Native DSD on DS Sr


My streamer, an Auralic Aries says it does DSD up to 256 natively via USB BUT on the Processor Setup page, under Resampler Configuration, it says DoP for DSD64 and DSD128. There do not seem to be other selectable options.

The DS Sr says it accepts DSD natively up to DSD128 via USB but when I play tracks via the Auralic Aries it shows DoP on the front panel.

I am guessing this means I have been playing DoP and NOT native DSD.

What am I doing wrong and what can I do to play DSD natively?

I don’t have an answer for you but I do have some information that should put you mind at ease about DoP.

First, DoP is DSD encapsulated in a PCM container. The DirectStream gets the same data with native DSD and DoP.

Second, Ted told us in another thread that the DirectStream works with DoP internally. In fact, if fed native DSD it converts it to DoP.

So, you should not really get too excited about using DoP instead of native DSD with DirectStream DACs.