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DSD for DX 50?

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SO have anyone tried playing DSD files with the new update for DX 50? Is it any good?

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Anyone?

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It's ok guys I jsut tried it myself with two country songs as DSF files not sure if they are both the same but it sounded bloody awesome to my ears, holy crap it's so realistic too bad it takes up too much space :(

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what are DSF files?

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DSD or Direct Stream Digital is a one bit recording format.  DSF and DFF are 'kinds' of audio files that are delivered as downloads or read by software for playback. 

DSF has the ability to hold metadata and DFF doesn't, however, some players only read DFF files.

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Great. I look forward to more impressions!

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Originally Posted by jamato8 View Post
 

Great. I look forward to more impressions!

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.

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Pardon me? Why can't you play the SACD rip on your DX50? My Flac rip of DSofTM SACD plays perfectly on my DX50, although clearly in Stereo only. Haven't tried the digital out though.
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Originally Posted by Jpfe8851 View Post

Pardon me? Why can't you play the SACD rip on your DX50? My Flac rip of DSofTM SACD plays perfectly on my DX50, although clearly in Stereo only. Haven't tried the digital out though.

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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