Originally Posted by bborzell
]Since my processor is a 2002 Rotel RSP-1066 and it does not mention DSD anywhere in the manual, I figured it wouldn't decode so I selected PCM....
NP, lads, I've got this one!
As you may notice here:
There's a (not) suprising lack of HDMI inputs on your pre/pro. Ergo, switching DSD to PCM is switching what the Oppo's outputting via analogue. If you're hooked up via Toslink, you ain't getting hiresolution anyway.
Confused yet? Methinks so...
Get an HDMI amp that accepts DSD and you'll STILL be hard pressed to tell a difference (with volume matching (!!!)), but be warmed in the knowledge that the Oppo's doing the heavy lifting for your system, and enjoy blissing out with m/c goodness as long as you hooked up correctly those pesky RCA do-hickeys... Oh, and feel free to use the search function, lots of talk about DSD/PCM over analogues in this very thread!