I hadn’t realized this, until it was pointed out to me – after I saw some downsampling happen on my setup that Audioengine’s D3 only allows up to 24/96, so anything greater than that – such as 24/192 – will be downsampled.
Am I better off not using my D3 and letting Roon/Tidal/Qobuz “do its own thing” instead?
I think this might’ve happened about 10% of the time. Otherwise sounds great. But…TIDAL MASTERS albums? Highest-resolution Qobuz files? Would I be better off with NO DAC and just listen to them streamed as Qobuz and Tidal presents them, or should I (have to) purchase a newer DAC that has all the frequency response? Forgive my beginner-ness in asking these questions, but I truly don’t know.
TIDAL MASTERS, highest quality Qobuz files… would they sound better just streamed through Roon as they are sent by Tidal/Qobuz (i.e., without them downsampled to meet my DAC’s limitations) or… must I buy a better DAC that covers it all