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Posted By: Pierre Lauzon
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Joined Date: Dec 29, 2012
I use a Naim ND5XS with a Synology DS212J as a NAS. Problem: i purchased 2files in flac with a 96khz streaming rate. When reading the files, the Naim sees each track in 44khz; each track are flac but are read in Wav format; and if a track is 2 minutes long, the Wav file beeing read is 4 minutes creating a long blank. As anyone obseved these eerrors? Thks in advance for any solutions.
Posted : Dec 29, 2012
Posted By: árni Möller
Total Posts: 3
Joined Date: Jan 5, 2013

Hello all, new around these woods.

Just downloaded my first DSD file from Channel Classic Records. Have been researching the DSD format for a few days through Google, and wanted to check whether this format would play on my RME UFX soundcard, which i use for location recording choir and chamber music, as well as using it as a DAC for my home listening.

Long story short - RME UFX does not support DSD (I knew - but wanted to check o:) but my JRiver 18 player on my laptop handles DSD nicely by down sampling to a format the UFX can handle.

On the other hand the DA converter in the RME UFX is rather nice sounding and has given me countless hours of listening pleasure.

Now my next step will be to obtain a DSD ready DAC. After thorough research I probably will be ordering the MYTEK STEREO 192-DSD DAC.
Seems to be a lovely box in every way.

Will serve both for home listening and as a mastering DAC in my amateur recordings.

Best regards
Arni Moller
Iceland
Posted : Jan 5, 2013
Posted By: Channel Classics
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Joined Date: Apr 19, 2012
Arni,
When Channel started with the DSD files in February there were two DACs available that could playback native DSD. Now there are at least 10, with more coming on line every month. There is even development for multichannel!
Mytek and Benchmark seem to be the favorites in the price class between 1500 and 2500 dollars. I would definitely not overlook some of the more expensive units however so that you understand what your money is buying. Some of the more expensive units are already gearing up for future developments that could make your purchase longer lasting.
Jared
Posted : Jan 6, 2013
Posted By: árni Möller
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Joined Date: Jan 5, 2013
Jared,

anything in particular you would prefer as DSD DAC if I was able to stretch my budget a little beyond say 2500 USD?
Posted : Jan 6, 2013
Posted By: ANDREW TILLEY
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Joined Date: May 13, 2012
Arni

I have just received an Exasound e20 DSD DAC. It is around your price if you are in Canada or the USA. For the money it has to be the best available. CDs sound unbelievable through this DAC. There is far more detail, more space more everything in fact. You will not be disappointed if you listen to this one. PCM is superb but best of all is native DSD. If you have top end equipment then this is the one to listen to. This is set up for future developments so your money will be well spent. I cannot recommend this highly enough. If you are in Europe send me a message as I am going to import them for over here!

Andrew
Posted : Jan 6, 2013

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