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Because it was converted from 1-bit 2.8MHz to 24-bit 88.2kHz PCM. It is "high resolution rate" of PCM obtained by converting SACD and not the rate of SACD itself (1-bit 2.8MHz). Also, amount of information is higher than 16/44.1 but sound will be, most likely, very different from the sound of SACD player.
The point some are trying to make is that you are not outputting a DSD signal to an external D/A. The Oppo is internally converting the DSD stream to a PCM stream. I imagine there is a menu setting that will let you adjust the sample rate/bit depth of the converted signal. The thread title makes it sound as if you were actually getting the Oppo to output a DSD signal.
onhwy61, I agree I screwed up on the title and wish I could change it but I can't. Still, I have received many comments such as yours on he subject , so maybe that's a good thing.
just found out that my Bryston BDP-2 that even if I could send it in true DSD the Bryston does not support it.
So far not interested in the Bryston BDA-3 over the Direct Stream.
Ozzy, the Oppo 105D outputs true native DSD via its USB (the one on the back, not the spare USB inputs on the front). Regular 105 and other models don't do this (unless I missed a recent change within last 6 months).
Your comments tell us that you prefer the sound of the Direct Stream DAC to the sound of the DAC built in to the 95, which makes sense.
Too bad the 95 doesn't have a headphone amp/jack because then you could compare PCM converted vs DSD files of same tracks by headphone to decide what differences are important enough to drive your direction. Cheers,
Seems like you're getting PCM digital hi-res out of that Oppo when -as I understand it- that isn't supposed to be possible on SACD. It may not be the DSD but the assumption I make is that it could still sound better than the 16/24 rate an SACD plays at on a non-SACD capable plays.
if your ears like it, that's what matters. I have recorded 16/44.1 streams at 24/96 (by mistake - I had some recorder settings wrong) and my old ears preferred the higher resolution version over the streamed version.
Love that Tascam unit and here's hoping you get those SACDs listened to.
Sorry, I mistyped in my last post. What I meant was that the newer Oppo 105D will accept native DSD (.dsf & .dff) files from a computer or streamer via the USB INPUT on the back.
If you are playing SACD discs on your Oppo 95, I believe all the digital outputs will output native DSD, so the rest is on your dac and its inputs. Cheers,