Originally Posted by Bob Pariseau
^ You can't use JRiver to do bass management if your intent is to get the OPPO to output the Analog audio. What JRiver sends to the OPPO is files that are rendered into audio by the OPPO. Bass management can't happen until after that rendering.
Originally Posted by jjk43
At the risk of disagreeing with a legend, ..., I will cautiously do that. Very cautiously.
It is definitely possible that I don't understand the electronics, so coach me up if need be.
How is it possible that bass management is not possible in JRiver? There is an entire suite of tools in JRMC. In fact there are many recommendations that BM be accomplished in JRiver prior to Dirac which is prior to Oppo. All done in the digital domain which is ideal.
I use the Oppo solely as a DAC (and a disk spinner). HDMI or USB in . Then the analog is passed to the Emotiva XMC for volume control and on to Wyred4Sound MC amp.
I'm not sure what the exact meaning of "renderer" is. I think of that as the Oppo pulling content directly from a hard drive somewhere. Again I admit I might have it wrong. That's not my method.
I have an i5 Broadwell NUC solely used as a JRiver platform which reads content from a Synology NAS.
My main objective is to determine if there is a performance difference between HDMI 2CH in vs. USB DAC in on the Oppo 105D.
Thanks Bob, and everybody.
It is possible to do bass management/DSP in JRiver and into an Oppo and out to analog or HDMI. BUT ONLY IF
it is an X.1 signal via HDMI.
As I understand JRiver does not support HD lossless audio encoding, so this would likely only work in X.1 PCM.
I'm not sure it JRiver has HD lossless decoding or if it is ONLY pass-through. If it does, then you will be happy.
Technically you could do EQ and filtering/DSP in 2Ch mode via USB or HDMI to analog as well. Such as a HPF or low-shelf boost. Which may or may-not cause a problem for your mains (extra bass or absence of bass etc...)
Just be careful not to clip the DAC, otherwise SQ will be compromised. If in doubt, apply only EQ cutting, no boosting.
I know it works in PCM because I've tried it (I haven't tried DD/DTS HD though...)
As for pre-proessing DLNA stuff, I highly doubt JRiver has that ability. But that is a limitation of JRiver not Oppo.
So if you are using DLNA, then you are likely out of luck most probably.