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#98560 - 07/25/19 03:59 PM 192k PCM content
ktkcs Offline
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Registered: 07/17/19
Posts: 1
Hi. I've been considering the 976 for quite some time now. The question I have, that I can't seem to find the answer to, is how does the 976 treat incoming 192k PCM content, hi-res audio for example? I'm fairly certain it accepts it and plays it. I'm wondering if it down-converts it to a lower sampling rate. I have read in a couple of different places that the 975 down-converted PCM to no higher than 96k, and I am wondering if the 976 does the same. Obviously, it would be nice if it left 192k as is. Can any 976 owners answer? Thanks.

#98561 - 07/25/19 04:15 PM Re: 192k PCM content [Re: ktkcs]
Deromax Offline

Registered: 11/05/07
Posts: 78
Loc: Shawinigan, PQ, Canada
The D to A converters are indeed 192/24 but as you said, we don't know if the DSP in between the HDMI input and the converters will pass the 192 content unaltered.
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#98563 - 07/26/19 08:02 AM Re: 192k PCM content [Re: ktkcs]
Helson Offline

Registered: 03/21/12
Posts: 268
Loc: USA
I don't see why it wouldn't pass the signal unaltered to the DAC. The signal doesn't get converted before it reaches the DAC.
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#98568 - 07/27/19 03:07 PM Re: 192k PCM content [Re: ktkcs]
XenonMan Offline

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It would seem counterproductive to include 192/24 DACs only to muddy the signal up via the DSP. Perhaps a call to Outlaw could clarify and you could let us know.
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