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XLD now converts to DSD64 and DSD128


Freann

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Not sure if this was noted elswhere. The latest release (2015/11/28) can convert redbook to DSD64 and DSD128 and output DSF files.

 

Has anybode tried?

 

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No, it does PCM to DSD – read the relase notes.

I tried it and it works like a charm. Can’t say anything about the SQ impact yet.

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Converting DSD to PCM and vice versa is a practically useless procedure, a waste of time in my opinion. That's because most popular playback software does this on the fly if It is needed, for example playing back DSD on a non dsd dac, or If we choose It like on Jriver.

 

The only real need is for converting DSD Iso flies to folders containing DSF split tracks with metadata for playing back on streamers who are not compatible with iso's but are compatible with DSD, or to save space by throwing away the multichannel mixes of Iso's and making them more usable for coputer use.

 

So the real question is wether XLD can split SACD Iso's into DSF tracks which I can not answer yet since I haven't had the Time to try It.

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For me this is a way of finding out what A+ with DSD upsampling *might* sound like.

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Roon Server & HQPlayer on Mac Mini 2.0 GHz i7 with JS-2

LPS-1 & ultraRendu → Lampizator Atlantic → Bent Audio TAP-X → Atma-sphere M60 → Zero autoformers → Harbeth Compact 7 ES-3

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Interesting. Had not noticed. Useful as not all players do this on the fly and automatically. Also, end result depends on the actual SRC algorithms used.

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Been trying it out. Bit buggy. Crashes regularly.

 

Not sure which one that you are referring to is buggy... but..... I was running

versions from 2013 ( Version 20131102 (145.0))

and 2014 ( can't remember which)

on both MacBookPro and Mac Mini without issues.

 

Now trying to run 20151128((149) on my macmini and it doesn't run worth s**t.

Anyone else having problems?

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I was referring to the PCM -> DSD converter specifically. That crashed many times. Also the resulting DSD files were not playable, my amp even went into protection mode!

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Thanks for the heads up Nes!

 

I'd be curious to know anyone manages to get good results with XLD - converting PCM -> DSD, or vice versa. [emoji443]

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Great - I'll have to give it a whirl when I get home later next week [emoji106]

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Well, if you have a DSD-capable DAC (I don't), and enough computer power, the guys using HQPlayer swear by it.

Oh, okay. I could understand DSD>PCM for playback on a non-DSD DAC but couldn't imagine putting a DSD wrapper on a PCM file for playback on a DSD DAC thinking it somewhat akin to taking Lossy to Lossless.

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