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post #16 of 27
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Panasonic emailed me and suggested a DMP-BD81. That player does not even have a SPDIF out, so they pretty much disregarded the most important part of my enquiry, which was which player output 24/192 FLAC files from the SPDIF out!

post #17 of 27
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Panasonic emailed me and suggested a DMP-BD81. That player does not even have a SPDIF out, so they pretty much disregarded the most important part of my enquiry, which was which player output 24/192 FLAC files from the SPDIF out!

Maybe, at this point, it would be better to just get a 24/192 USB DAC?  LH Labs is supposed to ship their Geek USB DAC in April and the prototypes have gotten encouraging writeups.  Since you'd take the analog signal from the DAC into your Denon, no need for the higher priced models.  Price = $200 USD. Take a look here:  Geek Out.

post #18 of 27

A few big discoveries on my front today for my high res sources today.....

 

http://everythingaudionetwork.blogspot.com/2013/04/audiophile-review-hdmi-de-embedder.html

 

For $40 you might be able to use an inexpensive player to get where you want to be.  The Gist of this device is that even the mighty oppo downsamples its spdif to 16/44.  You have to go out over HDMI to get Hi res.....

 

The second revelation and the more importantly is

 

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.extreamsd.usbaudioplayerpro

 

I can play 24 196 over my droid.....  Now to see if I can get it to work over UPNP and then I am home....

post #19 of 27

surprised they put a 4 yr old DAC in it.....  (the Geek), if it had a 9018, much more gooder

post #20 of 27
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I have considered a USB DAC but I actually prefer the idea of no computer being involved.
post #21 of 27
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I had read that article about re sampling. It refers to discs though, not playback from USB
Edited by Kane Williams - 4/2/14 at 11:37am
post #22 of 27

I assume your macbook pro has HDMI out, so why not go out over that and into De-embedder into an existing DAC, when you get your OPPO you could either get the multi input de embeder or switch the cable....

post #23 of 27
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Actually, my MBP is 2010 so has display port. It's still fast enough for me with SSD fitted so no need to upgrade. No plans to get an Oppo but would like a 95 or 105 if I had the funds. I really would like my music system separate from my computer. Don't want to have it switched on to listen to music. I don't mind steaming from it when it is on, but the idea of having a USB drive with Connected to a blu ray player and the TV to browse the files does appeal.
post #24 of 27

What would host the USB drive and give you the music browser?  I am not aware of many DVD players or even other devices that have USB drive streaming capabilities, if you have identified something inexpensive that supports USB drives and can feed USB audio out, I would be very interested....  Your points are one of the main reasons I love my NAS and DLNA.  Its up and I can stream.  Just not many 24/96 sources, I may have solved that today if I can find a DLNA client for a phone or tablet that will feed the USB audio player. That would be cool.  I also read that the new Galaxy Tab 2014's natively support 24 bit over USB out which would also be cool.

post #25 of 27
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Ok, so I intend to plug a USB hard drive directly in to a blu ray player that contains my high res music (and CD res too). The blu ray player itself has a method of browsing the music on that drive, either using the TV or a tablet/smart phone! The blu ray player can even steam from any other drive/PC that is network enabled. This is all pretty standard on modern blu ray players. However, I'm just trying to find out which will playback 24/192 from the SPDIF as some down convert. The Sony 6200 will also play back 5.1 FLAC but only via HDMI I think.
post #26 of 27
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The blu ray players don't have USB outputs in them btw, only SPDIF and HDMI.
post #27 of 27

Hi Kane,

 

Here is interesting commentary on the 6200 it looked sweet till I saw this.  Still be ok for my application though

 

http://www.amazon.com/BDPS6200-Blu-ray-Player-Wi-Fi-Upscaling/forum/Fx2P2GGPNW68WF3/-/2/ref=cm_cd_ql_psf_ql_pg2?_encoding=UTF8&asin=B00HPMCO14&cdAnchor=B00HPMCO14&cdSort=best

 

It says you cant see local media content from the app only DLNA media....

 

Mark

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