Today while listening to hybrid SACD discs on the DMP and wanting to listen to differences between PCM playback and DSD, I discovered that the DS DAC will not cooperate when the “SACD mode” on the DMP is switched to “Redbook CD”. The DAC’s display shows that DSD is being processed, not PCM.
The cable connection between the two units is I2S. And neither reloading the SACD nor rebooting the DS DAC alters this behavior.
This is the first time I have tried to do this with the replacement DMP. I believe I recall when trying this with the first DMP that there was no handshake issue with the DS DAC when switching between “Redbook” and “Stereo SACD” modes when listening to a hybrid SACD.
Or could I be doing something wrong?
What I am noticing is that it takes inordinately long for the DMP to process any change I make to the “SACD mode” configuration. In fact, the display will lock-up for up to half a minute after entering the change and tapping the “back” arrow to return to previous screens.