I am new to dCS, my system is a Naim Amp/Preamp paired with a Chord Dave DAC, I use Roon exclusively for my music server, today the Chord Dave DAC is fed via a Sonore UltraRendu streamer using USB input into the DAC… I am looking to improve on sound quality and therefore a dCS Network Bridge is in store as the next upgrade.
I have a lot of DSD128 music in my library, and given that dCS NB will only support DSD128 output via a dual AES output, I cannot use this with my DAC as the Chord Dave DAC contains only one AES XLR input and dual BNC coax inputs.
I assume the dCS NB will down-sample my DSD128 files if I use only a single AES output to connect it to the DAC? that sounds like loss of sound quality there. Is it possible to use AES XLR to BNC coax cables? this way I would be able to have dual outputs from the dCS NB to the Chord DAC… I am not even sure that is technically possible although I found some AES XLR to BNC coax cables online… I imagine I would lose sound quality like this.
Any other dCS Network Bridge owners here running it with a Chord Dave DAC?
Any insight welcome here…