What formats does the Yggdrasil DAC support?


I just ordered the Yggdrasil DAC. It won't actually ship until early October.
I'm wondering what formats it supports.
I know it doesn't support DSL, but does it support SACD?

rvpiano
All PCM formats are supported. (No SACD or DSD).

But I am curious about one thing: since I got the Gen 5 update the Yggy no longer plays 24-bit .wav or .aiff files from an Aurender N100H. Both companies point the finger at each other so I converted all my wav files to uncompressed flac via dBPoweramp.

Curious to see if your unit plays 24-bit uncompressed or if anyone else experienced the same.
I meant DSD.  Sorry!
I just ordered the Yggdrasil DAC. It won't actually ship until early October.

Hopefully that will be the case. I ordered *early August* and am still waiting. As I've posted in at least one other thread, they keep (at least three times) pushing out the back order date. Presumably the old adage "good things are worth waiting for" will apply here. :)

But I am curious about one thing: since I got the Gen 5 update the Yggy no longer plays 24-bit .wav or .aiff files from an Aurender N100H.


@gs5556 

That is interesting/unfortunate to read. So are you saying that before you had your Yggy upgraded to Gen 5, it played wav 24 bit and after the upgrade no longer does? 

Any changes to the transport (Aurender or anything else)? And when you state it no longer plays the 24 wav, is thee some kind of symptom? (i.e. it plays but obviously not well, it doesn't produce any sound at all, the buy better gear light comes on, etc.)


gdahl:

The Yggy with the Gen 3 plays everything. After the 5 card was installed it did not play 24-bit wav or aiff. It does play all flac files and 16-bit .wav and .aiff.

The Aurender reads and plays the 24-bit wave and aiff but for some reason the Yggy does not recognize the bitstream data to release the muting relays. Schiit claims the USB input has no effect on what file format to play since it converts everything to PCM before sending to the DAC. The techs at Aurender see the files playing normally through their network interface; and why not? since everything worked normally with the Gen 3 card.

I am keeping the Gen 5 in place because it is an overall improvement over the Gen 3, especially on 44.1 redbook. Since I can convert wave to uncompressed flac with dBpoweramp, I'm okay with it. If I couldn't do that conversion I would have sent back the Gen 5 card and kept the Gen 3. I definitely hear a difference with hi-rez compressed vs. uncompressed even though I fully understand both are bitstream perfect. The compressed files at 48/96/192 induce a bit of listening fatigue whereas the 44.1/88.2/176.4 do not.

"I ordered *early August* and am still waiting."

Very depressing!
Especially since they've already charged my credit card.
@gs5556 Thanks for the clarification.

@rvpiano Charging your card and not shipping *might* be against the law and if its not it should be.

I did ask Schiit via email if they charge the card prior to shipping and they stated they do not. In my case they have not charged my card. Also, fwiw, when I initially placed the order online, it was rejected by my credit card company as a possible fraudulent transaction. When I called my credit card company to allow the transaction, the rep claimed (paraphrasing) that the type of authorization hold Schiit was placing on the card was exceptional in that a significantly greater amount of information was obtained (from Schiit to the credit card co) relative to other vendors. The rep from my credit card company viewed this as a *good* sign and typical of reputable company.
Guys the Gen 5 USB has a software bug that is preventing you from playing 24 bit. The same happened to me. This software bug has been confirmed in other forums. Schiit is being very quiet about this and their customer service is truly the Schiit these days. Get an RMA and return for a new card.  We get to pay return shipping for their mistake. 
@psickerson

When was their "customer service" NOT Schiit? :)
That's disappointing...mine is in for the upgrade right now.  I wonder how I can confirm they're not shipping it to me with the bug?  I guess I'll ask.
The following are some forum posts I happened upon elsewhere:

"The USB Gen 5 24 bit rumor is a fact. The card advertises it can do 32 bit when it cannot and some drivers do not work. Specifically it is a problem for Roon / microrendu. The issue opened in the Roon website is closed as a software/hardware issue with the Schiit usb gen5."


"For what it's worth, I have the Gen 5 USB upgrade installed on the Yggy by Schiit, and I have not experienced any issues using Roon and the Ultrarendu with it since it came back. This 24 bit rumor was made known when my unit was at Schiit for the upgrade, so maybe the fixed whatever problem there was with it? I can't tell. There was no official confirmation of what Schiit did about it, because they did not respond to any of my e-mail inquiries regarding the subject. Still, my unit does not seem to have the problem so water under the bridge... blah, blah, blah..."


"Then it's not a 24bit playback issue. It plays 24bit just fine. The issue you mentioned would affect 16bit playback too. I don't understand why it was labeled as a 24bit problem."
Just got mine back, and it's playing 24-bit 44.1kHz and 96kHz WAV just fine through my UltraRendu using Roon.  I emailed with a number of folks at Schiit and they all claimed they were not aware of an issue while it was being upgraded.

Perhaps they found the issue and my card is updated properly?
Just got mine back, and it's playing 24-bit 44.1kHz and 96kHz WAV just fine through my UltraRendu using Roon.

@parsons


I think you're Yggy is "fine" too. There is some recent comments on https://www.head-fi.org/threads/schiit-yggdrasil-impressions-thread.766347/page-404 which I believe speaks/writes to the issue and all reports I've read are favorable.