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DSD - Why is there a limit?
Last Updated 2 years ago

Question: On my Mac it shows the DAC maxing out at DSD256 but I thought the iDSD Micro Black Label handles DSD512?

Answer: The iDSD Micro BL supports DSD512 only via ASIO.

If using WASAPI (Windows) or Core Audio (Mac) DSD256 is the maximum since DoP must be used.

Mac uses Core Audio drivers only (Apple deleted ASIO support from their OS with the release of OSX), there is no ASIO support on Mac.

Playback software could in theory incorporate it's own ASIO subsystem.

This has so far only been done under Linux as far as we know.

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