Kernel and Teac UD505 x dzc

Hi all

When I Try to use Kernel, audirvana did not fully recognize my dac
DSD IS limited to 128.

Thanks for your help


Hi @TRS38,

In terms of DSD capabilities, using either WASAPI or Kernel Streaming will require to use DoP.

WASAPI and Kernel Streaming are not able to send raw DSD streams. That’s why the DSD over PCM standard has been developed: to send raw DSD in a fake PCM stream.
To identify it as such, there are 8 bit markers in it.
And the presence of these markers doubles the need of bandwidth, thus explaining why on a mac only half of the max DSD rate is available.

Thanks Antoine