Volume issue with DSD over DoP (SW Volume Control)

I don’t have a pre-amp in my chain so I use Software Volume Control.

When I play DSD files over DoP to my Northsrar DAC that supports up to DSD128, the volume is not adjustable on iOS App and plays at 100% level (though I set the volume limit to about 40%). So I have to use DSD to PCM option.

I have the same issue on both Audirvana 3.5 and Studio.

Has anyone else noticed this? And is there a fix?

You can’t apply software volume control when using DoP.

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If a DAC (any DAC) is in pure DSD mode, the volume can not be adjusted via software. This is not an issue/bug with Audirvana nor your DAC. This is simply a limitation in the DSD format. That is also the reason why most recording studio’s do not record in DSD format directly but in PCM.

If you want to adjust the volume of DSD directly (without conversion to PCM), the only solution is to use a pre-amp, because it can not be done in software.

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Or by a dac which also contains a hardware volume control possibility!!!

Thanks guys. This clears it up!