Do I need a new DAC for Hi-rez DL's?

obieoneobieone Posts: 5,045
edited November 2017 in Going Digital
I'm currently using a 15 y.o. Creative Labs 24 bit external sound card, that I paid $30 for. I'm really liking the sound quality of Super Hi-Rez DSD recordings over at A.S.
My question: Do I NEED to upgrade, just to play the DSD 2.8Mhz files? I can hear the samples just fine, but will the files I download come through?
(They sound fine right now, so...?)

I refuse to argue with idiots, because people can't tell the DIFFERENCE!


  • tonybtonyb Posts: 28,525
    Short answer is yes. What your hearing is most likely a down sampled version of the file.
    ERA D-5
    B&K 1403
    Cary Xciter dac
    Joule LA-100
    SVS SB-2000 SUB
    Sony 4k bdp
    Sony 4k 55 850c
    FX 500 surround
    Acoustic zen Satori SC's
    Pioneer elite vsx21
    Sonos-Cullen mod.
    Audio Metallurgy GA-0 digital
    PS Audio Quintet
    Analysis Plus crystal ovals
    Acoustic zen Matrix 2's IC
    Wireworld eclipse 7 Ic's
Sign In or Register to comment.

Howdy, Stranger!

It looks like you're new here. If you want to get involved, click one of these buttons!