Yes. I don't know much about the video interconnect realm, which HDMI
inhabits, but SPDIF is the standard for pro/consumer audio interchange and
there hasn't been a DSD protocol for that until D-over-P, meaning the
transmission of DSD datastream over a PCM-capable link. Bet that either HDMI
or the gear that uses it keeps DSD contained within the hw, to prevent its
escape. Any hunk of wire will transfer the digits, but the
transmission/reception protocols have to support the specific organization
of the data. As with all digital networking, a choice is made whether a
particular data format is supported or not, or the limitations imposed. And
somewhere out there, someone has cracked it and is seeding torrents.
PS Audio does use HDMI cables to send data from their very trick CD
'transport' to their matching DAC, but that is just using the wide-bandwidth
of HDMI's physical standard for a another proprietary use. It's not
compatible with standard HDMI devices. K&K Audio and Wyred 4 Sound do
support PS Audio's format. I'm told it makes for superior CD playback, but
haven't heard a demo.
From: Association for Recorded Sound Discussion List
[mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of L. Hunter Kevil
Sent: Friday, November 02, 2012 1:47 PM
To: [log in to unmask]
Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Benchmark DAC1 Silver faced, plus original packaging
I might be missing something, but all new Sony Blu-Ray players have an
option for DSD Out via the HDMI jack. You can also select DSD 2-channel or
Perhaps the thought is that it is not possible to capture the DSD via HDMI??
On Fri, Nov 2, 2012 at 1:00 AM, Shai Drori <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> Sacd players do not have a digital out of DSD by design. There are no DSD
> burners either. The idea behind it was so that there will be no way of
> ripping the files and sharing them. Another dumb idea from the folks who
> haven't realized yet a few things about computers.
> Sent from my ringing donkey
> On 2 бреб 2012, at 01:28, Tom Fine <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> > I don't see what that does different from the DAC1Pre. Where can you get
> something that streams DSD? SACD players don't, do they?
> > ----- Original Message ----- From: "Carl Pultz" <[log in to unmask]>
> > To: <[log in to unmask]>
> > Sent: Thursday, November 01, 2012 6:32 PM
> > Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Benchmark DAC1 Silver faced, plus original
> packaging and manual
> >> Tom, did you see that they've released a DAC2? Drool, drool, want!
> >> -----Original Message-----
> >> From: Association for Recorded Sound Discussion List
> >> [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Tom Fine
> >> Sent: Thursday, November 01, 2012 6:12 PM
> >> To: [log in to unmask]
> >> Subject: [ARSCLIST] Benchmark DAC1 Silver faced, plus original
> packaging and
> >> manual
> >> For sale, an excellent condition, unscuffed and perfectly working
> >> DAC1. Just like this one
> >> that recently sold on eBay:
> >> ce-/110963108676
> >> Except this one comes with the original box and manual. Also included
> is the
> >> BNC-to-RCA adapter for
> >> the coaxial SPDIF input.
> >> $575 with free shipping to USA addresses.
> >> Ping off-list if interested.
> >> -- Tom Fine