dac (for now).
Alright, now let's talk about it.
I personally bought the e70 to use it as a dac for my active studio monitors. I have to admit, I definitely was sceptical on whether such an expensive dac will be worth the money. And knowing what I know now, I can confidently say, YES.. ABSOLUTELY.
I noticed the E70 was precise, clear, and had a balanced sound. It was not overly bright or dark like some DACs can be. Additionally, the E70 is neutral to warm. In addition to being an accurate, fast, and technically competent DAC, the E70 conveys the sound signature of the equipment you pair it with.
To me, the E70 sounds dynamic, vivid, and exciting. For the first time I heard depth in my sound stage.
It is well built and feels extremely premium.
It is not the most user friendly dac and will need you to go through the manual to learn how it works. For instance, if you want to go into the settings menu, you'll have to switch off the device by turning the power switch at the back to "off", then press in the volume knob and finnally turn it back on. This was needlessly complicated to figure out, and the instructions in the manual weren't clear.
My only significant gripe with the dac is that the preamp function is a miss. For some reason I cannot get even get my speakers to play until I increase the volume on the dac to -69 db from -99 db and for my listening levels I needed to crank it up to -20 db (mind you my speakers were set to max gain which is less than ideal to begin with).
This forced me to use the dac in its "dac only" mode which would lock the output of the dac to max and then adjust my volume on my system digitally (again, less than ideal).
All that being said, I'd still buy the e70 again, if I could go back. The sound clarity and staging is worth it.
Once again, thank you Headphone zone.