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Hawkmoon
2009-09-07, 09:19
ok, so bought some Gimmell studio master files at 24bit 48khz resolution and my SB3 is connected via coaxial digital out to a Dacmagic DAC, which is capable of reading 48khz signals. But the signal from my SB3 when playing these 24bit 48khz files is still showing as 44khz on the DAC - any ideas why?

Hawkmoon
2009-09-07, 23:56
Anyone ?

Stratmangler
2009-09-08, 00:43
Have you got any tracks ripped from DVD on your HD ?
What do these indicate when playing ?

Chris :)

Hawkmoon
2009-09-08, 00:47
Sadly, no, I haven't. Am I correct in thinking that the SB3 can indeed pass a 48khz signal via SPDIF ?

Kiwi
2009-09-08, 06:58
Sadly, no, I haven't. Am I correct in thinking that the SB3 can indeed pass a 48khz signal via SPDIF ?

Yes, the SB3 can pass a 48KHz signal via SPDIF.

Check your source files on your computer to see what frequency is shown. It is possible that they are 44.1 KHz/ 24 bit files.

There are sample 48/24 files on the Internet you can grab to do more testing.

iPhone
2009-09-08, 07:30
What format are the files in?

Not sure if this matters (one of the experts in this area would know for sure) but are you transcoding the files on the server or local to the SB3, using bit rate limiting, and what are your setting in SC for handling the file type you're sending to the SB3?

Only things I can think of and it might not have anything to do with it.

seanadams
2009-09-08, 07:31
SB3 absolutely outputs 48KHz correctly.

Do you know that the indicator lights are reliable? Are you sure the material is 48KHz?

pery
2009-09-08, 13:36
Just checked it: My DAC Magic does light the "48" light when playing a 48khz FLAC.