Directstream Transport -- HDCD / Blu Ray?


#1

I’m thinking of purchasing DST in the current sale. I know it plays SACD out of I2S to a PS Audio Dac. Does it do the same for HDCD and BluRay audio?


#2

The duo does not decode HDCD. Will play, but not the decoded HDCD.

Some Blu-ray Audio discs can be played (those designed to be navigated without a screen). Others (many) won’t play. . . or will just play the menu music, or a surround track, whichever type/track the player can access and you can’t select another. It’s very hit or miss on Blu-ray discs.


#3

Thank you - this is very helpful!


#4

With all that being said, it sounds FANTASTIC with redbook and SACD’s.