First, I know I tried this a long long time ago… but I just don’t remember if I ever got it to work. Anywho, I am trying again…
Computer w/Foobar direct to DS Senior Windows 10
Foobar works fabulously via USB… plays all 2L Nordic Sound DSD files fine. No issues here. I just select the Device from Foobar “DSD : KS : PS Audio USB Audio 2.0” and it just works… passes the bit-for-bit test fine.
Issue: Hooking up a Toslink optical cable from my sound card to the DS Senior… In Foobar, I select " DS : Digital Audio (S/PDIF) (High Definition Audio Device)"… it works and I get sound to the DS Junior but it will not pass bit-for-bit tests (basic 44/16 WAV and Flac files). Wha happen?
I have volume set for 100, Disable all enhancements, Spatial Sound is OFF.
For Advance Tab … should I dick with Default Format? seems odd to select one when my stuff is variable formats
Exclusive mode both at checked.
Supported formats tab is weird… most all are checked.
Reason I am doing this is to break the electrical connection between devices… and see how high my TosLink cable can go. But it won’t pass bit-for-bit test with 44/16 files.
Do you have any DSP configured in foobar2000? Double check that you aren’t sample rate converting (some of the SRCs modify bits even for a 1-1 sample rate change) Check that you don’t have track or album replay gain set.
Also, if the bit perfect test works for a little and then flakes, check the buffering settings in foobar2000.
Some TOSLink hardware/drivers do sample rate conversion no matter how they are configured in the Windows OS.
Perhaps using ASIO instead of kernel streaming might help.
Ok, installed ASIO component in Foobar… it displays in the Devices, but not for S/PDIF… notes in Foobar components documentation denotes that my card may not support ASIO if it does not show. Odd, it is a popular card. an on-board RealTek in an Asus motherboard… I built this a few years ago.
Sorry I can’t help more. At least in the past some (many?) “motherboard sound cards” always sample rate converted. I don’t know about RealTek. Perhaps a search on the foobar2000 or JRiver forums might mention getting bit perfect playback on your hardware.