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chichaz

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  1. I tried my other USB C adapter, and approached this again with a little more patience last night. After a few seconds, it played music from every app I tried - Google Play Music (in its last days), Hi-Fi Cast, Spotify, Foobar, etc. They all played PCM but none played DSD. I tried Onkyo HF player, but that was an exercise in frustration: You can't even try it without buying it. Then I found & re-remembered Neutron. That did it! You can customize things like dither, latency, DoP, 'Direct USB Access" for switching between PCM & DSD tracks, etc. Once I get accustomed to the UI I'll be all
  2. Yup, that's my hope. The battery did seem to be dead so I'll try again. I have a USB C dongle with charging port I can also try. The charging port is meant to pass through to the tablet but still trying another OTG adapter couldn't hurt, right?
  3. Hi, I have an iFi iDSD nano (discontinued original version) and am trying to get it to play back audio from my new tablet, a Samsung Galaxy Tab S5e. First of all is the on-board DAC decent? I think I was able to get the iFi to play PCM & DSD audio from my phone LG V30+ when I tested it years ago. But that's almost pointless as the phone has an excellent DAC and decent headphone amp. This new tablet doesn't seem to recognize the iFi when connected. It's a kludge-y setup, with a micro USB to USB C adapter, then a micro USB OTG cable, then the iFi. But again, I think this se
  4. Most mastering engineers know to leave off non-ISO compliant characters these days. But there are probably a few hundred SACD releases over the years that had those characters before it became clear they can cause problems for end users. I'm glad there's a workaround for this particular problem.
  5. What @Redbeemer said above is also my experience. Sony Sonoma systems are the only known way to stay in DSD. Most DAWs can't handle DSD to begin with. Those that can (Pyramix, older versions of Sadie) have to make a DSD to DXD PCM conversion to make any edits (or any processing), then convert back to DSD. This should be seamless and (in theory) inaudible to the user but it's good to be aware it's happening. As you've all sorted though, this only makes a difference if you're editing the music itself, not so much if you're simply removing movement or piece breaks, etc.
  6. You'd either need to burn an SACD-R, or connect a flash drive, hard drive, or a network drive to play back a DSF file. I'm able to play back using my Oppo player, which I understand is functionally the same unit. One caveat with SACD-R playback is that, a firmware update removed this ability, at least on the Oppo-branded unit. There is plenty of support available for playback of DSD audio elsewhere in this forum. This thread is meant to address extracting the audio from the disc, which it seems you've successfully completed (congrats!).
  7. Yes, having another thumb drive connected likely prevented the Oppo's firmware from running the script off the correct one. We all make mistakes, it's human. P.S. Everyone please wash your hands! #NoMoreCovid-19
  8. I don't know if what I'm about to say is the case with DSD to PCM conversion, but I can tell you several pro mastering engineers agreed at a recent AES convention that PCM to PCM downsampling from non-even multiple rates (say, 192kHz to 44.1kHz) was no longer the issue that it once was, at least for software-based SRCs (sample rate converters). At some point in the past it was preferable to use even multiples, but the quality level in SRCs have caught up. For clarification, software-based SRCs in the pro world exist within the digital audio workstation (DAW) or could be something standalone li
  9. Getting the first one ripped is 99% of the battle. The other 1% is remembering how you did it weeks or months later 😄🙄 A bit of unsolicited advice: Save that working flash drive! Congrats and enjoy.
  10. All true, but I'd rather leave everything in DHCP. I have too many devices to go around trying to assign fixed IPs to everything. Besides I find myself ripping SACDs maybe every three months now that my collection is ripped. If it takes me an extra 30s to locate the current IP address that's okay. OTOH I should make some BAT files to write DSF files, rather than splitting out my ISOs later on a different machine. Thanks for the recommendations. Thanks @NorthGeorgiaWX for reminding me to thank the people here who've discovered and refined these methods in the first pla
  11. Over the last two years or so I have read every post on these 187 pages. If you'll indulge me for a moment, I wanted to chime in with an update. I bought some SACDs on Discogs recently and ripped them last night, for backup purposes of course 👍. I had installed a wired gigabit switch in my entertainment center a few months ago. Now everything is just a little bit easier. Popped in my trusty (read: dedicated) flash drive into my Oppo, turned off auto-resume & looked at the IP address, inserted the first disc, connected an Ethernet cable I leave behind the cabinet to my laptop,
  12. That's a good list for starters. However you've got a duplicate in Cambridge Audio units. #3 and #13 are the same. The full model name is Cambridge Audio Azur 752BD. The "CXU" is a completely different unit and is a duplicate of #16. It would help to group them by manufacturer.
  13. Certainly doing it this way is the most foolproof method of extracting ISOs. Since we're here, extracting the ISO file THEN converting it down to DSF or FLAC files later also keeps the process simple. Besides personal experience, 97 pages of this thread have shown this over and over again!
  14. Thank you to ted_b and all who contributed to the procedure! It's unbelievable (in a good way) I'm able to do something with all these SACDs I was stockpiling in the early 2000s. I first heard DSD in the studio during a Telarc session and was blown away. A big proponent of the high res audio movement early on, it eventually lost steam over the next several years as the format was mostly considered dead. Now the ability to rip and play directly on my 851N has only made me purchase many more! I have read every post (all 80 pages!) and feel like I deserve something for that. Anyway w
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