I need to re-organise my music files (presently mostly Apple Lossless) and I’m not sure which Quality to aim for.
I use Volumio on a headless Pi with files stored on a USB Harddrive. Output is via an HDMI audio extractor from China.
(eBay item - HDMI to AV + Audio Converter Support SPDIF and Coaxial outputs NTSC PAL UK).
I use the Spdif output to connect to my Caimen Gaitorized DAC which is able to handle 24bit / 28 - 96khz files.
I find that (at a push),Volumio, over my system, can play 32bit 196khz and even dsd bit 352.8khz files. What I don’t know is… what is coming out of the Audio extractor (obviously no better than 24/96 or the DAC would not cope).
Does anyone have any information on the Audio extractor, or even better, a fairly simple way of measuring the Spdif output?