Post by craigl59 on Oct 14, 2016 19:57:52 GMT -5
Would be interested in your preferred choice along with adjectival descriptions as to how it was superior. Been up-sampling through JRiver (and the new SoX feature in version 22) for some time and am surprised at the improvement it makes (especially S/N).
Am not knowledgeable about DSD formats partly because I have not heard any difference between it and 96/24 and partly because my DAWs have always used PCM processing. The information in this thread is very helpful and I wonder if anyone could describe to me more fully how DSD sounds more "analog-like." Does this mean smoother or boosted in some frequency range? Thanks in advance.
There is a double-blind test done in 2004 in which listeners were unable to distinguish between DSD and PCM formats. Have there been improvements since then to DSD processing?
Have an XMC-1 coming next week and will be connecting an Oppo 103D to it. Pardon me if this is an ignorant question but is it better to send a DSD/SACD signal to the XMC-1 for conversion or to run analog outputs from the Oppo to the XMC-1 for a pass through?