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.