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In Reply to: RE: Sony HAP-Z1ES and formats posted by dtyoshih on March 19, 2017 at 14:09:44
You can connect a CD to the HAP as well as an external DAC with software upgrade provided by Sony - (using new DAC is improvement)
You can connect an external CD drive to the EXT port on the rear panel of the HDD AUDIO PLAYER and use the [Import CD] function to copy music files stored on a CD directly to the internal hard disk drive of the HDD AUDIO PLAYER. The music files copied from the CD can be played or viewed for music information on the screen in the same way as music files transferred from your computer.
Be sure to use an external CD drive that is powered through the AC adaptor and connect it to a power outlet. Successful operations with power supply from the HDD AUDIO PLAYER are not guaranteed.
Compatible with USB 2.0.
You cannot simultaneously use multiple external CD drives connected with a USB hub.
During playback of a file, if you start preparing for the [Import CD] function, the playback stops
CD at 16/44, or DSD 128 Upsampling?
The CD downloads to the HAP at 16 - but the HAP has a setting to upsample for output - the new DAC I use is the OPPO Sonica DAC - updated chips.
One added point - the HAP upsamples to DSD for its output via its internal DAC - when its outputed to an external DAC it depends on that - the OPPO does not upsample
Right, but do You listen at DSD128?
Do all the up sampling functions transfer to the Sonica?
DSEE/Auto, Remastering Engine, Precision Upsampling?
The Sonica must be very good to better the Sony at DSD128.
As added - the HAP outputs what the original files are to the external DAC - no processing. I have mainly downloaded DSD and 95. FLAC - no 16 etc so can not judge. The HAP came out in 2013 - the OPPO has new Sabre Pro chip - and I notice good difference- perhaps for 16 etc not relevant.
I have the Sony Hap S1 and use it with my PSAudio dac as a source for my Feliks-Audio new Euforia headphone amp, using Sennheiser 800 phones. It is a great combiation and very easy to keep updated with main pc storage.
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