I just bought a B&K Reference 31 (same specs as the Reference 50 without the balanced outs). I have had a Squeezebox Touch for a couple of years. I bought 5-6 album off HDTracks in FLAC 96kHz/24bit format and played them through the analog RCA outs of the Squeezebox. Now that I have the B&K I was really looking forward to hearing them through the coax SPDIF of that unit. All of my CD collection has been ripped to 44.1/16 FLAC files. All of these files play just fine with the Squeezebox coax SPDIF into the Ref 31. But when I try to play the 96/24 files, I get nothing. The Ref 31 display indicates that it recognizes a PCM 2.0 at 96kHz, but no sound comes out. If I resample the FLAC to 48/24, it plays just fine. Any ideas on why the B&K Reference 31 won't play the 96/24 files? The manual for the B&K says that :
96/24 bit A/D and 192/24 bit capable D/A Conversion - Ultra High Resolution reproduction of musical details.
96/24 bit processing - 96/24 bit digital data and analog source material use 96 kHz, 24 bit DSP processing
during all stereo listening modes.
This makes me believe it should be able to handle a 96/24 file on the coax digital in. I don't know if that statement means that the 96/24 files are handled differently than the 48/24 files. I have the B&K mode set to Stereo 2 (not direct) for the Squeezebox input. Maybe some other setting needs to be changed.