HQPlayer - just installed, and I'm impressed Dec 27, 2016 17:33:15 GMT -5
Post by yves on Dec 27, 2016 17:33:15 GMT -5
I do not think that is correct. A DAC does not repeat the up-sampling process below the sample rate fed to it. If you have a DAC that up-samples to 384KHz and it is fed a 192KHz up-sampled signal from HQPlayer the DAC will only up-sample one time from 192 to 384. If the up-sampled signal was already at 384KHz the DAC would not up-sample at all.
I use Audirvana which contains iZotope on my iMac. The sound is fantastic, but it does take considerable work to set the filters and such for the best sound. Of course you can use the default settings if you wish. HQPlayer is an amazing program with a great set of very complex filters you can choose from. The two programs definitely sound different, but both are exceptional.
If you use Audirvana do you use custom filters and up-sampling?
I didn't say that a DAC repeats the upsampling process below the sample rate fed to it. But rather, the already upsampled data fed to it is internally upsampled further still, to 1.536 MHz in the ESS Sabre ES9018 DAC chip (i.e., 384 kHz times four).
I don't use Audirvana, but foobar2000 lets me use JScript Panel component so I can use ActiveX objects (and even some COM objects such as AutoItX3, etc.,...) to automate my whole Windows laptop, from within foobar2000 and how I want whenever I want.