I recently upgraded to Audirvana V3.5 on a Mac mini (Carolina) USB-connected to a PS Audio DirectStream DAC running Windom. I can play PCM tracks with no problem. I can also play DSD tracks as well but the software is using DoP or it’s converting to PCM. The DAC indicates that it is locked to a PCM stream. Also, the software settings.indicate that DSD is not supported by the DAC but DoP is an option.
I had the exact same experience with the Snowmass release of the DAC, the one prior to Windom.
I haven’t had any insight on what’s happening over at the Audirvana forums. Has anybody had this problem. I’d like to run native DSD as I did before.
I bought my DS with Snowmass and I’ve never been able to send native DSD from Audirvana via USB. Not that it really matters, in a different thread Ted stated that the DS uses DoP internally, so in this case DoP is the “native” format.
I use Audirvana 3.2 because I don’t like how 3.5 sounds.
I know some people really like 3.5 but I felt like it took away a lot of the dynamics and made the stereo image very flat and forward, however it does sound smooth and pleasant in ways. It’s pretty crazy how different they are.