So I have recorded a ton of vinyl (over 100 LPs) in DSD 128 with the NPC. Many of these are my brother’s amazing record collection, which is why I got the NPC in the first place. I wanted to archive his vinyl in the best way possible so I could give it back to him without too much wear and tear. The vinyl rips sound amazing and I’m very happy with them. Now I have a problem, and I think may of you suspect what it is. I am getting the Bridge II today and it only plays DSD64 (WHY?!!) so I now have to find a way to down-convert my albums. I tried through Vinyl Studio but you can only record DSD in the original resolution chosen for recording, i.e. DSD 128, in my case. JRiver has a conversion function, but it makes the DSD 64 files at least 10 dB quieter, which is suboptimal. Plus, I wonder if it goes through a PCM intermediary conversion. It probably does. Regardless, do you guys know of another method to down-convert DSD 128 to 64 and keep the same output level? I guess I could convert to PCM 24/192 and then to DSD 64 but that defeats the whole purpose of recording in DSD. The thought of re-recording all of these LPs makes me nauseated. I may just convert to 24/196 in Vinyl Studio and be done with it, honestly, unless I can find an acceptable solution.
Oh, I almost forgot, I guess I could use HQPlayer and output to DSD64 by default, but I’d like to get away from that program and let my DS DAC take care of filtering and noise-shaping and such on it’s own. Thanks.