I have just received a Direct Stream DAC and am setting it up to demonstrate for our audio society at our next meeting… Since there are no instructions in the box I have been doing this by trial and error. I still have a few questions & comments for others. This is a windows 8.1 laptop with J-River Media Center, version 19. I found out the hard way version 18 simply does not have most of the DSD setups that are needed and does not sound good. You need version 19. This took me quite a while to figure out. It would help if your instructions specified J-River 18 or later for those of us who already have it on our machines. However, I am still unclear as to the correct settings. Ted posted that DSD over DOP should be chosen, which I have done. However, my Direct Stream DAC display screen shows PCM 352.8, not DSD 3452.8. Is this correct? I saw in another posting Ted mentioned it should say DSD 64 or 128. Does this mean I am not getting proper native DSD?
Anyway, if someone could post the optimum settings for J-River Media Center /Windows 8.1 to use with the DAC I would appreciate the info. I don’t have time to read all of the posts to pick up each kernel of information.
The unit sounds good out of the box but Im hoping it will improve. Im suspicious I may not have it set up properly due to the difficulties with computer audio, too many devices, different options etc. The USB driver from PSAudio did download properly so thats not an issue.