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I have been unable to convince the UA202 to pass DD/DTS bitstreams through SPDIF without decoding it and just passing 2 channel PCM.  Maybe it'll be better on Windows 10, but I'm skeptical.  Have you had success?
That's correct, for DD/DTS sources.  If it's 2 channel 44.1khz/16-bit audio, I'd like the device to support outputting that format bit-perfect.  Like I said, the M-Audio transit does both of these, but the drivers are incredibly picky and causing maintenance problems in my home (wife can't use the machine when it comes back from sleep).
Thanks, PurpleAngel. A couple comments: 1)  USB is a requirement, hence the title.  No PCI cards, otherwise, this would be much easier.  2)  That DAC you listed on ebay never doesn't mention capabilities.  I already have 2 USB devices that have optical/coax outputs, but do not support SPDIF passthrough.  A lot of devices automatically resample to 48khz.  I want to avoid that phase and output 44.1khz/16-bit audio, which will be bit-perfect to my external processor.  3)  To...
 Yeah, it's a Windows Kodi machine (Win10 if it matters).  You're assuming the machine has an optical port at all.  It doesn't.  
I guess I'm not being as clear as I intended.  I apologize for that.     I don't care about DDL or DTS-Connect.  I'd prefer to just not alter the signal or package it in anyway.  I'd love my workflow to look like the following: Music:  44.1khz/16-bit MP3/AAC/FLAC -> USB Device -> Outputs 44.1khz/16-bit PCM 2 channel (no DSP) -> Optical/Coax -> Receiver/DAC Movies:  5.1 Dolby Digital/DTS signal -> USB Device -> SPDIF passthrough (no DSP) -> Optical/Coax -> Receiver...
I'm just looking for a simple digital transport that supports 44.1khz output and DD/DTS passthrough via optical or coax output.  I don't want to send audio TO a Kodi machine (poor wording on my part), but the device will CONNECT to the Kodi machine, outputting to an outboard DAC via coax or optical.  
I'm looking for a very simple USB 2.0 device that satisfies 3 simple requirements: 1)  Very basic (preferably generic) drivers 2)  Outputs 44.1khz natively (no resampling of native music files) 3)  Supports SPDIF passthrough of Dolby Digital/DTS audio   Basically, it's going to a Kodi machine that plays both movies and music.  The movies are all either in 2.0 48khz audio (in which case, I'd be fine with a resampling stage if necessary) and 5.1 DTS/DD audio and I'd...
I'm curious to hear what folks are using as their EQ settings.     I felt the headphones were a bit bass (<80hz) anemic and Tyll's graphs confirm.  I like a little extra myself, so I bumped it up by about 7dB at 60hz (Q-width 1.0) and also upped around 5khz by about 4dB (Q-width 3.0).  Everything is lowered with a -9dB gain so we don't clip.   I know EQ can be a dirty word around these parts, so if you're going to tell me I'm wasting my time EQing, don't bother.  In my...
Looks like you're on Windows.  What happens if you remove ReClock/KCP (whatever that is)/Oppo's software from the loop and only use Foobar2000 w/ WSAPI (no plugins), and your sound card set to 44.1khz 16-bit in the control panel?  You shouldn't need any of those things to get bit perfect output...
Maybe I'm wrong, but my understanding is that you should just set output to exactly what your music is and just forget about the rest.  So, it's probably just 16-bit + 44.1khz.  Upsampling doesn't add any information that doesn't exist and just burns CPU cycles.
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