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Unable to get 768kHz - 512 DSD with my new Dac SMSL M6 setup

Zek

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Has anyone tried this new SMSL M6 DAC on MacOS?
What is the maximum DSD file that can be played (DSD 256 or DSD 512)?
 

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DSD512 is NO on Mac, regardless of DACs (unless your DAC has some ASIO driver, which AFIK is only for exaSound products).
 

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Why, because of Mac USB 2 configuration?
You can't get DSD 512 on Sabaj D5 with your Mac?
I believe it’s because CoreAudio on Mac is very difficult to be bypassed, and therefore DSD on Mac has to be done in DoP. DSD512 in DoP I think needs more than 768kHz PCM, and is this not supported.
 

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I believe it’s because CoreAudio on Mac is very difficult to be bypassed, and therefore DSD on Mac has to be done in DoP. DSD512 in DoP I think needs more than 768kHz PCM, and is this not supported.
One would need 1536Khz PCM over the xmos controller. holo spring 2 can do it stably, not sure about others.

So no over default firmware that won't work.
 

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I believe it’s because CoreAudio on Mac is very difficult to be bypassed, and therefore DSD on Mac has to be done in DoP. DSD512 in DoP I think needs more than 768kHz PCM, and is this not supported.
Have you tried HQPlayer4?
 

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Have you tried HQPlayer4?
No money for that... but I think in general DSD on Mac can be only done in DoP; also, there is no DSD512 recording anyway (existing DSD512 files are generated based on DSD256 recordings AFIK).
 
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I finally menage dsd 512 ... On Music Bee, and Jriver it's played with out of problems on foobar lot of problems. In the end I install new ASIOProxyInstall-0.9.4 and menage to configure preference. Install instructions (picture)... but with XMOS_USBAudio_v4.41.0_2018-04_setup drivers and ASIOProxyInstall-0.9.4. and Super Audio CD Decoder 1.1.4.
dsd configure.jpg
dsd 512.jpg
DSD setup.jpg
 
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This is setup for computer on work :) preferences are little on down size, because computer start to go on slow side :)
 
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Yeah for DSD512, seems that specific versions of libs are needed on foobar 2000. Not only for this DAC, but for others as well.
 
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