Can you just confirm that with Oppo 103D and the Vanity HD I could create a mch system with 3 x DSJr? I believe you stated in another post that any dac with spdif input would take the incoming clock signal so the mch file would be sync'd across all 3 dacs? Is there a driver that JRiver identifies the 3 x dacs with? All dsp, delays eqs, etc. pass no problem?
Do you use this system on a day-to-day basis, i.e. is it practical or more of a science experiment?
My objective is obtain better multi-channel resolution/performance than just my Oppo 105.
Thanks very much.
Yes, an Oppo BDP-103 with a Vanity HD card (with the DoP output option) works with 3 DS or 3 DS Jr’s. The software in the DSs and DSJrs will keep close sync to their inputs and since those inputs come from the same source MC will work fine.
JRiver isn’t relevant - We’re using the BDP-103 as a transport. I.e. you can play SACDs in the BDP. There are MC soundcards, etc. that you may be able to use JRiver with - I have no experience there, so I have no recommendations relative to JRiver.
To get DSD out of the BDP (or indeed to play the DSD of a SACD with a stock BDP) you’ll need to defeat all of the DSP, Delays, speaker setup, etc. for the HDMI output (even tho the Vanity HD card is outputting via 3 S/PDIF interconnects.)
I use it regularly and have listened to many of my favorite MC SACDs on it. There are also other members here who have a 103/Vanity HD card/3x DS MC system and use it regularly.
You’ll certainly get better resolution, clarity, solider soundstage, etc than an Oppo 105.