Will this decode DSD from an SACD over HDMI?
Hello, will this unit properly handle DSD input, coming from an SACD, over HDMI? I will be using a Sony UBP-X800M2 player. I think that the Denon DRA-800H can play DSD files on a USB stick but I haven't found anything that explicitly says that it decodes DSD over HDMI. My question is about 2-channel.
I just got the Sony and, silly me, I had not realized that it does not have analog audio outputs. So for this and other reasons I am looking to upgrade my receiver. I want to be able to play SACD and get hi-res quality (if I use the digital out, then I think it's converted to around 48kHz PCM, and doesn't that kind of defeat the purpose?). So will the Denon be a good choice for me? Any other recommendations? (I have limited space in my cabinet, especially depth-wise, and I think that the Denon will fit, so that is one reason I am inclining toward it.) I will be using it to drive a pair of Ascend Sierra-2EX speakers.