SO have anyone tried playing DSD files with the new update for DX 50? Is it any good?
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Forget about the DSD files I just listened to flac from the ripped SACD of DSoTM and it's magnificent when I compared it to a redbook flac it makes it sound like a 128kb mp3, SACD is so dynamic and the redbook one sounds like it's flat and uncontrolled.
Too bad I can't play it through my DX50 which has a way better DAC and AMP compared to my PC setup but it's worth it just can't wait to upgrade the DAC on my PC once I have the money.
I believe you're playing the redbook version of the flac files of DSofTM and not the real 6 channels true ripped from SACD, when i play the files on my Dx50 it just doesn't play at all even though it detect it as FLAC. Also I have read somewhere that there's currently no portable player which can play SACD files. Personally I use foobar2000 and u can tell it's real 6 channels because it's stated in the settings and you see 6 channel waves.
You can check if you're is real SACD or redbook by the size as well e.g "Speak To Me" is about 45mb
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Sounds like you are talking about the surround sound mix. Is there really no 2 channel hi-def rip you can do from the SACD? That is rather disappointing if so. Anyway, the patent expires on SACD stuff soon, which should open up ripping on computer, rather than only being able to rip using a very specific PS3 with a very specific firmware.