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Is the SHD automatically upsampling? 2 years 5 months ago #47854

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I just started setting up my new SHD. At the moment I have not done any room measurements so it is just operating as a pass-through device with the connection sequence disc-player --> SHD --> Benchmark DAC. The DAC detects and displays the bit depth and sample frequency. When I play a red book CD with the player connected directly to the DAC it shows 16 bit 44.1 kHz as expected. When the signal goes to the DAC via the SHD it is detected as 24 bit 96 kHz. Even with no disc in the player it shows 24/96. Does this mean that the SHD is upsampling? I checked the manual and the settings available in Volumio and could not find anything relevant.

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Is the SHD automatically upsampling? 2 years 5 months ago #47855

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In your case yes, there is upsampling going on. I believe the output will be 96 kHz no matter what the input, so if you fed your SHD Studio (I assume) a 192 kHz signal I believe you'd find it downsampled to 96 kHz instead.

Checking the product page shows that 96 kHz is the internal sample rate used by the DSP in the SHD Studio:

www.minidsp.com/products/streaming-hd-series/shd-studio
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Is the SHD automatically upsampling? 2 years 5 months ago #47869

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Is the SHD automatically upsampling? 2 months 2 weeks ago #61196

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Let me ask you a humble question. What is the point of upsampling? Wouldn't it make more sense to keep the source sampling rate?

Or why can't I, as a customer, decide for myself what to do with the signal. We are not in a dictatorship here. ūüėú

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Is the SHD automatically upsampling? 6 days 8 hours ago #62113

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I just started setting up my new SHD. At the moment I have not done any room measurements so it is just operating as a pass-through device with the connection sequence disc-player --> SHD --> Benchmark DAC. The DAC detects and displays the bit depth and sample frequency. When I play a red book CD with the player connected directly to the DAC it shows 16 bit 44.1 kHz as expected. When the signal goes to the DAC via the SHD it is detected as 24 bit 96 kHz. Even with no disc in the player it shows 24/96. Does this mean that the SHD is upsampling? I checked the manual and the settings available in Volumio and could not find anything relevant.


I have the same issue. I already checked all the settings and followed the recommendations, although it did not help. But for me, correct work is very important because it affects my efficiency and productivity. Moreover, I have other priority tasks that require urgent solutions. I'm preparing a documentary article and it takes a lot of time. It's great that I found examples and it helped me a lot. Because it’s difficult to prepare on my own, especially on topics that not clear for me.
 

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Is the SHD automatically upsampling? 6 days 1 hour ago #62114

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It's not an issue.  That's the way it's designed to work.

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Is the SHD automatically upsampling? 6 days 50 minutes ago #62116

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Let me ask you a humble question. What is the point of upsampling? Wouldn't it make more sense to keep the source sampling rate?

Or why can't I, as a customer, decide for myself what to do with the signal. We are not in a dictatorship here. ūüėú

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As you haven't had a reply to this I'll say I believe that it is advantageous for DSP for the input signals to be upsampled to 24/96. It isn't about being 'dictatorial'.

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Is the SHD automatically upsampling? 6 days 49 minutes ago #62117

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I just started setting up my new SHD. At the moment I have not done any room measurements so it is just operating as a pass-through device with the connection sequence disc-player --> SHD --> Benchmark DAC. The DAC detects and displays the bit depth and sample frequency. When I play a red book CD with the player connected directly to the DAC it shows 16 bit 44.1 kHz as expected. When the signal goes to the DAC via the SHD it is detected as 24 bit 96 kHz. Even with no disc in the player it shows 24/96. Does this mean that the SHD is upsampling? I checked the manual and the settings available in Volumio and could not find anything relevant.


 

I have the same issue

Please read my answer in post 2 of this thread if you haven't already. As Dave says, this isn't any sort of 'issue'.
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Is the SHD automatically upsampling? 6 days 24 minutes ago #62118

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Hi Hamish... It's not an issue at all.. in fact it's actually how it's supposed to work.  The native resolution for the shd is 24/96 if you have it connected to an external dac and it's(the shd) not receiving any external signal, then the 24/96 native resolution of shd is what will be communicate to the external dac.

‚Äč‚Äč‚Äč‚Äč‚Äč‚ÄčWhen you're not feeding any signals into your mini DSP unit it is still connected to your benchmark and when I say "connected" what I actually mean is the digital clock inside of your shd is interfacing and communicating with the clock in your benchmark device and when your benchmark device displays 24/96 if it's connected to the mini DSP that means that the mini DSP is acting as master... (Aka...the device that is setting the clock rate in the chain)and¬† the clock inside of your benchmark is acting as "slave". So whatever resolution the mini DSP clock sets,¬† is what will show up on your benchmark device.¬† ¬†This displayed¬† resolution also serves a secondary purpose,¬† it's providing you visual¬† confirmation that a secure connection between the two digital devices exists while simultaneously¬† identifying which device is acting as master and which is "slave" in the chain.¬†¬†
 
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