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[SurroundSound] Re: foobar and SACD-Rs ArnoldLayne Sat Feb 18 13:00:16 2012

Hmm, I think DSD output over HDMI is managed by DSP, if so the
implementation is very low level stuff. Does somebody know more about
this? Do soundcards have a DSP or is it a motherboard feature?


On 18 feb, 21:00, August Bleed <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> I have a DSD capable receiver.  It just doesn't get passed as DSD to the
> receiver using the software.  Only the mytek works as far as i know.
>
> On Sat, Feb 18, 2012 at 11:51 AM, ArnoldLayne <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>wrote:
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> > Many DSD capable receivers and players give you the options ot decode
> > to PCM or not before converting to analog. One prerequisite is that it
> > has a DAC that handle DSD. Both the Burr Brown 1796 in my receiver and
> > ES9018 Sabre in my Oppo player are in this cathegory. So far I've
> > found the BB 1796 less inferior for SACD than for PCM sources.
>
> > On 18 feb, 20:11, "Noreltny-gmail" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> > > Aren't most of the DSD capable receivers actually converting the DSD to
> > PCM
> > > on the fly? Isn't that what the Oppos do?
>
> > > I think you might be able to get DSD playback from a multichannel USB
> > DAC,
> > > like the exaSound (http://www.exasound.com/), but it also costs more
> > than
> > > your AVR.
>
> > > From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:
> > [EMAIL PROTECTED]
> > > On Behalf Of August Bleed
> > > Sent: Friday, February 17, 2012 12:39 PM
> > > To: [EMAIL PROTECTED]
> > > Subject: Re: [SurroundSound] Re: foobar and SACD-Rs
>
> > > Thats what I thought and why I asked.  So the folks using these are only
> > > getting stereo playback anyway correct?  Or is it similar to bitstreaming
> > > whereby the the DSD is sent similarly to DTS over spdif to get
> > multichannel
> > > where you'd previously only have 2 chan support?  I think rather
> > expensive
> > > might be a slight understatement for me!  That baby is the same price as
> > my
> > > AVR!!  The whole point of the AVR (not ideal i get that) was just to be
> > able
> > > to not have to buy a dang DAC every 6 mos.  Plus I am a MC guy...I like
> > > stereo but given the choice i'd obviously rather be listening in 5
> > channels.
> > > Is there some technical limitation for this?  Given that there are lots
> > of
> > > DSD capable receivers out there it seems kinda strange that the signal
> > > couldn't be passed over HDMI.  In fact, I would think that's what the
> > > content providers would prefer as it is 'protected'.  Any ideas why this
> > > can't happen?
>
> > > On Fri, Feb 17, 2012 at 10:07 AM, realafrica <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
> > wrote:
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> > > You would need a Mytek sound card for the DSD they are rather
> > > expensive.
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> > > On Feb 16, 11:42 pm, August Bleed <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
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> > > > If you are using an HDMI sound card and a receiver that does DSD can
> > you
> > > > not output pure DSD or is this only for those with DSD DACs via USB
> > and/or
> > > > Firewire?  I am excited about these developments but it seems the only
> > way
> > > > to utilize these solutions is to have a usb DAC which leaves out the
> > > > multichannel folks and those who aren't into converted DSD to PCM.  I
> > > > haven't ever really been all that impressed with generic results from
> > > > conversions done outside the 'studio' so to speak.  Even then they seem
> > > > lacking the intricacies of their pure DSD counterparts (even if the
> > > > receiver only does a so so job or even converted to PCM
> > internally--mine
> > > > claims to do pure DSD and it sounds different when PCM is output but I
> > > cant
> > > > be sure there isn't an internal conversion going on anyway.  At any
> > rate
> > > > has anyone found anything useful for AVR DSD reproduction via foobar or
> > > > anything else?
>
> > > > On Thu, Feb 16, 2012 at 7:21 AM, realafrica <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
> > wrote:
> > > > > Peter in the scenario you describe above you will find that your
> > > > > settings in foobar are to play 44.1 so you get 44.1 out put.
> > > > > You need to find the right place in foo to change this to something
> > > > > more appropriate for you.
>
> > > > > Open foo.
> > > > > On the Library tab left click and select Configure, now scroll down
> > > > > the left pane to find 'SACD'.....left click this and set with:
> > > > > ASIO Driver mode = PCM (As you are not using a DSD sound card)
> > > > > PCM volume = +0dB
> > > > > PCM Samplerate = either 88200 (or 176400 if you think the album you
> > > > > are playing has music up there)
> > > > > DSD"PCM Mode = Multistage (Floating-point)
> > > > > Preferable area = to show you in foo the 5.1 only track or the stereo
> > > > > only
> > > > > Edited Master Playback =  tick/check selected
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> > > > > On Feb 16, 2:09 pm, "Peter Cawthron" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
> > > > > wrote:
> > > > > > I found it via this group. See:
>
> > > >http://groups.google.com/group/surroundsound/browse_thread/thread/2d3.
> > ..
> > > > > > 795dc1
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> > > > > > P.
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> > > > > > -----Original Message-----
> > > > > > From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:
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> > > > > > On Behalf Of Marktherob2005
> > > > > > Sent: 16 February 2012 13:53
> > > > > > To: SurroundSound
> > > > > > Subject: [SurroundSound] Re: foobar and SACD-Rs
>
> > > > > > ... I have an oppo 981HD and it plays only SACD not SACD-R .... Did
> > > you
> > > > > get
> > > > > > your firmware from oppo or a 3rd party.
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