15th Anniversary Advanced AK4499EQ DAC/Amp

  • Celebrating 15 Years of Superior Sound with the TOPPING DX9
  • Advanced DAC for Audiophiles
  • Exceptional Audio Quality
  • Precision Volume Control
  • Innovative User Interface and Connectivity
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Processing Time before shipping: In-stocks will likely arriveat the end of April 2024. avg.

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Celebrating 15 Years of Superior Sound with the TOPPING DX9

Introducing the TOPPING DX9, a special edition DAC and headphone amplifier marking 15 years of TOPPING's excellence in audio engineering. As a highlight of their 15th Anniversary collection, the DX9 is a leader in the market, not just a participant. It features the cutting-edge AK449EQ DAC chipset, a unique hybrid relay volume control, and a six-channel discrete NFCA (Nested Feedback Composite Amplifier) for high-performance headphone amplification, creating an unparalleled audio experience.

Advanced DAC for Audiophiles

The heart of the DX9 is the prestigious AK4499EQ DAC chip, renowned for its extraordinary 132dB dynamic range and minimal harmonic distortion below 0.00007%. This chip, equivalent to having two flagship AK4499EX chips in parallel, together with the AK4118 - the lowest jitter S/PDIF receiver available - propels the DX9 into the upper echelons of audio performance

Exceptional Audio Quality

The DX9's six-channel discrete NFCA headphone amplifier module delivers a powerful 7000mW per channel with distortion under 0.00009%, making it adept at driving even the most demanding headphones. The independent power supplies for the DAC and amplifier circuits ensure a pristine, interference-free sound.

Precision Volume Control

The hybrid relay volume network in the DX9 sets a new standard for precision. This design, merging resistor and relay-based control, optimizes SNR and reduces noise at lower volumes. The result is a finely-tuned volume adjustment, enabling precise control over each decibel.

Innovative User Interface and Connectivity

The DX9 comes with dual 2.0-inch full-color screens featuring the intuitive Aurora UI, for easy and visually pleasing navigation. The seamless integration of its control knob and buttons makes for a fluid user experience. Its array of connectivity options, including AES, USB, Optical, Coax, and Bluetooth, along with independent LINE OUT and preamplifier outputs, ensures that the DX9 is versatile and adaptable to various audio setups.

THD+N @1kHz(A-wt): RCA <0.00008%; XLR <0.00007% | THD@20-20kHz 90kBw: RCA <0.00015%; XLR<0.00015% | SNR @1kHz (A-wt): RCA 127dB; XLR 131dB | Dynamic Range @1kHz (A-wt): RCA 127dB; XLR 131dB | Frequency Response: RCA 20Hz-20kHz(±0.2dB);20Hz-40kHz(±0.6dB); XLR 20Hz-20kHz(±0.2dB); 20Hz-40kHz(±0.6dB) | Output Level: RCA 2.1Vrms @0dBFS; XLR 4.2Vrms @0dBFS | Noise (A-wt): RCA <1.0uVrms; XLR <1.3uVrms | Channel Crosstalk: RCA -125dB @1kHz; XLR -125dB @1kHz | Channel Balance: RCA 0.3dB; XLR 0.3dB | Output Impedance: RCA 50Ω; XLR 100Ω
DX9 Headphone Amplifier specifications (USB In@96kHz)
THD+N @1kHz(A-wt): Single-end headphone jack <0.00010% @Output=550mW(32 Ω );<0.00008%@Output=60mW(300Ω); Balance headphone jack <0.00007% @Output=550mW(32Ω); <0.00007% @Output=60mW(300Ω) | THD @20-20kHz 90kBW: Single-end headphone jack <0.00060% @Output=550mW(32 Ω );<0.00030%@Output=60mW(300Ω); Balance headphone jack: <0.00050% @Output=550mW(32Ω); <0.00030%@Output=60mW(300Ω) | SNR @MAX OUT 1kHz (A-wt): Single-end headphone jack 131dB@1kHz; 131dB@1kHz; Balanceheadphone jack 132dB@1kHz; 132dB@1kHz | Frequency Response: Single-end headphone jack 20Hz-20kHz(±0.2dB); 20Hz-40kHz(±0.6dB);Balance headphone jack 20Hz-20kHz(±0.2dB); 20Hz-40kHz(±0.6dB) | Output Level: Single-end headphone jack 12 Vpp @G=L; 24 Vpp @G=L; Balance headphone jack12 Vpp @G=L; 47 Vpp @G=L | Noise (A-wt): Single-end headphone jack <1.6uVrms @G=L; <2.4uVrms @G=L; Balanceheadphone jack <1.3uVrms @G=L; <4.2uVrms @G=L | Channel Crosstalk: Single-end headphone jack -98dB@1kHz; Balance headphone jack121dB@1kHz | Gain: Single-end headphone jack G=L 12.5dB (Vrms/FS); G=H 18.5dB (Vrms/FS); Balanceheadphone jack G=L 12.5dB (Vrms/FS); G=H 24.5dB (Vrms/FS) | Channel Balance: Single-end headphone jack 0.3dB; Balance headphone jack 0.3dB | Output Impedance: Single-end headphone jack <0.1Ω; Balance headphone jack

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Last updated: 1 November 2022

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