My ROCK power NUC plays two-channel audio fine using the HDMI output. I don’t like the way Roon handles 2 channel files with the HDMI output is set to 5.1 or 7.1, but it works great set to 2.0 when listening to 2-channel music.
Does anyone know if ROCK will play native DSD via HDMI? @danny
@wizardofoz just out of curiosity have you explored the above via your equipment? Thanks much for all your help in checking on my question a couple months ago.
My issue is still trying to find a work around to get DSD to play natively on my Emotiva XMC-1. I would prefer not having to buy another DAC…and would rather invest in getting Roon to work well for the future (ie buy a NUC and run ROCK). The DAC on the Emotiva does not accept DoP.
FYI, if either of you employ any useful processing (Dirac Live, parametric EQ, bass management, surround processing) on the Emotiva XMC-1, then you are not getting native DSD, regardless of input format.
As a FYI the XMC-1 can play native DSD via HDMI (I think up to 64). I got it to work via my Oppo 103 (which is connected to the XMC-1 via HDMI). Keeping my fingers crossed that ROCK is an all in one solution- i.e., it can send native DSD as well as other formats to the XMC-1 via HDMI. Right now Roon is changing the DSD signal to PCM 176.4.