I own a iFi DSD Nano connected to Cubox i4Pro, and playing some DSD file I found something “strange” in the MPD Configuration Menu section “General music daemon options”. My DAC has a LED which can inform you about some different status, when a native DSD file is playing the light is blue, when the file is a PCM one at very high resolution (352,8 and 384 khz) the light is white.
The option in the menu section “DSD over PCM” states:
“Enable DSD over PCM, disabling direct DSD playback. Enable this only if DSD Playback doesn’t work for you.” well my setting is YES so DSD over PCM should be enebled but my DAC says blue light so a native DSD is playing. If I switch from YES to NO the light turns from blue to white so a PCM file is sent to the DAC.
Changing DAC from iFi Nano to M2Tech HiFace DAC that can’t play native DSD but “only” PCM up to 384 khz I have to set the “DSD over PCM” option to “NO” for hearing music coming from a DSD file.
At the end does the option work the other way round? YES means NO and viceversa?