No USB chip "on the market" is able to do 24/192
Originally Posted by broodwich
I would like to see 24/96 support if not 24/192 like the zero. Full 24 bit support would give users the option to decode all digital audio formats without compromise. I would like to be able to decode both DVD-Audio and SACD using my Oppo or my PS3 as a source. So in that regard the Toslink and Coax digital inputs are welcome. 24 bit audio can also be downloaded from sites like HDTracks (24/96) and Linn Records (up to 24/192). Even if you can't tell the difference it would be great to have the option for full 24 bit support.
I also appreciate the inclusion of the USB input on this future device. I use a MacBook Pro which does feature an optical audio output. The specs claim support for 24/192 over the optical output but nobody has been able to set anything higher than 24/96. By having a 24 bit DAC on this device and the USB connection it should allow for 24/192 output from my MacBook Pro or just about any computer with a USB port.
Please consider supporting 24/192 with this device.
, the ones that do support 24/96-192 are proprietary afaik.. That is why you see this limit (16/48) on almost all USB input DACs, limited chip options on the market really, and Audio-GD is a small company, the resources to develop such chips are tremendous.
I'm hoping that TI comes with a USB chip for 24/96 one day, this will grantee broad use, but this is not a reality atm, so the 16/48 limit on the USB input is an understandable one, and the chip used is very good.
You will have to use coax / toslink for 24/96.