I grabbed the 1$ for three months offer to continue my Roon subscription. I faced a problem with some clipping audio when the signal path shows MQA decoding. If MQA is not present, the files play normally. I only use Tidal as a source. Not sure if this is a limitation of Chromecast, or the DAC I’m using. Is there a way to lower the sampling frequency to 44.1 Khz for all files?
What’s the problem you face? How do you know it’s clipping?
Other users had issues in the past with the optical output of the CCA (wrong connector, bad connector fit, insufficient quality of the adapter).
Note: Small amounts of clipping as a result of up-sampling are usually inaudible.
You can add a little bit of headroom to prevent clipping:
AFAIK is the processing in the DSpeaker done in 48 kHz resolution anyway. So no matter what sampling frequency is accepted on the inputs, it all ends up as 48 kHz for processing and then on to the integrated DAC. So I would limit the zone to 48 kHz in Roon (disable MQA unfolding as it always leads to 88.2 or 96 kHz resolution; no MQA support in the DSpeaker Anti-Mode 2.0).