Topping e 30 vs Schiit Modi 3 vs iFi zen vs earman Donald dac

Wharfedale Diamond 12.1 & 12.2 Speakers

Equipment upgrade options

  • Topping e 30

    Votes: 1 12.5%
  • Ifi zen

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Marantz pm 6006

    Votes: 3 37.5%
  • Marantz pm 5005 with external mqa dac

    Votes: 1 12.5%
  • Schiit Modi 3

    Votes: 2 25.0%
  • Earman Donald dac

    Votes: 1 12.5%

  • Total voters
    8
  • Poll closed .
Joined
Mar 30, 2019
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Location
Mumbai
Hi Everyone,

Looking for some advice from the experts here. Have two possible routes for upgrading sound in my setup (have been researching for a while now). My current setup is q acoustics 3020i, Yamaha avr 3072 and music source is tidal and spotify via desktop and firestick 4K.

1) get a new stereo/integrated amplifier with dac built in to fully leverage the q acoustics and tidal
2) get a dedicated dac and use my existing avr

Also, MQA rendering would be nice to have in the upgrade but not absolutely critical. More focused on SQ than formats here.

Thanks so much in advance!
 
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