Originally Posted by malibumike
I'm wondering if there are any advanced settings in foobar2000 that would improve Sq even more? I have installed waspi component...besides selecting "event" waspi output to receiver and changing it to 24 bit 192khz. What other advanced settings should I change? Thanks in advance for you help.
There's not really much else you can do with your setup, since by using a decent software media player like Foobar2000 and then configured it to take exclusive control of Windows sound by using WASAPI, you seem to be already providing an unaltered bitstream to the Denon's DAC.
I wouldn't advise hard setting to upsample to 24 bit / 192 kHz, just for the sake of it. So let Foobar2000 simply automatically set the output to exactly match the resolution of the files you are playing back (ie, the default), so long as your AVR's DAC supports those resolutions.
Have you considered network streaming the files from the computer to the Denon AVR 1913, via UPnP/DLNA? This alternative hardware setup may improve the sound quality as it gets the Denton AVR 1913 itself to perform the playback directly, rather than have it shared between the computer and the AVR's DAC, connected by HDMI cable.
So no media player software required on the computer, but instead a UPnP/DLNA media server to provide the music files to the AVR over the network.Use a decent UPnP/DLNA server on the Surface Pro to take care of the music files stored on the 1TB drive, such as the excellent free music only MinimServer, available here:
Also, playback control can still be done with an Android tablet/phone, via a decent UPnP/DLNA controller app, such as BubbleUPnP. The Denon may even come with its own controller app.