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CT with Serenade Pro DSD DAC

PostPosted: 03 Feb 2016, 00:21
by codewarrior
Since my Yamaha receiver is limited to PCM only 24-bit/192kHz, I decided to start buying a cheap DAC that supports DSD/DXD formats and that supports higher resolution to 32/384. So I found this USB DAC on amazon for an amazing price to start,

- http://www.supremepiano.com/product/serenade.html#1
- http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00QGN ... _qh_dp_hza

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This worked right out of the box. I plugged it first and turned on the Serenade DSD dac then powered on the CT. I choose the Serenade DSD on the audio output.

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I was able to play PCM audio files with resolutions up to 24/352 (since I dont files yet with 32/384) in FLAC and AIFF formats.

Now DSD formats is another story. With the DSD support disabled on the MPD settings, the CT could play DSD files with no problem (is this via DoP?) But when I enable native DSD support, the DSD files appears to play but there is no sound output.

Do I need additional configuration on the mpd.conf in order to support native DSD?

Re: CT with Serenade Pro DSD DAC

PostPosted: 03 Feb 2016, 00:40
by codewarrior
By the way, this is the output from the following command when I try to run a DSD64 file

[root@runeaudio ~]# cat /proc/asound/card4/pcm0p/sub0/hw_params

access: RW_INTERLEAVED
format: S24_3LE
subformat: STD
channels: 2
rate: 176400 (176400/1)
period_size: 22050
buffer_size: 88200

Re: CT with Serenade Pro DSD DAC

PostPosted: 15 Mar 2020, 17:25
by flatlyknotty
Seems to be solved. :D

Re: CT with Serenade Pro DSD DAC

PostPosted: 27 Apr 2020, 06:31
by JudithRomero
Due to the lack of popularity on this little Jem. Was the winning bidder of a new Sound Magic Serenade for $12.99 shipped. Can't wait to receive it. :D