Audirvana playing DSD files w/o DSD-capable DAC. What gives?
by, 10-21-2012 at 11:58 AM (2144 Views)
I'm downloading some DSD files in anticipation of my new Benchmark DAC2 HGC. The thing is, I downloaded the files and they started playing in my current setup which includes the Musical Fidelity M1DAC, which IS NOT DSD CAPABLE. I look for some type of conversion in the software (Audirvana) and don't see any. The files sound great (Blue Coast Records-probably great source material), but I know it's not a true DSD playback. What am I getting? By the way, both the readout of Audirvana and the M1DAC say 88.2 kHz.
I'll post my impressions of the Benchmark when I receive it. I'll have to figure out if DSD playback is worth it. If not, I may reach deeper into my wallet and get the Berkeley.