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What happens when 192khz in 96khz optical-input?

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I have a soundcard that can output 192khz digital and a dac/amp that can receive 96khz. I was trying to set it up and had 192khz going into my 96khz dac/amp input for about 5 minutes while trying to get it to work until I figured out it could only take 96khz. When I tried moving the volume knob around min volume there was just some static in my left headphone. My question is, could this have damaged the dac/amp in any way?
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Originally Posted by haloxt View Post
I have a soundcard that can output 192khz digital and a dac/amp that can receive 96khz. I was trying to set it up and had 192khz going into my 96khz dac/amp input for about 5 minutes while trying to get it to work until I figured out it could only take 96khz. When I tried moving the volume knob around min volume there was just some static in my left headphone. My question is, could this have damaged the dac/amp in any way?
I dont think it will damage it at all, its just a lot more light than the receptor is capable of accepting. It just wont work at 192khz.

Dave
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I am pretty sure you DAC have taken no harm.
Just make sure you feed it with sample rate at 96Khz or below, and it should perform as expected.
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Rather than a lot more light (intensity), I think it just blinks at a faster frequency to accomodate the higher bitrate (thus requiring higher data rate).

Either way, it shouldn't result in any physical nor permanent defect whatsoever.
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