Topping TP30

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Usage Information

Topping TP30 Class T Digital Amplifier

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The Topping TP30 is both an external USB sound-card and amplifier.

It has a Burr-Brown USB DAC, PCM2704, and is picked up by Alsa

 0 [default        ]: USB-Audio - USB Audio DAC   
                      Burr-Brown from TI               USB Audio DAC

The amplifier chip is a T-Amp IC Tripath TA2024

Output rated: 2 x 15W @ 4ohm or 2 x 10W @ 8ohm

Fine for desktop speakers, or for background music, ceiling or in-wall speakers.


The amp is not remotely controllable, so the overall volume needs to be adjusted manually on the unit.

This can be set at a max level and then software used to control the output level.

My Experience

I have two plugged into my core, driving Kitchen and Lounge ceiling speakers as separate squeezeslave zones. I have high ceilings and the output is able to fill the space without feeling forced.