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iansr
2012-11-07, 16:53
I have some questions about this. Is this limitation due to the DAC chips (AKMs I believe) in the Transporter or is it to do with the. software which interfaces with the music source (in my case a dedicated server which I manage using iTunes running on an iBook).
If its the former, could the limitation therefore be overcome by using the digital out from the Transporter to feed an external DAC that can handle hi Rez files?

Mnyb
2012-11-07, 18:14
Its like this it's is the software inside the transporter but it is because of the hardware ( it can't handle more data faster ).
So it is "limited" to 24/96 .

But the server you use come to the rescue , it is actually transcoding 24/192 to 24/96 on the fly with a very good algorithm that does not introduce any audible artefact and the diff 24/96 to 24/192 is actually not humanly possible to hear given the exact same material .

So your loss is only some CPU cycles on the server .

If your server is a small NAS that can't run the transcoding ,you may face the issue of do the transcoding offline on a computer and use these copies on the server.