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I wonder why there are no digital players other than the TASCAM DA-3000 DSD recorder that can play DSD(128) or higher resolution DSD directly from a USB drive. I thought the new Oppo Sonica DAC would have that capability, but I now discover it will play only DSD(64) directly from a USB drive. It apparently can decode higher resolution DSD, but only if it is streamed from a computer or digital streamer. My TASCAM DA-3000 will play DSD(128) directly from a USB drive, but the highest capacity drive it will accept is 64-GB. My Oppo BDP-105D will play digital from large USB hard drives, but it is limited to a resolution of only DSD(64) even though its DAC can decode DSD(128) from a streamer.

I don't get it. I'm looking for a single component like my Oppo BDP-105D that will play DSD(128) from a high-capacity USB hard drive and display the contents on my HDTV. Why are all the Oppo components limited to DSD(64) from a hard drive? They can decode DSD(128), but not directly from a USB drive.

I'm frustrated because I want the same capability my TASCAM DA-3000 offers, but in a component that can access high-capacity hard drives and can use a large display. Until I find such a component at a reasonable price, I'm forced to use my TASCAM DA-3000 to play DSD(128) using multiple 64-GB flash drives while monitoring the albums from its very small display. For all other digital formats I use my BDP-105D, which I like very much. I just wish I could find one component that will do it all and sound as good as my TASCAM without costing any more than my Oppo. If any of you know of such a component, please let me know.

John Elison

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Topic - DSD(128) and higher resolution... - John Elison 13:17:47 01/27/17 (31)


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