Hello all, I’m new to the forum and considering purchasing my first DCS unit. I’ll be starting with a single box, either the Rossini or the Vivaldi.
I understand the Rossini effectively combines the functionality of the Vivaldi DAC + Upsampler. I’m using a USB DAC at the moment and have a fairly well optimized USB pathway, so I can live without the network interface.
What I’m curious about is how the Vivaldi behaves in the absence of the upsampler. Will it directly convert whatever sample rate is fed to the ring DAC format for conversion or is there some inherrent upsampling going on?
I guess what i’m trying to get at is whether I could effectively replace the upsampler functionality with HQPlayer or whether the Vivaldi will notice the absence of the Vivaldi upsampler and try to do something on its own that might make HQPlayer detrimental/unnecessary.
Of course I’m not trying to suggest that HQPlayer could equal the sound quality of the dedicated hardware, at this point it’s more technical curiousity perhaps the desire to have more switches to flip on a new toy