SACD


#1

I am attempting to use an Oppo105 as a transport via coax to my DirectStream. This works well except for SACD, a format the Oppo’s internal DAC handles well but which for some reason produce nothing through the DS. I have the Oppo output set to “bitstream” and have tried all the other Oppo output menu possibilities. Am I missing a setting?

thanks in advance.


#2

Phlzfan, no stock CD/SACD player or transport will output a digital signal from an SACD to the DirectStream. Part of Sony’s licensing agreement with manufacturers is you cannot do this. There are only three options that I am aware of; one is to modify an Oppo 93 or 103 player with the Vanity board, second is to rip the SACD using a modified Sony PS3, or third rip using a professional recording/editing console. it is not possible to modify the 105. There is some discussion on the Vanity board on this forum, try searching for it. There is also a whole lot of discussion on the PS3 on Computer Audiophile.


#3

Thanks. Not an electronic issue but one related to money. No surprise there.


#4

Certainly not for Sony. You would think with the availability of DSD downloads they would change their policy, but Hell hasn’t frozen over yet!