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Originally Posted by lee730 View Post
 

 

I'm saying the stock chips in the AK120 are not capable of true DSD playback on the fly. Where the processing is done via hardware instead of software. At least that is what I gathered. But the chips used in the S-mod are capable of it. But there is no such software to enable the feature.

 

Yes I understood what you said. But maybe let me paraphrase just to be sure that I'm truly understanding what you're saying.

 

1) AK120 doesn't have a DSD capable DAC

2) S-Mod replaces the non-DSD capable DAC with a DSD capable DAC

3) AK120 with S-Mod just needs a firmware/software that can leverage and S-Mod DSD capable DAC

 

Am I correct? If so, I'm disagreeing with you about that. What I'm saying is :-

 

1) AK120 doesn't have a DSD capable DAC

2) S-Mod replaces the non-DSD capable dAC with a DSD capable DAC

3) AK120 with S-Mod further needs DSD supporting hardware around the DSD capable DAC

4) AK120 with S-Mod needs the firmware which will enable and leverage on the DSD supporting h/w around the DSD capable DAC, and the DSD capable DAC

 

Hope this clarifies where I'm coming from. I've had conversations with Vinnie about what is required to design a DSD capable DAC component.

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Lol I'm confused here? Seems you are saying so ething similar to what I am. Lost in teanslation... tongue.gif
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Originally Posted by lee730 View Post

Lol I'm confused here? Seems you are saying so ething similar to what I am. Lost in teanslation... tongue.gif
I'll PM you then.
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I think Anak is correct and what he is saying is:

 

The WM8741 is DSD capable, however it would require additional hardware for this functionality to be used.

 

So the S-Mod would not ever be able to play DSD with only software updates.

post #6395 of 6395
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Originally Posted by likearake View Post
 

I think Anak is correct and what he is saying is:

 

The WM8741 is DSD capable, however it would require additional hardware for this functionality to be used.

 

So the S-Mod would not ever be able to play DSD with only software updates.



That I can understand.

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