First off, i've had trouble finding the proper section for this thread. No PC-thread fit the bill, and this came the closest. Sorry for any confusion in advance
Also, i have searched high and low for a proper answer to this question...
My question is if anyone out there know of any PC-based transports that can handle multichannel SACD/DSD over HDMI?
I am looking for a way to transport .dff-files from a PC to my native DSD-compatible receiver, preferably encoded. Currently, i use a PCM-downconvert (to 24/176,4) via Foobar2000/JRiver, but when playing those same files on retail SACD's in a Sony DSD-player with HDMI to same reciever, i get a lot more perceived sound quality.
I know that JRiver supports bit-streaming the DSD via ASIO-drivers, but my current transport does not support it.
Asus Xonar1.3av deluxe
Another way to go would be a PC-based DAC that sends the analog signal via 7.1 to the receiver. However, i would like to find out if products exists that can help me avoid that.
A third way would be a high-end transport, capable of 64-bit PCM and in excess of 768khz sample rates. AFAIK
, this amounts to the same perceived sound quality as the lossless DSD64. JRiver supports that same conversion.
So far, i've only found 2-channel transports/DAC's for DSD, like Playback Designs.
I really appreciate any help on the matter