Hello, I am new to the forum. I recently purchased M700 amplifiers and so far I am enjoying them. I have been considering a Direct Stream Junior DAC, but I have some questions.
Currently I own a Wyred 4 Sound DAC-2v2SE. Recently I started using HQ Player and up-sampling everything to DSD256. I use Roon and it hands off to HQ Player perfectly. From what I understand the maximum input to the DSJ is DSD128, I assume this is because DoP drivers are being used. Are there DSD Native drivers available? I prefer Native drivers over DoP drivers.
So far I really like what HQ Player is doing for me, but I am concerned about how this would work if I do purchase the DSJ. Can I use HQ Player to up-sample all files so that the DAC always has DSD128 coming in, or is this redundant? Even more so, can this cause an issue with the PS Audio DAC?
I am really curious with anyone’s experience using HQ Player in conjunction with the Direct Stream DACs. Is it an improvement or does it actually interfere with the process going on inside of the DAC.
One final question, I believe at this point I can not afford the difference going to the DSD over the DSJ. Is there that big of a difference? Should I wait until I can afford to go all the way to the DS or is the DSJ very close in performance to the Sr.?
Thank you for any input.