Originally Posted by clpetersen
Hi J Mike - I am not an expert here, but most digital standards require backward compatibility, so the Olive 96KHz output should be, by design, compatible with your 48KHz transmitter.
Well, I sent a inquiry to Dynaudio, and I recieved a very interesting, detailed response from them:
Dear Mr. Ferrara,
thank you very much for your e-mail. As you have already mentioned the Xeo Transmitter supports digital audio signals with a maximum resolution of 24 Bit / 48 kHz. If the resolution of the incoming signal is higher the Transmitter does not send any sound to the Xeo speakers. The reason for this is that (when it comes to high resolution music) the volume of data is simply too big to be send wirelessly in real time. The only way to solve this problem is to develop real network devices for Xeo. But we wanted Xeo to be as simple as possible, without the need for computers, ethernet knowledge, etc. For this reason we still have to wait for some time until more powerful chips are available that are necessary for sending high resolution signals wirelessly in real-time.
Of course you can connect your Olive 04HD server via an analog connection to the Xeo Transmitter as a quick solution. We have send a request to Olive US to find out if there is a hidden option to disable the upsampling-function of the 04HD. As soon as we get a reply we will keep you informed.
If you have further questions - please let us know.
Med venlig hilsen / Best regards / Mit freundlichen Grüßen
Dynaudio International GmbH
i. A. Sven Pieper
Since I do hear sound from the digital output of the Olive, I'm beginning to think that the spec on their digital output is not factual. It will be interesting to see if Dynaudio gets a response from Olive. Stay tuned.