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How important is DSD support to you

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Re: POLL: Importance of DSD?
« Reply #100 on: August 13, 2018, 07:44:59 pm »

Quite simply, DSD playback (SACD ISO) is by far the best feature of JRiver.   For someone who has carefully ripped all my years-cultivated discs (it can be done with the right player--no need for Playstation anymore), and having a HQ Exasound analog MultiChannel DAC--the time spent is totally worth it.  You can even categorize them under 2-channel, Quad and Multichannel under playlists.  You haven't lived til you've heard an expert Multichannel mix from the likes of a pro like Eliot Schneiner.

i really wish DVD-AUDIO playback would be added as well!  There is no way to play that format other than off disc or via the iSO file an older non-updated Oppo bluray player.    I have at least as many of those discs than i do SACD and so far there's been no way to stream them.

Forget the Bluray formats and its 87.1 channels, good 'old 5.1 channel SACD and DVD-Audio were the best inventions for musical reproduction.
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Re: POLL: Importance of DSD?
« Reply #101 on: August 14, 2018, 03:12:48 pm »


i really wish DVD-AUDIO playback would be added as well!  There is no way to play that format other than off disc or via the iSO file an older non-updated Oppo bluray player. 

No problem. rip it with a DVD-rip software to flac.
Then play the multichannel flac.
Much easier to do than the encrypted SACD to rip.
MC can play multichannel flac as of today.
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Re: POLL: Importance of DSD?
« Reply #102 on: August 15, 2018, 03:43:18 am »

i really wish DVD-AUDIO playback would be added as well!  There is no way to play that format other than off disc or via the iSO file an older non-updated Oppo bluray player.    I have at least as many of those discs than i do SACD and so far there's been no way to stream them.

Forget the Bluray formats and its 87.1 channels, good 'old 5.1 channel SACD and DVD-Audio were the best inventions for musical reproduction.
There's a plug-in for foobar2000 which can play DVD-A tracks. You can use this to convert them to FLAC files which work in Media Center.
It would be nice if MC could handle this natively, but when a free solution exists and the conversion only needs to be done once, I don't mind things being as they are. It's easier than ripping SACDs.
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Re: POLL: Importance of DSD?
« Reply #103 on: August 15, 2018, 09:15:11 am »

DSD is not important to me, but just like JRiver Media Center supports .mp3 I think it should support DSD especially since I suspect a lot of the people that would be inclined to buy JRiver Media Center would expect this and use it.
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Re: POLL: Importance of DSD?
« Reply #104 on: August 25, 2018, 05:37:00 am »

Just adding my two cents here after reading some comments.

The poll is not whether which is the best format between PCM and DSD but whether support of DSD by Media Center is important for its users.

IMHO, DSD support is paramount because SACD (which is a very common media for classical music) uses DSD and, as I understand it, conversion between DSD and PCM is not a bit-perfect process.

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Re: POLL: Importance of DSD?
« Reply #105 on: August 26, 2018, 02:18:04 pm »

Just adding my two cents here after reading some comments.

The poll is not whether which is the best format between PCM and DSD but whether support of DSD by Media Center is important for its users.

IMHO, DSD support is paramount because SACD (which is a very common media for classical music) uses DSD and, as I understand it, conversion between DSD and PCM is not a bit-perfect process.

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Not just about conversions - DACs are different, and some are better at handling DSD natively
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Re: POLL: Importance of DSD?
« Reply #106 on: August 27, 2018, 12:28:54 am »

The support for DSD in JRiver is extremely important to me.

JRiver is by far the best audio playback platform for me. The key capabilities that set it apart are:
  • ability to select files with filters and expression and flexible and powerful functionalities to manipulate selected files (absolutely unique)
  • ability to play DSD / SACD ISO (THANK YOU for ISO sidecar tagging)
  • powerful DSP engine

The reason why DSD is important to me is not because it sounds better, but simply because certain music is only available in DSD format. I believe in as few format conversions as possible. Music recorded or mastered in PCM I prefer to listen to in PCM. Music recorded native in DSD I prefer to listen to in DSD.

There is a lot of confusion around DSD. Music recorded in DSD, then converted to PCM for mastering and then re-converted to DSD for publishing is in my view simply marketing snake oil (because DSD "sounds more analogue"?). If it sounded good after the PCM mastering, simply leave it in that format. If it needed the further conversion to DSD to sound good, the (PCM) mastering failed its purpose.

A few things I would like to see for DSD in JRiver:
  • ability to downsample from DSD256 to DSD128 in DSP Studio (like the PCM conversions). Not every DAC supports DSD256 and it would be nice to not have to convert DSD256 to PCM and define several Zones for the same DAC
  • Maximise the quality of DSD to PCM conversion (DSD Master http://dsdmaster.blogspot.com/ is the benchmark to my ears)
  • more filter options for DSD to PCM conversion

Thank you and keep it up. JRiver is the best thing since sliced bread!
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Re: POLL: Importance of DSD?
« Reply #107 on: August 27, 2018, 03:51:42 am »

ability to downsample from DSD256 to DSD128 in DSP Studio (like the PCM conversions)

The thing is if this was added, it'd have to go through a PCM conversion in the middle as there's no direct DSD conversions so it'd be DSD256 > PCM > DSD128. Honestly you'd probably be better off converting to PCM in that case, IMO.
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Re: POLL: Importance of DSD?
« Reply #108 on: August 27, 2018, 11:41:51 am »

The thing is if this was added, it'd have to go through a PCM conversion in the middle as there's no direct DSD conversions so it'd be DSD256 > PCM > DSD128. Honestly you'd probably be better off converting to PCM in that case, IMO.

Totally agree. No need to go to PCM and back to DSD. I was hoping there would be a way to downsample DSD -> DSD directly, but the math does not seem to exist or to be extremely complicated.
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Re: POLL: Importance of DSD?
« Reply #109 on: August 27, 2018, 01:37:41 pm »

The support for DSD in JRiver is extremely important to me.

JRiver is by far the best audio playback platform for me. The key capabilities that set it apart are:
  • ability to select files with filters and expression and flexible and powerful functionalities to manipulate selected files (absolutely unique)
  • ability to play DSD / SACD ISO (THANK YOU for ISO sidecar tagging)
  • powerful DSP engine

The reason why DSD is important to me is not because it sounds better, but simply because certain music is only available in DSD format. I believe in as few format conversions as possible. Music recorded or mastered in PCM I prefer to listen to in PCM. Music recorded native in DSD I prefer to listen to in DSD.

There is a lot of confusion around DSD. Music recorded in DSD, then converted to PCM for mastering and then re-converted to DSD for publishing is in my view simply marketing snake oil (because DSD "sounds more analogue"?). If it sounded good after the PCM mastering, simply leave it in that format. If it needed the further conversion to DSD to sound good, the (PCM) mastering failed its purpose.

A few things I would like to see for DSD in JRiver:
  • ability to downsample from DSD256 to DSD128 in DSP Studio (like the PCM conversions). Not every DAC supports DSD256 and it would be nice to not have to convert DSD256 to PCM and define several Zones for the same DAC
  • Maximise the quality of DSD to PCM conversion (DSD Master http://dsdmaster.blogspot.com/ is the benchmark to my ears)
  • more filter options for DSD to PCM conversion

Thank you and keep it up. JRiver is the best thing since sliced bread!

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Re: POLL: Importance of DSD?
« Reply #110 on: September 01, 2018, 12:37:27 am »

MC does not read the metadata from the .dff files. There are not many of them, only artist chunk and title chunk, but it's better than nothing.
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Re: POLL: Importance of DSD?
« Reply #111 on: September 01, 2018, 02:01:43 am »

MC does not read the metadata from the .dff files. There are not many of them, only artist chunk and title chunk, but it's better than nothing.
The DFF format does not support metadata.
You can pull that information from the filenames.
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Re: POLL: Importance of DSD?
« Reply #112 on: September 01, 2018, 04:31:42 am »

And you can also use the sidecar feature with DFF files too.
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Re: POLL: Importance of DSD?
« Reply #113 on: September 01, 2018, 04:33:49 am »

Quote from: RD James

The DFF format does not support metadata.


The DFF format supports metadata:
https://dsd-guide.com/sites/default/files/white-papers/DSDIFF_1.5_Spec.pdf
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Re: POLL: Importance of DSD?
« Reply #114 on: September 01, 2018, 11:01:38 am »

For me the most important difference between DSD and PCM is the precision of phase shifts.

Assume you have a 18000 Hz signal on the left speaker and a 18001 Hz signal on the right. With DSD you will hear (if you can it that high at all) an interference swinging between the speaker once a second. In PCM, at worst with 44100 Samples per second, there are not so many ways how to encode these signals. As a result, the interference will not swing, but hop between the speakers.

You could extend the test with 18002 and 18003 Hz on the rear speakers. So it should be obvious that the more channels you listen to the more important the exact phases become.

Though higher PCM sampling rates reduce the problem, DSD is still the only coding technology not having such a problem at all, resulting in a so much more vivid sound.


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Re: POLL: Importance of DSD?
« Reply #115 on: September 01, 2018, 11:21:40 am »

representation of timing precision and phase precision does not depend on samplerate.
This is a widespread misconception in digital signal processing.
Hence CD can very precisely reconstruct pahse at 20kHz.
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Re: POLL: Importance of DSD?
« Reply #116 on: September 01, 2018, 04:34:07 pm »

The DFF format supports metadata:
https://dsd-guide.com/sites/default/files/white-papers/DSDIFF_1.5_Spec.pdf
I stand corrected. I guess most software just doesn't support tags in DFF files.

For me the most important difference between DSD and PCM is the precision of phase shifts.

Assume you have a 18000 Hz signal on the left speaker and a 18001 Hz signal on the right. With DSD you will hear (if you can it that high at all) an interference swinging between the speaker once a second. In PCM, at worst with 44100 Samples per second, there are not so many ways how to encode these signals. As a result, the interference will not swing, but hop between the speakers.

You could extend the test with 18002 and 18003 Hz on the rear speakers. So it should be obvious that the more channels you listen to the more important the exact phases become.

Though higher PCM sampling rates reduce the problem, DSD is still the only coding technology not having such a problem at all, resulting in a so much more vivid sound.
This is a fundamental misunderstanding of how sampling and digital audio works.
I highly recommend that you watch the entire video, but here is a demonstration showing how timing precision is unaffected by sample rate: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cIQ9IXSUzuM#t=20m53s
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Re: POLL: Importance of DSD?
« Reply #117 on: September 01, 2018, 11:27:12 pm »

Quote from: RD James

I guess most software just doesn't support tags in DFF files.


I do not care what other software products can or can not do. I just want MC to get a little better.
For DFF files, I regularly use AudioGate, MC and Tau. AudioGate can not only read, but also edit the "Artist" and "Title" tags. For Tau, due to its specifics, this is not a problem at all. But MC perfectly reads SACD images, which neither AudioGate nor Tau can do.
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Re: POLL: Importance of DSD?
« Reply #118 on: September 02, 2018, 04:59:17 am »

I highly recommend that you watch the entire video, but here is a demonstration showing how timing precision is unaffected by sample rate: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cIQ9IXSUzuM#t=20m53s

What you see in the video is at 20:53 is a square wave with 44 samples/square, or round about 1 kHz at CD quality. Any yes, it is true you can place a single pulse with the nearly exact timing. But things become different the nearer you come to the Nyquist frequency. At 22.05 kHz only 0° and 180° phase are possible.

Even if the sampling theorem is fulfilled, aliasing may occur, an effect you can similarly be see on a computer screen when diagonal and curved lines are displayed as a series of zigzag horizontal and vertical lines. Checked jackets are mostly shown restlessly on a video.

Such effects can be reduced by oversampling (an option most video equipment does not have). And you need more or less intelligent algorithms to correctly e.g. put an 18 kHz sine wave into a 44.1 kHz raster, which will always remain a compromise. With the 1 Hz difference between the channels you will detect it.
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Re: POLL: Importance of DSD?
« Reply #119 on: September 02, 2018, 07:40:51 am »

no, you can have a resolution which is much higher, you can resolve depending on the accuracy of the sampling for example 0.0001degrees at 20kHz, not just 0 and 180 degrees.
Look it up in digital signal processing.
Oversampling does not help in accuracy, it just helps in easy filtering. Nyquist issues you will still have the same if you oversample or not.
The oversampling process in itself needs to deal with nyquist. No way around mathematics.
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Re: POLL: Importance of DSD?
« Reply #120 on: September 02, 2018, 08:57:29 am »

no, you can have a resolution which is much higher, you can resolve depending on the accuracy of the sampling for example 0.0001degrees at 20kHz, not just 0 and 180 degrees.

At 22.05 kHz (not at 20kHz) only 0° and 180° phase are possible. A higher precision at for instance 20 kHz can only be an average with the current phase continuously shifting around the desired value. Otherwise you could convert a range of 20 kHz between 44.1 kHz and 48 kHz as often as desired without a quality loss.

Compared to photography, oversampling can help to prevent moiré effects between pattern and resolution. This also applies to acoustics and does not contradict the Nyquist theorem as the final resolution is not affected.
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Re: POLL: Importance of DSD?
« Reply #121 on: September 02, 2018, 02:44:25 pm »

Actually aliasing in a properly designed and implemented linear PCM system is not an issue. Audio signals above Fs/2 will be removed by the low pass filters.

Even in inadequately designed systems it's not much of an issue; in the real world of acoustic instruments audio signals above 20kHz are uncommon and at a very low level.
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Re: POLL: Importance of DSD?
« Reply #122 on: September 03, 2018, 01:17:47 am »

oversampling does not enhance precision and or quality.
No magic possible here :)
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Re: POLL: Importance of DSD?
« Reply #123 on: September 03, 2018, 07:50:28 am »

oversampling does not enhance precision and or quality.
No magic possible here :)

Difference issue, but oversampling moves the deleterious effects of the brick wall filters (22.05Khz for NOS DACs) out of the normal hearing range, which many believe increases the quality of the conversions and the sound.    The D to A conversions produces noise above the Nyquist frequency and how that is handled does effect the result. To avoid ringing from the brick wall filter, most PCM DACs oversample these days. Not magic, just straightforward physics.
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« Reply #124 on: September 03, 2018, 08:41:49 am »

yes, true.

In the oversampling process a digital brickwall filter needs to be implemented. No way around a brickwall filter be it analog or digital.
Yes Oversampling makes for easier DA conversion, though potential higher quality. I.e. the quality which the music-file has, can be converted to analog without further loss in quality. The quality of the music-file is not enhanced, in the best case preserved.
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« Reply #125 on: September 04, 2018, 01:42:49 pm »

Even in inadequately designed systems it's not much of an issue; in the real world of acoustic instruments audio signals above 20kHz are uncommon and at a very low level.

This is debatable
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« Reply #126 on: September 04, 2018, 02:03:26 pm »

Of course!

Those with a vested interested in wasteful systems will argue that there is a meaningful level of supersonic signal in music.
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« Reply #127 on: September 06, 2018, 10:32:59 am »

Of course!

Those with a vested interested in wasteful systems will argue that there is a meaningful level of supersonic signal in music.

For these with wasteful interest in audio quality,
That's what DSD subject is about and nothing else

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Re: POLL: Importance of DSD?
« Reply #128 on: September 06, 2018, 04:30:18 pm »

Apparently, it is debatable!   :-X
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« Reply #129 on: September 06, 2018, 04:32:37 pm »

Everything is debatable.  Sometimes it's like having teenagers.
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« Reply #130 on: September 06, 2018, 04:46:33 pm »

Whether DSD is wasteful or not, whether it sounds better or not, whether humans can hear ultrasonic or not aren't the issues here.  The point is there is a lot of great sounding music a fair number people want to collect and play that happens to have been released in DSD, mainly on SACD. 

There is no definitive answer to the question does the CD layer of a hybrid SACD sound just as good as the DSD Stereo layer and should we therefore insist that people preferring the DSD layer should be cut off, ostracized and ignored? Some might say yes, some no. Ok, but what about the Mch DSD layer?  Should that be ignored too?

Fortunately, the powers that be at JRiver want to continue to support the format in stereo and in Mch.  They do not wish to be engulfed in a petty, meaningless debate about the relative sonic merits or the wastefulness of the format. If a segment of the user base wants to use it, let 'em have it.  Why not?  And, what are there useful improvements that can be made to the support of it?

But, if for whatever reason you don't like DSD, just don't use it. 
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« Reply #131 on: September 06, 2018, 08:38:05 pm »

there is a lot of great sounding music

I actually got curious (I'm not an audiophile), and was planning to buy a DAC that does DSD256 just for kicks, to hear things for myself. My problem is with the idea highlighted above. Maybe I don't know enough about this market but how and what music is available in this format? Take out the symphonic, the dead artists, and niche ones that only 100 people heard about them. What's left? SACD music that one needs to buy the discs from Mars, a 1000 player to rip them, and even after that there's the problem (aka not a quality guarantee) of "how was this mastered, from what source?"

This is just too niche to even warrant a debate. JRiver supports it, just as they support 1000 other things; why does this poll even exist?
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« Reply #132 on: September 06, 2018, 11:18:06 pm »


What's left? SACD music that one needs to buy the discs from Mars


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Re: POLL: Importance of DSD?
« Reply #133 on: September 07, 2018, 02:40:50 am »

what music is available in this format?

Check the NativeDSD Database at https://www.nativedsd.com/database
Lists over 30 music download sites with DSD Downloads available.  Most in Stereo, some sites offer Stereo, Multichannel and Binaural DSD.



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« Reply #134 on: September 07, 2018, 05:39:56 am »

there are 1430 albums on nativedsd.

How many which are not classical music see yourself.
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« Reply #135 on: September 07, 2018, 05:51:29 am »

Everything is debatable.  Sometimes it's like having teenagers.

Yes :) but that's extreme. My both kids (14, 18) first say 'No' to everything
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« Reply #136 on: September 07, 2018, 12:55:56 pm »

I actually got curious (I'm not an audiophile), and was planning to buy a DAC that does DSD256 just for kicks, to hear things for myself. My problem is with the idea highlighted above. Maybe I don't know enough about this market but how and what music is available in this format? Take out the symphonic, the dead artists, and niche ones that only 100 people heard about them. What's left? SACD music that one needs to buy the discs from Mars, a 1000 player to rip them, and even after that there's the problem (aka not a quality guarantee) of "how was this mastered, from what source?"

This is just too niche to even warrant a debate. JRiver supports it, just as they support 1000 other things; why does this poll even exist?

Www.hraudio.net lists all SACD and BD-A releases in all genres, stereo/Mch, etc.  Many may, however, be OOP and no longer available new.  There are over 10,000.  I have well over 4,000 albums on my NAS, mostly classical, mostly Mch.  New releases keep showing up, increasingly via download.

Yes, it is a niche, but growing in interest now that more people can rip SACD via certain Oppo, Pioneer, Sony, etc. players. But, yes, it is predominantly classical, so it will never be more than a niche, one that many have never heard of.  It is of special interest to those who prefer music in Mch, like me, since SACD/DSD are overwhelmingly the main sources of Mch music.

I believe the poll exists for JRiver to determine what needs or issues DSD users have and to gauge overall level of interest and what resources to allocate to DSD support beyond just continuing current support, which is very satisfactory to me, by the way.
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« Reply #137 on: September 07, 2018, 01:19:02 pm »

Www.hraudio.net lists all SACD and BD-A releases in all genres, stereo/Mch, etc.  Many may, however, be OOP and no longer available new.  There are over 10,000.  I have well over 4,000 albums on my NAS, mostly classical, mostly Mch.  New releases keep showing up, increasingly via download.

Yes, it is a niche, but growing in interest now that more people can rip SACD via certain Oppo, Pioneer, Sony, etc. players. But, yes, it is predominantly classical, so it will never be more than a niche, one that many have never heard of.  It is of special interest to those who prefer music in Mch, like me, since SACD/DSD are overwhelmingly the main sources of Mch music.

I believe the poll exists for JRiver to determine what needs or issues DSD users have and to gauge overall level of interest and what resources to allocate to DSD support beyond just continuing current support, which is very satisfactory to me, by the way.

JRiver is niche ... whether its music (dsd, hires, ect) or video (3d, madvr, etc)

masses do streaming (netfix, imusic, etc) these days
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« Reply #138 on: September 17, 2018, 09:43:47 am »

For me the key disadvantage is that DSP could Not be Used.
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Re: POLL: Importance of DSD?
« Reply #139 on: September 17, 2018, 10:54:02 am »

+1
This is the reason why I always convert DSD to PCM @192KHz
This is the reason why I almost always convert DSD to PCM @176.4KHz on the fly.  Someday, I may not need to.
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Re: POLL: Importance of DSD?
« Reply #140 on: September 17, 2018, 01:23:33 pm »

I use DSD heavily for multichannel classical music (exaSound e38). I do not like any type of conversion from the original files for any format, if it is under my control. I have been an audiophile since high school (graduated 1961) and I can barely count the number of times file conversion has been erroneously said to make no difference in sound...(and now MQA!).

That said, I think it primarily matters for classical, and in particular, orchestral/choral/opera. It requires a good system and careful listening, but there is a difference between the original and flac and pcm and etc., etc. All that really matters is whether it matters to you. Some people think mp3 sounds good!
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Re: POLL: Importance of DSD?
« Reply #141 on: September 17, 2018, 05:02:15 pm »

+1
This is the reason why I always convert DSD to PCM @192KHz

MC converts DSD by first converting to 1/8th the sample rate of the original file. That means you get 352 KHz or 705KHz or 1410Khz PCM, all of which are integer multiples of 176 KHz. Downsampling to 192KHz means you are doing a non-integer conversion.  You might try converting to 176 KHz instead. if you can play that, just because the conversion is faster and consumes less CPU. 
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Re: POLL: Importance of DSD?
« Reply #142 on: September 18, 2018, 07:28:20 am »

MC converts DSD by first converting to 1/8th the sample rate of the original file. That means you get 352 KHz or 705KHz or 1410Khz PCM, all of which are integer multiples of 176 KHz. Downsampling to 192KHz means you are doing a non-integer conversion.  You might try converting to 176 KHz instead. if you can play that, just because the conversion is faster and consumes less CPU.
Using SoX I see an 0.1% difference in CPU usage between resampling to 192kHz or 176.4kHz on my system (3.05% vs 3.15%).
Without SoX the difference is slightly larger at roughly 0.5%, but CPU usage for both is higher than using SoX.
And that's with three other VST plug-ins in the DSP chain too.
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Re: POLL: Importance of DSD?
« Reply #143 on: September 18, 2018, 08:03:27 am »

Integer or non-Integer resampling is not very relevant with modern resampling algorithms. The quality and resource usage differences are minimal to non-existant. If anything a difference of load might be the result of the different amounts of data that need to be processed with different sample rates.
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Re: POLL: Importance of DSD?
« Reply #144 on: September 18, 2018, 08:06:50 am »

OK - I know this used to be an issue. Sounds like it is not anymore. I have not tested in a while. My bad.

EDIT : Actually, I just tested it, and did see a big difference. A 264 MB 4xDSD dsf file took 67 seconds to convert to 96 KHz flac and only 34 seconds to convert to 88 KHz, using SoX.
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Re: POLL: Importance of DSD?
« Reply #145 on: September 18, 2018, 08:12:14 am »

Speaking of DSD, this is finally coming in the next build:
NEW: Added a DSD Bitstreaming option to select the maximum DSD sample rate to bitstream, and otherwise fallback to decoding.

You can find it in the Custom Bitstreaming dialog.
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Re: POLL: Importance of DSD?
« Reply #146 on: September 18, 2018, 08:35:22 am »

Speaking of DSD, this is finally coming in the next build:
NEW: Added a DSD Bitstreaming option to select the maximum DSD sample rate to bitstream, and otherwise fallback to decoding.

You can find it in the Custom Bitstreaming dialog.

Awesome! Thanks.
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Re: POLL: Importance of DSD?
« Reply #147 on: September 18, 2018, 11:06:50 am »

Speaking of DSD, this is finally coming in the next build:
NEW: Added a DSD Bitstreaming option to select the maximum DSD sample rate to bitstream, and otherwise fallback to decoding.

You can find it in the Custom Bitstreaming dialog.

Finally :)
Many thanks
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Re: POLL: Importance of DSD?
« Reply #148 on: September 18, 2018, 12:58:00 pm »

DSD is a must have for me.  I have a lot of SACDs that I've ripped which have mastered versions that so far have only been released on SACD.  Even the CD layer on the same disc has a different mastering.  Love that JRiver has supported bit-perfect DSD for so long!
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Re: POLL: Importance of DSD?
« Reply #149 on: September 20, 2018, 12:38:48 am »

Fantastic, thank you so much!!
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