So this is a newbie question. I was thinking of downloading a DSD file from Acoustic Sounds… but I’m not sure how to go about playing it on the Directstream Dac with my Mac Mini (usb output).
Right now I’m using Decibel, and it does have a option under preferences to “enable DOP (DSD over PCM).” Does that mean Decibel will be able to play a DSD file I download from Acoustic Sounds just by dropping the file into the Decibel playlist window?
I’m guessing I’ll need some other software like JRiver, Audirvana, or Bit Perfect (with the DSD add on software) to play the DSD file.
And my second question, would it be better not to complicate things… and just buy a 192/24 AIFF file of the music, and let the Directstream do its own DSD thing to the music?
The music in question is the Thriller DSD download at Acoustic Sounds, which is supposedly the same as the SA-CD master. The HDTracks version is 176kHz/24 file and may or may not be from the same source. In all fairness, this album has always sounded pretty darn good in any format, so I may just be splitting hairs.