Update: As I mentioned below, the RME ADI-2 DAC does everything I want and then some.
I’m still trying to figure out a good DAC upgrade. The D70 was tempting. But I think I will keep holding out for something more compelling.
Currently I use the Topping D50 as my primary desktop DAC. I eventually will want to upgrade to something that:
- Measures and Sounds at least as good as the D50.
- Has Optical and USB inputs
- Has Balanced outputs.
- Would preferably have some additional nonstandard features like tone control. For example, the Chord Qutest DAC has a “Warm” filter setting.
I really wish there was a DAC that could have a large number Equalizer presets programmed in, and be switchable from the DAC’s built in interface. Does such a thing exist?
Suggestions would be appreciated.