The installation is working without preamplifier as I use Roon control volume via DSP function, so the Roon Volume Control Mode is set on “DSP Volume”.
I control Roon from my tablet or my PC and all seems to work perfectly except that all DSD files aren’t played as such but like PCM ones (Roon Signal Path shows me a conversion from DSD to PCM and the DAC, thanks to its Lock light in green, confirms to me that it receives PCM)
This conversion of DSD files to PCM is consecutive to the fact that I have previously settled the Roon Volume Control Mode on “DSP Volume” because if now I set the Roon Volume Control Mode on “Fixed Volume” I notice that there is no more conversion in PCM (Roon Signal Path shows me a DSD without conversion and the DAC thanks to its Lock light now in red, confirms to me that it receives DSD)
So my question is simple : how can I play DSD files, without PM conversion while being able to adjust the Roon volume ?
A Roon plugin ?
Or maybe it will be possible on a future Roon update ?
I thank in advance the forum users for the help they will be able to give me.
HQPlayer modulators remodulate the stream using given modulator gain (and optional delay for multichannel speaker setup). Simplest path is when there is no rate change. But usually I would recommend to upsample lower rate DSD to higher rate output when applying gain, since it provides extra headroom in the output.
Usually this process is lighter than upsampling some PCM to DSD.