I don't think that DAC can play 192/24 files on any input.I think the max native resolution is 96/24, and the USB is limited even further at only 44/16 I believe.
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"I don't think that DAC can play 192/24 files on any input.I think the max native resolution is 96/24, and the USB is limited even further at only 44/16 I believe."
"If you get a USB to SPDIF converter, like the M2Tech HiFace 2, you can then connect to the digital coax input and at least get 96/24 native and better sound quality overall at any resolution."
How does that work? If usb only does 16/44 going directly to a dac, wouldn't the same thing apply to the usb/spdif converter? The signal still has to go through usb on its way to the converter.
The limitation is the USB interface on the DAC which is only capable of 44/16 (actually 48/16 I believe). The USB on the PC isn't the issue as long as Pure Music can pass the higher resolution. By using a USB to SPDIF converter he could go USB from PC to USB/SPDIF converter to SPDIF input on the DAC which is capable of 96/24 playback.
Interesting. Yes it's an old DAC, but I was hoping to let DSD technology settle a bit before I jump in and buy a new one. I used to have this DAC connected to the Mac Mini using Toslink optical cables. I wonder if that might allow me to bypass the USB on the DAC and input of at least 96/24 from my Mac Mini.