Esoteric X-03 SE PCM v DSD

Does the Esoteric X-03 SE decode SACD in native DSD or does it down-convert to PCM?

Bob R.
Hi Bob,

The X03/SE converts DSD to PCM. The DAC chips used are PCM1704 dac chips, which are PCM only DAC chips. However, the P03/D03 combo (for example) use the Analog Devices AD1955 DAC chips and circuitry which enable direct native DSD decoding.
Thanks. That's what I thought. I looked at the PCM1704 data sheet and could not find any reference to SACD or DSD.