When using OPPO BDP-105 as a pre/pro and playing SACD with DSD do you hear any difference compared to LPCM?
I did the same with the SSP-800 what a drag to have so many analog cables!
Never tried the BDP-105 straight I might do that over the Holidays but first I need to find some decent converting plugs from XLR to RCA
Lets now have a look at what a 1kHz -6dB sample looks like after going through the DSD process. What I did here was record a few seconds of a pure 1kHz test tone in 24/192 to have a look at the waveform zoomed in.
PCM 24/192 FLAC played back:
DSD64 KORG transcoded DFF file played back:
"Bottom line: The Oppo did a great job with DSD playback just like it did with PCM. Limitations of DSD are clearly seen (ultrasonic noise pollution mainly). From a purely technical perspective, within the 20Hz-20kHz audio spectrum, there's really nothing to differentiate all these hi-res formats. However, if you include ultrasonic characteristics, PCM is definitely cleaner.