I got the Sprout100 hooked up this afternoon. Had a few hiccups but am working through them. Also a bit disappointed that the digital inputs can’t switch between optical and USB–I have something I need to connect via optical and am kind of stuck not being able to use that source anymore.
The main thing I need to solve is to get DSD from the computer (latest Win10) to the Sprout100. I have a similar setup with a Win10 computer going to the DS Jr. and it worked perfectly the first time I set it up. With this, however, DSD is not getting to the Sprout. Using Roon, I’ve chosen the ASIO “device,” DSD over PCM, and the max sample rates all match up with the Sprout specs (maximum 384kHz/32-bit, DSD 128). In essence the same setup I use on the DS Jr.
But I get no sound output for DSD. All I get is a low-level hiss. Roon shows in the signal path that the encapsulation is taking place.
I can use Roon’s feature to convert to PCM at 24-bit/352.8kHz and get sound that way, but would prefer this to work properly.