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post #16 of 28

Update: with audioengine's DAC there is optical in and USB in. USB can handle up to 96 kHz and optical can handle up to 192 kHz. Hence me not being able to play 192 kHz via USB. 

post #17 of 28
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Originally Posted by tjones1 View Post

This is a very interesting thread because I just got AudioEngine's DAC (along with their A5+) and would like to output 192 kHz from my macbook air with Decibel. Audio MIDI Setup only shows 96 kHz maximum sample rate for the DAC output (and the onboard output for that matter).

 

So, will I not be getting any better output with my DAC since the sample rate and bit depth will be the same? 

 

And DarkSleip, could you explain your comment about DACs not being able to handle 192 kHz? AudioEngine indicates theirs can handle up to 192 kHz but it doesn't even seem selectable with Audio MIDI Setup.

 

Also, is there a way to bypass the Audio MIDI Setup to get true 192 kHz output that is affordable? 

 

(This is USB output.)

 

Thank you for your time everyone.

 

Tucker

If you mind looking at this article http://people.xiph.org/~xiphmont/demo/neil-young.html

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Hi!! Honestly Speaking, iTunes is not my favourite player, but if you use it, BitPerfect is what you're looking for. (you can buy it in the mac app store)

 

I use Cog for mac, because it is the most neutral reference-class player I have ever heard up to date. Although it doesn't have the feature of automatic sample rate selection(( Also you can try Audirvana Plus, which does have the feature, but IMHO sounds a bit more hi-fi-ish and does not give the soundstage and the air of Cog.

 

Hope that helps

 
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Edited by suzzz - 4/4/13 at 8:03am
post #19 of 28

I have the Stoner Acoustics UD120 USB DAC and I am able to get 192kHz through USB output, it simply depends if the DAC is connected to USB Hi-Speed Bus (192kHz) or simply USB Bus (96kHz), you can check this with System Information. Normally I get 96kHz but I just unplug it and plug it back a couple of times for 192kHz, and you don't need a top of the line mac to be able to do this cause my mac's pretty old.

post #20 of 28

Resurrecting an old thread.  What do you see as the cheapest bit perfect way to get 24/192 from a Mac that doesn't have 24/192 output capability from the optical port, like the iMac 5K I just picked up?  I can use optical or coaxial.

 

Is the cheapest thing the HiFace Two?  The Mac can connect via USB, FireWire, HDMI, and Thunderbolt.  I know HDMI can get 24/192, but I don't know what device can make the conversion.  Thanks!

post #21 of 28

USB for sure. 

post #22 of 28

Okay, so connecting from USB to what for coax or optical?

post #23 of 28
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Originally Posted by schalliol View Post
 

Okay, so connecting from USB to what for coax or optical?


Oh, your DAC doesn't have USB in? If no, I'd get a USB to coax or optical converter, or get another DAC. 

post #24 of 28

It does, but it's not a brand new DAC that only does 24/192 to balanced XLRs via coax or optical.  I'm just trying to find the best way to get USB to one of these two digital inputs.  Hi-Face Two worked, but I don't particularly like it.

post #25 of 28

Why don't you just use the optical out on your iMac? https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT202730

post #26 of 28

Gotcha.  Yes, that's ideal.  I need to update the desktop rig (old one didn't with its proper full size Toslink), but for some reason, the brand new iMac 27" 5K i7 4GHz unit I have doesn't support optical at 192.  Indeed, the MBP does.

post #27 of 28

That is odd. Now that I look closer, it appears that only one generation of iMacs supported it, unless this is an old support link that hasn't really been updated. I see the iMac 5K does have an optical out. Strange that they would degrade it's specs.

post #28 of 28
Agreed. Silly.

It just shows they didn't care either way and just used what fit their requirements.
Edited by schalliol - 5/22/16 at 2:19pm
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