Originally Posted by infinitesymphony
I had a question about the DSD1792, PCM1792, DSD1796 and PCM1796 I'm hoping someone can help me with, as the people here seem to be very familiar with these things.
I know this is a little off topic as I'm not discussing headphones, but if these chips are being used how does the chip handle native DSD conversion when the clock speed doesn't list one that's a multiple of 2,822,400?
The Onkyo TX-NR905 manual states the following:
"In listening modes other than DSD Direct and Pure Audio, DSD sources are converted and handled as PCM."
The Denon 4308CI manual states the following:
"When playing DSD signals in the DIRECT or PURE DIRECT mode, the DSD signals are converted as such into analog signals. When playing in other surround modes, the DSD signals are first converted into PCM format, then into analog signals."
Both these receivers I believe use the PCM1796.
The only chip I found that seems to list a clock speed that would allow for a full conversion is the DSD1700, whic has a clock speed of 11.289MHz.
Can anyone offer any insight on this? If it's not a DSD1700 or DSD1700E does this mean you're not getting a full DSD to analog conversion?
Thanks for any help anyone can offer.