Then he is correct Ted. He said it does not PLAY DSD natively…just like CH Precision. They both accept the DSD data natively and thn converts it internally to PCM in the Dac section. Even Rob is on record as saying he thinks his solution sounds better than native. i dont agree, but I see his logic and admire his conviction and follow through on this point.
Then he (the OP) shouldn't be surprised...cuz that's what happens on 95% of all other DSD-capable DACs at some point in the path (even the Directstream, a "chasm DAC" in your vernacular). Meitner, PD, Lampi, and the chipsets used in the iDSD stuff are part of the 5% and even there the paths are all vastly different. I took his native comment to mean something else entirely (as soooo many on these forums use that term to mean many things...like something other than DoP, for example). I mean, is upconverting to DSD128 (Meitner et al) really "native" anyway??
Edited by ted_b - Today at 12:24 pm